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Our 2nd Kickstarter Project

Something I've always been interested in are the Aircraft Identification cards issued to armed forces to I.D. enemy Planes or Military Vehicles 

 Check out the video more more information on this deck

Made in the USA

By the The United States Playing Card Company

Prototype 'Aces' from the deck
Prototype 'Aces' from the deck

This (our first) all original, full-color deck of playing cards will follow that concept but with focus on the 'Cold War' Kalashnikov rifles from Russia, China, Germany and Bulgaria

Styled after the official military Aircraft and Vehicle ID card decks, our Kalashnikov recognition cards will come in a simply designed (black & white) custom box

The cards themselves will offer silhouettes and info on the various models and variations of the famous Kalashnikov Rifles (AK47) used by the WARSAW Pact during the Cold War

Our 'Prototype' Deck, design will be similar, but will be modified for the final deck
Our 'Prototype' Deck, design will be similar, but will be modified for the final deck

 The cards will contain information about the rifles as well as their silhouettes for recognition

Information included on each card:

  • Kalashnikov Model
  • Country of Origin (USSR, China, E. Germany, Bulgaria)
  • Countries 'Cold War' Flags
  • Dates of Production (when available)
  • Caliber (color of silhouette indicates caliber)
  • Type of Receiver (Milled, Stamped)
  • Materials used (Wood, Plastic, Bakelite, etc)
  • Factory of Origin (when available)
  • Cold War Factory Logos

Budget Details:  

~ $8,000 = Printing the cards (Here in the USA)
~ ($2,500 - $4,800) = Shipping
~ $1,500 = Kickstarter and credit card processing fees

Sample Cards:

Here are the 'prototype' designs for the two "Jokers"
The designs will change a bit on the final cards
The 'prototype' Jokers
The 'prototype' Jokers
 
Single, Double or Triple Deck Rewards
Single, Double or Triple Deck Rewards
 

Update May 31

Our first official shout out on a BIG website / blog

Thanks ENDO for helping to spread the word

We were featured on everydaynodaysoff.com
We were featured on everydaynodaysoff.com

Update June 1

The Gun Wire shared the project !!

The Gun Wire
The Gun Wire

There is a thread about our project on PlayingCardForum.com - A Discourse For Playing Cards

http://www.playingcardforum.com/playing-card-plethora/kalashnikov-identification-playing-cards-(ks)

Check out the thread on PlayingCardForum.com - A Discourse For Playing Cards
Check out the thread on PlayingCardForum.com - A Discourse For Playing Cards

Update June 3

The word about the AK ID deck is getting around There is a new thread on the AK forum.net !! Check it out, we couldn't be more impressed that the #1 source for Kalashnikov information has a thread on our deck

 - Thanks guys for helping to make more people aware of the project.-

 - Every effort helps to get these made and we can't do it alone !! - 

theAKforum.net
theAKforum.net

Update June 3rd

We will use The United States Playing Card Company
Our cards will printed on Bicycle grade paper with a custom box

 Here in the USA !!

Update June 5th

We added a reward for Full Bricks (of 12 decks) 

Bad Photoshop of One Brick (of 12 Decks)
Bad Photoshop of One Brick (of 12 Decks)

Update June 12th:

The project was featured on reddit !!

Our Kickstrarter on Reddit !!
Our Kickstrarter on Reddit !!

Update 6/19/2014:

We were featured on Soldier Systems !!

Our Project was on Soldier Systems
Our Project was on Soldier Systems

 http://soldiersystems.net

Original SOE Gear posted a link to the project on their Facebook page

John Willis shared a link.
John Willis shared a link.

Update 6/19/2014:

I was so thrilled to see Jeff posted a video about our project here and the one TheHossUSMC just started

Thanks Jeff !!

Update 6/20/2014:

We reached $5,000 in funding

THANK YOU all for your support and for helping to spread the word

Update 6/21 :

Tim, at Military Arms Channel gave us a shout - Out, thanks TIm !!!

Tim mentioned the project on Facebook
Tim mentioned the project on Facebook

- Looks like even people who think I am an "ass" think the deck is a good idea, thats cool !! lol

They started a thread for the project on Th AK Files Forum

The AK Files
The AK Files

Update 6-24:

The new card back design..
(well almost, there may be a few changes still)  

But here is what we are thinking tha card back design will be .. 

What do you think?

AK ID Card Back Design
AK ID Card Back Design

Risks and challenges

This will be our first attempt at publishing a deck of cards.
So the risks will be if we need to update artwork with the vendor

Other than technical issues, the shipping of rewards should be no problems since we have plenty of experience with shipping

We learned a lot of the 'behind the scenes' procedures of Kickstarter on our first project, so we are looking forward to this second project

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