I have a plan. I'd really like to buy an AVI G-1, and patch it. I think G-1-s look especially good patched. I wouldn't go the Top gun way, but I'd like to turn it into a fictional G-1 of Cmdr. Richard Owens - CAG from "Final Countdown". So I researched countless pictures of patched G-1s, and I'm having a hard time figuring out what the rule was - if there was any, what patch went where. So I made 3 versions in photoshop. Which one would be more accurate/realistic? 1) The "Burbaker" way, that is, only 4 patches, not too cluttered, I quite like it: 2) The "MIG Killer" - loosely based on ELC's Mig Killer jacket as far as the number and position of patches go: 3) The Movie version - this is how Owen's flight suit was patched (it sort of contradicts patterns seen on original jackets, the Tomcat patch is on the opposite shoulder...) Or 4), something I haven't thought of, maybe suggestions of different patches? This is an original that inspired me: And perhaps, I could have a jacket art painted on the back based on this, but this wasn't as common as paintings on A-2s, was it? Perhaps it would be too much. Question two: Are there any patch placement rules? Like distance from zipper/ shoulder seam, anything I could go by? Many thanks in advance for your input.