487th patch - a bit of a surprise

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by Greg Gale, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    I just received my 487th FS patch from ELC. I'll put it on my Bronson B-10. To my surprise Petie didn't have an eyeball! It's nothing I can't fix in 2 seconds with a black textile marker pen, but still...also, the rest of the lines of the figure are quite crude too. It will be perfectly fine for my Bronson B-10, it's just not as good as I expected from ELC, who are always so meticulous about the details.

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  2. Thomas Koehle

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    how much was it?
     
  3. Pilot

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    Found this on the internet...just a tiny eyeball
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  4. silvio76

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    Return it and ask new with eyeball.
     
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  5. Pilot

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    Yup, maybe it was a mistake or false serie...Give Rob or Gary a call.
     
  6. Greg Gale

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    I sent them a note, but I'll keep the patch. I drew the eyeball with a black textile pen, looks perfectly fine to me. Not worth the hassle to return it.
     
  7. Carl

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    Ill have to check mine out now !!
     
  8. Lebowski

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    Greg, I'd return it back with no doubts. Seriously. Look at that with more attention - the whole patch doesn't look similar to original, so much wrong details in your version. It's not a question of its "eyeball" actually, the whole patch looks wrong. That's the point.
    BTW, how much does it cost?
     
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  9. Greg Gale

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    39 pounds. Even if I'd return it, I'd have to pay even more for a G&B (45 GBP with shipping forom the US) and wait ages. Plus it's not 100% accurate either. I'd do it if it was for an expensive A-2, bot for Pete's sake, it's going on a Bronson :D
     
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  12. Carl

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    @Greg Gale
    Here is mine i picked up at DX legends this year .
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  13. Greg Gale

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    Mine looks exactly the same, minus the pupil of course :D
     
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  15. Greg Gale

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    Rob replied to my mail and thanked me for the heads up. He went through the stock and found 2 more without pupil, so future buyers are safe now ;)
     
  16. Pilot

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    Hope he sends you another one...for your other jackets or kit bag...crossing fingers.
     
  17. unclegrumpy

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    Original 487th FS patches are typically english made on felt...just like the patch pictured above on the pocket of the M-43 jacket...so I'd be hard pressed to put a newly painted leather version in the "best" category...prettier maybe, best no.
     
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  18. unclegrumpy

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  19. Carl

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    Just as a note , im looking for an original !!!
     
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