Anyone recently purchase new serpent badges and found the curvature to be incorrect or nonexistent for the body's curvature? If you bought correctly-contoured badges (recently) could you ID the vendor? Thanks.
I bought the ones from IAP and they are not curved, and they were very expensive... I tried carefully bending one (they seem to be made of brass) and I was afraid it would break, but I was able to get some curvature. Now the cloisonee is starting to pop off where I bent them. I used black silicone caulk behind them to fill in the lack of curvature and it worked OK. I gotta say for the kind of money I paid, they should have the proper curvature.
I didn't try and curve mine and the green still pops out and what doesn't fades. Used some Testors model enamel green to re do and it hasn't faded but some has come off. A constant work in progress. x2 on the price, I was willing to pay it because I thought it would be decent quality but it's not.