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#1 SwatDawg335

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:00 PM

Here's what my ITS patch game is looking like. 

 

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#2 Corbs

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:21 PM

That is pretty impressive

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#3 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

Damn.

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#4 Corbs

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Did you make the panels yourself?

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#5 rottenit

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:27 PM

WOW! That's awesome!



#6 ArkansasFan

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:26 PM

The first one I noticed was the Ghostbusters patch. Nice.

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#7 SwatDawg335

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:30 AM

Did you make the panels yourself?

 

I made the pattern and cut the fabric.  I went to a friend for the sewing.  The whole project became a money pit though... I really wanted to go with multicam for the border, but typical nylon webbing won't work on a gradual curve like at the top of the shield.  Because of the rigidity of the material it would cause the entire display to kink and bind (wouldn't lay flat and looked terrible hung on a wall).  So after trying a number of different materials I wound up having my friend make multicam binding out of twill fabric (she billed me for 16 hours of labor).  I made three panels, two are in my office; the third I gifted to Bryan Black.  I spent upwards of $500 completing them.  Now that I have some raw materials left over (i.e.a spool of twill multicam binding), I'll be able to make my next one without all the sunk cost of the initial failed attempts.  The whole thing could have been done for much less had I gone with a standard color. I would have been able to use a lightweight polypropylene webbing for the border then.  

 

Pretty pleased with the end product.  But I'll be happier when I track down the handful of patches that I'm missing.


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#8 Corbs

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:33 AM

Is it not possible to buy multicam binding? Or is the standard stuff just too stiff?


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#9 SwatDawg335

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:53 AM

The standard stuff is too stiff...  It's not made to bend or stretch, so when it gets stitched on a curve, it causes the entire display to warp and bind. Part of the problem is, there are limited materials that are printed in a multicam pattern.  So my options were limited to begin with.  The last attempt I made was actually a material made from a generic "quadracam" pattern because I was out of options for multicam.   In the end I wound up buying three yards of multicam twill fabric and had the binding made from scratch.  I would have been fine with the first few materials I tried if the display had straight edges, but that curve really made things difficult. 


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#10 rottenit

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

Again, wow that looks awesome you put a lot of thought, $$$ and energy into that.



#11 DieselD

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

Wow that is really cool

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#12 mysteriousjl

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

That is AWESOME.


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#13 BTSmith10

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:08 PM

Dang, that's an awesome display. I'm slightly envious....

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:22 PM

SWEET!


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