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Flight suit name tag

Started by jb3, April 01, 2020, 06:29:05 am

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jb3

April 01, 2020, 06:29:05 am Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 09:36:38 am by jb3
I didn't want to start a new thread but I'm kind of excited about my new name tags and wanted to share. The picture on the blue BDU is for reference. Overall I'm happy with the quality and price. I will make some tweaks on the next round.

usaf_defender

Looks good!  I suspect the final Vanguard ones will have rounded corners but I do like the color scheme that was chosen. If only we could tone done the colors on the CAP Command Patch. Not subdued but definitely darker.


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Okayish Aviator

Love it. I'll be ordering a few as soon as they become available.

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LATORRECA

I did already.. my own means..waiting for them sometime this week...

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Quote from: LATORRECA on April 10, 2020, 11:54:37 pmI did already.. my own means..waiting for them sometime this week...

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Quote from: usaf_defender on April 11, 2020, 05:25:15 pm
Quote from: LATORRECA on April 10, 2020, 11:54:37 pmI did already.. my own means..waiting for them sometime this week...

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I know I wouldn't. I don't want any other companies getting a C&D. But, that said, they may look slightly different from the official one once they're released so they may be useless. Best to just wait.
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Hawk200

Quote from: jb3 on April 01, 2020, 06:29:05 amI didn't want to start a new thread but I'm kind of excited about my new name tags and wanted to share. The picture on the blue BDU is for reference. Overall I'm happy with the quality and price. I will make some tweaks on the next round.

Those look more like old Army Air Corps observer wings than CAP wings.

jb3

Yea, the next round will be a little better. But I can't complain for $4. The shop I go to here in Korea has high quality equipment so I'll make sure they have a better graphic to work with next time. Super friendly shop with quick service.

LATORRECA

Quote from: jb3 on April 15, 2020, 08:30:19 amYea, the next round will be a little better. But I can't complain for $4. The shop I go to here in Korea has high quality equipment so I'll make sure they have a better graphic to work with next time. Super friendly shop with quick service.
It looks good for $4.. I used al local shop, did the order and accepted. As someone mentioned, I keep it quite into order to avoid C&D order...

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usaf_defender

Looks like Vanguard is now carrying the new name tags. For some reason they went with square corners versus rounded (Air Force style). We'll see what the quality is like....

https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/civil-air-patrol-blue-cloth-name-patch-single-emblem




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May 30, 2020, 11:38:22 pm #10 Last Edit: May 30, 2020, 11:49:22 pm by DocJekyll
Quote from: usaf_defender on May 30, 2020, 01:27:07 pmLooks like Vanguard is now carrying the new name tags. For some reason they went with square corners versus rounded (Air Force style). We'll see what the quality is like....

https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/civil-air-patrol-blue-cloth-name-patch-single-emblem




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Loving that Vanguard quality! lol.

The ones I made were far higher quality...



Note: size variation is just angle of camera. They are perfectly identical and appropriate size.
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usaf_defender

May 31, 2020, 12:15:36 am #11 Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 01:41:20 am by usaf_defender
Those looks great. I received some as well that were higher quality than Vanguards and the rounded edges are consistent with the Air Force. As an Air Force vet, somethings will always look off to me....


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LATORRECA

Quote from: usaf_defender on May 31, 2020, 12:15:36 amThose looks great. I received some as well that were higher quality than Vanguards and the rounded edges are consistent with the Air Force. As an Air Force vet, somethings will always look off to me....


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And. Much likely for half of the price. Vanguard 14.50 and the other source is $4.00 per..


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Quote from: usaf_defender on May 30, 2020, 01:27:07 pmLooks like Vanguard is now carrying the new name tags. For some reason they went with square corners versus rounded (Air Force style). We'll see what the quality is like....

https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/civil-air-patrol-blue-cloth-name-patch-single-emblem



I can't figure out why these are $4 more than the current leather ones. You'd think that cloth would be cheaper.

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SarDragon

Embroidery is a more expensive process. The machinery costs more, the name tags take longer to make, and the process is more labor intensive.
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supertigerCH

i wonder if the squared (rather than rounded) corners... are Vanguard just going with a more simple (and therefore easier) way to make the patch... 


OR


if this is another small detail -- done intentionally... to make CAP uniforms slightly different (visually) from the Air Force's uniforms. 


Okayish Aviator

Quote from: supertigerCH on June 02, 2020, 02:44:11 ami wonder if the squared (rather than rounded) corners... are Vanguard just going with a more simple (and therefore easier) way to make the patch... 

OR

if this is another small detail -- done intentionally... to make CAP uniforms slightly different (visually) from the Air Force's uniforms. 

So, I'll make a complete SWAG here but I think it's intentional. It could be both. But lets look at some similar things we see. Below is a picture of the recently launched Bob Behnken who is a USAF Col and NASA astronaut. Although he's clearly AF, he's also part of a civilian gov agency. On his flight suit, we've also got squared off corners. Same goes for Doug Hurley and his flight suit name patch.

It makes sense in a weird way, but either way you slice it that's what we got. Now if only Vanguard would make the quality of their products a bit more consistent I think we'd all be happy with it... or you know maybe not have an exclusive deal with one company.

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LATORRECA

Quote from: LATORRECA on May 31, 2020, 04:39:37 am
Quote from: usaf_defender on May 31, 2020, 12:15:36 amThose looks great. I received some as well that were higher quality than Vanguards and the rounded edges are consistent with the Air Force. As an Air Force vet, somethings will always look off to me....


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And. Much likely for half of the price. Vanguard 14.50 and the other source is $4.00 per..


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Correction I bought 2 for $9.00 each. Paid 18.00 plus shipping. I think their still cheaper than VG...just to clarify....my mistake on the comment above.

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PHall

Personally I think Vanguard went with the square corners because it's easier for them.

Capt Thompson

You guys are overthinking it, VG makes what NHQ tells them to make, if it's harder to make they'll just sell it for more. The photo in CAPR 39-1 Figure A6-3 Pg 143 shows squared off corners, so they made squared corners. 
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