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BeastMaster
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: My ideal wallet badge project Reply with quote

Following up a great project by eltee, I've been thinking of working on my own idealised badge for my wallet.

I've made a quick concept in photoshop using my wallet which has a blank panel for future badge placement Wink



Making the badge is fairly straight forward, but cutting the hole in the panel is gonna be a bit of a nightmare job.

I'd imagine using a sharp scalple cutting through the thickened leather at a slow slow pace would be the best thing.
But one mistake would be bad as these wallets are hard for me to come by.

I'll start working on it when I can and post my progress.

any comments or suggestions on the size/look of the badge as well as advice on cutting the hole is most welcom Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the design.

As far as cutting for the badge, your suggestion is the way I'd handle it as well. But I'll bet someone here can think of something easier.

I'll be keeping an eye on this. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I am still waiting for Eltee's badges to be made. Are you working with him to make them the same size?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This badge is bigger than eltees wallet badge. I'd be interested to know how he gets his badge holes cut Smile

I'll just be working on this one by myself for the time being.

Does anyone have any idea of approx measurements of a simular size police badge this would match? I just did the size by eye to what looked right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*edit* I think the standard LAPD police badge is 8 x 6 cm, so I guess I'll go by that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Really looks neat.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks tain Smile

I got some sculpey and began work on it late last night



I'm kind of guessing the height of the patterning so any comments or suggestions you have (Karl?) would help alot at this stage Smile

cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a quicke update:



I decided to make the pattern on the right side a bit more symetrical to the left.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: yer on the way ... Reply with quote

looks like its coming along fantastic!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers igniters Very Happy

I spent alot of time evening out the surfaces of the badge making the base flat and the patterning more "squarer".

Will look at adding the FORCE panel and edge rim tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



That's looking great Smile I used a totally different method to make my/Eltee's versions.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Thanks for posting that Blad Very Happy never seen this one close up. You got the pattern spot on there.

Im re-doing my badge sculpt to fit the original more acurately.

What was your process for creating the picture frame?
I was gonna make this from standard d.i.y ballbearing chain and a cutout bottle lid.
I have the original frame part I got from ebay, though I'm probably not making the big one now Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeastMaster wrote:
Nice! Thanks for posting that Blad Very Happy never seen this one close up. You got the pattern spot on there.

Im re-doing my badge sculpt to fit the original more acurately.

What was your process for creating the picture frame?
I was gonna make this from standard d.i.y ballbearing chain and a cutout bottle lid.
I have the original frame part I got from ebay, though I'm probably not making the big one now Rolling Eyes

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For the wallet sized badge it's dogtag ball-chain and If I remember right it was part of the top of a headache cure roll-on stick! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's gorgeous!
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