Graphic designer Nick Harrison has launched a Kickstarter campaign for two X-Wing-themed ink prints. The two pieces, ‘Red 5 standing by’ and ‘Get set for your attack run’ are both available in large sizes.
Archive for the ‘Morale’ Category
In honor of ‘May the 4th’, Violent Little Machine Shop is offering the Imperial Express morale patch set. Modeled after a certain credit card design, the Imperial Express patches feature four iconic Star Wars characters: Darth Vader, Boba Fett, C-3P0, and, everybody’s favorite Stormtrooper, TK-421.
3″ x 2″, PVC. Made in the USA.
Inspired by Prometheus Design Werx’s line of Kraken patches, and designed for Christine the Fett of Force Girls, the Boba Octopus patch is embroidered, with Velcro hook backing. I recently picked one of these up when I was down at the Double Tap Surplus Grand Reopening. It’s a great patch, and is a good choice for fans of galactic bounty hunters and celephapods alike.
The latest patch from Primer Projects, the ’1 In The Chamber’ is a PVC patch, sized 2.12″ x 3″. It features a United States flag inspired design, and is Velcro backed.
Made in the USA.
The Knight’s Armament SR-25 Magazine Flasks are back in stock. Modeled directly after the dimensions of an issue SR-25 magazine, the flasks come complete with a KAC single 7.62 magazine pouch, the open top design with an adjustable bungee retention strap. Also included is a small flask funnel. Available with a Coyote, Gray, or MultiCam mag pouch.
PinsForAnything.com has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a skull-and-crossbones cufflinks and tie-tack set. The set will be crafted from nickel, and will feature a skull-and-crossbones design on a black background outlined in red.
A few days ago, I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a double-edge safety razor made by a Veteran-owned business called Coxswain USA. I was sent a model for review purposes, my experiences with which you can read below.
What’s unique about the Vulcan is spent .50 BMG casings are used for the handle. All components of the Vulcan are chrome plated, and Coxswain USA developed a specialized slug adapter to mate the handle to the razor plates.
The safety razor itself comes fully assembled, without any DE blades. All disassembly requires is to screw the razor plates off. The plates are designed to accept most standard DE razor blades. At 4.3 oz it has a good weight to it, and the chrome coating offers a nice, clean look.
I figured the best way to actually review the Vulcan was to actually shave with it. I went to closest chain drug store, picked up some DE razor blades, and gave it a whirl. The weight of the razor really helped with the shaving, and it offered a smooth, clean shave. This picture was taken about halfway through my shave. I did end up nicking myself a tiny bit, but that was entirely my own fault.
Overall, I’ve had a very good experience with the Vulcan Razor. It shaves well, the repurposed .50 BMG casing offers a unique flair, and it’s made by a Veteran-owned business. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you can check out the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and also check out Coxswain USA’s website. Both links are below.
Coxswain USA is a Veteran-owned business which has developed a safety razor made using spent .50 cal brass, which is chrome plated and used as the handle. A specialized ‘slug adapter’ was developed to mate the razor to the handle, and the razor accepts many double-edge razor blades.
Violent Little Machine Shop has made available the Relinquish U R Fate charity patch. Made in support of ART 15′s Relinquish U R Fate Vet Fund Drive, each patch is selling for $10 a piece, with only 100 patches available. 100% of the purchase price are going to benefit the Relinquish U R Fate funding campaign. VLMS already sold about a 1/4 of their stock, so if you’re looking at getting a patch, you’re better off ordering ASAP.
The Relinqish U R Fate Vent Fund Drive is a charity funding campaign started up by the ART 15 crew post-SHOT Show. They are currently trying to raise $15,000 for three charities: Gallant Few, Raider Project, and All In All The Time Foundation. The ‘Relinquish U R Fate’ portion of the fund comes into play should the funding goal be met by March 1st, 2015:
1. Mat Best will shave his beard into a “Dale Comstock” mustache.
2. JT will be tazed by an X-26 Tazer.
3. Rocco will receive a Ranger Up tattoo.
Available exclusively on Teespring.com, this Holiday-themed design features a modern AR-15, four common pistols (from left: Glock, M9, Hi-Power, 1911), and rows of cartridges, intermixed with reindeer, snowmen, snowflakes, and Christmas trees. Available in a variety of colors, but only the green truly completes the Holiday-standard Red/Green/White colorway that’s so closely tied with the season. Only available until December 11th, so get yours while you can!
Screen printed in the USA on a Gildan 6.1 oz Long Sleeve shirt.
Big thanks to ‘Pierre’ for the tip!
Grunt Stuff is a small Veteran-owned company which offers military-inspired morale products and apparel. They are currently growing as a company, and are working towards expanding their product line, as well as supporting Veteran supportive charities and organizations.
Their current product line includes the Spring Break Afghanistan design, which is printed on a 100% Ring Spin Cotton t-shirt with a tubular construction of ribbed crew taped neck and shoulders, and a tear away label.
They also offer a series of beer koozies, hats, and even Liberal Tears Gun Oil.
You can check out the site here: gruntstuff.com
Did you have a good Turkey day? Tell us about it in the comment section. Oh, and enjoy this completely unrelated clip from the greatest gangster movie never made:
EpikPanda is a line of panda-themed morale patches, a few of which are garbed in popular comic character uniforms. Seen above is my personal favorite, the PMC Panda patch, which is heavily inspired by the Q Concepts Boba Fett Crye Precision AirFrame helmet.
After the success of the ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’ patch, Primer Projects is back on Kickstarter with the new ‘Metal Mouth’ design, which consists of the silhouettes of common firearms cartridges shaped into a gaping mouth.
Like ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’, ‘Metal Mouth’ will be available in patch form. Specifically, a 3.25″ embroidered patch with Velcro hook backing and a merrowed border.
However, Primer Projects will also be offering the ‘Metal Mouth’ design printed on a tri-blend (50/25/25 Poly/Cotton/Rayon) American Apparel Short Sleeve Track Shirt, which will be available in Black in sizes XS-2XL.
Just in time for the new Dumb & Dumber flick that released today, Violent Little Machine Shop is offering their brand-new ‘Put Out The Vibe’ patch as well as a sticker. Immortalizing the classic Icelandic Snow Owl Benefit scene (y’know, the one with the tuxedos?), the design is printed on a PVC patch and a weather tough sticker. The patch comes with an art card, and both the patch and sticker can be purchased separately or as a package deal.
In honor of Veterans Day, Baskin-Robbins is offering the limited ‘First Class Camouflage’ flavor through the month of November. It is a combination of Chocolate, Caramel, and Vanilla Cake flavors, making up respectively the brown, tan, and green colorway of the ice cream. Along with ‘First Class Camouflage’, Baskin-Robbins is also offering a camouflage waffle cone, and the First Class Camouflage Layered Sundae, which adds hot fudge, caramel praline, chopped OREO cookie pieces, and whipped cream to the mix.
Additionally, on Veterans Day, Baskin-Robbins will donate 10 cents from each scoop of ice cream sold at its US locations to the USO.
As far as flavoring, it’s not too bad. The caramel is definitely the dominate flavor, and the vanilla tastes pretty sweet. The cone, a standard sugar waffle cone, was a nice touch.
Remember Spawn? 90s anti-hero amoral mercenary betrayed by his boss and turned into a warrior of Hell?
What about Darth Maul? The only good thing to come out of Episode 1?
Well, the fine folks at Tacticulture have combined the two into a slick looking Velcro backed patch. $2 from every patch will go directly to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Limited to a run of just 100.
KISS enlists volunteer military members to assist backstage during KISS Rocks Vegas at The Joint, Nov. 5-23
Las Vegas (Oct. 28, 2014) – Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS partners with Nellis Air Force Base to select three local, active military members to serve as “Roadies for a Week” during the band’s KISS Rocks Vegas residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Nov. 5-23.
Known for their extensive support of service men and women, KISS has been working with active military members and veterans for years. The KISS Rocks Vegas residency will mark the band’s third time enlisting the help of America’s heroes.
“It is an honor for us to enlist these heroes of our Armed Forces into the KISS Army,” said KISS Frontman and Guitarist Paul Stanley. “They have already proven what they are capable of and their presence can only elevate us.”
After submitting applications, Master Sergeant Jason Borkhuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserve and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base were chosen by the band to become a “Roadie for a Week.” The three brave men have a combined 60 plus years of service, are highly-decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.
Borkhuis, Demille and Reichert will all work closely with the KISS crew and the band’s VIP program for a total of three shows each for their designated week. Each roadie will create his or her own video and photo diary to keep as a memento from their week working with one of the greatest rock bands in the world. In addition to assisting with the show, roadies will also receive a complimentary hotel stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during their volunteer week.
“I was so amped up after hearing the news,” said Borkhuis. “I didn’t get much sleep prior to going to work the night shift. Instead of sleeping when I got home, I cranked my post-divorce theme song ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights.’”
“These guys are living legends,” said Demille. “It is awesome to know underneath the makeup and the outfits, they are patriotic Americans.”
“It’s a childhood dream come true and I’m still a kid at heart,” said Reichert. “I’m still in shock but I’m so excited to get this chance.”
KISS Rocks Vegas takes over The Joint Nov. 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 19, 22-23. Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.
Airborne Ranger has just released two new morale sticker designs, Stay Frosty and De Oppresso Liber.
A parody of the iconic Wendy’s Girl logo, the ‘Stay Frosty’ design pays homage to the phrase that’s been in use with Military troops for years. 3″ x 3″, weather resistant, screenprinted UV sticker. Made in the USA.
“Remember to stay frosty, boys.”
As a warning, the De Oppresso Liber sticker can be considered NSFW. Click the link below to see it.
The 2015 Tactical Girls calendar is now available. Covering 13 months (Jan 2015 – Jan 2016), the calendar features beautiful women with exotic weaponry in realistic tactical settings. Weapons featured in the calendar include the Drake Stalker .50 BMG rifle, Kel-Tec RFB Battle Rifle, FNP-45 pistol, and even an AT4 anti-tank weapon. 10% of the print run of this calendar is donated to deployed soldiers and the organizations that support them.
You can get it here: www.tacgirls.com
Gear Whores Anonymous has released two new morale patches: Men of Mayhem and Drink.Fight.F***.
Made in the USA.
Available for purchase on nextgenwarfighter.com.
This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.
Violent Little Machine Shop has just released two brand new PVC morale patches: Durden Bear and WHTFSU.
A PVC patch with hook backing, the Durden Bear Fight Club morale patch pays tribute to Tyler Durden, and acts as a natural progression from Violent Little Machine Shop’s own Creasy Bear patch. Durden Bear features intricate 3D detail, and comes with an art card. Comes in full-color.
The WHTFSU or ‘We’re Here To F*** S*** Up’ patch features Dale and Brennan, everybody’s favorite tuxedo-wearing step brothers duo. Like the Durden Bear Fight Club patch, WHTFSU is also 3D PVC full-color with hook backing, and comes with an art card.
The 2015 Liberty Belles calendar is now available. This time, the calendar pays tribute to the Special Operations within the US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Army, with the women of Liberty Belles adorned in tactical gear and custom fit bikini uniforms. It also comes with a bonus pull out poster!
So, this one’s an oldie but a goodie. A while back DPx Gear collaborated with Born & Razed Customs to create a limited run of custom Zippo lighters. It features DPx and Born & Razed imagery along the exterior, and a chain with a decorative bone for retention.
You can check out a few more of the designs on the DPx Facebook page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581904985185325&type=3&l=5fc2b9bf3c