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Tankman
20-08-2010, 04:06 PM
Well as we near completion of the resto of Middleton Stoney:thumb I thought a nice ROC plaque would look nice and also be the "Topping out" of the completion:smclap

Hand made by Plane Arts, who are based in the Philippines and cost 66.00, including postage.
It took about 6 weeks to make, but well worth the wait:thumb

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii38/tankman_2008/ROC%20POST%20EQUIPMENT/100_3048.jpg

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii38/tankman_2008/ROC%20POST%20EQUIPMENT/100_3050.jpg


If you want one:confused: Check out the link below through e/bay:thumb
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Royal-Observer-Corps-Plaque-/370403627066?pt=UK_Collectables_Memorabila_RL

I might get one of there plane models as they look good as well:coffee

Krypton
20-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Ive seen them on ebay and wandered what they are like. Looks good. I like the map too. Dip you put all the red lines on and such?

Krypton
20-08-2010, 07:51 PM
Oh my god thats absolutely superb!! I saw a genuine one at wnchester ROC HQ a few years back but unfortunately it was broken in half and in a skip :(

Oh God. Did you save it? What happened to Winchester HQ?

Tankman
20-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Ive seen them on ebay and wandered what they are like. Looks good. I like the map too. Dip you put all the red lines on and such?

I am making a Nuclear/Fallout prediction map for the post:thumb
The lines have been coloured in as per an original UKWMO, HQ map that I have. After I have completed the map I will get it laminated, so that I can then use some original templates on it for a display.
I'll put some pics up when its finished:smile

Krypton
20-08-2010, 08:29 PM
I am making a Nuclear/Fallout prediction map for the post:thumb
The lines have been coloured in as per an original UKWMO, HQ map that I have. After I have completed the map I will get it laminated, so that I can then use some original templates on it for a display.
I'll put some pics up when its finished:smile

Mmmm it looks very nice! Your very creative! The most creative thing i have done yet is painting the beds haha. I made some minging colour up, but i think it loks good aha.

pilot25dmc
21-08-2010, 01:24 PM
Glad you like the plaque. It was me who did all the design work for the model company and commissioned the first one to be made last year. I had to draw the plaque by hand in CAD and then send them all the data plus get the correct PANTONE colours from the ROC archive. It took me a while to convince them to offer it for sale on the website.

Here is the pictures they sent me of the prototype last year.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistairmccann/sets/72157622884685138/

Tankman
21-08-2010, 01:32 PM
Glad you like the plaque. It was me who did all the design work for the model company and commissioned the first one to be made last year. I had to draw the plaque by hand in CAD and then send them all the data plus get the correct PANTONE colours from the ROC archive. It took me a while to convince them to offer it for sale on the website.

Nicely done Pilot:thumb a credit to the rememberance of the ROC:smclap
The detail and colours are of an exceptional standard, I dont know if to put it in the "post" or leave it above my desk:coffee

pilot25dmc
21-08-2010, 08:44 PM
I originally commissioned one just to see how well it would turn out. Once they sent me the pictures of the prototype I ended up ordering 3 of them!

One went to the museum at the Maze, the other is on my wall at home and the third goes in the post during Open Days, I take it out at the end of the day as I think its far to good to leave down there.

It really did turn out MUCH better than I thought it would, for the little money they charged its amazing how much workmanship has gone into it, it really is a quality piece.