As I'm bored on rear party I've decided to mount my own replica set for use on the regimental remembrance day etc. Got all the ribbons, buckram and brooch from the tailor shop free, which was nice.
I just disassembled my replicas that were purchased from a well know medal mounting company and aside from the stitches holding the medals and brooch on the entire thing was held together with double sided tape.
I bought a replacement once (Only on 2 gongs now so mine are easy) as the bar snapped off (Bloody NATO) and it was double sided tape and lashings of glue! The buckram was much thicker as well. Plus I didn't like the fact that they just wrapped the ribbon right around the backings. I like my red backing and wouldn't blame other units if they wanted the nice black backing on theirs.
That's what mine were like, just three strips of tape holding the ribbons to the buckram.
Sounds like a lot of people have been ordering mounted medals from MessDress.com!
Great for cheap materials / replacement clasps / numerals etc.
Terrible for any kind of tailoring work (IMO).
They get about 200 orders a day during run-up to Remembrance and the large scale issue of medals such as QGJ / QDJ. So double sided tape and brooch tacked on with fishing line is about the best you're gonna get from the Polish workforce down in Bournemouth!
Keener and Greener said:What is the best way with campaign name plates butting up against each other? Northern Ireland and Afghanistan when overlapping for example, the former always turns awkwardly. Thoughts anyone?