Since I already had the art, I figured I’d give it a try…
One off-the-rack mechanics’ shirt and two digitally printed vinyl heat transfers later and here I am: a not-show-accurate, but passable BG ‘uniform’ shirt. Cheaper than a run of custom patches, but without the apparent thickness the show patches have. Also, a bit big (don’t be afraid to return ’em, kids at home), and hot (65% poly plus a big vinyl patch on the back). Looks cool, should last as long as the shirt does. ‘Patches’ could do with a little weathering. Maybe a P&K one next? Or get Amos’ patches put on the sleeves?
Here’s the short version: These are vinyl stickers. They are designed to be a stopgap solution, until such time as I figure out how the hell the patches on the show were made, if ever.
What: Orange on white vinyl, self-adhesive, glossy stickers, approximately the same size as the Beratnas chest patches, as best as I can estimate. I’ve tried to scale these based on the known height of Wes Chatham. There is a small amount of uncertainty involved, given the available images. Size is 9.5 x 9.3 centimeters, 3.75 x 3.7 inches, approximately.
When: Available now!
Why: I wanted to provide some kind of temporary solution to the folks asking for patches. Again, this is a stopgap measure, until such time as more accurate patches can be made. These are not made nor intended to last forever. Ideally, you would stick this on a jumpsuit and wear it for a day or two at a con or for Halloween or whatever.
How: Professionally spot-color screen printed (not done by me on my desktop inkjet or anything cheap like that). Vector art by me, based on HD screencaps & promo images.
1 sticker = $7.50 United States Dollars, which includes shipping within the US.
2 stickers = $14.50 US, which includes shipping within the US.
3 stickers = $21.00 US, which includes shipping within the US.
4 stickers = $27.50 US, which includes shipping within the US.
5 or more = What are you doing, equipping an army? Email me, we’ll talk.
Now available on eBay, should you prefer their buyer protections or wish to make me an offer:
PayPal me at firstname.lastname@example.org, say it’s for the Beratnas stickers, say how many, and mark it as Payment for Goods or Services. Be sure to include a valid mailing address. These will not be sent insured, nor tracked. If you want to spring for the additional $6.45 cost for domestic Priority Mail, for insurance and tracking, just add it on to your PayPal payment. I am investigating the costs & customs requirements of shipping to Canada, the UK, etc.
International Sales: Not at this time, I’m sorry.
Please Note: These are not die-cut. You must trim these. Die-cutting would have doubled the cost of the stickers. They have six straight cuts, which you should be able to make with an X-acto knife and a metal straightedge. Use a clean, sharp, new blade and practice cutting first. Additionally, they are clean, new, glossy and bright. You may want to weather them. I advise you to exercise caution when doing so. Test your paint or whatever on one of the blank white areas first. It may not adhere to the vinyl.
I have the option to display a ‘wallpaper’ on my new car’s LCD screen. I was considering “Flying Alamo,” but Amos did not approve.
I have since tweaked this to improve contrast / legibility, etc. Made the bar at the bottom orange as well.
The design & tiny text is taken from the Roci’s transponder. Had to guess at some of it. The length is given as 46 meters / 151 feet by the show’s size chart, for example. “Displacement” (mass?) seems high as well. Practically illegible on the LCD anyway.