You may be familiar with the recoloring work I do, and as much fun as that is, I feel that I need to branch out a bit and start working on another area very near and dear to my heart. Unit insignia have been a part of Battletech since time immemorial* and therefore are important to Mechwarrior Online.
Unit Insignia are awesome, but it's a mixed bag. Many insignia online are tiny, pulled off various BT products, only available in black and white, or simply have no visual counterpart. In other cases, players want their own unit insignia so they can stand out from the crowd. So this next endeavor (which will overlap, not replace the recolors) is designed to bring large (500x500 pixels), clear, quality images into the fray. These images will not use visual components from other people's works, aside from color and geometry (I.E. I won't be copying in things from Google and changing the colors, etc).
My intended projects include requests (yay!), "vintage" logos that need more attention (I'm thinking Amphigean Light Assault Group, hate the shark love the horn), and similar works from both the Clan and Inner Sphere.
Looking forward to see where this leads,
*(ok, since at least the mid 80s, when the Second Edition came out and the rule book had unit insignia for the mercenary units Hansen's Rough Riders, Wolf's Dragoons, Lindon's Company, the Erridani Light Horse and the 21st Centauri Lancers. After that came the Succession Wars board game, chock-full of counters with full-color unit insignia. Around the same time we also saw the release of the Camo Specs booklet, which contained information not just on unit insignia, but also paint schemes for various units (this was also my chief source of inspiration for the recolor series I've been working on))
NOTE TO PURISTS: Fanon Ahead! A lot of the work will be original or derived from canon, but in the spirit of canon; much as Piranha's 'mech designs and many of my recolors are. I will do what I can with the information available, and will gladly take input from the community. If you have concerns or comments please do not hesitate to post or PM me.
EDIT: If it wasn't implied earlier, the images I post here are for the community to use as they see fit! So, if you see something you like and want to use it, please feel free! You don't even need to ask!
Edited by Hayden, 11 February 2012 - 10:57 AM.