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The Best of Squadron Patches

Started by Pylon, January 09, 2006, 08:41:09 pm

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alamrcn

Quote from: floridacyclist on August 27, 2007, 05:08:38 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




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

dwb

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.

afgeo4

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).
GEORGE LURYE

dwb

Quote from: afgeo4 on August 28, 2007, 04:16:35 pmDan, 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.

Quote from: afgeo4 on August 28, 2007, 04:16:35 pmBy 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.

floridacyclist

August 28, 2007, 05:33:58 pm #284 Last Edit: August 28, 2007, 06:50:32 pm by floridacyclist
Quote from: alamrcn on August 28, 2007, 02:37:07 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?
Gene Floyd, Capt CAP
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alamrcn

Quote from: floridacyclist on August 28, 2007, 05:33:58 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




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

dwb

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?

alamrcn

Quote from: justin_bailey on August 28, 2007, 07:39:38 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




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

KingLemur

Orlando Composite Squadron (SER-FL-242)

Walkman


♠SARKID♠

What does vires for fidelitas mean?

jimmydeanno

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

KingLemur

vires per fidelitas = strength through loyalty

♠SARKID♠

^
Good motto.  Google search said it was "Shiny Novels"  ;D ;D

alamrcn

Take a swing at this motto...



-Ace




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

Pylon

Always well tempered?   

Always good times?  ???
Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP

KingLemur


alamrcn

November 02, 2007, 07:39:01 pm #298 Last Edit: November 02, 2007, 07:44:28 pm by alamrcn
Quote from: KingLemur on November 01, 2007, 05:27:45 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





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

addo1

  Here is the Lakeshore Composite Squadron patch:
Addison Jaynes, SFO, CAP
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