Some patches I finished over the weekend...NFS...BLUIE WEST -1

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by ties70, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    it's been a while since I last posted some patches....

    Well, here is some recent work that has been done for VLJ members Thomas and Stephan. It was Stephan's idea to come up with the Frostie on the Bluie West 1 patch. As photos online show the design either embroidered or as a decal-on-leather, we decided to stencil the patch instead of painting it, to have a flat, almost printed surface.

    It's been a little bit of work, but we are quite happy with the results. The guys will put them on jackets, and most likely post some pictures later, but I thought I could add some photos of the production process:

    Bluie_one.jpg


    Stephan wanted a mint version, Thomas opted for a little "destruction"...

    Bluie_two.jpg

    Bluie_three.jpg


    Second patch is a night fighter patch, made the Italian way (incised):

    416_NFS.jpg

    416_NFS_2.jpg

    And finally: A variation of the classic Felix the Cat theme...

    Felix.jpg
    It's basically a patched version of the stencil that I made myself for the Bronson Navy jacket:

    37J1_front.jpg

    Hope you liked it!

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work.
     
  3. Cocker

    Cocker Well-Known Member

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    Love the Bluie West 1, the design is amazing!
     
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  4. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff Ties!
     
  5. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Awesome patches - they look even better in "real" than on the pics - will post photos as soon as I have `em fixed to the jacket
     
  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work Ties.
    Well done!
     
  7. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    again great work
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Active Member

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    Great work, loving your Frostie.
     
  9. jeremiah

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    Ties,
    Those look terrific man. I didn’t know you knew your way around a swivel knife.
     
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  10. s4rmark

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    Very well made, lovely job.
     
  11. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Jeremiah,

    to "know my way around" is too exaggerated, but I definitely enjoy making these "Italian style" patches.

    There was one guy around here years ago, who made the patches in this classic way...not sure if he made a business out of it, but he was definitely reluctant to show any details of the process. Had to figure it out by myself...which knife to use (started with a surgical scalpel), how to moisten the leather to get a clean but opening cut. Coloring these incised patches is much more forgiving than the painted ones, too...

    Take care,

    Ties
     
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  12. Shawn Ali

    Shawn Ali Active Member

    Nice Work..
     
  13. shedonwanna

    shedonwanna Active Member

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    Ties,
    best way to learn is to just give it a try. And it looks like you figured it out. The scalpel is good for fine details but the swivel knife has a thicker blade - just light pressure, not to deep. Roberto is the king of incised patches; I own several of his works. He is still active but doesn't post much here lately.
    http://italianpatchmaker.it/works.html

    Another artist, Jerome Urbaniak, painted a few but i haven't heard from him in years. And then there's me. I'm always available for advice. Here's a 416th i incised a while back.


    416thnfs_adj.jpg
     
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  14. Flightengineer

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    Good work, Ties. Very impressive.
     

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