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Matho : Cardboard Boxes Pizza
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC


Tom orders a slice to go with Matho''s beer!

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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC
What !!?? No Little Caesar's boxes ??
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:08 AM UTC
TMNT will be in their glory, I'm sure. I seem to remember that some company offered garbage cans and bins that might go well with these.
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
It would be nice if some of these boxes came pre built in plastic or resin .My eyes and fingers dont work that well anymore ! but they are cool !
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC
So I'm scratching my head on this one. Either the Army has changed a lot since I retired, or I'm totally behind the "power curve". In what scenario would these be used for a military model or in a diorama? I can't imagine a use for "Pizza boxes" in the field, or on an armored vehicle in combat conditions. In my day we would have eaten the pizza right away-- it wouldn't last five minutes around hungry troops, and the box would have been trashed immediately (who saves old pizza boxes?). Not to mention it would have been pretty hard to get pizza in some of the places I was deployed. Even in CONUS it's pretty darn hard to get delivery drivers out to the boonies with a warm pizza (might make a funny dio though)! So I'm asking-- where would you use these? I guess I could see a one-off M1 tank, M2 Bradley, or a HMMWV with a "pizza delivery" sign on the roof and a stack of pizzas in a bustle rack as kind of a joke-- but where else?

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
P.S.-- now that I'm thinking about it, it might be great fun to build a beat up delivery driver's vehicle, partially crushed under an M-1 tank, with a forlorn delivery driver standing by the road holding a "fresh pizza" box-- maybe there is some promise in these boxes after all!

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Interesting thought. Perhaps the result of too much "Fast and Furious" movies.
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
I know when I was in Kandahar there was a pizza hut, a burger king, and briefly,a subway, all operating out of seatainers. The pizza boxes would be appropriate for a scene in a major base.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Too true, just like our base in Kandahar had a Tim Hortons complete with a sun deck. Sort of.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:44 AM UTC
I echo the "sort of" understanding of these "sort of" fast food businesses in modern war zones-- having been there myself on a few occasions, but really, how many of us model these kind of "R&R scenes? All the modern PX/BX have snack bars with at least one pizza place, but would you see the box in the field? Or in a combat zone away from the base camp? I don't know-- but t would be interesting to see how one could use these in a diorama--and make logical sense.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
True, these items may be a niche market, but anyone modelling a Chally tank here in Blighty on exercise could justify them, or indeed any of the armies securing post-war Germany from the Reds.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 06:08 AM UTC
I was in one of those "post war armies securing Europe from the reds" for a total of six years-- first in the 70's, and again in the 90's, and never saw a pizza box in the field. I saw lots of troops (including me) eating them in restaurants, or in the PX, but never in the box in the field. Please tell me if things have changed that much. We even had pizza occasionally in the mess (dinning facility now--and it was in a rectangular strip), but it never came in a box. I still think it would be interesting to see a dio of the delivery truck, with a mishap with an armored vehicle. Or perhaps as you say, a tank crew leaning over the side buying a Pizza on the sly from a delivery driver in some German town somewhere (I bought plenty of bratwurst, pomme frittes and Spezi that way-- and Moon Pies in Korea!).
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:33 PM UTC
when I was in VN , in the USO or Red Cross places there was things they called "pizza" more like cardboard and ketchup . served on a paper plate . never saw a pizza box !