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Unofficial Hell-Gate Command Unit Patch

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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from FireWolfe
Review:
I like the patch though I might have used flames and a stake.
Review By [FireWolfe] • Date [8 Nov 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Bloodgutter
Review:
Looks Very Good!
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review glad you like it.

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [Bloodgutter] • Date [21 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from batzulger
Review:
Probably wouldn't have any text on it except "HGC" and a team number. Other wise the portcullis is a great idea. Patches have a fairly low resolution however so stylized images that work in subdued form are usually a better choice.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

I probably should have described this as a Command (?) Patch rather than a Unit Patch.

Thanks again for the review

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [batzulger] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)MarcusRowland
Review:
One practical problem - the spacing of the grid of the portcullis is pretty small, it would be very difficult to embroider it as a uniform patch so that the grid and the fire stood out from each other, at any realistic size it would look like a brown square rather than the separate colour elements. Perhaps something like this would be better as the grid basis:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/af/Crowned_Portcullis.svg/460px-Crowned_Portcullis.svg.png

That's actually the logo for the UK customs service and other government departments, e.g. the house of commons version is similar, just remove the chains and crown to make it a more generic portcullis that would be more easy to embroider.

Hope this helps
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

Actually I based the Portcullis on the 'Tails' side of a one penny coin which is pretty much the same as the Picture in your Link.

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [(Current Donor)MarcusRowland] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from CPTSkip
Review:
I like it. And it would be very easy to make a 'subdued' version using only black and green thread for field uniforms.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

I'm not having much luck with a more 'subdued' version I'll probably leave like this.

Thanks again for the review

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Cordyfan
Review:
Thanks for this! I hadn't even thought of a portcullis, but it works better than what I had in mind.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

Glad you like it, thanks for the Stories.

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [(Current Donor)Cordyfan] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ShalaDakiri
Review:
Portcullis-style gate is kinda what I imagined, too.

Like the other reviewer, I only knew it was suppoesed to be flames because I remembered the patch description.

Something else to keep in mind is using a limited number of contrasting colors. In our military, colored patches are used for service uniforms, while combat uniforms use subdued versions. If there's not enough contrast, the subdued versions won't be easily identifiable.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

You're right about the contrast I've tried changing this to a B&W picture but turns out mostly Black.

Thanks again for the review

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [ShalaDakiri] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from HMaxMarius
Review:
Nice... I can even read some symbolism into the use of a Portculis, since they are generally made of wood and thus would have to include a magical element to hold back the fires of hell.

My one concern is the repetitive nature of the flames in the grid gaps. It makes it look a little like a series of candles. Maybe do a nice full-frame random flame and then overlay the grid on that image.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the Review

I looked for some clip-art flames on line but couldn't find any I liked or which looked right behind the Portcullis so I came up with the flame pattern using Word-Art, not perfect but the best I could think of.

Thanks again for the review

Yours sincerely

Robert
Review By [HMaxMarius] • Date [20 Jun 12] • Not Rated
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