Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Mattis Marine in a picture

What is a Mattis Marine? I'll take a swipe at it: intellectual, unadorned, resourceful, efficient, battleminded.

This will do.

Hat tip Theo.

16 comments:

Grumpy Old Ham said...

That idea is so full of win it's hard to describe.  Some enterprising soul with access to cheap brass could make a mint selling those, I think.

Tom Goering said...

When all is said and done, that should be in the Smithsonian.

Surfcaster said...

And bottlecaps, lots of bottlecaps by the looks of it.

Matt said...

That guy could make a fortune selling those as novelty items.

SouthernAP said...

Trench Art. Always the most inovated and artistic stuff out there.

Anonymous said...

Nice!  Just don't get pissed off and slam down one of the live ones too hard!

Kristen said...

It took me a second to realize what I was looking at, and then I laughed out loud.  Priceless.

Cacciato67 said...

A GREAT shot, but the Mattis I know would also be sure to put the King and the Queen on the proper squares facing each other across the board.   SF

MR T's Haircut said...

too many moving parts to be created by a jarhead....

DeltaBravo said...

teeheehee...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Used expended brass, so it HAD to be created by a Jarhead.  Squids aren't allowed to handle guns. 

DeltaBravo said...

Tryin' to rile the SEALs?...  ;)

Redeye80 said...

Squids and SEALS: way different parts of the Navy.

MidMom said...

Love the creative energy....

In a weird way, it reminded me of the mid's Lego chess set....

UltimaRatioRegis said...

SEALs are grown-ups. 

Squids need round-tipped scissors.

Southern Air Pirate said...

Hey I use round-tipped scissors almost daily. Except we call them large lesbian women or dykes in non-polite company. If not that then we call them diagnolal cutters in the polite and Political Correct dinner company.