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Moonbase Alphan
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posted 01-02-2020 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 63 mission insignia, incorporating a multitude of elements, such as a stylized 63 in the orbit traces, a boot print on the lunar surface, and the initials of the three crewmen, Andrei Babkin, Nikolai Tikhonov and Chris Cassidy: АБ НТ CC.

lucspace
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posted 01-02-2020 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An outstanding design! Excellent use of colours, giving the impression of a multitude of hues. Kudos!

thisismills
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posted 01-02-2020 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes!

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 01-02-2020 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding! Looks like another one of Blake Dumesnil's designs? Anyone?

Tom
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posted 01-02-2020 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome patch!

TobiasC
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posted 01-03-2020 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TobiasC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the best crew patches I've seen in a while in my opinion, I'm interested in seeing how the embroidered version looks.

MSS
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posted 01-18-2020 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch description from Chris Cassidy:
The Expedition 63 patch represents an intersection of the past and the beginning of a new dawn in human spaceflight as we continue to inhabit the International Space Station (ISS), aim towards returning to the moon and plan for the journey to Mars.

Thirteen illuminated stars along the top of the patch commemorate the Apollo 13 celebrating its 50th anniversary during Expedition 63. The swoosh in the shape of the number "63" orbiting around the earth and moon honors the Apollo program and the future missions to go beyond low earth orbit.

The atom, shown overlaid on a vibrant sunrise, is the Expedition 63 crew's call sign symbolizing the energy to revolve, or orbit around a nucleus or in their case, the Earth. The international crew's initials on the outside ring depicts the importance of the collaboration in preserving the ISS as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory.

Liembo
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posted 02-13-2020 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Based on the patch shown on A-B Emblem's site, the patch is another minimally embroidered silkscreen design.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-13-2020 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to some reliably information these Expedition 63 patches were dispatched from Weaverville to their agents on Monday 10th February. These patches have the SKU patch design number 419926, I'm not sure of the date codes at this moment in time?

Not one of my favourite patches, I would of preferred a fully or part embroidered version.

Mike Dixon
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posted 02-13-2020 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is one ordinary effort ... ugly.

Liembo
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posted 02-13-2020 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. This looks like poor execution. It's not good when the original looks like a knock-off. I hope it looks better in person because their scan makes it look blurry and washed out compared to the contrast of the original artwork.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-18-2020 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can now confirm the first date code reported to me for the Expedition 63 first version patches is;
  • 419926 A-B Emblem 0220 20 (USA)

vanerie
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posted 02-18-2020 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vanerie   Click Here to Email vanerie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see no reason why this design could not have been done with embroidery. I used to think the definition of a patch was "embroidered."

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-18-2020 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes I quite agree. I would like to see a good embroidered version produced by AB Emblem, but the chances of that being done is very remote?

Liembo
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posted 02-18-2020 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are partially embroidered to raise the details but there is no colored thread on top of the dye submlimated image. They are more vivid in hand than the scan on the website would indicate, but the image feels a bit blurry. The cut edge also varies in width and accuracy on both examples I have.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 02-18-2020 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with you on all accounts Liem.

lucspace
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posted 02-19-2020 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Image of the patch from The Space Store shows a more favourable view of its quality.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2020 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch will need to be changed. Andrei Babkin and Nikolai Tikhonov have been replaced on the crew by Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner for medical reasons.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-19-2020 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lucspace:
The Space Store shows a more favourable view...
The manager of The Space Store has his own photographer to take photos of the patches and other items he has been sent, and doesn't rely on images sent to him from the manufacturers like AB Emblem.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 02-19-2020 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
This patch will need to be changed.
Could this mean a second effort at an embroidered patch with the crew change announced?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 02-19-2020 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I fear it will be a revised silk screened printed patch again.

mode1charlie
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posted 02-19-2020 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really is disappointing. Such a beautiful design, but a mundane patch.

dcfowler1
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posted 02-19-2020 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And with today's crew change, it will be revised.

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