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Posted: 5/13/2008 12:08:06 PM EDT
It would be fun to get a run of custom engraved (prefer laser engraved) AR lowers

How many people would be interested?

Any ideas on the design

I was thinking a picture of Alaska superimposed over the US
On top it would say "Team Alaska"
And on bottom "Bigger is Better"
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 1:32:38 PM EDT
hehehe, I'd buy one
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 1:49:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 1:57:53 PM EDT
I'm in for one!!
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 2:10:51 PM EDT
I`d take one
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 2:14:48 PM EDT
I am down as long as the price is not insane.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 2:36:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kodiak-AK:
I am down as long as the price is not insane.


+1

As for ideas... I like simple. We've got a few hats at work with green feet imposed over the big dipper. I think a lower with Team Alaska and a Big Dipper on it would be great.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 3:19:33 PM EDT
I'd be in.
Idea: Outline of the State with "Team Alaska" inside it.

~R
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 4:51:19 PM EDT
id take another AR lower
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 8:11:02 PM EDT
I would buy one too, as long as the lowers are engraved by Jon at Anvil Arms.
I have always liked this logo.
I think the Alaska Flag with the stars on it would need to be present.
how about text?
Alaska Defense Carbine Club?
Alaska Defense Rifle Club?
Alaska Defense Team?

Link Posted: 5/13/2008 8:34:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2008 8:43:31 PM EDT by camo_ken]
Can out of staters get in on this? I'm from AK and moving back...

My father, a few friends up there and myself would definately be interested if you all would allow me to be in on it.

ETA: If you guys want it, cooked this up real quick...

Link Posted: 5/13/2008 9:18:31 PM EDT
I'm in if we can keep prices resonable...

Maybe when we divvy out the lowers we could have a shoot?

Link Posted: 5/13/2008 9:27:21 PM EDT
I can tell you anvil arms is top notch stuff , it would be nice to have another Anvil Arms power that i can SBR
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 9:30:06 PM EDT
Id buy one for sure. Im sure i could find some other interested parties out here in Bethel
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 9:33:08 PM EDT
Hi Ken

I don't see any reason to exclude you and yours.

But that's just me.

~R

PS. I like what you offered up.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 9:50:37 PM EDT
AA does do good work. Personally I like the state outline w/ stars. I'd rather it not say AR15.COM or anything like that; I think it looks silly. But perhaps a good Alaska slogan would be appropriate as has been suggested.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 10:28:17 PM EDT
How about the State Motto?

Link Posted: 5/13/2008 10:35:24 PM EDT
"My State is bigger than your State"



Link Posted: 5/13/2008 10:38:50 PM EDT
I'm just being silly on this one, but I had to do it. Just cant resist it because........



Link Posted: 5/13/2008 10:41:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pitt_Guy:
"My State is bigger than your State"





Yep that be true but lets let the Texans do the bragging as false as it is.

Alaskans, don't need to brag. We know the facts!

~R
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 10:57:40 PM EDT
I'd be interested in an Alaskan Lower depending on price.
Took the liberty of drafting up a few more quick ideas using Camo_ken's pic (went with a 'Last Frontier' theme). Did them on black to get a better idea of how they might look. (I can modify as desired, fonts, text, size, etc)

Option #1



Option #2


Option #3

Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:08:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2008 11:12:49 PM EDT by The_Emu]
So far i like "north to the future" the best. possibly "Alaska" over the outline and the motto under in a circle. Lets please keep it simple. What "team" anyway.

I do think it would be cute if they could be marked as model "AK15" or have serial numbers that have "AK" in them.

Anybody have a rough idea what this will cost? If it was around $150 I'd be in for two. Over $225 would be real hard for me to get behind.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:10:43 PM EDT
Drop the "TEAM" off option #3 and it's a go... Ok, even with the "TEAM" on option #3 it would be a go.
~Dg84
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:25:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2008 11:38:12 PM EDT by SkeeterEater]
I was wondering about the Team thing...just went with what people had suggested so far. I agree...better to keep it simple. I'm just trying to whip up some draft ideas based on what people suggest while I have time this evening, so open to suggestions.

So here's a couple with the suggested edits:

Option #4


Option #5


and here is Option #5 in a different font, which would probably work better as it would be a smaller image in a receiver.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:41:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/13/2008 11:41:55 PM EDT by Ripak]
The Drafts keep geting better and better.

4 and 5 are looking great, 4 the best so far.
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:06:18 AM EDT
Okay, so here's Option #4 with a different font, and in a smaller size, which gives us a better idea of how it may look shrunk down to receiver size.

Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:08:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:16:16 AM EDT
#4 is sharp... I think I like the bigger font.

Just brainstorming here... What if the dashes between "Alaska" and "The Last Frontier" were replaced with Bear paw prints. I'm not sure how that would turn out once engraved though.

Just a thought,
~Dg84
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:34:12 AM EDT
Wow...Thanks Jon! Just looked at the Anvil site...looks likes some good pricing on the engraving!! With a little work (have to thicken the lines on the map for sure) I could probably put together an imagine in the proper format.

How's this doorguuner?

Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:39:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkeeterEater:
Wow...Thanks Jon! Just looked at the Anvil site...looks likes some good pricing on the engraving!! With a little work (have to thicken the lines on the map for sure) I could probably put together an imagine in the proper format.

How's this doorguuner?

i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm87/SkeeterEater_2008/AlaskaAR07small.jpg


Now that, I like.

I think that's the best one so far skeeter.
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:51:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2008 4:50:54 AM EDT by SkeeterEater]
Thank You. I like it too...the bear paws make it pop. I'm just being the geek and putting together the ideas everyone else is feeding to the thread.

I'll start working on getting a better image of the state of Alaska (per Anvil's web site format suggestions). In case folks are interested in using one of those designs. (Can always do more tuning and changes.)

Here's a more refined version, in smaller size, well call it Option #9 (The Alaska map outline is cleaned up as well as the stars.) I'm calling it at night...darn BRD...up until 0300 playing with designs for another receiver. Comments welcomed!

Option #9


One more before I go to bed
Option #10


Option #11


Option #12
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:06:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkeeterEater:
Thank You. I like it too...the bear paws make it pop. I'm just being the geek and putting together the ideas everyone else is feeding to the thread.

I'll start working on getting a better image of the state of Alaska (per Anvil's web site format suggestions). In case folks are interested in using one of those designs. (Can allways do more tuning and changes.)



<----------gives you the ball.

Run with it bud, I lack the technical knowhow to do anything beyond MSpaint. I just really want one if they are going to be close to that.

Link Posted: 5/14/2008 6:25:19 AM EDT
SkeeterEater, I like option 10 there. It would show up best on a lower. Jon has the ability to hatch it, so it can also come out looking as a psueo gray color.

My father brought up the 21 lower order that was refered to above. I will have to check if he is wanting to do another. I am almost afraid to do a group buy here though. My dad and Jon with Anvil could be swamped with orders.
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 8:28:21 AM EDT
#11 . Thread over .
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 9:08:16 AM EDT
I love #9 !!!!!
I like the line drawing of Alaska instead of it filled in.
I'd be down for several. I am sure Greybear in Chugiak would broker the deal.....

Here's a pic of a lower Jon engraved for me.


Jon did a lot of work to get this right, but did not charge any extra!

Jon, could we get "AK serial #'s?
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 9:28:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 9:44:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2008 9:45:04 AM EDT by greybear]
Thanks for the update Jon.

Anvil makes some real nice lowers. The engraving on our last order came out real nice. It's also awesome being able to talk to someone who owns the company and has interest in it, versus just a salesman.



ETA: included image
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 10:45:23 AM EDT
SkeeterEater, can you do some to scale of 1.4 x 1.4 to see how much actually shows?
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 10:48:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2008 10:53:02 AM EDT by MGNiko]
Question for Jon @ AA:

If I wanted to add a name, initials, member name, etc. to my specific receivers is that possible?

Also if members want can they get these stripped, with a LPK, LPK & A2, etc.
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 10:49:41 AM EDT
TeamAKXXX for a serial number would be the tits

Link Posted: 5/14/2008 10:53:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By uafgrad:
TeamAKXXX for a serial number would be the tits



Yes, yes it would
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MGNiko:
SkeeterEater, can you do some to scale of 1.4 x 1.4 to see how much actually shows?


Hard to post pics so you can view them at a specific size on everybody' s screen. Here are smaller, roughly the same size, versions of the 3 main options that folks have liked so far. (On my system with my software the image size is less than 1.4 inches so they should be fairly small and for some reason #11 got a little fuzzy when I shrunk it.)

It doesn't look like I have the ability to put them in the Corel Draw format that Anvil prefers, so it would probably be best to send a larger version to the outfit Anvil recommends on their site, and have them do the trace to insure it's nice a clean. I'm sure Jon can advise us on that. (Thanks Jon!!!)

Option #9


Option #10


Option #11
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:32:04 PM EDT
I like #10 but this is not a coin so could you make all the letters right side up like you did in #11?

~R
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:41:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripak:
I like #10 but this is not a coin so could you make all the letters right side up like you did in #11?

~R


Just so happen to have a version like that sitting here. How's this?

We'll Call this Option #12
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 12:44:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkeeterEater:

Originally Posted By Ripak:
I like #10 but this is not a coin so could you make all the letters right side up like you did in #11?

~R


Just so happen to have a version like that sitting here. How's this?

We'll Call this Option #12
i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm87/SkeeterEater_2008/AK12small-1.jpg


A+
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:01:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkeeterEater:

Originally Posted By Ripak:
I like #10 but this is not a coin so could you make all the letters right side up like you did in #11?

~R


Just so happen to have a version like that sitting here. How's this?

We'll Call this Option #12
i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm87/SkeeterEater_2008/AK12small-1.jpg
OK . I like this one better now .
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:03:34 PM EDT
Here's on with the paws a little bigger in different positions and with the text a little tighter to the image.

Option #13
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:04:34 PM EDT
#12 Would be my choice as well
I call dibs on SN last 3 of 049
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:06:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2008 1:09:06 PM EDT by Ripak]
I like #12.
This just keeps getting better and better.

I hate to be a pain but can we get the lettering a little larger or something so it fills more of the gaps in the circle of lettering? Like you did in #10

Sorry.
Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:07:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2008 1:08:58 PM EDT by doorgunner84]

Originally Posted By Ripak:
I like #10 but this is not a coin so could you make all the letters right side up like you did in #11?

~R


I was thinking the same thing earlier but didn't want to seem picky...

I think this is money!


ETA: Maybe, if anything... "ALASKA" should be a bit bigger font.

Link Posted: 5/14/2008 1:08:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripak:
I like #12.
This just keeps getting better and better.

I hate to be a pain but can we get the lettering a little larger or something so it fills more of the gaps in the circle of lettering?

Sorry.


picky picky picky
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