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Colonel Tigh117
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So im currently in the process of sorting out a DAK kit, at this time im working on the tunic, I have attached the sleeve band no problem, I have ordered the collar bars (bevo version), which I have no real experience in attaching, I did see a short instructional video on youtube which showed how to trim/fold it, but I am yet to put it into practice, the main problem im having is sourcing the chest eagle, once again the only one I can see in stock are the bevo version, I dont have the slightest idea how to fold these into shape, it would purley be guess work! So I quess im just after a bit of advice?
Any comments welcome

John

 
Posted : 02/06/2015 9:29 am
MartinR
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Here is a real one:

You need to trim and fold the cloth around the eagle (leave a decent edge or it comes unravelled). I find sticking the folded edge to the back of the eagle prior to sewing using UHU or Evostick makes life much easier.

Notice how the eagle overlaps the pocket.

Cheers
Martin

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Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
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Posted : 02/06/2015 3:47 pm
Colonel Tigh117
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Yes I did notice that she I was doing my research, is there a reason it over laps the pocket, as I didn't do this on my field grey wool tunic!

 
Posted : 02/06/2015 4:05 pm
Steiner
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If you are badging it as Afrika Korps (as opposed to "normal" Heer tropical tunic) then you'll need the DAK eagle with orange trim.


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Posted : 02/06/2015 5:05 pm
Colonel Tigh117
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Thanks for the heads up, yes its going to be an afrika korps tunic

 
Posted : 02/06/2015 8:27 pm
rifleman6925
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Here is a real one:

You need to trim and fold the cloth around the eagle (leave a decent edge or it comes unravelled). I find sticking the folded edge to the back of the eagle prior to sewing using UHU or Evostick makes life much easier.

Notice how the eagle overlaps the pocket.

Cheers
Martin

Also another method I used especially when doing a BEVO chest eagle was to cut around then carefully seal the edges with a lighter, in effect 'cauterising' the material to stop it fraying. On BEVO SS collar tabs as they had a straight edge I folded the edges over and ironed them flat and used 'wonder web' to keep the folds permanently in place.

 
Posted : 02/06/2015 8:39 pm
MartinR
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Yes I did notice that she I was doing my research, is there a reason it over laps the pocket, as I didn't do this on my field grey wool tunic!

It overlaps the pocket because due to the cut of the lapels part of the eagle is obscured if you put it over the pocket. Also note that the top of the eagle is not lined up with the top of the pocket (as the top of the pocket slopes downwards). It is easy enough to pin it into place until it looks 'right'.

A Luftwaffe Field Div pecularity was overlapping the eagle onto the pocket, but in this case there is a good reason for doing it.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
Arnhem3,Gumrak,Campoleone

 
Posted : 03/06/2015 7:43 am
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