By AF-Ghostbuster
#272352
Ok, I have been thinking of doing this for a while. Being in the Air Force, it is kinda hard to join a regional franchise due to the PCS (move) every few years. I would like to start an Air Force Ghostbusters franchise, or a Military Ghostbusters if there are not enough Air Force personnel here. I am working on an arm patch right now, and will post pictures as soon as I finish it. Who is intersted??!!
By exo95er
#272354
That'd be an interesting concept - the U.S. military has their own line of commercial professions: electricians, IT specialists, criminal investigators, lawyers - why not it's own paranormal investigators and eliminators to deal with spooks and specters on military bases, ships, vessels, and aircraft?

I'd be interested. I'm not in the Air Force, so maybe a DOD or Combatant Command/Joint task force element.
By AF-Ghostbuster
#273484
Is there anyone else in the military on here that would like to get something like this started?
By AF-Ghostbuster
#282422
Well, I know this is horrible. If anyone is better at photoshop, please try your hand at it!

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By Boomerjinks
#282433
AF.... you have a job.

A job to do.

Uh, for me.

We need to get a picture of the Magnum next to a B-2. The pun alone will make us MILLIONS.
By AF-Ghostbuster
#282461
LOL...the only way your going to get a picture of the Magnum with a B-2 is Photoshop. The base is kinda finicky about driving your POV on the flightline and parking next to a national asset. That is unless you always wondered what it felt like to be shot by an 5.56mm M-16...Come visit and you can see them though...they are BAD ASS!!!
By Henners
#282498
Well, I know this is horrible. If anyone is better at photoshop, please try your hand at it!

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it's good. I want to make it red...but...that's not the air force color...
By AF-Ghostbuster
#292956
Is there any one else with photoshop skills that would be willing to help out with the logo? I am wanting to get this up off the ground, and this would be the first step!
By BlkMesaHero
#292962
I would think using a Pentagon with the No Ghost logo would be best. It would comprise all services. A name like US Forces Paranormal Defense Team sounds good.
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By Borzou
#292987
There was a concept design for the 4th SOS's (Air Force) patch you guys could use/adopt: (the black and red in the photo)

http://protoncharging.com/gb/2008/07/13 ... ice-patch/

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By AF-Ghostbuster
#292991
Borzou, I knew about the 4th SOS patch, but i want to try and stay away from heritage patches already in exhistance. BlkMesaHero, If I can get more people interested, that are in differant branches, I think it would be awsome to have a "joint task force" kinda thing between all branches. (or whichever branches are represented with the personnel)
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By Tyrael
#304066
I'd be up for this, but only if the patch doesn't look anything like the USAF Security Forces personnel badges.

With every fiber of my being, I hate every single one of those guys on my base.
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By RickH
#304084
I'd be up for this, but only if the patch doesn't look anything like the USAF Security Forces personnel badges.

With every fiber of my being, I hate every single one of those guys on my base.
You know those Rip-It energy drinks? I pulled up to a Force Protection checkpoint once when I was in the Middle East and the FP dude had 7 empty Rip It cans on his window sill, and he said he'd only been on shift for about 2 hours. He was extremely sketchy, lol... and they let these people carry loaded guns. Actually I believe another one of them shot himself in the foot while I was on tour, as well. Quality.
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By elsoldao7
#304360
I'm in the AF, already use flightsuits too!
By AF-Ghostbuster
#305303
Yeah, SF members are a little sketchy to begin with, they accept the lowest ASVAB score into SF. Throw in a loaded weapon...watch out!

Anyway, does anyone else with Photoshop skills want to try their hand at the symbol?
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By castewar
#305403
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Quick and dirty mock-up, using a basic AF patch - it has the muted colours (browns), but that's up to you guys how combat you want it. I assumed colour would be wanted to some degree, hence the logo kept colours and the wings are in (mock-up) gold. All elements can be tinkered with, colour-wise.
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By Tyrael
#305453
The logo works pretty well, but I'm not so sure on the "Who ya gonna call?" tagline being where the unit/MAJCOM designator would be. Unfortunately, I'm willing to bet that something like "USAF GHOSTBUSTERS" would get shot down due to use of the USAF name without authorization. :-/
I drew up a patch a while back of the no-ghost guy in fatigues saluting, with "US MILITARY GHOSTBUSTERS" under it, but due to my artistic shyness, I'll leave others to find a link to it if they want to see it. >_>;
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By castewar
#305455
Yeah, I kind of had the same thought, that the sub-banner probably shouldn't directly reference the military - not having a lot of time to ponder what else to put there, I just put in the tagline. It can be replaced with pretty much anything.

Repost your saluting guy - don't be shy. If the artistically inclined see what you had in mind, maybe someone can run with it. I can certainly see good uses for it.

In fact, a certain someone might have a copy of the Sony GB style guide and have access to some silhouettes that might work.
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By Tyrael
#305459
Haven't had much time to refine it in GIMP (too poor for Photoshop, and have gone 'legit' on software since joining the military), but here's what I got so far. The saluting hand needs some work, I know.
Forgive the ZOMG-green background; was using it as a high-contrast background while filling in areas and whatnot.
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EDIT: Haven't gotten around to patching in the ABU print onto the uniform, either. Job's been really demanding of late and I haven't had much time on my hands.
By exo95er
#305464
The logo works pretty well, but I'm not so sure on the "Who ya gonna call?" tagline being where the unit/MAJCOM designator would be.
Some units and commands have their motto's written out in Latin on their patches. How would "Qui Tendis Vocare?" look? (I didn't take latin so that's an online translation of "Who are you going to call?")
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By Tyrael
#305466
The Latin would work very well, IMO. Our own wing's patch (the Mighty Ninety of FE Warren) has our "Impavide" on our patch. If we could get an accurate translation, that would be impressive-looking as hell.
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By castewar
#305480
If you go down that route, I have access to a Latin speaking academic for grammar verification.
(Google's Latin is about 80%, apparently, and the learning algorithm hasn't had enough time yet to fill it out)

OH! And as an alternative (and equally applicable to the armed forces)

Venimus, Vidimus, Calcimus Asinum

(or whatever it turns out to be - I'm not good at third person latin)

So, slightly tweaks - I don't have the (nor the skill, I don't think) to attempt a uniform and cap on the ghost. And certainly that mock-up salute needs proper doing (he's got wee stubby arms!)

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There's nothing specific that denote a branch of the armed forces and I had a thought - what if you extend the shield up and create a negative space, where a member can get a small patch of service, and put it there, on top. That way, only one patch needs production, and the individual modifies on top to suit their personal situation.

This is assuming that all armed forces have little wing, rifle, anchor insignia, like the Canadian armed forces (I've seen these in surplus shops a lot.) Or small regiment/unit flash, like below (no disrespect to the Dirty Four Dozen, I just had a tough time quickly finding another patch like I had in mind);

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By AF-Ghostbuster
#305743
Guys, I LOVE the patch!!! A little PDG quote for those of you in the Air Force....and for those wondering......yes, the Air Force symbol and the name are copywrited....but....Every AF member has the intrinsic right to use the symbol or name as they wish.....
By AF-Ghostbuster
#305744
I would say, in the top rocker, i would put where each member is stationed...like I am stationed at Whiteman AFB, I would put "Whiteman AFB Branch"

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