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by marcpasquin
Sun May 15, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Fictional Visual Identity
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

Re: Fictional Visual Identity

Awesome, I'll try to contribute[/quote]

go for it mate, I especially hope we can get visual identity from non-anglophone works
by marcpasquin
Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Fictional Semiotics updates
Replies: 0
Views: 2651

Fictional Semiotics updates

new pages/updates for Reacher (TV Series) and V for Vendetta (film)

https://fictional-semiotics.fandom.com/ ... otics_Wiki
by marcpasquin
Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)
Replies: 6
Views: 5855

Re: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)

Torg003 wrote:Any update on this?
sadly, no. It's geoblocked in australia and I can't find (yet) a DVD version of it.
by marcpasquin
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Fictional Visual Identity
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

Fictional Visual Identity

I started a wiki called Fictional Semiotics which deals with fictional visual identity (Flags, emblems, uniforms, etc...) feel free to contribute. The only limit is that it must come from a professionally published IP (book, movie, video game, TV series, etc...) and not a personal creation. https://...
by marcpasquin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)
Replies: 6
Views: 5855

Re: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)

Marc, Just wondering if you're planning on doing up a table of ranks for the Republic of Quebec (and posting on here)? will be binge watching the show at some point so I'll keep my eyes peeled. So far based on the pictures I posted, I would assume they will largely retain the Unification Era Canadi...
by marcpasquin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)
Replies: 6
Views: 5855

Re: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)

Would Qu├ębec adopt the CAF uniform (which was intended, after all, to be non-British for the most part), or would they invent something or (less likely, I'd think) adopt e.g. French rank insignia? You have to remember that quebec was conquered by the british back in 1763 so that not only do Quebeco...
by marcpasquin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)
Replies: 6
Views: 5855

La Maison Bleue (AH Republic of Quebec)

A new french-canadian alternate history tv comedy will be shown starting next week called "La Maison Bleue". It takes place in 2016 in a timeline where the Yes side won the 1995 referendum so that Quebec is now an independent republic. The story centers on the current president of Quebec, ...
by marcpasquin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: Over two years and no updates
Replies: 6
Views: 10715

Re: Over two years and no updates

I'm wondering what would be the best way to carry over datas. For one thing, I'd rather not copy over images without the permission of their graphic designer. I guess we could redo the images when feasible and give a "source" credit. We could try to reach to people and simply encourage the...
by marcpasquin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: Over two years and no updates
Replies: 6
Views: 10715

Re: Over two years and no updates

Anyone should feel free to add a page or edit existing ones, you don't even need to sign in (unless of course we end up with spam problems). I'll see how I can give admin privilege to admins from the forum who wants them.

https://insignias.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page
by marcpasquin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: Over two years and no updates
Replies: 6
Views: 10715

Re: Over two years and no updates

smilies-30 I think it might be fair to assume that Pavel has moved on to other projects. Considering the site and domain name still work, I would further assume however that he or someone else still pay for upkeep so at least we have the forum. As I suggest every year or so, If we want to have an u...
by marcpasquin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Ender's Game (film)
Replies: 1
Views: 3746

Ender's Game (film)

I posted the rank insignias of the International Fleet in the movie Ender's Game

https://insignias.fandom.com/wiki/Ender%27s_Game_(Film)
by marcpasquin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Ad Astra
Replies: 5
Views: 5429

Ad Astra

screenshots from the upcoming sci-fi movie Ad Astra. I've been wondering what uniform this is meant to be. It appears to be a dark green jacket and tie with a black shirt. At first I thought the the main character, who is an astronaut, was meant to be part of a future "Space Corps" but one...
by marcpasquin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: As of tomorrow, another year without an update
Replies: 3
Views: 5508

Re: As of tomorrow, another year without an update

Can anyone do a wellness check on Pavel? I have just now being able to log in. for some reason, the interface simply refused to log me in or event send me a new password and when I managed to go past the first hurdle, it asked me to solve a capcha despite showing a picture that read "capcha so...
by marcpasquin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: 1984: Rank Inisignias of Oceania
Replies: 3
Views: 5799

Re: 1984: Rank Inisignias of Oceania

correction, I accidentally inverted the 2 top ranks.

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by marcpasquin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: 1984: Rank Inisignias of Oceania
Replies: 3
Views: 5799

1984: Rank Inisignias of Oceania

in the novel, while Goldstein's book and its content was created by The Party and is thus of dubious veracity, there is no particular reason to doubt the passage which describe Oceania as being the US which annexed a large number of territories. For that reason, Oceania's rank insignias could be bas...
by marcpasquin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: World government ranks and insignia
Replies: 35
Views: 64205

Re: World government ranks and insignia

Great work, Mark! Just one point: how d'you think the Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, etc would react to wearing a cross? Or the Christians to wearing an inverted cross? The four and five-dots ranks perhaps would do better with a circular or diamond-shaped arrangement... wouldn't you say? didn't ...
by marcpasquin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: World government ranks and insignia
Replies: 35
Views: 64205

Re: World government ranks and insignia

The insignias look good but to me the system looks visually and its application too much like some sort of US-canadian joint organisation. A world system to me would be one that is modular as it would originally have had to allow for national armed forces with various number of ranks not only overal...
by marcpasquin
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: US Space Force
Replies: 57
Views: 49275

Re: US Space Corps

dcfowler wrote:The Cyber Corps uniform would be death metal tshirts and cutoff shorts.
better yet, CYBERMEN SUITS !

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by marcpasquin
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: US Space Force
Replies: 57
Views: 49275

Re: US Space Corps

jrichardn2 wrote:Tho' what would the E-1 to E-4 (OR1-OR4) ranks be called? In the Air Force they're Airman Basic through Senior Airman. In the Space Corps would they be Spaceman? I don't think so.
Astronier ? Corpsman ?
by marcpasquin
Mon May 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Looking to sell ...
Topic: world rank insignia collection for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 11545

Re: world rank insignia collection for sale.

Herrwiggly wrote:UPDATE
HI EVERYBODY
SEE POST 22ND MAY 2017
Not sure I understand. Are you bumping the thread in regard to your post 2 years ago or did you post something on the 22nd of may 2017 in another thread ?

If the former, I share your pain and wish I could help, if the later, link ?
by marcpasquin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Alternate French National Police
Replies: 2
Views: 4666

Alternate French National Police

Based on the discussion regarding new french national police insignias and the pressure from the gendarmerie that the police not adopt military insignias, here are some alternate ones that take inspiration from existing ones and from other institutions. Note that the ranks are not the current ones b...
by marcpasquin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Modernized Roman ranks - officers corps: speculation
Replies: 51
Views: 55713

Re: Modernized Roman ranks - officers corps: speculation

In regard to the backstory, I had worked on one for an Alt-history setting and the way I saw it maybe the best way would be for an alternance of civil wars, successor states and then reunifications. In this sense, it would be similar to Chinese history. China is usually considered a country that has...
by marcpasquin
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: INTERNATIONAL RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Replies: 1
Views: 10305

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a catholic order of knighthood. in addition to the usual jewelry, it uses beret patches as rank insignias:

[url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Equestrian_Order_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre[/url]
by marcpasquin
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: It happened Here
Replies: 3
Views: 5460

Re: It happened Here

Good work. Is the film worth watching? I see it's on Youtube. really is a matter of taste. I like it but I can see how other might not considering its in black and white, filmed on a shoe string budget, the vast majority of characters are played by non-professional actors and many scene consist sol...
by marcpasquin
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: It happened Here
Replies: 3
Views: 5460

It happened Here

I have got around to rewatching this movie put up the info I have so far here including the Immediate Action ranks:

[url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/It_Happened_Here_(Film)[/url]
by marcpasquin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Greenland military
Replies: 6
Views: 7320

Re: Greenland military

a ceremonial uniform based around the traditional male greenland costume (seen worn here with medal by the danish prince-consort) could work. It reminds me of the use of a hoodie by the canadian rangers: [img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/07/23/22/2AC8A3BD00000578-3172593-Queen_Margrethe_and_P...
by marcpasquin
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Modernized Roman ranks - officers corps: speculation
Replies: 51
Views: 55713

Re: Modernized Roman ranks - officers corps: speculation

I think you might need to decided whether you are basically doing an integral roman empire with modern guns or a roman empire that has evolved over the past 2 millenias. If the former, getting equivalency will be a bit hard. Centurions rose from the troops to have responsabilities and an autonomy of...
by marcpasquin
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

Re: neo-confederate insignias

I finally got around to do the Confederate States Air Force. The concept was that like the Royal Air Force, the confederate air force was formed by integrating the army air component and its naval counterpart. in the same way as the RAF, the insignias take inspiration from its parent services but th...
by marcpasquin
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: 2016-09-05
Replies: 9
Views: 9351

Re: 2016-09-05

So where do we go from here I know I sent him a lot of images for updates for Canada and Australia Happy to put on other website its a shame since this one is a good can we start a mirror I know I asked Pavel a few times to be able to be allowed to upload direct and edit rights so I could do my own...
by marcpasquin
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: 2016-09-05
Replies: 9
Views: 9351

Re: 2016-09-05

Zdzislaw Rudzki wrote: Hi everyone
My last contact with Pavel was some 4 or 5 years ago. Since then I don't know what's going on with him.His last activity on facebook was in September 2015.
so exactly when the last update was made. Not good.
by marcpasquin
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS (Rank comparison, translation issues etc)
Topic: 2016-09-05
Replies: 9
Views: 9351

Re: 2016-09-05

well the site went down a few months ago but then back up so hopefully he's just been busy ?

That being said, don't editors have access to the encyclopedia directly ?
by marcpasquin
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Fifth Element: Federated Military
Replies: 0
Views: 4817

Fifth Element: Federated Military

Insignia, shoulder patch and uniform description of the military of the Council of Federated Territories.

[url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/The_Fifth_Element_(film)[/url]
by marcpasquin
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Marvel Comics: S.H.I.E.L.D.
Replies: 0
Views: 4350

Marvel Comics: S.H.I.E.L.D.

The uniform / insignias worn on and off by the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in various Marvel Comics. Note that they don't appear to have been carried over to the TV show in any way.

[url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/S.H.I.E.L.D._(Marvel_Comics_Universe)[/url]
by marcpasquin
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Immediate Action insignia from the film "It Happened Here"
Replies: 2
Views: 5128

Re: Immediate Action insignia from the film "It Happened Her

If anyone has seen or familiar with the 1966 Alternate History film "It Happened Here", there is a scene with a large poster showing uniforms and insignia of the British Union of Fascists/Immediate Action group. The costumes were all designed by John Mollo for the film,by the way. Has any...
by marcpasquin
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Turtledove's Southern Victory series
Replies: 5
Views: 6905

Re: Turtledove's Southern Victory series

Two things that are not very important: - the first version of the maple-leaf roundel was introduced just after WWII, by 1947 at least (http://www.canmilair.com/schemes.htm; http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/382/Roundel-Round-Up.aspx) - I'm n...
by marcpasquin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Turtledove's Southern Victory series
Replies: 5
Views: 6905

Re: Turtledove's Southern Victory series

SFMRAS wrote: Two slight errors I found. Under the CSA covers, you've listed the artillery twice. The second time I think you meant cavalry. Second, you spelled felDgrau felgrau.
thanks. good catch.
by marcpasquin
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Turtledove's Southern Victory series
Replies: 5
Views: 6905

Turtledove's Southern Victory series

while reading the books, I took some notes about any mention made about uniforms. Unfortunatly, I lost a few pages and only have what I had transcribed for a few of them. Based on what I have, I made the following page: http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Southern_Victory_(Book_Series) if anyone feels l...
by marcpasquin
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: Communist and Allied Manchuria post WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 5819

Re: Communist and Allied Manchuria post WWII?

Most country post WW2 which were either back by the USSR or leaning toward it adopted russian style insignias unless they had pre-existing ones not linked too closely with the previous regime. As the insignias used in Manchukuo would most definatly be linked with the imperial government, I would ass...
by marcpasquin
Thu May 26, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Pandorum (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 8526

Re: Pandorum (movie)

Here is the collar insignia for Bower taken from a prop auction site (a great source of information for fictional uniform and insignias by the way) Very nice find. Is that from screenused.com? I know I found similar pictures, but the ranks weren't as visible. propstore: http://www.propstore.com/pro...
by marcpasquin
Tue May 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Pandorum (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 8526

Re: Pandorum (movie)

Here is the collar insignia for Bower taken from a prop auction site (a great source of information for fictional uniform and insignias by the way)
by marcpasquin
Tue May 24, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Pandorum (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 8526

Re: Pandorum (movie)

SFMRAS wrote: The minute I clear everything, I'll double check. I actually didn't catch the collar insignia, but like I said, it's been awhile. I'll have to go through and watch it with a more attentive eye.
been able to find a better shot and it appears you're right. I'll update them soonish.
payton.jpg
by marcpasquin
Tue May 17, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Pandorum (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 8526

Re: Pandorum (movie)

SFMRAS wrote:It's been awhile since I've seen the movie, but I recall the stripes being slanted. Either way, nice addition to the site.
the ones on the collar or arms ?
by marcpasquin
Mon May 16, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Pandorum (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 8526

Pandorum (movie)

rank insignias worn by ship personnel in the movie Pandorum:

[url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Earth_Ship_Personnel_(Pandorum_Movie)[/url]

Unfortunately, only 4 ranks are shown on screen and oddly enough, it jump from corporal to Lieutenant with no apparent possible design in between.
by marcpasquin
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Sontarans (Doctor Who)
Replies: 0
Views: 4484

Sontarans (Doctor Who)

The rank insignias worn by the sontarans in their most recent appearances. Only 3 ranks as far as I know have been shown on screen Though considering how belligerent the species is, this might be representative of their approach to warfare. [url]http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Sontarans_(Doctor_Who_...
by marcpasquin
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

Re: neo-confederate insignias

Regarding this idea, the CSA already has a tradition of using regular 5-pointed stars, I don't think that they would suddenly change to a stylized version. For company or field grade pips designs, many countries use flowers or leaves in their insignia. The magnolia would be a good choice because it...
by marcpasquin
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

Re: neo-confederate insignias

A variant of the scheme I described above would be that the CSAF woul be a unified service that would have adopted modified naval insignias for enlisted (propellers instead of anchors) and modified army insignias for officers. This would require 3 types of "pips": for the company officers,...
by marcpasquin
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

Re: neo-confederate insignias

It basically comes down to how to see the air force being formed. Did it start out as an army air/flying corps (as in the US) or as a merger of air elements of army and navy (as in UK and Commonwealth). It might be interesting to not have an air force as a separate service, but have the army and na...
by marcpasquin
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

Re: neo-confederate insignias

the naval insignias that goes with them.
confederate-navy-insignias2.jpg
I'm thinking of doing Air Force next but unlike the previous 2, It's obviously impossible to extrapolate them from those used during the Civil War. Any suggestion apart from the RAF ?
by marcpasquin
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: FICTIVE RANK INSIGNIA
Topic: Nova Corps
Replies: 0
Views: 4568

Nova Corps

Nova Corps, Intergalactic Police from Marvel Comics

http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Nova_Corps_(Marvel_Comics_Universe)

and the movie version from Guardians of the Galaxy

http://insignias.wikia.com/wiki/Nova_Corps_(Marvel_Cinematic_Universe)
by marcpasquin
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: HYPOTHETICAL RANKS
Topic: neo-confederate insignias
Replies: 17
Views: 18821

neo-confederate insignias

could be for either a surviving CSA or a reestablished one in one of those many "balkanized USA" scenario.

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