Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
March 22, 2019, 02:46:22 AM
Home Help Login Register
News:

CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: The Best of Squadron Patches
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: 1 ... 13 14 [15] 16 17 ... 37 Send this topic Print
Author Topic: The Best of Squadron Patches  (Read 200920 times)
alamrcn
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 641
Unit: NCR-MN-047

Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #280 on: August 28, 2007, 02:37:07 PM »

...the screenshot from MS Flightsim...

I KNEW IT!  I wasn't going to say anything though, heheheh...

Send whatever you have for art in with the order - it can only help them when they do the final layout before production. I've seen the preverbial "bar napkin" art sent in to the manufacturer before! I think you'll be fine with what they come up with if you point out the specific buildings that should be identifiable.

More on the charter number...
Most emblem heraldry would say leave text out of the field on put it on the scrolls, tabs, etc. However, I've put numbers or letters in two of the patches I've designed. I have to agree with the "random code" comment though - the region/wing/squadron IDs are a little overwhelming. Perhaps a verbal authorization to reduce to just the unit number?

Can't wait to see the final product, sign me up for 3-4 "pre-sale" copies if you can!

-Ace
Report to moderator   Logged

 

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota
dwb
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,347

« Reply #281 on: August 28, 2007, 03:41:18 PM »

We have a pretty nice squadron patch, I think.  Here is the current design:



It looks okay on a patch.  We've run out of patches at the squadron, and we've since been re-designated as a Cadet squadron, so I've been working on a little tweak for it.



I still have to incorporate the snake, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to draw a good one in the vector graphics program I'm using.
Report to moderator   Logged
afgeo4
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,566

« Reply #282 on: August 28, 2007, 04:16:35 PM »

Dan, why not just use the same patch and change the text?

By the way, who did have make the patches for the squadron? I'm about to start up patches for my current unit and I need someone who's good at making them. I still have my Syracuse Comp Sq patch (not giving it back either).
Report to moderator   Logged
GEORGE LURYE
dwb
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,347

« Reply #283 on: August 28, 2007, 04:26:08 PM »

Dan, why not just use the same patch and change the text?

Well, I had a couple beefs with the current design.  Some of the detail (particularly of the snake) gets lost in the embroidery, so I wanted a cleaner design.  Also, the rocker panels aren't congruent with the heraldry guidelines.

Most importantly, I wanted a higher quality vector graphics version of the patch, so we could resize it as needed for print, letterhead, web site graphics, etc.

By the way, who did have make the patches for the squadron?

We used The Hock Shop for our patches... he wasn't the cheapest price, but I think the quality was good, and the turnaround time was fast, and as usual, the customer service was awesome.
Report to moderator   Logged
floridacyclist
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 925

Tallahassee Composite Squadron
« Reply #284 on: August 28, 2007, 05:33:58 PM »

Send whatever you have for art in with the order - it can only help them when they do the final layout before production. I've seen the preverbial "bar napkin" art sent in to the manufacturer before! I think you'll be fine with what they come up with if you point out the specific buildings that should be identifiable.

About the only building that really matters is the capitol itself and the domes on either side - very phallic if you look at it from the East..which is how most folks driving in will first see it, at least in the days before I-10. I can't imagine the architects not realizing this.

I wonder if it's possible to sell some of these off to collectors to help finance it for the members?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2007, 06:50:32 PM by floridacyclist » Report to moderator   Logged
Gene Floyd, Capt CAP
Wearer of many hats, master of none (but senior-rated in two)
www.tallahasseecap.org
www.rideforfatherhood.org
Flying Pig
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 5,043

« Reply #285 on: August 28, 2007, 06:46:57 PM »

Sq. 45 March Air Force Base, Ca.


* sq45.gif (3.5 kB, 125x140 - viewed 419 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
alamrcn
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 641
Unit: NCR-MN-047

Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #286 on: August 28, 2007, 07:25:38 PM »

I wonder if it's possible to sell some of these off to collectors to help finance it for the members?

When I contact units to purchase a couple of their patches, I suggest that I would gladly pay a dollar or two more per patch than what they charge squadron members - kinda help them out a bit I guess.

There aren't a lot of us CAP collectors out there, but enough to maybe get rid of a dozen or so.

SNAKES, WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES!!!






Sadly, I never was able to preserve a copy of the Syracuse Squadron patch. Never even saw the actual patch, just the computerized art as above on their website. Sounds like they are all gone now, but hopefully I'll fall on an old one someday as well as one of the new ones when they get made.

-Ace
Report to moderator   Logged

 

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota
dwb
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,347

« Reply #287 on: August 28, 2007, 07:39:38 PM »

Ace, I didn't know you were collecting.  I have one of the first-run patches sitting in my desk right here at work (not sure why), and I probably have an extra one at home.

Do you want me to send you one?
Report to moderator   Logged
alamrcn
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 641
Unit: NCR-MN-047

Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #288 on: August 28, 2007, 07:58:05 PM »

Do you want me to send you one?

OH!  OH!  OH!  YES PLEASE!

E-mail me and I'll hook you up with my address and compensation:
alamrcn@hotmail.com

Thank you VERY much!
-Ace
Report to moderator   Logged

 

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota
KingLemur
Recruit

Posts: 7

« Reply #289 on: October 25, 2007, 04:28:15 PM »

Orlando Composite Squadron (SER-FL-242)


* FL-242 Patch.jpg (951.65 kB, 513x603 - viewed 466 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
Walkman
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,233
Unit: GLR-MI-009

Kris Walker Photography
« Reply #290 on: October 25, 2007, 09:17:00 PM »

^ Good stuff!
Report to moderator   Logged
♠SARKID♠
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,838
Unit: GLR-WI-204

Timmerman Composite Squadron - WIWG - CAP
« Reply #291 on: October 31, 2007, 07:32:35 AM »

What does vires for fidelitas mean?
Report to moderator   Logged

           Capt. Dan Turkal
..
                WI-204/CC
.
jimmydeanno
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 4,155
Unit: ǝnƃoɹ

« Reply #292 on: October 31, 2007, 12:16:23 PM »

I think it means strength for loyalty or something along those lines...
Report to moderator   Logged
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law. - Winston Churchill
KingLemur
Recruit

Posts: 7

« Reply #293 on: October 31, 2007, 01:26:45 PM »

vires per fidelitas = strength through loyalty
Report to moderator   Logged
♠SARKID♠
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 1,838
Unit: GLR-WI-204

Timmerman Composite Squadron - WIWG - CAP
« Reply #294 on: October 31, 2007, 07:36:21 PM »

^
Good motto.  Google search said it was "Shiny Novels"  ;D ;D
Report to moderator   Logged

           Capt. Dan Turkal
..
                WI-204/CC
.
alamrcn
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 641
Unit: NCR-MN-047

Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #295 on: November 01, 2007, 04:58:13 PM »

Take a swing at this motto...



-Ace
Report to moderator   Logged

 

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota
Pylon
Administrator

Posts: 5,136
Unit: NER-NH-038

Michael Kieloch, Marketing Communications & PR Leadership
« Reply #296 on: November 01, 2007, 05:10:34 PM »

Always well tempered?   

Always good times?  ???
Report to moderator   Logged
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP
Concord Composite Squadron, NH       
KingLemur
Recruit

Posts: 7

« Reply #297 on: November 01, 2007, 05:27:45 PM »

always a good time?
Report to moderator   Logged
alamrcn
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 641
Unit: NCR-MN-047

Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #298 on: November 02, 2007, 07:39:01 PM »

always a good time?

You got it exactly! It's definately how that squadron approaches everything they do... Do it well, and have fun doing it! Definately not the stick-in-the-mud attitude that you have to be a serious jerk all the time inorder to be a good, successful, professional leader. Etc. Etc.

This isn't an actual "for wear" patch. It was a commemorative patch made for the unit's 40th Anniversary. "XL" is the Roman numeral 40, as well as "Excel" in the sports world. The Red Ruby is the 40th Anniversary precious gem stone.

There were only 50 of these made, and there are just a few of them left if anyone would like to purchase one... $10 is the heavy price tag unfortunately, but hey, it's a pretty cool piece!

-Ace

« Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 07:44:28 PM by alamrcn » Report to moderator   Logged

 

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota
addo1
Salty & Seasoned Contributor

Posts: 533
Unit: SWR

TRIXATION ILLUSIONS
« Reply #299 on: November 25, 2007, 10:27:57 PM »

  Here is the Lakeshore Composite Squadron patch:


* CAP LOGO 354.png (39.09 kB, 195x180 - viewed 7 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
Addison Jaynes, SFO, CAP
Coordinator, Texas Wing International Air Cadet Exchange


National Cadet Advisory Council 2010
Pages: 1 ... 13 14 [15] 16 17 ... 37 Send this topic Print 
CAP Talk  |  General Discussion  |  Uniforms & Awards  |  Topic: The Best of Squadron Patches
 


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.101 seconds with 26 queries.
click here to email me