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Author:  Siderwinder forge [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Q: "What is the correct Armour Stencil Font?"

What's the correct font for the names stenciled on Marine armour and helmets?

Author:  ManTroon [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

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Author:  Mike Rush [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

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:

[img]http://www.encom.demon.co.uk/ezboard/placement.jpg[/img]

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! :roll:

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!
Mike

Author:  Siderwinder forge [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

Brilliant, thanks guys.

Mike, how did you know my surname was Smith?? :lol:

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Author:  Mike Rush [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

Just a wild stab in the dark. :D
Mike

Author:  Treadwell [ Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

Quote:
Quote:my only wish is to see more armour (and nametapes) done in the right font; that's the point of the exercise.


You've seen these before, but to make your day.. ;)

[img]http://home.earthlink.net/~treadwell_jay/images/USCM/HelmetBacksm.jpg[/img]

[img]http://home.earthlink.net/~treadwell_jay/images/USCM/front1sm.jpg[/img]

(Don't have a pic of my nametape handy. Armor's more weathered now, but anyway...)

Thanks again for making those fonts, Mike!

Edited by: [url=http://p220.ezboard.com/bthealienslegacy.showUserPublicProfile?gid=treadwell>Treadwell[/url]  Image at: 11/7/06 10:03 am

Author:  Luinsar [ Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Armour Stencil Font

Ah, so 12 mm even if your name is too long then? Ok, I take good note. :P
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Author:  Russ Krook III [ Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Q: "What is the correct Armour Stencil Font?"

The current location of Mike Rush's USCM fonts are now here:

http://www.mrush.co.uk/sffonts/

Russ

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