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Old 10-08-14, 09:12 AM
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Default Reconnaissance Corps plastic badge - gold painted

Hi all,

K&K 2201 plastic recon badge but painted gold over chocolate brown original finish.

Best left as is I guess. Throwing it out there in case gold painted was a known variation per chance, cheers Dean.
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Old 10-08-14, 09:41 AM
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I would assume he was trying to make it look like a metal G/M version, A nice period adapted version IHO.
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Old 10-08-14, 09:59 AM
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Yes Jerry I think that is what has gone on here - never a dull moment in this hobby - posted to a squad where his mates had GM badges and he thought I know what I will do - just perhaps as easy as that, thanks for good input, cheers Dean.
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I have read there were some examples painted at the factory, either gold or silver
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Thanks Lee was not aware of that being the case, certainly aged in appearance. Cheers Dean.
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I have read there were some examples painted at the factory, either gold or silver
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Can't remember the details but a particular manufacturer did apply a silver coloured finish to their silver grey plastic badges.
I have a Queens W Surreys in silver grey which has been painted a light khaki or beige. I don't know if the paint was applied by the manufacturer or later.
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Old 18-05-15, 08:12 AM
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It was done by Stanley and Son.
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Hey,

I have a General Service badge which is manufactured from brown plastic but with the obverse painted olive green. And, sure enough, the badge was indeed made by Stanley and Sons of Walsall.
I had previously assumed that the front of the badge had been painted post-war possibly by a child, until I discovered this thread. Thanks for expanding my knowledge.
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The painting was supposed to make them look more like metal badges so green would definately not be officially done.
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