Last few Hours...
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
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
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
The designs will change a bit on the final cards
Update May 31
Our first official shout out on a BIG website / blog
Thanks ENDO for helping to spread the word
Update June 1
The Gun Wire shared the project !!
There is a thread about our project 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 !! -
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)
Update June 12th:
The project was featured on reddit !!
We were featured on Soldier Systems !!
Original SOE Gear posted a link to the project on their Facebook page
I was so thrilled to see Jeff posted a video about our project here and the one TheHossUSMC just started
Thanks Jeff !!
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 !!!
- 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 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?
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 projectLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (29 days)