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53rd Hammerheads & 107th Ravens Squadron Insignia, 70th Blue Lions WIP




Opinions?

In the comparison you'll notice that the new logo is missing a metallic "pedestal" thingy. Personally, I feel it's not necessary in a squadron logo, and clutters the otherwise pretty sleek design unnecessarily.

I can add it if people want it, though.


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« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 03:45:19 pm by Herra Tohtori »
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Leave it as it is, looks great.

And thank you for doing this!
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
personally I like the metal bit but other than that ace work
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
I'd like to see how it looks with the metal thang before deciding if its necessary or not :P
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
I am Lieutenant Loukakis, and this is my favorite insignia on the Aquitaine. I think it looks good without the pedestal/book pixelated slab thingy.

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Looks good :yes:

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
I'll look into making a version with the metal thingy (though it's hard to even see what it's supposed to be like in form, it's both behind and in front of the crescent... sort of.

Anyway, here's a source data pack for anyone who's interested in taking a look at how the thing is made.

53rdHammerheadsInsignia.7z


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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Looks like a scroll.
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Excellent work!

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Awesome. I recall someone else made some squad insignia, but IMHO they weren't close enough to the originals.

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
That was me, and I did refactored ones, not reproduction ones.

I like this one, and getting better looking reproduction ones in something other than pcx would be nice.
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Carl gives this five thumbs up!

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Looks great, but at the front where you made a fin looks more like gills in retail. Was that on purpose?

EDIT: The fin thingy don't seem to look right to me, either. (Proportions?) :nervous:

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
The shark in the new insignia is not exactly in the same position:




That's the image I used as a source, and while close, it doesn't exactly match the angle of the shark in the original, but then again, in the original the hammerhead profile is clearly visible (viewed from below) while the body seems to be viewed more or less directly from the side, which creates a weird dichotomy between the positions of head and body, and this means that you'll probably never find an actual image of a hammerhead shark in that position and relative geometry.

If someone wants to re-draw the original shark's posture in vector graphics, be my guest. :p
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
I see. That's good, then. I was lookin' at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sphyrna_mokarran_at_georgia.jpg

as a reference, though yours matches more to the retail one. Still, some gills would be nice. ;)

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Well, there is this:

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Hay guiz, the thing doesn't need to look pixel-perfect identical.  So long as we can tell it's a shark, I think we're good. :p

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Hay guiz, the thing doesn't need to look pixel-perfect identical.  So long as we can tell it's a hammerhead shark, I think we're good. :p

Fixed. :P
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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Or we could stick a whale shark there instead and see if anyone notices :P

But great job on the insignia; I think it looks great.

 

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Re: 53rd Hammerheads Squadron Insignia
Fixed. :P
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