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17 Nov 2017 6:29 p.m. PST
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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

… with your minis?

Grade school, Secondary, Prep school, Trade school, College … whatever … Do you use those colors or insignia on your minis?

I have several sets of space marines in various school colors for members of my family. I also have a sci-fi sports team in my college colors and another in our rival's colors. Several of my modern civilians wear college insignia, though not always my alma mater; I often go for something that is easy to paint.

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piper909 Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

I have a hobgoblin standard bearer carrying a University of Texas orange "UT" standard and with his shield painted in orange and white with the slogan, "Money Talks," which I believe sums up the attitude of my alma mater succinctly.

I am not a happy alumni, obviously.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

My human Blood Bowl team were painted as Nittany Lions. Including the Ogre.

Dynaman878929 Apr 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

Both of mine can go pound sand for all I care.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Not Vandy, yet, though it's an idea.
I have done a Warmaster Dwarf Thunderers unit as my NFL team (Tennessee Titans).

Mako11 Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 4:33 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

Hmmm – kind of

For some of my alma matter, I have to agree with Dynaman

For where I got my first degree, though, I do have a medieval army in proud green and white (University of Saskatchewan) – halberdiers, spearmen, handgunners, knights and a general

shirleylyn Inactive Member29 Apr 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

I painted a human Blood Bowl team for my husband in his high school colors(Yellow and Navy).

Came out nice.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 6:16 p.m. PST

My Eureka Polar Bear infantry carry Bowdoin colors in honor of a friend.
For myself, I've got a few knights with an IU logo. Kansas State and I weren't that close. And the National Military Joint Intelligence College didn't even have a team.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

Nope. I have a few knights in red and white livery, which I suppose could stand for the University of Maryland but I certainly didn't intend that. As far as my high school is concerned, I told one of their donation-seekers a few years ago that if I had a choice of reliving one semester there or both of my tours in Vietnam I'd start packing my jungle fatigues as soon as I got off the phone; I haven't heard from that Jesuit-run hellhole since. No blue and gray on my troops, ever.


Allen5729 Apr 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

Not intentionally

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

I don't remember the colours of my various schools if they even had any but I have (with great effort) painted troops up with my army units tartan (Black Watch).


Cyrus the Great29 Apr 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

Hell no, why would you ever?

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

God no, couldn't get out quick enough.

Texas Jack30 Apr 2017 1:09 a.m. PST

Not me either. Years after graduating, I worked for my alma mater for a mercifully short period. That cured any nostalgia I might have had.

John Treadaway Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 1:35 a.m. PST

Er… no. The very last thing I would think of doing.

"Go Old Wilsonians…"

Doesn't have much of a ring, does it?

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Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 1:49 a.m. PST

No. I went to a bog-standard comprehensive. Nobody has any interest in them after they leave….

KSmyth30 Apr 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

Not with my miniatures. However, I am a high school teacher and newspaper adviser, and I did paint a hydroplane in our school colors with lettering in our publication's style for Thunderboats!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

Absolutely not, for reasons well stated by others.

Weasel30 Apr 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

I don't think the college I went to had any sort of banner.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

My high school's colors were red,white,and black--black being predominant. So I guess Hospitalers,or maybe some pimped-out SS, would be in order.

Our band uniforms were black wool--just the thing for a parade on a hot day. We'd be issued ammonia capsules beforehand--wonder if they still do that?

And oh yeah,our marching step was the high-step--thigh parallel to the ground--just to add to the fun.

At least it wasn't the goose-step. . .

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

No, but in the same spirit as fictional regiments, ImagiNations, and so forth, I do honour favoured fictional schools…

Miskatonic University foremost among them.

RudyNelson30 Apr 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

No, I gave enough money ro them when I was paying tuition for three degrees. No special license tag no donations.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

I do wear my Miskatonic University baseball cap a lot.

Chuckaroobob01 May 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

No way. They can suck it!

Lost Wolf02 May 2017 11:51 a.m. PST


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