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487th patch - a bit of a surprise

Greg Gale

Well-Known Member
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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silvio76

Active Member
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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Return it and ask new with eyeball.
 

Greg Gale

Well-Known Member
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.
 

Lebowski

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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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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?
 

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
 

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 ;)
 

Pilot

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

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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