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Replica TAC plates
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:32:49 PM »
Hi, just wondering if anyone produces these? Or would I be better off doing it myself? Is there any info on correct colours/swatches?

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 02:22:07 PM »
Spray cans. Check. Heavy steel. Chk. Ruler. Chk. Numbers stencils.
Start off with a simple red RAR tac....

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 06:20:04 PM »
Bandiana museum does a couple of varieties. I was in there and ran into some very accommodating people who managed to print some extra large size for my Inter. On an over size colour printer that does a material print sticker. Stick them straight on the plate and voila. I'm sure if people were prepared to pay or donate to the museum and could give them the design you maybe able to negotiate a set.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 10:32:53 PM »
I love this web site...never too much help! :) Now Bandiana sounds interesting. I'm wanting to replicate my brother-in-law's regimental plates. He was in RASIGS, School of Signals, Simpson Barracks. I need the 'Field Force' plate, gold/yellow kangaroo and crossed swords on a green background and the white over blue with a red '1' he tells me.

the spray cans also sound the go too, both ideas are worth investigating

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 11:35:18 AM »
Hi Daryl

In your brothers day they would usually be painted, even if you paint the background, use fast drying automotive spray paint cans and then get a vinyl decal for the numeral.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 12:50:14 PM »
Thanks Diana, He was also in Malaya and PNG in the mid-late 60's so I'm looking at those too. It's no mind to me that a '79 Series III couldn't've served in Malaya in '64-'66, I just want to recognise his service, it's a bit of fun.  :)

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
Hi Daryl

This a 1 division tac from post vietnam I had these printed by a local sign writer any si9gn writer should be able to do it on vinyl sticker for you. If you can get them a picture of your brothers unit tac they can do it as well all you need to do is cut some metal plate fo fit

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 11:56:43 AM »
Thanks Booger. Would the '1' have been on the Field Force plate for domestic use as well? My brother-in-law remembers the design but never mentioned the '1'. His last posting was Admin' stream, Simpson Barracks in 1980.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 09:55:53 PM »
The 1 denotes 1 division basically all the regular army a similar plate but red with 2 is for 2 div or the army reserve there was not a plate specificaly for field force all regular units had the green plate plus a unit tac somtime arty had 2 unit plates
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 09:58:53 PM »
heres the 2 div plate on the mog at the front
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 10:56:20 PM »
Ah that clears that up, many thanks.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 08:02:13 AM »
.... there was not a plate specificaly for field force...

The tac sign for HQ Field Force was similar to 1 Div, except on a red background and a crown instead of '1'. I'm not certain, but this may have been used as the formation tac sign for direct command units to HQ Field Force.

http://174.142.39.178/detail.asp?id=7107&n=Aust-Army-Vehicle-TAC-Sign-sticker-for-Field-Force-Command

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 09:21:04 AM »
Here's one on a gunbuggy from Tommy's 112-730 walkaround:



btw, just how did they change that tac plate?

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 09:24:29 AM »
Hey Daryl what unit are you trying to replicate you mention the School of Sigs at simpson barracks they would have had a Training command tac plate  AGAS may be able to say what the unit tac looks like :)
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 09:51:22 AM »
And the RA Sigs school Tac sign would have been red 941 on a white/blue background. 9 signifying "school" and 41 for Sigs.
As for changing the Gunbuggy Tac sign, the bar that is in place to retain the ammunition is only fixed at on end and easily unclips and swings out of the way - especially handy when one wishes to access the ammo to reload. ;)
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