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Old 09 Mar 2007, 14:08   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is the right board, but I need help coming up with an insignia for my Space Marine chapter, the Ghost Arm. (All my models so far are First Company.)

My color scheme is white, grey, with silver trim and gold/yellow eyes, purity seals, etc. The basis of the army is fast attack and guerilla tactics. (Lots of speeders, bikes, assault marines.) There is always a Dreadnought present in battle because the Dreadnought is the closest thing to an actual ghost, and as such is highly respected by the Brothers of the Chapter. (I'm thinking of making all my Dreads venerable for fluff reasons.)

Anyways, problem is, it's time to start painting banners, but I have no idea of what to do for a chapter insignia. Any ideas?
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 21:21   #2 (permalink)
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A white fist, maybe? That's the only thing I can think of that is 'Ghost Arm'y like.

Perhaps something relating to fluff you made up for the chapter.

That is a tough one, good luck.
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 21:27   #3 (permalink)
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try this >
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 21:34   #4 (permalink)
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YEAH!! do boo!

If not do an open hand with the forearm blending into the shoulderpad/banner.
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 23:00   #5 (permalink)
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Bit of a shame it's not Guard, then we could justify some sort of literal arm, ghost-like, with a bicep bulging so hard it's crushing an Ork's head or something. You know, Popeye style.


I'm not too sure but I'm liking something like the cover of SoaD.



Make it kinda translucent and I think you've got a hit.
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 15:59   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, the hand will be cool
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 16:07   #7 (permalink)
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Look at the emperors childrens insignia. Picture it without the wing, and with the claw a bit more human. keep it skinny and skeletal, painted an appropriate colour, purple could work.
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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Interesting...

I'm worried that if I do an arm thing, it'll look too much like the fist banner. There are a lot of those floating around.
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 01:52   #9 (permalink)
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Interesting...

I'm worried that if I do an arm thing, it'll look too much like the fist banner. There are a lot of those floating around.
Unfortunately no matter how you go with it it'd probably end up looking a *bit* like other banners since, at greater than about six inches, they all start looking the same anyway.

I advise you go with the gut instinct as that's what you're going to be happy with regardless of any other circumstances, fears, or wants.
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