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  1. I love the alternate "C" with the angry cub from the late 80's/Early 90's logo - Great work!
  2. For my Alma Mater, Purdue University. I tried to do something that people have been talking about for a while. I wanted to make it look like the numerals had been riveted on. I tried to trace their current "CowCatcher" design on the upper shoulder portion of the jersey. I also think that incorporating railroad tracks on the side trunk of the jersey and pants would look cool. Their current black alternate helmet has railroad tracks up the center that fade to a point. The white helmet that I have here would keep the thickness consistent entirely. I added the center logo of the statue of the Boilermaker outside of the stadium, mainly because it looks cool, yet is subtle. Award stickers would be sledgehammers.
  3. The Illinois fighting Illini have been under scrutiny for their name/mascot for a while now. Just about everyone who drafts a concept uniform for them includes the "Aztec-style" triangles. I am no different, in that I think it would look very sharp with their color scheme. I like them in an orange jersey and white helmet. I do not like their current Block "I" helmet logo though as it seems blah. A few years ago, they had award stickers on their helmet in the shape of the state and I thought it was unique and a nice homage.
  4. The Iowa Hawkeyes did something similar to this look for their "Blackout" game. The only real change to those uniforms would be the gold stripe up either side of the pants and trunk of the jersey here. I think the removal of the center stripe on this helmet made them look really sharp, I thought it looked like an entirely different helmet.
  5. The Indiana Hoosiers tried something similar to this design this year. They had the candy stripes on their shoulders of their jerseys and I thought it looked pretty sharp. They have played around with several helmet designs, but I am all for them keeping it simple. They have a nice monogram logo and with or without center stripes, the crimson helmet looks sharp with the white icon. The PowerPoint did not space the candy stripes very well with this template and it looks a little goofy. I think if this were actually to be made into a uniform, it could look cool.
  6. Well All, I am having fun working the templates in Paint and PowerPoint. They are no where near professional, so I will call them "Drafts." But I will be posting up schools as I progress with my justification/descriptions.
  7. The Armor Branch evolved from the Cavalry Branch after the first world war. The MOS series is still 19, but if you ask a Tanker or a Scout if they are the same thing, you may get hit in the mouth. The Army Branch Color is Yellow. However, I got the inspiration for this uniform from the Armor Division patch, which is a triangle on a green field consisting of Yellow, Red, and Blue. Those colors represent Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry. I also added a black tank track up the side and on the shoulders. I've attached the 2nd Armored Division Patch to display my reference.
  8. Finishing up the Logistics triad, we have the Army Transportation Corps. The colors of the Transportation Corps are Brick Red and Golden Yellow. I tried to make the 2 stripes on the sleeves and pants here look like tire tracks or some sort of vehicle track.
  9. The Army Ordinance Corps: Maintenance and Munitions, and the bravest of them all...Explosive Ordinance Disposal. The Ordinance Corps Colors are Crimson and Gold. However, units designated as strictly maintenance use Crimson and Blue, hence the blue trim.
  10. Next, We have the Army Quartermaster Corps - the first in the Logistics Triad. The Quartermaster Corps colors are Buff (a light khaki) and light blue. I had to go with a black background on this because it was very difficult to see on a white background. Their insignia on the helmet is an Eagle perched on a wheel, with a crossed sword and key. The Quartermaster Corps is primarily known as the "Supply" branch. They are the biggest branch of the Army and a group of people you want to keep happy, because if your supplies are messed up - You Are Dead!
  11. Army Aviation: Colors Ultramarine Blue and Orange. With this, I wanted to incorporate the Aviator's wings into the uniform somehow. I thought about putting the wings on the helmets similar to the Philidelphia Eagles, and putting the prop wings on the shoulders. I thought this looked more standardized. I'm interested to know what you all think.
  12. The Military Police Corps colors are Green and Gold. I tried to incorporate the Badge as best I could, and I also tried to make them look NOT like the Green Bay Packers...Which is difficult to do in the current template.
  13. The term "Sappers" has been used to describe Combat Engineers. Those Soldiers who go behind enemy lines, infiltrate facilities and have been known to destroy large enemy structures (bridges are what they are famous for), cut off enemy power supplies, etc. The Sapper is essentially a one-man industrial wrecking crew.
  14. The Army Corps of Engineers. Their colors are red and white. I used the logo of the commercial US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as is seen on their public civil engineer project/facilities.
  15. The Signal Corps is the branch of the Army that I currently serve in. The designated colors are International Orange and White. The symbolism behind the colors is that International Orange is the color used on radio towers and other large communication structures. This was the first one that I made. Again, I made these up in PowerPoint, so I tried to be as creative as I could within the limits of the program. The lightning bolts are often use as an auxiliary for Signal units, symbolizing rapid communication, electronics and IT.
  16. I forgot to add - The gold on the shoes and lower portion of the socks represents Spurs on black cavalry boots - A tradition that continues today.
  17. The next Branch is Cavalry. The Cavalry's color is Yellow, although their Troop/Company level units have guidon flags that are split in half with Red and White. Hence the center patch above the numbers is a red and white guidon. The helmet and jersey are "Army Blue" the dark blue representing the color of the uniforms worn by the Union Troops and frontier campaigns of the US Army The pants: When I wear my uniform, I am often asked by people "Why don't your pants match your jacket?" The reason for this is historical tradition. Cavalrymen would typically have lighter-colored uniform pants than other Soldiers because the fabric would fade from being in contact with the saddle and horse. Also, During the American Civil War, Indigo was the dye used for textiles, and because of the rapid expansion of the military and limited resources, the Department of the Army ordered that only half as much indigo be used on pants as was used on jackets. Today, only Generals have matching blue coats and pants.
  18. Next up, the "King of Battle" The Field Artillery. Artilleryman became known as "Red Legs" or "Red Leggers" in the years leading up to the American Civil War, due to the designated branch color of Scarlet being the color of their pants. I started off thinking I wanted a gold uniform, but the more I thought about it, I liked the Idea of a color that represented "Brass" and spent shell casings that have been fired. I think the color combo here would be best known as Scarlet and Brass.
  19. First Up, the "Queen of Battle" the Infantry. If you ask any Grunt in the Army "Why is the sky blue?" The response will be "Because God Loves the Infantry." These designs are fairly basic. I took Light Blue, which is the branch color for Infantry and gold, which is typically used as auxillary when augmenting an insignia or uniform trim. I thought the name across the chest looked like something was On the Move. The Bayonets could be done better, but I was using Paint and PowerPoint.
  20. Alright Gang, This is my first stab at making a concept. I used a simple template that I could easily manipulate in Paint. I plan on making one of these for each of the Army Branches. With a detailed explanation as to their design. Feedback is encouraged!
  21. Bro, you just made my day.

    Not only are you a stellar artist, but you are a tuba player in the Army!

    I have been in for 15 years, but I haven't played since I was in college.

    -Bando story:

    One of my tuba/beer buddies from Purdue married a piccolo player. At that wedding, I met the sister of the bride, who played the clarinet, and later became my wife.

    SO - I met my wife via one of my tuba buddies who is now my brother-in-law.  My Father-in-law often states how he is confused at the weakness his daughters have for tuba players.

  22. What about an all-purple uniform with a white helmet? Would the helmet look good with the Northwestern Stripes in the center?
  23. This looks Great and it is right in line with their original logo. It looks like something that would be a gradual step forward if the team still existed. Nice work!
  24. I really like these concepts. I think this is a really cool idea. My one critique, and I hope I'm not stretching too far. I know I'm dating myself. If I can make a suggestion, I would go with another color from the cream/pink in the Jedi logo. My reason being (and I'm embarrassed to say this, being presently 33 years old), is that at first glance it reminds me of something we used to draw on guys notebooks in the 7th grade to prank them. The starburst and lightsaber make it look like a butt. From there, I would imagine rivals saying something to the fact of Minne@$$holes Jedis. Other than that, it looks really cool!
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