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lucspace
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From: Hilversum, The Netherlands
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posted 11-10-2006 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone ever come across any logo or emblem that could be considered a Dyna-Soar program patch?

Jacques van Oene
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From: Houten, The Netherlands
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posted 05-31-2012 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This replica Dyna Soar patch (made by spacepatches.nl and lucreation.net) reproduces the only contemporary patch design produced for the X-20 program.

The art is based on a single photograph showing the patch, which showed up in an
eBay lot, a number of years ago. Some time later, a button from the 60's also turned up on eBay, displaying a very similar design.

These two pictures provided enough detail to produce an authentic reproduction of the unique patch. As the original will be impossible to obtain, we hope collectors will enjoy the next best thing.

butch wilks
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From: Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
Registered: Mar 2007

posted 06-01-2012 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jacques, your replica patch looks good. It has that plain 1960 look that you got at the time with a lot of Air Force patches.

I love these replica patches that collectSPACE members are having made up, they all have a quality that only comes from a collector of patches and show an eye for detail that only a collector would have. So I would like to say thanks to all the members that are or have made patches up. Thanks, keep it up as we love them all.

Philip
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 06-01-2012 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The USAF blue is well chosen.

Apollo 8
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From: Vienna, AUSTRIA
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posted 06-02-2012 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking forward to receive mine! - It starts a nice collection together with the MOL patch from the Cape museum and Tim Gagnon´s MOL Commemorative Patch. Would be great, if I could add a "Blue Gemini" patch...

Michael Clemente
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From: Atco, New Jersey, USA
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posted 06-02-2012 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I placed an order for one also. A great addtion to any patch collection. It will go well with my MOL patch and Tim Gagnon's MOL Commemorative patch.

Apollo 8
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posted 06-09-2012 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived today. A beautiful replica patch! It is great that we can buy replica patches like this. It is not a cheap copy, it is a true high quality replica, produced in a limited number. Patches like that are treasures in everyone´s collection!

Thanks to spacepatches.nl for the Dyna Soar patch, and I hope we will see more good replicas of rare old patches in the future...

RocketmanRob
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From: New York City USA
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posted 06-12-2012 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm interested in ordering this patch as well as Tim's. Could someone provide the information regarding where these can be ordered. Did not see ordering information on the site that was referenced. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-12-2012 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See this topic under the Buy, Sell, Trade forum.

spaced out
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posted 11-03-2016 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always loved the X-20 Dyna-Soar project and first put together an X-20 patch design over six years ago, aiming to produce a simple image consistent with other early space patches. I have come back to the idea a few times since then but somehow I never quite reached the stage of putting it into production. Last time I came close Jacques released his excellent replica patch (see above) based on a real vintage design so I decided to hold off on my "fantasy" design for a while.

I finally came back to the project recently and looking back over old X-20 images to get some fresh inspiration my eye was caught by some of the artwork used for the X20 roll-out.

In the image above you can just about make out that the right hand extended hexagon appears to contain an outline drawing of an X-20 which was what my design was already based around. Seeing it in this unusual shape was the final inspiration I needed to ditch my original round design and put a patch with this shape into production.

Although the design is essentially a "fantasy" one I'm very happy with it and I think it's reasonable to say the design is consistent with artwork used at the roll-out of the X-20. I think the unique shape has a real 1960s feel to it that nicely reflects the unique nature of the X-20 project itself.

If you'd like to buy one of these patches please visit this thread on the Buy, Sell, Trade forum.

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