I'll chip in here for anyone who missed it the last time.
As far as we know, nobody has ever managed to find a ready-made font which looks like the one used on the armour (and the Sulaco sets etc etc), so I took it upon myself to create one. It looks like this[img]http://www.encom.demon.co.uk/fonts/armourname.jpg[/img]
and you can get it free
by clicking on the image.
While we're at it, I also created a font to simulate the writing on the nametapes (worn on the breasts of the BDUs). As the originals were written by hand and vary a lot, this was done by gathering as many photos of the originals as possible and averaging them out![img]http://www.encom.demon.co.uk/fonts/nametapename.jpg[/img]
- again, click on the image to download it.
I'm happy to give these away to anyone who wants them - my only wish is to see more armour (and nametapes) done in the right font; that's the point of the exercise.
Further information: the armour names should be in matt black, and 12mm high (if you use my font just use 50pt). For positioning, see my diagram below:
The armour font is capitals only; I didn't do lower case because it isn't used in the film. If you type lower case you'll get the letters but they're not stencil. As a graphic designer I'd rather not see the font used like this. Also, if you use these fonts on websites or graphics, please
don't stretch them!
For the nametapes, if you want screen-accurate you need to write them on with something like black marker pen. Check out photos of the original costumes to get the size right.
That's all I can think of. Have fun!