Looking for Wright Field arrowhead patch

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by Wright Field, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Wright Field

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    Since Doolittle’s popularity has made vintage Wright Field arrowhead patches unaffordable for me, I’m looking for an authentic-looking repro. I’ve seen the eBay guy from Serbia (Machbuster100) but wanted to see if there are guys recommended in here. I’d like it to go with (not necessarily on...) my new Werber 1729. I’m interested only in the period-correct paint-on-leather style, not embossed, stitched, etc. Aged is a plus.
    Any options here?
     
  2. CBI

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    don't patch that Werber!!!!!!

    Its great as is.
     
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  3. Silver Surfer

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    an interesting question. who makes a period correct painted wright field patch?
     
  4. Wright Field

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    That’s why I said “with”
     
  5. CBI

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    Lots of good patch people around
     
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  6. Grant

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    Here's a couple of pics for inspiration to make a Wright Field patch. Like the patch, the Dubow it's sewn on hasn't seen much wear. Sorry for the bad lighting, but the USAF Museum keeps their jackets on display under very dim lighting - for good reason I guess.

    DubowI.JPG DubowII.JPG
     
  7. ausreenactor

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  8. Wright Field

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    Which hangar was that in? I was just really bing through there the other day and didn’t see this one. But thanks, that’s exactly what I need for reference.
     
  9. Grant

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    It was displayed in the hallway next to the WWII gallery. They're doing maintenance work in the WWII gallery, so maybe it's been temporarily put in storage.
     
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  10. Wright Field

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    More than maintenance work: they’re putting in the entire Memphis Belle exhibit. My buddy is in charge of that. It has the grand opening in just about a month.
     
  11. Grant

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    Ah cool. I've been thinking of making it to the opening. Are a lot of displays closed off because of it?
     
  12. Steve27752

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    You do know that the M belle colour scheme is wrong?
     
  13. Wright Field

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    Not really. They’ve blocked off the whole back corner where the B-24 was so it’s minimized the disruption.
     
  14. Wright Field

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    How so? You mean the newly restored version?
     
  15. Steve27752

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    Indeed, the basic OD is correct. However the 'Green' splodges on the wings and fuselage are incorrect. They should be a darker shade of green.
     
  16. Persimmon

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    Thank goodness it’s not sponsored by Buzz.
    - otherwise they may well be red splodges to go with the red knits worn by the mannequins wearing those period and plane correct B10’s.

     
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  17. Wright Field

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    I’ll have to take your word for it, as that’s way out of my wheelhouse.
     

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