Selfmade CBI shield variations for M-41 (USAAF jacket)

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by ties70, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. ties70

    ties70 Member

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    Hi,

    I want to modify my M-41 Jacket into a CBI / USAAF version, with doing as many of the patches by myself.
    So I started with the CBI shields:

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    The leather patch is a couple of years old and all hand-stitched.

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    Last week I started with a painted canvas CBI shield. It is simple to make but doesn't look like much, either...

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    My current favourite is this mixture of canvas, wool felt and leather. I haven't seen anything like this before, so it is not very authentic...on the other hand I could imagine something like this as "theater made":

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    Of course there is always the possibility to get an embroidered CBI patch and just add the leather...but as I said: I want to do most of the work by myself.

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Active Member

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    Great work Ties, The last version is my favorite.
     
  3. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Active Member

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    I am with you on the canvas one. Looks awesome.
     
  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    latest, greatest
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yep the latest is the best IMO. Keep up the good work.
     
  6. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Member

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    Prodigious creations Mr Ties. The third one assuredly bears the medal of uttermost excellence.
     
  7. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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    difficult to make a choice, for me; all 3 are greatttttt
    my favourite is the oldest one in multi leather pieces
     
  8. YoungMedic

    YoungMedic Member

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    They all look awesome, the materials in the last really set it off.
     
  9. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Member

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    like all 3 Versions but the last one is the best imho
     
  10. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Member

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    Ties try and find some ladies gloves from the 1940s ,that would be the dress type gloves very thin leather . This really set off the the patch background ,also look for used ladies wallets and handbags in red and blue .The leather is very high quality with natural patina from use and it is thin .If the hand bags are in poor shape you can pick them up cheap. If you have trouble finding it I will send some to you PM me your address . Keep up the excellent work .

    BIP
     
  11. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Active Member

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    Ties, all very nicely done and I agree with the others the last version really looks nice, but all are good :)
     

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