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Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby Yellowjacket » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:17 pm

After Sean and I completed the Alliance Police patch, there was an interest expressed in this patch...

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I've attempted the patch, but given the small scale of the screen cap, many questions come to mind.

Are the lightning bolts a silver or white and are they the same color as the circle and border?

Do they overlap the circle?

Is the background a dark gray or dark metallic silver?

Or better yet, can someone find the original patch so we don't have to fret over the above questions? I know. Wishful thinking.

The first draft. Yes it needs tweaking.

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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby pennausamike » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:06 am

I like dark gray background,
silver piping and cogwheel,
white lightning bolts,
and the cog overlapping one of the lightning bolts.

It looks like you'd need a large and a small version of this patch,
small for the hat and large for the shoulder.
Figure 1 1/2" for the hat, and 2 1/2" or 3" for the shoulder.

Very cool rendering!

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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby keelhauler » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:54 am

Just spent an hour and a half searching google images for this patch in the real world with no luck.

I tried key words - lightning bolts, hexagon, cog, etc - in varying combos with patch and insignia. I also did a generic search for military and world insignia and a more specific search for communications insignia/patch, since lightning bolts have often been used to denote comm people. I couldn't find anything.

Maybe these were made special for production?

I like the second rendering best but havent look close at the screencaps yet.

I will be in for a few of these for sure!! :D
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby AZSneed » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:40 am

What is needed are some Blu-ray grabs.

If I see it right the bottom one is about right, except the lower left bolt is on top of the ring, and the left bolt is gray.

I want two or three.
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby Oathin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:02 am

Ok do we need a patch thread. Adding to mental list of things to buy as soon as they are offered.
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby Citizen_Browncoat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:49 am

I might have an angle on this - but to make this economically feasible for everyone - ie me mostly - I would have to pre-sell the patches to cover the up-front cost of getting the patch made.

This is all pending yellowjackets cooperation on a revised render of the patch (the bottom one is the correct one) but who would be interested in this patch.

Sound off with your name and how many you want. I would be pre-selling the patches at $7 a piece initially to cover the run. They would naturally be all embroidered with the usual iron-on friendly backing. Once again this would be for a patch (the bottom render - see above), full embroidery.

I am limited to 50 in the initial run.
Yay Zombie-thread. .... So..... who wants in. Ill update the list below as people respond. You can PM me also. I am not accepting money right now, this is a pre-launch feasibility study right now, so spread the word and let's get some interest.


Citizen_Browncoat - "Cap'n" - unpaid
Pennausamike - 4 - unpaid
AZSneed - 3 - unpaid
Jason1976 - 2 - unpaid
Yellowjacket - 1 - unpaid (he obviously gets more, being the contributor of the artwork - but Im being "that guy" and making him buy one :p )
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby pennausamike » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:39 pm

I would be in for 4 patches,
BUT,
only if they are the 3" version.
Four inches would be kinda large for a shoulder patch,
and obviously huge for a hat patch.
Figure 1 1/2" for the hat, and 2 1/2" or 3" for the shoulder.

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As a note, I bought one 4" version of the Firefly version, standard Alliance patch for display;
but all the shoulder patches on my Alliance troops are the 3" version.

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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby Citizen_Browncoat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:05 pm

It could be done in 3" - the priceing is for any patch up to 4" - so if the consensus is reached that this should be 3" across then that is what it will be. I'll put you down for them - great start!
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby AZSneed » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:31 am

I will take 3, 3 inch.
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Re: Alliance Hat/Shoulder Lightning Patch

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm

pennausamike wrote:I would be in for 4 patches,
BUT,
only if they are the 3" version.
Four inches would be kinda large for a shoulder patch,
and obviously huge for a hat patch.
Figure 1 1/2" for the hat, and 2 1/2" or 3" for the shoulder.

Image

As a note, I bought one 4" version of the Firefly version, standard Alliance patch for display;
but all the shoulder patches on my Alliance troops are the 3" version.

Mike


I went searching on eBay for this patch, or anything 'verse-y, and found this cool little dragon patch.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180722626026?ss ... 1423.l2649
I ordered 6 of them for my "Fool Me Twice" Alliance uniforms.

I also found these fire-breathing dragon Boy Scout patrol patches
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350280184945?ss ... 1423.l2649
and thought it was an awesome Independents' patch.

So, I'd like to see this lightning and cogwheel patch go forward to add to my standard and EU Firefly patches.

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