:biggrin: I'm well behind other members for that - @Marc Pasquin for one.

Still, if you're particularly proud of one of your creation, you shouldn't hesitate to mention it.
Indeed. I can't nominate anymore but I still have a second to use.
Most of my creations are merely adapting others' work (which is why most of my posts have detailed attribution spoilers - I think the original creators of graphics deserve the recognition, even if it weren't required by the licences!).
I think the only complicated graphic I've created completely from scratch, rather than just adapted, was the shark supporter for one of @Gokbay's requests (in posts 695 and 705 of this thread). But as it's not a flag, it's not up for that competition and as a graphic, it's nowhere near as good as other things on this site.
Regarding flags, I'm pleased with some of the ones I've done this year, but I don't think any of them really stand out.
I still need to go through the various flag threads to decide what to nominate/second/vote for this year.
I had to discount a lot of good flags from the Flag Thread due to being adaptations. I then went through the Challenge Thread. Took me 40 & 20mins of scanning and noting the favourites. Aside from the flag collections and aforesaid remakes the Challenge Thread has the best flags to choose from imho.
 
I need a detailed world blank map, with no black on the coast thing, I want all white and need a 8192 x 4096 map, without too many islands so I can easily use it, because I need one map that's detailed, without the black lines on the coastal and lakes like the Caspian, Black Seas as well the Mediterranean Sea. I need it because I am in a competition, so it'd be helpful if you could find one for me.
 
I need a detailed world blank map, with no black on the coast thing, I want all white and need a 8192 x 4096 map, without too many islands so I can easily use it, because I need one map that's detailed, without the black lines on the coastal and lakes like the Caspian, Black Seas as well the Mediterranean Sea. I need it because I am in a competition, so it'd be helpful if you could find one for me.

So, you just want a white page?
 
Ok, slightly easier since Richard's Arms are the first use of the 3 lions/leopards.
Bear in mind that at this point in time Arms represented bloodline not territory. The simplest would be for Arthur to adopt them.
Alternatively he could create a variation, perhaps using 6 lions on red in imitation of his great grandfather Geoffrey of Anjou who used 6 on blue.
Or he could revert to single lion or leopard on red used as a banner by Henry II and Richard. Maybe even vary the red background e.g. a semy of white hearts or crosses or flowers etc.

Thank You most kindly for suggesting this and please do keep up the Good Work. :)
 
I was recently reading FOR WANT OF A NAIL and it struck me that, while the United States of Mexico has a canonical (or semi-canonical*) flag, there was no design given for the State of Jefferson (as an independent nation or as a subdivision of the USM): I did a bit of thinking, then came up with the idea of a red-white-blue tricolour with vertical stripes (for the proper '19th Century Republic' feel), featuring the classic Gadsden rattlesnake in the white section (probably without the 'Don't tread on me' lettering).

In all honesty this design occurred to me as a possible national flag for the United States of Mexico (the format being based on the Mexican tricolour, the colour scheme deriving from Old Glory and the rattlesnake being a neat subversion/alternate history counterpart to the eagle-and-serpent of Mexico - which one assumes is limited to the State Flag of Durango).

May I please ask if someone would be willing to make up a version of this design for me?

*I'm not sure if that flag on the cover with the sun & snake is explicitly described in the book itself as the Mexican flag, but one must admit to having only read up to the chapter after 'The Years of the Pygmies' so there may be a more explicit mention later in the text.
 
For the record, I'm a little worried by the connotations of the much-misused Gadsden flag, but a simple red-white-blue tricolour just seemed too generic (and that rattlesnake lent just the right 'Mexico, as managed by Gringo conquistadors' feel); any concerned readers may be assured that I have no connection to nor sympathy for the sort of extremists who spit rhetoric more venomous than the rattlesnake flying over them!
 
I need a detailed world blank map, with no black on the coast thing, I want all white and need a 8192 x 4096 map, without too many islands so I can easily use it, because I need one map that's detailed, without the black lines on the coastal and lakes like the Caspian, Black Seas as well the Mediterranean Sea. I need it because I am in a competition, so it'd be helpful if you could find one for me.
I just need a darker blue texture for the water/ocean/seas and also I want like a greenish colour for the land, also I don't want to have like too many islands cuz that'll take long. It has to be the world map for real.
Here's a link to one resized from a blank QBAM - green land, blue water. It still has all the small islands, but you can go over them easily in any image editor to get rid of them.
 
Not used this thread before so hope I'm not treading on anyone's toes/breaking any rules.

I wonder if any kind soul could provide me with a map of North America/East Asia with the following borders:

The United States:

excluding the following: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Long Island

but including the following: Kamchatka/Chukotka, the whole of Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras (but not the old Miskito or Belize), Puerto Rico, Cuba, the island of Hispaniola and the Phillipines

Canada:

Including the following: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Long Island, Greenland, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Belize, Miskito, Trinidad and Tobago.

Understand that might be difficult/impossible to fit onto one map. Guess it's something of a simultaneous Americawank, Canadawank and Mexicoscrew/Spainscrew/Sovietscrew. Which sounds so wrong on so many levels but there you go.

Thank ye kindly!
 
Someone can do a CoA version of this flag for my timeline God Ænd Minh Riht, this is the flag of the Duke of Syria.

Crest: ducal crown.


Field: The flag of the Duchy of Syria.
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Inescutcheon: This one.
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Remind me where the Duke of Syria comes from and from whom he gained his duchy? It affects which ducal crown he would use (English, French, Holy Roman...).
After the second crusade, Henry Plantagenet, future duke of Anjou, received the Duchy from the king of France as a compensation to the house after losing Maine to the duke of Normandy, so he and his family are French.
 
Someone can do a CoA version of this flag for my timeline God Ænd Minh Riht, this is the flag of the Duke of Syria.

Crest: ducal crown.


Field: The flag of the Duchy of Syria.View attachment 626718
If the arms were adopted during the middle age, renaissance or later, it's highly unlikely they would have used red stars on a blue field as it breaks heraldic rules. If you want them to have a different colour than the crosses, can I recommend making them white ?
 
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Someone can do a CoA version of this flag for my timeline God Ænd Minh Riht, this is the flag of the Duke of Syria.
Crest: ducal crown. // Field: The flag of the Duchy of Syria.
View attachment 626718 // Inescutcheon: This one.
View attachment 626716
As @Marc Pasquin notes above, red on blue breaks the rule of tincture - basically red-on-blue isn't as easy to make out at a distance as white-on-blue or red-on-gold (for example) would be. I've therefore done three versions of the arms for you, all of which deal with this in a slightly different way. For the field, I've taken the symbols as used on the flag, but used only three crosses and one star, as it's unlikely that eight crosses and six stars would have been used together; you can envisage the flag created from the arms instead, adding some more symbols to fill up the flag.
(Click the thumbnails for the full-size versions, all 383x546px)
Version 1 - with a gold border round the red star:
CoA_Duke-Syria_for-Guatemalan-Nat-Synd_FGv1.png
Blazon: Azure a mullet of six points gules fimbriated or above three crosslets of the third, escutcheon en surtout of the first charged with nine lions rampant of the third armed and langued of the second.
2 - with a white star instead of red:
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Blazon: Azure a mullet of six points argent above three crosslets or, escutcheon en surtout of the first charged with nine lions rampant of the third armed and langued gules.
3 - with the red star on a gold chief:
CoA_Duke-Syria_for-Guatemalan-Nat-Synd_FGv3.png
Blazon: Azure three crosslets or, a chief of the second charged with a mullet of six points gules, escutcheon en surtout of the first charged with nine lions rampant of the second armed and langued of the third.

Edit: the blazons are all done in British heraldic language because I don't know French.


Image(s) created by FriendlyGhost using inkscape and paint.net.
In accordance with the attribution terms of the licences noted below, you are free to use this image, including adaptation, as long as you give attribution. On this site (alternatehistory.com), just @ my username. On other sites, link to my profile page here.
Some of the constituent parts of this image were amended from publicly available images, as follows:
(1) French ducal coronet from French heraldic crowns - duc v2 by Eusebius (Guillaume Piolle), free for use and adaptation under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.
(2) Inescutcheon from Arms of Geoffrey of Anjou by Sodacan, free for use and adaptation under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.
Field and charges created by me based on elements from the requestor's flag.

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I would be incredibly grateful if somebody could make a coat of arms for Hy-Brasil for an SCP I wrote recently. I imagined it as being a black rose against a red background (the black rose being a native plant)
 
Someone can do a CoA version of this flag for my timeline God Ænd Minh Riht, this is the flag of the Duke of Syria.
@FriendlyGhost As an alternative can I suggest 6 crosses and 6 gold bordered stars arranged in orle, with the blue tinctures the same (the inescutcheon may need a slight outline itself). Or 9 crosses & 3 stars.
Here's a version with crosses and stars in orle. I tried six-six and nine-three but in the first the alternating pattern didn't look good, due to the different colours (gold-red) and in the second I couldn't find a pattern which really worked. So this version has eight of each (traditionally, charges 'in orle' used eight, so I doubled that here - four plus four didn't work for the same reason as six-six didn't). I also made the blue of the escutcheon en surtout the same shade, as suggested, with a gold border (unblazoned) to delineate it.
I think it does work better than the previous versions (thanks @The Professor).
CoA_Duke-Syria_for-Guatemalan-Nat-Synd_FGv4.png
Blazon: Azure an orle of crosslets or and mullets of six points gules fimbriated or alternately, escutcheon en surtout of the first charged with nine lions rampant of the second armed and langued of the third.
Attribution: see post 2494 above.
 
Here's a version with crosses and stars in orle. I tried six-six and nine-three but in the first the alternating pattern didn't look good, due to the different colours (gold-red) and in the second I couldn't find a pattern which really worked. So this version has eight of each (traditionally, charges 'in orle' used eight, so I doubled that here - four plus four didn't work for the same reason as six-six didn't). I also made the blue of the escutcheon en surtout the same shade, as suggested, with a gold border (unblazoned) to delineate it.
I think it does work better than the previous versions (thanks @The Professor).
View attachment 627751
Blazon: Azure an orle of crosslets or and mullets of six points gules fimbriated or alternately, escutcheon en surtout of the first charged with nine lions rampant of the second armed and langued of the third.
Attribution: see post 2494 above.
This works really well and I can see a banner version leading to the later Syrian flag
 
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