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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2016, 08:48:29 PM »
Signmyname plate on my workshop trailer.

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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2016, 08:57:52 PM »
Below is a good photo in Vietnam

number plate looks like a Unrealplates but with a signmyname AMF
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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2016, 09:28:53 PM »
I am with you Scott. That is the way that I remember them but I couldn't lay my hands on a suitable photo.
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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2016, 10:38:43 PM »
Hi  All
Thee originals don't have the serifs ie the sevens are straight no curve and no funny bit on the ones. I have been working on some for my vehicles and the results are very good. I have measured the original AMF plates and have cut stencils to paint them, I have made some samples out of vinyl and they are as close as you will get to the real thing. I will get some photos and post them. I have also made some stencils to paint the later green and white ARMY plates.
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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2016, 10:45:03 PM »
Hi  All
Thee originals don't have the serifs ie the sevens are straight no curve and no funny bit on the ones. I have been working on some for my vehicles and the results are very good. I have measured the original AMF plates and have cut stencils to paint them, I have made some samples out of vinyl and they are as close as you will get to the real thing. I will get some photos and post them. I have also made some stencils to paint the later green and white ARMY plates.
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Rod

Great idea Rod.

I still need to buy more. I'll give you a call and buy some off you. I think I owe you a call!

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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2016, 04:10:21 PM »
Hi All,

I just purchased some plates from signmyname and agree with Scott and the numerals not being stamped into the plate. The AMF looks good and I think the diamond could be a little bigger. Overall cost etc 👍

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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2016, 09:18:22 PM »
Hi All
As I stated in my last post I am going to make my own plates. I have measured some original AMF plates and I have made some painting masks and I am going to paint them. I have included some photos of what I have come up with. I am going to make black and white ones for the 2A and some green and white fot tje perentie. I have some full gloss olive drab paint which is very close to the original green used on the green and white plates.

This is one of my trials that I cut and laminated in vinyl.


This is another trial i made to see how the green and white ARMY looked. It is not thr correct shade of green.


these To images are the finished results for the paint masks. All I need now is some spare time to do the painting

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Re: military plate supplier?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2016, 11:47:50 PM »
Hi Rod,

I think you've nailed the layout 👍

Mick