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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #60 on: 05 February 2016, 16:30:00 »
Thank you, and don't worry, I don't mind the question at all. In antiquity, usually the additive system for displaying the 4 was chosen (i.e. III + I, rather than the subtractive system of V - I = IV):
See these tombstones from soldiers of the 4th Legion for example:
http://www.livius.org/pictures/serbia/kostolac-viminacium/viminacium-museum-pieces/dedication-by-a-soldier-of-iiii-flavia/
http://www.livius.org/pictures/syria/apamea/military-tombstones/tombstone-macednus/
http://www.livius.org/pictures/serbia/sirmium-sremska-mitrovica/inscription-of-iiii-flavia-felix/
http://www.livius.org/pictures/syria/apamea/military-tombstones/tombstone-vitalis/

It is more of a modern age convention to use the IV.

Due to the classical overtones of the RWA, I chose the more ancient convention. And because it looks better, imo.  ;)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #61 on: 05 February 2016, 21:45:10 »
Thanks Flieger! I'll be happy to add that to my personal knowledge :) Keep up the great work.
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #62 on: 06 February 2016, 21:10:10 »
I love these, but isn't the roman numeral for 4 IV? I have seen IIII before, but thought it was in error.

Yes and no.

IIII is the way the Romans wrote it at the height of their power. IV was a simplified version that evolved from Latin through the Church. Both version are correct, though I would suspect IV is much more common.


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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #63 on: 17 February 2016, 11:36:24 »
Peace of Blake be with you.

This update is about the Word of Blake Militia and its allies.

I don't suppose you feel inspired by 3rd Division's awesome insignia, do you?

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #64 on: 18 February 2016, 13:01:48 »
I can give it a try this weekend.  ;)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #65 on: 21 February 2016, 12:14:49 »
Shadow Divisions Por Favor!

and the Manei Domini's "Bloody Hand" insignia!
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #66 on: 21 February 2016, 14:44:37 »
I think I can make some insignia of the Shadow Divisions, do you have any favourites to come first?
Also, can you give me some details how the Bloody Hand insignia looks?


Anyway, here my take on the 3rd Division:



Hasn't been easy, and suggestions on improvements are welcome.

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #67 on: 25 February 2016, 02:27:39 »
there is no official artwork for the bloody hand logo that I am aware of. accrophially it existed in MechWarrior 4 and Mech Assault as a  red right hand, palm outward and fingers spread wide against a white circular field.

as far as my favorite Shadow Divisions, in order, 51st, 49th, 44th, 47th, 40th, and 54th.
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #68 on: 26 February 2016, 18:46:23 »
So, here is my take on the Shadow Divisions. I hope the grey is not too dark and seperates from the black.
The 44th was a bit too difficult for me; maybe I try again later. I don't know what the 49th is supposed to be, and I could not find the insignia of the 54th. But I could do the 51st, 47th, and 40th, plus the 42nd, 45th, and 46th Division.

PS: the font is called "Blankenburg" ;)




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40th Shadow Division




42nd Shadow Division




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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #69 on: 26 February 2016, 18:51:29 »
Beautifully done!
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #70 on: 27 February 2016, 20:47:02 »
Thank you  :)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #71 on: 08 March 2016, 22:52:11 »
Awesome work!

My only reference for the 54ths logo was a decal on a mech i won at masters and minions some years ago.

It was a tradtional triangle and sword with three circinus style skulls arraigned on either side of the sword with a larger one impaled by the blade, and the circinus blue ring surrounding the triangle.
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #72 on: 11 March 2016, 18:49:20 »
Thanks! I will see what I can do, but probably next weekend.  :)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #73 on: 21 March 2016, 01:04:29 »

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Interpretation: the combination of cogwheel and swords symbolizes the defence of the factories. Since the CMW logo is round, I put the cogwheel around it, and I think it looks good.

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Thank you for making this!  I was working on a repaint, and wanted to make a 'Corporate' color scheme mech, and had already settled on using CMW - finding your icon was just plain old serendipity :)

I used it over at MWO - to do up a Phoenix Hawk (http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/315-repainted-concept-art/page__st__6960__p__5090071) - and of course credited you for the logo :D

I may be using some of your pre-clan Comstar stuff as well - thank you again for such a wonderful resource!!!

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #74 on: 21 March 2016, 21:52:30 »
Very nice. I am honoured that you use my insignia and I already commented on the Mech in the MWO forums.

If you have any more ideas or wishes for corporate security insignia, I would like to hear them. I am much slower these days making them, but I have not forgotten or abandoned them.  O:-)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #75 on: 25 March 2016, 01:28:12 »
I would humbly request (and I understand if you do not wish you) creation of my 7th Lyran Guards' unit insignia.

It would be of the same flair as your other Lyran guard regiments. A shield of blue and white (halved is fine) with a either an entire polecat or a head as the center piece. The numeral VII somewhere and a small green shamrock to adorn a corner.


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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #76 on: 25 March 2016, 16:14:20 »
IF you were ever so inclined, I'd love to see YOUR spin on the shield emblem I'm using as both my unit insignia and avatar pic.

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #77 on: 30 March 2016, 07:06:05 »
I would humbly request (and I understand if you do not wish you) creation of my 7th Lyran Guards' unit insignia.

It would be of the same flair as your other Lyran guard regiments. A shield of blue and white (halved is fine) with a either an entire polecat or a head as the center piece. The numeral VII somewhere and a small green shamrock to adorn a corner.

Here is a try:

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I realize my Lyran Guards template is quite outdated compared to my newer work, but I hope you like it nonetheless.
The polecat is a bit difficult; at first I wanted to include the typical "mask" but I have not yet found a solution I was content with. I may give it another fresh try later. However the diagonal alignment was very useful for this kind of animal (in fact, I took it from the city of Aurierès) but also offers a shield division which I had not used before and made it easy to incoporate the shamrock and the number.


IF you were ever so inclined, I'd love to see YOUR spin on the shield emblem I'm using as both my unit insignia and avatar pic.

Really? I mean your's is almost perfect from my point of view. I would change only very few elements, mostly the rim, and even then I am not sure if I could produce a better one. I may try anyway, but I would rather like to compliment on your insignia.  O0

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #78 on: 30 March 2016, 13:36:54 »
Hey Flieger, not sure if I replied before but you've got some really cool stuff on here! Like everyone else I hope you keep up the great work. :D

Have you done Clan insignias before? Skimmed the previous posts but didn't notice any, was curious. :)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #79 on: 30 March 2016, 15:01:31 »
Wow, thanks! A compliment from a true artist like you means a lot to me.  :)

I have not done Clan-insignia, because I am largely indifferent to them and I am not sure what to do with them. I once looked up the Smoke Jaguars and found that Hayden has done some excellent stuff for them already. This one e.g. is really fantastic. Then I looked up the Falcons and found Bren's work, again marvellous.
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #80 on: 30 March 2016, 15:03:27 »
Asked and answered I'm afraid.

And sorry, I don't do the Clans. But regarding the Jade Falcons, Bren has created some excellent artwork. I really like his style:
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=49607.0

And before I forget keep up the great work Flieger!

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #81 on: 08 April 2016, 07:05:41 »
I decided i wanted a new avatar... your selection of insignia is superb.
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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #82 on: 08 April 2016, 10:30:33 »
Thanks for the compliments! [cheers]


@ Bongfu:
So do you like my attempt? It is totally ok if you don't, it is mostly about personal preference after all...


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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #83 on: 09 April 2016, 20:36:29 »
That WoB stuff is very nice, but nothing from the FWL?

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #84 on: 10 April 2016, 19:27:13 »
That WoB stuff is very nice, but nothing from the FWL?

Curious, isn't it? There are actually a few commands I like and considered making insignia for, but most have been done already by others, especially Hayden (to whose work I would like to refer if you are looking for FWL insignia). And if I cannot add or change something in a meaningful way, I don't do it.

I have earmarked the Sirian Lancers though.  ;)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #85 on: 24 May 2016, 08:58:39 »
Beautiful work!  Hope to see more of these in the future!

Also, as I am tinkering with some Youtube videos, I may message you to see if I have permission to use your works :) 

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #86 on: 18 August 2016, 15:28:58 »
Coming back to the well for another pull :)

Any chance of doing an Earthwerks Security Services logo?

I'm working on a camo pattern for the Linesman mech ( http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Linesman ) and was thinking about doing it up in Earthwerks colors as part of the internal testing or Security force. 

Thanks in advance - either way :D

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #87 on: 19 August 2016, 17:06:23 »
That should be possible. I'll give it a try tomorrow.  :)

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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #88 on: 20 August 2016, 11:30:09 »
Ok, here is a try: I used different colour schemes for the different states which have taken control of EW. I added white to the FWL's insignia, because a pure purple background would have been too dark, imo.
The spears in the background are a variation from the swords I usually chose for the security forces, but I think it looks alright.


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Re: IS Unit Insignia (interpretations and alterations)
« Reply #89 on: 20 August 2016, 13:04:54 »
How about for the Proserpina Hussars? The Blood Limpets looks a little weak for the fearsome reputation.
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