I thought I would post this as the same questions are raised every time a new medal is issued or we approach November. On top of that, I noticed that the guide in the Military Medals forum is very gash to say the least. I've just finished a couple of 8-racks, so whilst doing another set of 4, I thought I'd take snaps along the way to post on here. So here in pictures, is a guide for mounting your own (using the proper materials) Full size medal mounting guide (including overlapping) to follow: Preparation First off, you'll need to order a few materials - namely the ribbon, brooch bar and miniatures themselves. The Mess Dress Ltd (Bournemouth) seem to work out cheaper than everywhere else - next day delivery too. So order your bits when you know you're getting another gong. Additionally, you'll need buckram (stiff hessian), fabric glue, double-sided fabric tape, coloured thread, needles, scissors, black felt, and rule. Not shown here is some thin, dark, sheet fabric for wrapping around the buckram. You wil need around 8" of miniature ribbon for each medal - I suggest ordering fresh, or offering your tailor some hobnobs in exchange for ribbon - seeing as the stuff that comes with the mini is usually only good for doing a gash job. Make sure you get the correct brooch bar too - i.e. if you have 8 gongs, get an 8-space. Also *remember* which order your medals need to go (and avoid getting the Iraq medal the wrong way around!). If in doubt - a quick tip... read the sticky in this forum or the JSP...!