Looks just great, Thomas. If I didn’t have my patched original Foster from VR-21 in the closet, I'd also reproduce this Brubaker's jacket, especially since I always liked this movie.
i usually use coffe for the aging process - simply put it into a Cup of coffe for some minutes and afterwards let it dry under pressure (put some old newspapers or so on top for laying it flat) ...Thomas, the whole thing looks very nice, from the initial idea to the final result. But the implementation looks really impressive, what a nice work! Superb!
Could you comment with more details please - what kind of treatment have you done with your patches to make them look more natural, kind of "vintage looking"? Now they look much more natural and better than when new!
P.S. @ausreenactor, thanks for your tips of making "vintage treatment" on your patches too!
THX for the positive comment ...Thomas
It was worth waiting for to see the results. It looks really well done. What made you choose that particular jacket from that particular move if I can ask.
Well you did a good job on it.THX for the positive comment ...
Initially i found that very first Picture i've posted on the net not remembering it was a commercial pic for that particular movie. Then i watched the and remembered i already seen it when i was in the 20ies but back then i was not that far into our Hobby like today.
Additional to that i think the Korean-war era is simply "under represented" coz most collectors focus on WW2 but not on Korea.
The movie itself is kinda "simplifying" the world dividing it into the "nasty, filthy, evil commies" and the "clean, heroic and smart Americans. So other than for checking the flightgear, Equipment and planes which where used in the Korea conflict i do not take such movies that serious.
The only more iconic jacket, which wasn't patched, would be The Fonz's jacket!Thomas, I really like your project, it is iconic. To me it ranks the same as V. Hilts in A-2s. Good job and well done. Bravo Zulu. I hope you find the cool weather to wear it!
'Heeeeeeyyyyyy' Now you're talking!After a lot of sweat I dug out a chance for us to actually get truly iconic... at that record beating price we wouldn’t even have to wait for payday...
you’re in for the take?
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I did the same for my patches, that works really great ! But I also did some aging stuff on the name tagI used a tea bag in cold water to get a slight shade to the whites on some patches