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Good day, fellow Coaches and Forumites!

In my previous post, I explained that I was going to make a team based on the 8 extraterrestrial Planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto. I decided to make these teams with some Mean 13s, which of course means I will have to paint them.

Therefore, I am writing this post to get your suggestions for color schemes, mascot ideas, etc. Since they're going to be aliens, I'm also going to paint their skin tones in "alien" colors like blue, green, gray, etc so if you have any ideas for that I am also interested.

Thanks for reading!

-PK

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And just for the record, the difference in the two Leagues is that these guys are going to be my Passing Sticks and Dice League, so I won't be using TTQBs/Kickers. I'm also going to iron-man them, both to save money and to cut down on base tweaks- I MAY sneak a Fab 5 player in there to make an even 14 players per team (I play 7 figures per side). ūüėĀ

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Since they're kind of sci-fi-esque, I would say playing on Pluto would be the ultimate in frozen tundra. Look at some metallic colors and maybe a fluorescent or two. Refer to the Fantasy Teams page for some ideas (Al has some great color combos). 

Also, don't be afraid to add a little modeling clay and create things like antennae, tails, ears, you name it. 

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13 hours ago, NO Dave said:

Since they're kind of sci-fi-esque, I would say playing on Pluto would be the ultimate in frozen tundra. Look at some metallic colors and maybe a fluorescent or two. Refer to the Fantasy Teams page for some ideas (Al has some great color combos). 

Also, don't be afraid to add a little modeling clay and create things like antennae, tails, ears, you name it. 

Great idea! I will snag some "Green Stuff" and maybe watch a couple Star Wars/Star Trek movies for ideas. ūüėÜ

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I think it’s a great idea Paul. Being a fantasy football league fan and also having a great interest in astronomy, this would be my choice for colors.  

Mercury - The obvious choice is silver (like the element mercury), with perhaps a black trim similar to the Raiders. Mercury has no atmosphere and from what I’ve seen, not much color other than silver/gray and black. For the helmet I would use some wings on the side ala the god Mercury.

 

Venus - Venus is an orangey/tan color, so I would go with that. The jersey would be a creamy orange, like a creamsicle, with a light yellowish/tan pants and white trims for the home team. For away,  switch the jersey and pants colors. On the helmet use a volcano.

 

Mars - They call Mars the red planet. From my telescope, Mars was red, but it was a dull red. It also has a thin, light blue atmosphere. I would go with a rusty red jersey and a light blue pants (sky blue like the Oilers) for the home and white jersey with rusty red pants.  I did a Martians team and I used a flying saucer on the helmet. Maybe use a War of the Worlds tripod machine instead?

 

Jupiter - If you ever looked through a scope at Jupiter, it is a white and blue planet with light brown stripes. So my choice would be a sapphire blue jersey with white pants and brown stripes with a dingy white helmet with a giant dark red spot on it. Switch the pants and jersey colors for away uniforms. 

 

Saturn - Saturn is a really dark yellow (sulfur) planet.  The rings are brown and black. Maybe a dark brown jersey with sulfur pants for home, then sulfur jersey with black pants for away. For the helmet, make it sulfur yellow and use some milliput to make a ring around it painting it brown with black stripe in the middle to make it look looked a separation of the ring. But the ring has to be slanted. I remember being shocked how slanted Saturn was the first time I looked at it through a scope. Maybe 40 degrees or so. 

 

Uranus - This is a pretty planet, kind of a light¬†blue/green. So go with teal jersey with a¬†light green (minty green)¬†pants for home, a very light, light green¬†jersey with teal¬†pants for away. You could go with the obvious puckered hole on the side of the helmet ¬†ūüėĀ, or maybe a large U with ranus in smaller print trailing off.

 

Neptune - The God of the oceans planet is a blue and green giant.  Maybe an ocean green jersey with blue pants for home and white jersey with blue pants for away.  Ocean green helmet with a Trident on the side

 

Pluto - You could play it safe and go with a planet matching gray-blue-yellow-brown scheme, or go a different direction with a solid yellow/orange jersey with yellow pants with black trim for home and a white jersey with yellow/orange pants and black trim away uniforms with a white helmet and the figure of Disney’s Pluto the dog on the side.

 

Just my 2 cents.......

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Al, these are all AWESOME suggestions! I'm going to see what paints I already have and make a note of any I would need to order, but you and Dave have given me a lot of good ideas to ponder. Dave's Tails and your Saturn Rings are especially inspiring. ūüėÜ

Instead of facemasks, I'm thinking about making face shields like an astronaut- I mean they'll be playing on each other's planets and all. ūüėĀ I'm not 100% sure how to go about doing that properly- I was going to try an epoxy but I'm worried it won't dry clearly and/or will make them a real pain to work on later should I decide to redesign or repurpose them. However, I also don't think I will be able to find any plastic that I could size to the right size either. Decisions, decisions. ūü§Ē

For the logos, I was thinking about simply using the astrological symbols (i.e. the Circle and Spear for Mars, the "Hand Mirror" for Venus, etc) like the ones in the attached picture I got from Wikipedia. I also am fascinated by Greek/Roman mythology, so I might put the appropriate God/Goddess on the Jersey in homage (if I can draw or find a decent pic somehow).

Thanks again guys!

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17 hours ago, Ravenna Al said:

I think it’s a great idea Paul. Being a fantasy football league fan and also having a great interest in astronomy, this would be my choice for colors.  

Mercury - The obvious choice is silver (like the element mercury), with perhaps a black trim similar to the Raiders. Mercury has no atmosphere and from what I’ve seen, not much color other than silver/gray and black. For the helmet I would use some wings on the side ala the god Mercury.

 

Venus - Venus is an orangey/tan color, so I would go with that. The jersey would be a creamy orange, like a creamsicle, with a light yellowish/tan pants and white trims for the home team. For away,  switch the jersey and pants colors. On the helmet use a volcano.

 

Mars - They call Mars the red planet. From my telescope, Mars was red, but it was a dull red. It also has a thin, light blue atmosphere. I would go with a rusty red jersey and a light blue pants (sky blue like the Oilers) for the home and white jersey with rusty red pants.  I did a Martians team and I used a flying saucer on the helmet. Maybe use a War of the Worlds tripod machine instead?

 

Jupiter - If you ever looked through a scope at Jupiter, it is a white and blue planet with light brown stripes. So my choice would be a sapphire blue jersey with white pants and brown stripes with a dingy white helmet with a giant dark red spot on it. Switch the pants and jersey colors for away uniforms. 

 

Saturn - Saturn is a really dark yellow (sulfur) planet.  The rings are brown and black. Maybe a dark brown jersey with sulfur pants for home, then sulfur jersey with black pants for away. For the helmet, make it sulfur yellow and use some milliput to make a ring around it painting it brown with black stripe in the middle to make it look looked a separation of the ring. But the ring has to be slanted. I remember being shocked how slanted Saturn was the first time I looked at it through a scope. Maybe 40 degrees or so. 

 

Uranus - This is a pretty planet, kind of a light¬†blue/green. So go with teal jersey with a¬†light green (minty green)¬†pants for home, a very light, light green¬†jersey with teal¬†pants for away. You could go with the obvious puckered hole on the side of the helmet ¬†ūüėĀ, or maybe a large U with ranus in smaller print trailing off.

 

Neptune - The God of the oceans planet is a blue and green giant.  Maybe an ocean green jersey with blue pants for home and white jersey with blue pants for away.  Ocean green helmet with a Trident on the side

 

Pluto - You could play it safe and go with a planet matching gray-blue-yellow-brown scheme, or go a different direction with a solid yellow/orange jersey with yellow pants with black trim for home and a white jersey with yellow/orange pants and black trim away uniforms with a white helmet and the figure of Disney’s Pluto the dog on the side.

 

Just my 2 cents.......

From the master of fantasy teams!!!

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Thanks guys, but every 'master' had his 'master' at some point. I got my inspiration from Glen Hardaway. aka Green Bay Glen. He was posting on the old Miggle board about his fantasy league, the Unreal League. I read about them and realized that I could make up my own teams. His were more mainstream, more like real teams would be if they were in some other city. I was thinking of a bigfoot team, with a large foot on the helmet, when Doc Smeby wrote that he only uses big man teams and someone else said those guys would be over 7 feet tall compared to regular Miggle figures. Bingo! that gave me the idea to make a team of actual bigfoots (Sasquatch) and the rest followed from there. I just took the ball and ran with it so to speak. I'm glad that others have also taken up offbeat teams. I love them all!

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To quote Ed McMahon ..."You are correct, sir!" I played a game against his Swamp Moose with my Sasquatch when we got together in Detroit at the Miggle convention. What a blast. We were up until about 2 in the morning playing. He also made the Hawaiian Fire Lizards. I kept teasing him to finish the team so I could see them all. About a month after the convention I got a box in the mail. I thought it was a T-shirt as I bugged him to send me one with his teams on it. Instead, he gave me the Lizards. They are one of my most prized possessions, not to mention how gorgeous they are. Glen surprised me, I didn't know that he was such a good painter. Alas, he has disappeared from the electric football world. If you want to know more about Glen's league, check out the 3rd issue of the Tweak  at the bottom of the page here : https://www.playef.com/  For a lowdown on the Swamp Moose - Sasquatch game, look for the 4th issue and the Motor City Beatdown.

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