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by Michael F. McCartney
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Daniel Joseph Lange No.0435
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Re: Daniel Joseph Lange No.0435

Not technically incorrect, but would look much better with a lighter or brighter shade of blue.
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: New renditions of arms in various armorials
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: New renditions of arms in various armorials

Ah - thanks!
Very little German, just a few words here & there. Fair Spanish, but rusty; some French & Portuguese if the words are similar to Spanish. Other than that, English...
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Historical Heraldry
Topic: New renditions of arms in various armorials
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: New renditions of arms in various armorials

I like your Eclipse design, but I'm curious re: the arrangement of the stars - not semee, not an Orle, and one star in sinister base is oddly placed. Do the stars, or at least the ones in base, represent a particular constellation?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 4268

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Still watching... :)
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dennis James Hunt No.0432
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Re: Dennis James Hunt No.0432

Nice design - clean and simple, nicely canting in two languages - roots and residence. I was initially put off by the wolf's head facing sinister, and the family name on the motto scroll, but the write-up satisfactorily explained both. The notion of attributing particular virtues to the colors is a ...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 11659

Re: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion

I'll have to visit the AHS site more often!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: Claes Zangenberg, Baron of Pittenweem No.0431

Nice arms, very nicely emblazoned! Interesting blazon - per pile reversed - don't think I've seen this terminology before. I likely would have said Per Chevron throughout, but per pile reversed does emphasize the acute angle better than the more variable per chevron throughout. Good choice of terms!
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

Re: QUARTERLY EN EQUERRE

Don't recall seeing this before.

Useful to know if you should run across the term in an old text, or the image in an old roll. But I'd really cringe if someone were to use it in a new design!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 7798

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

Thanks for the link! - though in my case, it only confirms that the few German maternal lines in my family shrubbery weren't armigers! :(
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 7798

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

While the sketch may be flawed, that could as easily have been merely the fault of the priest who made the copy - did he copy it with the original in from t of him, or perhaps from memory some days / weeks later? You won't really know unless / until your research turns up something more solid than y...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Heraldry
Topic: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight
Replies: 15
Views: 7798

Re: I know I sound dense,but I want to get this straight

I don't know why this thread from last fall popped up as "new" in my browser; bug I am curious: assuming you've thought about it over the past months, what have you decided? And what are the English and. Bavarian arms in question? Inquiring minds would like to know! ( With apologies if already answe...
by Michael F. McCartney
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 4268

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Generally agreed; but a lighter shade of either brown or blue wouldn't require the services of Marci Foppoli or any oh his ilk! ;)
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426
Replies: 10
Views: 4268

Re: Joseph Crozer Steepy No.0426

Surely either the plows, or the field, could be rendered in a lighter tone.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: pale engrailed

Ditto John's question. Also, do you have a sketch and/or blazon you would be willing to share? My mind's eye is craving it's MDR of eye candy (or mind's-eye-candy... ;) )
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat May 27, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: pale engrailed
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: pale engrailed

Art vs. science! So long as the pale is roughly 1/3 as wide as the shield, give or take, it should be heraldically "correct" - that is, recognizable as an heraldic pale, as opposed to (significantly narrower) pallet or a (significantly wider) Canadian pale. But to create attractive and visually comp...
by Michael F. McCartney
Wed May 24, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Bradley Wayman Hudson Ratcliff No.0425
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Re: Bradley Wayman Hudson Ratcliff No.0425

The shield is nice & simple.
Not a fan of crest birdies balancing (teetering) on nothing more than their tail feathers...
by Michael F. McCartney
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: New Arms Registrations
Topic: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Re: Dr. George Carruthers No.0424

Nice "indeterminate cadency" design, very well rendered!
by Michael F. McCartney
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Heraldic Books & CDs
Topic: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850
Replies: 3
Views: 2726

Re: The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850

Besides the intro & obit, what's the content?
by Michael F. McCartney
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 11659

Re: Gorsuch - 2nd Opinion

At best, different families with same surname but no other connection.
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Arms and Armour
Topic: looking for replica helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 2942

Re: looking for replica helmet

Sounds like a fun project!
Curious re: your future plans for lower-cost display helmets -- which two helmet styles are you considering?
by Michael F. McCartney
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Blazon
Topic: Motto
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Re: Motto

A great motto below a shield, or above a crest, featuring a fruit tree, grapevine(s) or berry bush(es)...