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Need help[edit]

Please make a map of damascus showing territorial inside the capital.

Sure I'll give it a look :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:40, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Also,the ghab area is under Opposition control.

Shaba’a area is under SAA control

Someone told me the S Vietnam I-IV corps was misspelling? please check

File:Rif Dimashq offensive (March 2013).svg[edit]

Thank you for File:Rif Dimashq offensive (March 2013).svg. What day does the map nominally reflect? I see you have been making daily changes to the map. Are these intended to reflect daily changes in the battle lines?

I am mostly interested in a map that would reflect the situation as of August 21, 2013. Which one of the multiple versions would best reflect the situation on the night between August 20 and August 21? -- Petri Krohn (talk) 13:31, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Fantastic work on the symbols and Syrian armed forces flags, I was just creating them myself. Thank you! Jakednb (talk) 14:44, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Is there a chance you can create the badge in two versions; with a black background for "republican guard" and also with a red background for the "defense company". Jakednb (talk) 10:19, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Yeah sure! MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:18, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Btw, out of interest, which Osprey book did the Defense Company badge appear in? MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:26, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Men at Arms #194; Armies of the Middle Eastern wars (2) - plate E. It shows a Defense Companies soldier with the patch in red on his upper left sleeve, and a similar badge over his right jacket pocket. Jakednb (talk) 13:51, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I've uploaded them now - here and here. Thoughts? MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:48, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Fantastic! However, I would only say the golden hilts on the black patch look wrong, unless you've seen it somewhere, I would say they are probably also white. In the red version, the skull outline seems a bit thick don't you think? looks really great though, maybe one day you can teach me to work with SVG. Jakednb (talk) 17:34, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

I was thinking the exact same thing about the skull on the red background. The handles were gold originally because they looked gold on the badges seen here, but I've changed it to white now though - certainly on the soldier in the Osprey book the handles are the same colour as the sword/skull, so maybe they should be white. I'd be happy to :), tbh I mostly learned just through fiddling about with Inkscape! MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:27, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Looks great now. I have actually come across other patches, but they are very general (engineers, infantry..), so there is not much really to do with them here. What I really want to find are unit patches. Jakednb (talk) 13:41, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Absolutely. The patch I'd most like to find is that for the 4th Armoured Division, and I'm quite surprised how hard it is to find it given the prominence of the Division. If you do find any more unit insignia's I'd be more than willing to turn them into SVG's. MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:53, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey, after hours of searching i found glimpses of division symbols, but i will keep you informed when i find something clear that can be created. For now, i found a patch worn on the upper arm of SF soldiers, I've seen it a few times (for example here), I thought it could be nice to create in SVG. If you need other references i could e-mail you some pictures i gathered, or you could search for them in the web. Jakednb (talk) 15:51, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

That's great! If you've got any more like that you can either leave a link here or email them to me at I'd actually recently found something quite similar - here there seems to be soldiers wearing a similar badge, but their badge says Republican Guard. MrPenguin20 (talk) 16:16, 27 September 2013 (UTC)


First of all i would like to thank you for the maps(Syrian civil war) that you created. They are very useful for the users who is fallowing the current situation in the country. As you know, we are using some of your maps at So i would like to ask you if you could creat a detailed map for Darra. Since the city is heavy contested we need a map which can show the situation in there. Once again, thanks for your hard work. AOnline (talk) 12:00, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Jafra,deir ez zor[edit]

I think it is under opposition control,

Yeah I think you might be right. Yalla Souriya is certainly reporting it, but I can't seem to find news on it anywhere else (couldnt see a report on it on the SOHR page for example). I think maybe we should wait a couple of days to see if it's reported anywhere else? Or at least until the Wikipedia article is reporting it as under opposition control. MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:35, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Aleppo map[edit]

This map has extreme mistakes,abu thuhur airport is besieged,secondly the government control road is completely surrounded with rebel territory,so all white spaces,must be green,Alhanuty (talk) 23:59, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah Lothar von Richthofen over at wikipedia also pointed out quite a few problems with the map, and as such I've updated the map a bit. The only part of the map that's still white is the area around Khanasser, as I wasn't sure if the SAA control was limited to the road or what. What do you think of the updated map? MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:20, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Rif dimashq map August -October 2012[edit]

There is massive mistakes in that one,which I will point out.

The areas with yellow pins where at that time contested,so with brown,darayya was taken by the gov.forces on August 26 2012,mezzah wasn't contested,at all ,and mouadamiya was the only one that stayed under rebel control,but you can mark that one as contested,jadedat alfadel was under government control,and try to mark khan al sheh on the map,and Harran alawamid was government controlled also nashabiyah and Marjal sultan and Meliha and shabba was under government control and the area east probably under government control except a road leading to otaiba,and the most important Assad was controlling douma till mid October.i will give you other corrections soon.Alhanuty (talk) 23:58, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Cool thanks I'll get working on updating it. About Mezzeh - the Rif Dimashq offensive (August–October 2012) page refers to clashes there, and also the map that you linked to shows the area as contested. (the residential district, not the airport) MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:25, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Small corrections in flags[edit]

Dear friend: many thanks for your fabulous work. As expert vexillologist I found two small mistakes in flags you create, that i believe that you prefer correct them for to have you wonderful job fully perfect: the armed forces of Syria have gilded inscriptions in the red and the black stripes, and both are curved as semi-circle. The Bahrain army lack a half moon below the shield. I assume that you can find the references easely in the web, but if is need please write me to my e-mail I have serious problems for draw images with arabic inscriptions while you maitrise this job. Sorry for my bad english, and receive my great admiration; Jolle.


A request for an expert on arab symbols: Can you

--Antemister (talk) 22:56, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

No problem! COA is uploaded now - seen here. Not sure what you want me to do to the Hezbollah flag - the version you linked to looks pretty much perfect in my opinion! MrPenguin20 (talk) 02:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

One more SVG of a national emblem. For the Hezbollah's flag, most parts are perfectly done, but the globe and the leaves are only autotraced.--Antemister (talk) 21:32, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
Yeah I see what you mean. I'll get working on it. MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:42, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, that looks better than before. Unfortunately, it will not tbe possible to keep that file on Commons, it was deleted more than one time yet, as it is a copyright image above threshold of originality. One has to upload it to each WP as Fair-Use image. Another issue, you might be interested. Some days ago, I obtained a quite rare book: A reprint of an official book of flags and symbols of the south vietnamese armed forces. It contains images you'll not find elsewhere, as most stuff was publically burned after 1975. I scanned that book, and as I saw that you also draw some symbols of south vietnamese army units, you might be interested in it.--Antemister (talk) 22:05, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Absolutely! Just send me the scans and I'll get working on them! You can email me at MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:21, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Sent you an eMail. Another note: For some months, Category:Military symbols of South Vietnam contains several files, uploaded by blocked User:Namkhanh02 and his sockpuppets. He seems to have access to an vietnamese publication on that topic or he used the some publication. But these files are no real SVGs, the reason why he was blocked repeatedly.--Antemister (talk) 22:09, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Yeah I noticed that a while ago. I'll get working on turning them into real SVG's. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:47, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Map of Rif Damashq[edit]

Dear MrPenguin20

First of all i want to say that your maps are great! But in the "Rif Damashq offensive Map (since September)" there is a place which is (was always) controlled by Assad regime troops. This region south of the airport road, between "Al-Husseiniya" and "al-Ghizlanieh" with the "Ebla Cham hotel" and the "Damascus Fairground" are controlled by Assad.

Your sincerely Bernd

Oh dear I think you're right. Look's like there's quite a bit of fixing for me to do! Thanks for pointing this out! MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:56, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

File:Flag of Hezbollah.svg[edit]

A previous version of this file was deleted as a copyright violation, and this one could go the same way... AnonMoos (talk) 07:06, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Wrong image text on user page[edit]

The Image text on the Image

Image:Damascus offensive (November 2012).svg|Map of the November 2013 Damascus Offensive.

ought to be

Image:Damascus offensive (November 2012).svg|Map of the November 2012 Damascus Offensive.

Oops! Thanks - fixed now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:38, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

5th Rif Dimashq offensive map[edit]

Hello, I think the situation has changed since the last time you edited the map so I think maybe you could show the rebel advance in the eastern Ghouta and the siege broken or at least weakened. Thanks --Amedjay (talk) 13:31, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

How do you edit this map,so I could update it also.Alhanuty (talk) 03:06, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Yeah that'd be good thanks (I'm pretty swamped with work atm). Personally I use Inkscape (which is also free). MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:23, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
How do you change colors and shapes,please,I am lost on this. 04:02, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

But how exactly do you edit it. 04:30, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Someone told me the S Vietnam I-IV corps was misspelling? please check Category:Thanks

Someone told me the S Vietnam I-IV corps was misspelling? please check

Thanks. Any idea what the problem is? MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:04, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
In reef dimashq i think the syrian army now is controlling barazeh and al mouadamieh! or at least no more rebels there but syrian gov. police! i think it should be red now


Neither the government or the opposition fully controls either, but they seem to be operating some kind of shaky truce. I think the current Barzeh arrangement looks about right, especially if the truce line is outside Al-Salam mosque. I think it's a good point you've made about Maadamiyeh, especially if you're right about there being a police presence. There's still some kind of opposition presence marked here, although I suppose that might be out of date. Since there's a bit of uncertainty for now I've reduced and consolidated the opposition control a bit, and then marked it with a truce line. If it emerges later though that government control is quite strong then I'll change it to government controlled though. Thanks! MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:28, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

The new changes are correct! Mouadamieh isn't in army control! according to thr truce, army soldiers are not allowed to enter to the city but only make checkpoints at its entrance! On the other side rebels should give up their arms too and police will take over the situation there there! Therefor i dont know if you should color it in red or green! I suggest also you do a map for al qalamoun since it is a really important frontline and a new map for aleppo that look like those of dier ezzor or homs because the one currently existing is not representive of the current situation! Which programe do you use to do maps ? Thank you and i really hope you do something about qalamoun frontline!

Hello, there is a truce in Babbila, Yalda and Beit Sohom now! :)
Thanks! Updated now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:36, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello MrPenguin20! Can you make a map for the qalamoun frontline as well as for aleppo ? (The current one is really ugly and outdated). Everyone will be very thankfull!

I've got a Qalamoun map in the works, shouldn't take too long now. I dunno if I'll do an Aleppo one soon though - don't want to step on anyones toes! (Might do though!) MrPenguin20 (talk) 02:56, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

File:Flag of the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces.svg[edit]

That flag did never exist! I checked the book several times now, and did not find it there. You drew it according to File:Flag of the South Vietnamese Army.jpg, of course, but it seems that this flag is completely wrong. The book contains File:Flag of ARVN.svg as the flag of the south vietnamese military forces (not the one of the army = ground forces, it has a red background and a different motto, p50), and then a flag with an red eagle on page 64 as the flag of the president as supreme commander of the armed forces. But there are no red stripes and no wreath behind the eagle. The eagle with the wreath behind shows is in fact the hat badge (p48).--Antemister (talk) 22:47, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Yeah I noticed that too. The only place a similarish depiction exists is on the cover, and also in the link you sent. Maybe it's some kind of unofficial flag? MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:05, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
That's the problem with it: An unofficial military flag? That may be logical, if it would be a civilian one (like that or that that, which can be seen very often here in Bavaria, although unofficial). I assume that the book cover is a rather silly artwork by the editor, who combined the eagle of the military flag, the stripes of the national one with the emblem the armed forces. But that does of course not explain the quite different one here on Commons. File:Flag of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.svg is not really the "Flag of the President of the Republic of Vietnam", but rather "Flag of the President of the Republic of Vietnam as supreme Commander of the armed Forces". The flag(s) of the president of vietnam can be found here.--Antemister (talk) 22:59, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Very true. I've seen other versions of it too - e.g. here. It was exactly because of the big variations between depictions of the flag that I thought it might be some kind of unofficial flag. I suppose alternatively it could be legitimate and was simply been adopted post 1971, but I don't think I've seen any photos of any actual real life flag versions. For the Presidential flag I've now changed the flags' description and requested it be moved to your suggested name. Also I've designed a new face for the bird which I think is closer to most of the depictions than the one I was previously using. I've just updated the National Defense Minister flag so far. Thoughts? MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:27, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
The introduction of a new flag after 1971 seems to be unfeasible. I assume that this variant is an incorrect depiction drawn by some exile groups in the US ("the eagle of the military forces on a yellow flag" - you can draw both versions if you have just that description of it). It can be found on many websites of those south vietnam nostalgia groups, copied from each other. My suggestion/commons procedure on issues like that is simple: Starting a DR. Doubtful flags cannot be used in articles, and their existence on Commons provide some legitimicy to them. Other websites copy them, and so they are more and more spread throughout the web. Verifying their correctness becomes even more difficult.--Antemister (talk) 12:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Yeah it's a fair point. I'm not too informed on the process whereby items are deleted from wikicommons, but if you want to request the files deletion then I won't oppose it, given the seeming lack of any historic (or contemporary) backing for its use. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:23, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, will do that - after you have uploaded the hat badge as a separate fle.--Antemister (talk) 12:21, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
KK have uploaded them now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 16:09, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

BTW, the afghan MOI insignia in color: [1]--Antemister (talk) 22:47, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Updated now :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:05, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Also the Airforce has such an emblem: [2]--Antemister (talk) 22:59, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Good find. I'll add that to the to-do list. MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:27, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Need help[edit]

Can you make the flags of Bahrain's National Guard? [3]--Zxs1 (talk) 07:17, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure I'll get working on that now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:20, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
Uploaded now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:17, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much--Zxs1 (talk) 22:01, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

The last one Royal Medical Services And BDF finished [4]--Zxs1 (talk) 04:10, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Do you know if there is a flag as well or is there just a logo? MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:20, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

yes flag [5]--Zxs1 (talk) 14:29, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

File:Central Security Forces Emblem.svg[edit]

Hello. Would you please tell me what program you used to make this image in SVG? And how could you make it so clean while the source image is so bad? I would be so glad if you answered me. Regards.--Avocato (talk) 06:31, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure! I personally use Inkscape - which is a free program. It might seem a bit tricky to initially get used to, as it's pretty different from photoshop etc, but there's quite a few good guides/tutorials available online. MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:20, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for replying, I really appreciate that. I ask you, please, to explain some points about Inkscape:
  1. After opening any file, what should I choose: Link image, or embed image?
  2. What tools you used in order to make the image so clean and better than the original one?
  3. In what type should I save the image: "Inkscape SVG", "Plain SVG", "Compressed Inkscape SVG", or "Compressed Plain SVG"?
Thanks again and sorry for any nuisance I may caused.--Avocato (talk) 17:07, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
It's no nuisance at all - always happy to help!
1. I assume that you're dragging and dropping a non svg file into inkscape? In that case you select embed.
2. Once the file is embedded then you have to trace it. This can be done automatically within Inkscape, or alternatively there's other applications which can turn images into svg's, although they often aren't that precise. I personally tend to trace the files in Inkscape manually, like the person in this video, by drawing over them using the drawing tools in Inkscape, as this results in more accurate/higher definition end results. When I first started using Inkscape though what I'd do is that I'd use vector magic, and then touch up the file within Inkscape.
3. I personally just save it as an Inkscape SVG. MrPenguin20 (talk) 20:16, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello. Check this out and tell me about your opinion. :)--Avocato (talk) 04:23, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Great job! Believe me, it's far far far superior to my first stuff when I started using Inkscape. MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:30, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
I am very grateful for your encouraging words.--Avocato (talk) 22:04, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
No problem! I look forward to see what you'll produce next :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:30, 17 January 2014 (UTC)


Can be found in Category:Sockpuppets of Namkhanh02--Antemister (talk) 11:46, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


Do not know if you are interested in that and if a vectorisation does make sense, as sooner or later the image can be found an official PDF, but I do not want to loose that research: An official en:Coat of arms of Libya does not exist now, but having a look on several website of state authorities [6][7], [8], [9], [10], [11] one can see that most of them use en:File:Libya PM logo.png. (exceptions [12], [13], [14], [15]). Question: Does the standard emblem have an own text for each ministry?--Antemister (talk) 15:14, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah they're each individualized; they all say Libyan Interim Government (الحكومة الليبية المؤقتة) at the top, and then each one is individualized for the bottom text. So they say Ministry of Industry (وزارة الصناعة), Ministry of Defence (وزارة الدفاع), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (وزارة الخارجية والتعاون الدولي) etc. Bit busy atm, but I'll work on svg versions later. Of course these might all change after the new constitution is written, but I'm guessing that won't be for a while. MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:10, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

File:Iraqi Navy Emblem.svg[edit]

This file had some kind of complex gradient in the Iraq outline, which I didn't understand; I substituted File:Flag-map_of_Iraq.svg instead... AnonMoos (talk) 08:59, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
what a great work man. thanks for the maps about the syrian situation and the control conflicts in each city, you are 95% accurate I wait your updates every day. Some maps are now very old and I wonder when you will update them :). Barcaxx1980 (talk) 17:39, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks! I know what you mean about some of them now being a bit out of date though... Which one do you think I should work on updating first? MrPenguin20 (talk) 20:35, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

New Syrian civil war flags and emblems[edit]

Hi, first congratulations for your incredible work on the Syrian civil war maps, flags, emblems, etc... You have done an impressive graphic job, sincerely. Then, I would like to ask you for some more work:

  • I've seen that you have done the Islamic Front flag, but it seems that a different colours version is more widely used by that militia, as shown here, here & here.
  • Also, I would ask you to make the Palestine Liberation Army emblem (wich could be seen here). It seems that the emblem is very similar to the Syrian coat of arms, with the differences of the colours, the Palestinian flag instead of the Syrian flag in the Escutcheon, and a different motto in Arabic.

Thank you again for your work and regards, --HCPUNXKID (talk) 22:41, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words, and also thanks for the heads up about the flag! I've uploaded an updated version now. Also the emblem of the PLA is now uploaded too. If ever notice any other problems with anything I've uploaded, or if you have any other requests, just let me know :). MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:28, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Al-Nusra Front flag[edit]

Hi, congratulations for your work on syrian flags, it was amazing flag. There is new flag of Al-Nusra Front I have uploaded. i think it will be so nice service if you edit the SVG version . :)

Flag of Jabhat al-Nusra.jpg
Thanks! And thanks a lot for adding to the description - it's really appreciated! I shall get to work on the new flag :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:07, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Siege of Homs map[edit]

The rebels control the entire north country side of Homs,check the template map for further details,and PLEASE,PLEASE,edit the rif dimashq offensive map showing the rebel counter offensive,where they capture qasimiyah,al jarba,bahariya,and including adra as contested,also the rebels did capture deir salman ,but they where driven out of it,and most IMPORTANT,that abadah is contested,and increase the territory that rebels control east of otaybah,and please mew need these edits soon,becuz the map is very so outdated.Alhanuty (talk) 02:51, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh dear that does sound quite bad! I shall fix all of those tomorrow! MrPenguin20 (talk) 03:14, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
I've added the opposition offensive in the east to the map, although I've not changed Adra to contested because the map shows the course of the Rif Dimashq offensive from September to November, and it looks like the offensive into Adra took place in December. I've also changed the borders around Babilla and Beit Sahm - according to the detailed map it looks like there's still some kind of opposition presence. The area described as Yarmouk has been increased (in line with reality), and so the new area has also been marked as contested. Tadamon is also now on the map, and is marked as contested.
In southern Ghouta I've changed the status of Sakka and Dulba to government-held, in line with the detailed map (this might not be a recent change, but might instead just have been something that's been wrongly marked on the map for a while).
I've made some changes to Otaybah, but do you know where about the villages taken by the opposition are? Like are they east, south, north, etc?
Then for Homs I expanded the area controlled by the opposition to the north of the city, although it already largely follows the areas shown as opposition controlled according to the detailed map. If the map went slightly farther north then you'd see opposition control branch out a lot more due to Talbiseh, Zafaranah etc, but for the area shown the level of control seems about right. MrPenguin20 (talk) 19:08, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for these changes but I think you forgot something important in the rif Dimashq map: Adra. It has been reported that rebels have taken over the area north east of Duma and North of Brigade 39 which is besieged. Also there's a truce in Barzeh and Qaboun so maybe we should find a way to represent that. Thanks. --Amedjay (talk) 15:48, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Yeah I'd intentionally left the Adra offensive out since the map was supposed to be for the article relating to the fighting between September & November whereas the Adra fighting took place in December. Having said that there seems to be no other article for the current fighting, so I guess I'll just edit the map to show the current situation. And yeah that's a good point about Barzeh and Qaboun! MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:12, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok the Adra offensive is now shown, and I've marked the truce area too. I think there might still be some issues with the way the Adra offensive is shown (opposition might control more ground to the north), but as a whole it's getting there. MrPenguin20 (talk) 03:50, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, the changes look good. However I forgot to mention that there's also a truce in Maadamiyeh and that we should probably extand rebel control in Darayya a bit northwards and add Qadam as rebel controlled as they were able to make regime cut the road that lies from Damascus to Daraa. Still they were repelled but that's a proof that rebels are still ative in Darayya --Amedjay (talk) 19:50, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I've updated it a bit more now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:20, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the Homs map. It was long overdue. However, the central rebel pocket is not up to date. If you could draw it to mimic the map in Wall Street Journal article from Jan. 27, 2014, it would be great. While you're at it, you might want to remove the label "Homs" from the middle of the map as it is obvious from the caption. Tradediatalk 20:31, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Updated now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:20, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

File:Flag of Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin.svg[edit]

Using File:Arms of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.svg, you can improve that image.--Antemister (talk) 20:53, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah I'm working on a better definition version of the logo. Should be done soonish. MrPenguin20 (talk) 02:53, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

File: Battle of Daraa City.svg[edit]

Dear MrPenguin20,

It's a pleasure to talk to you. I have read in 2014 Daraa offensive that the Ghaz Prison and some silos have been taken by the Syrian rebels, which means that the connection between Daraa and Umm al Mayadin should be removed.

Since this map is used in the template:Syrian Civil War detailed map you may like to change it.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Best regards -- 22:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! Thanks for the information - currently updating the map now. :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:56, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

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Non free logos[edit]

Dear MrPenguin20

Logos of political parties are copyright protected and can not be kept in commons. Soon or late all of them will be deleted. I suggest you to upload them as "non-free content" it English wiki or another wikis, the place that can keep them forever. Monfie (talk) 06:02, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Will do! :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Deir ez-Zor city map[edit]

The Deir ez-Zor city map needs to be modified. All territory north and east across the river from the city is ISIS-controlled [16][17]. Thank you in advance!

ISIS has captured all opposition-held areas in the provincial capital [18][19], please modify the map. Thanks! EkoGraf

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for making flags of the Libyan army But Missing flag of the Libyan Navy ,Seal [20] flag [21]-- 07:19, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah I'm working on it atm - did a couple of other things first because I find doing the rope-circle quite boring. Should be uploaded soon though! MrPenguin20 (talk) 16:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Done! MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, if u need any Information about Libyan army I'm here Zxs-- 20:06, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:55, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Kalmius Battalion[edit]

Hi again, how are you?. As usual, I came here with a petition. Here you have the shoulder sleeve patch of the Kalmius Battalion, a rebel unit within the Novorossiya side. Could you made the drawing to ilustrate the Donbass People's Militia article and others, please?. Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 13:39, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Sure I'll get working on them! MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
I've completed and uploaded the Zarya Battalion SSI, but I'm a little stuck on the Kalmius Battalion. What does the text on the left hand side of the SSI say? It looks to me like "СОЦЛО ДРА3ДЕЛЕНИЕ" - does that make any sense in Russian? MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:21, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the Zarya Battalion SSI! Hope you could made the Kalmius one soon!.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 14:37, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem. The Kalmius one is done too - it's here. MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:41, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Again, thank you very much. Your work is brilliant!.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 14:02, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks :P. If you need/want anything else just let me know. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:57, 18 September 2014 (UTC)



Which means smth like: Kalmius|Special Division|DPR|Ministry of Defence

ready to help with russian texts.)

Winand (talk) 04:52, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

That's fantastic! Many thanks. I may have to call on you again :P MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:40, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Zarya battalion[edit]

Same thing happens with the Zarya battalion, here's a screenshot showing the shoulder sleeve insignia.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 22:04, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


I've seen your good flags across Wikipedia, and I was wondering if you could do us all a favour and make a good SVG version of this flag. It is the flag of the National Guard of Ukraine, and the present image is both sub-par and useless for infoboxes. Thanks for your assistance! RGloucester (talk) 15:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure no problem! MrPenguin20 (talk)
Woops looks like someone else got there first. MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:56, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Hasakah[edit]

You can update this map Battle of Hasakah because Syrian army recaptured Ghuweiran neighborhood in city Hasakah.SOHRDocumens.Sy--Hanibal911 (talk) 17:57, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I hope you will soon update the map. Regards!--Hanibal911 (talk) 14:14, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry been a bit busy with other stuff. Shall upload the updated versions early tomorrow/today! MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:16, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah looks like HCPUNXKID got there first. I double checked and the current version seems to be supported by the links you provided. Thanks MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:18, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Legion of Saint Stephen[edit]

So there's another SSI petition. This time is the Legion of Saint Stephen, a Hungarian volunteer group in the Donbass war. Here's their FB official page emblem picture: Regards, --HCPUNXKID (talk) 13:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Done!. MrPenguin20 (talk) 17:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Nice and so quick!.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 23:19, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Forças Populares 25 de Abril[edit]

Hi!, Here I am with another petition: The flag of the 25 April Popular Forces, a Portuguese armed group in the 80's. Here you have images of their flag. Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 17:54, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

No problemo. Logo and flag should be finished/uploaded tomorrow! MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:04, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Logo is here and flag is here. They look slightly different to the version in the link you gave, but I think they're legit - I based them on the flag and logo seen in this video. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:11, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Better version gone up now - I had missed out the hand clutching the rifle. I also redid the rifle a bit, so now it's exactly as it appears in the FP-25 video. MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Nice correction!--HCPUNXKID (talk) 14:41, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

1979 Herat uprising flag[edit]

Hi again, this time my petition is simple, adding some arabic words to a green flag, in order to fit in the depiction of that flag and to avoid confusion with others (for example, the former Lybian flag). Here you can see an official depiction of the flag. Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 15:14, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Done! Not too sure about the green I've used - will probably change that. MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:39, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Nice, as usual.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 21:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Symbols of Tannu Tuva[edit]

For almost a year, that large request on creating SVGs of tuvan flags can be found on my computer, and it it still not done yet. Could yo do it, if you have time?

For any Flag, please use the red coloras well as the aspect ratio from File:Flag of the Tuvan People's Republic (1941-1943).svg, and an equal size for the emblems in the flags. Make sure that the en:Yañalif letter is not lost.

--Antemister (talk) 13:22, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure no problem! MrPenguin20 (talk) 16:24, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I made the writing on this flag as thick as you'd originally done. Is that right or would you prefer me to make the writing the same thickness as in the pdf document? MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:55, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
It is of course hard to say if you do not have an original image, but comparing to similar files it should be appropriate to use non-bold text.--Antemister (talk) 21:27, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Also were you wanting the writing stored in the svg to be still in an editable format? I.e. not to be stored as an object, but to be stored as text? Because the program that I use - Inkscape - seems to have difficulty recognizing Yañalif - do you know any vector programs which would recognise it? MrPenguin20 (talk) 12:59, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I know few on vector graphics, that's why I posted the request here! But I heard of the problems with storing the Yanalif as text. Do not believe that their might be problems if you store it as object. But you could ask User:Karl432, who added that that character to that file.--Antemister (talk) 21:27, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

ANP flag variations[edit]

The ANP has Pashto/Dari variation of this flag with this logo. 03:58, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've uploaded a Dari version now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Razkari Party[edit]

Hi! My petition this time is the logo of the Razkari party, a Kurdish party in Lebanon. Here you have the only photo I found showing their logo, I have it in bigger size if u need it. Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 16:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Yeah a bigger size would be great thanks - just so I can see all the details. MrPenguin20 (talk) 17:42, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok, but how we can do it? I only see two options, by e-mail or uploading wrongly the photo here...--HCPUNXKID (talk) 15:01, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Good point. Just email it to me at Cheers! MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:29, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
E-mailed, sorry for the delay!.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 00:28, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! And no problem - probably wouldn't have had time for it recently anyway. I'll add it to the list :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 17:23, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Sparta Battalion SSI, flag & minor correction[edit]

Hello again, another request. This DPR unit called Motorola's Division is led by Arseny Pavlov. It seems that their SSI is this at 21:43. The writting is "СПАРТА". Also, the Vostok Battalion SSI and flag have a minor black line on the bottom left of the emblem, can you shade it in? SkoraPobeda (talk) 01:58, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

No problemo MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:29, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
One more thing, I found out that this unit's actual name is really the "Sparta Battalion", no wonder it says Sparta on the SSI. SkoraPobeda (talk) 21:44, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Done! Might edit the font a little though. Fixed the Vostok issues too. MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:02, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! If you don't mind, I also just found their flag which looks like the SSI with darker colors at 0:58. SkoraPobeda (talk) 14:19, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Done! Changed the red to the red seen on the Novorossiya war flag. Looks about right (hopefully anyway). MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:35, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Also, I was wondering if there was any kind of distinctive flag used by the Army of the South-East? MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Not that I'm aware of. One video (can't remember) had a St. George Ribbon flag painted on a LPR T-64, so that's probably their unofficial flag. SkoraPobeda (talk) 15:00, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Kobane battle map[edit]

On Oct 5, you uploaded the map : Siege of Kobane.svg Please show real credit for this map, which is @deSyracuse on twitter : BBC map also refer to it :

Updated it now :). I had cited all the sources for the changes (including the original deSyracuse map) in my comments when I'd uploaded the version showing the evolution of the siege, but it looks like the comments were too long and got cut off (so just after mentioning Archivilians.) I've updated the page now to show all the sources (including the fact that the BBC map is also based off of deSyracuse's original map). MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:26, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Iranian presidential honor guard flag[edit]

Can you make the Iranian honor guard flag based on this picture, [25]. Thanks. 17:51, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure no problem! MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:00, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Somalia Battalion SSI[edit]

Finally found this battalion's SSI. The top says СОМАЛИ. Left side says ОТДЕЛЬНАЯ БАТАЛЬОННАЯ. Right says ТАКТИЧЕСКАЯ ГРУППА. The bottom of the eagle says 1-Я (which means 1st). The whole patch translates to "Somalia" "1st Independent Battalion Tactical Group" at 4:16. SkoraPobeda (talk) 22:29, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Cool - I shall get on this! MrPenguin20 (talk) 03:32, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
My mistake on the spelling. On the closer up patch, the left side says "ОТДЕЛЬНАЯ БАТАЛЬОННО -" at 0:56. The name is then "Somalia" "1st Independent Battalions - Tactical Group". SkoraPobeda (talk) 21:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry! - forgot about this :/. First version done. MrPenguin20 (talk) 21:53, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
No problem, your contributions are always worth waiting for! SkoraPobeda (talk) 20:02, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Vector graphics[edit]


Can I know, how programme do you use to create vector graphics? I'd like to learn how to make detailed maps about ongoing conflict. Can you give me some clue, how draw such map? I am editor from plWiki and I write article about conflicts, so such skill is usefull :)

Best regards, Omega933 (talk) 14:32, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure no problem! It's really not that complicated, and I think the best way to learn is to practice really. I personally use Inkscape, which you can get here and which is free. You can get modern SVG maps from OpenStreetMap. The only problem with OpenStreetMap is that it doesn't really show geography - such as mountains - well. I think DEMIS shows mountains etc though (like in this map).
Then for actually drawing the maps themselves I'd say the best way is just to get acquainted with how Inkscape works. If you want you can use things from maps I've made too.
If you've got any more questions, or want me to look at anything, just ask! MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:42, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks you very much :) I downloaded the program at the beginning and I read user book. Program has a lot of opportunities, so I am learnig now. Thanks for indication a Inscape, Omega933 (talk) 14:29, 25 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi Can you make the arms and the flag of Odessa People's Republic and the flags of the others separatists ? Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 02:28, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll add it to the to-do list :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:21, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
[26] Can you make the new flag of Donetsk ? Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 08:24, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Ghost battalion flag[edit]

In this video u can see the flag of the Ghost battalion, a military unit of the Lugansk People's Republic. Could you draw it, please? Regards,--HCPUNXKID (talk) 23:52, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Done a first version! MrPenguin20 (talk) 20:53, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
WOW! Simply incredible, sincerely you're so good making flags, SSI's, etc...thanks & congratulations!.--HCPUNXKID (talk) 23:03, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but I must say that I think it looks harder than it actually is :P. MrPenguin20 (talk) 19:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Lugansk Republic has a new flag[edit]

I know you're good with flags, and made the DPR flag SVG version. Well, the Lugansk People's Republic has a new flag. We are using a non-free jpg version on the English Wikipedia, but it would be nice to have a free SVG image. Here is a link to the flag. Please work on it, if you are able. RGloucester (talk) 19:15, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

No problem :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 19:26, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Done! Available here. MrPenguin20 (talk) 17:10, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much. RGloucester (talk) 19:43, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Lugansk Republic coat of arms, minor changes to Somalia Battalion SSI[edit]

Can you reupload the new LPR coat of arms? The last one was deleted because the uploader forgot to put the license Now to get specific with the Somalia Battalion SSI: The edges of the inner shield should be curved like the outer one. You can now replace the old DPR eagle with the new one [27] Make the eagle bigger to where the wings almost touch the curved edges. Also, try to add the - in between БАТАЛЬОННО and ТАКТИЧЕСКАЯ by moving both text sides a little more up. After that, the emblem will look perfect! SkoraPobeda (talk) 17:10, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

No problemo! MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:04, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

New flag Donetsk[edit]

[28] Can you make the new flag of Donetsk ? Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 20:41, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi - really sorry I didn't reply sooner (was quite busy in December). I was working on a version, however I saw that Elevatorrailfan got there first. I've since updated it a bit using the version I had been working on. The main problem I found was with St George - most image sizes are quite small, and so it can be difficult to make out the detail on him. If you know of any high res versions of the flag then please let me know (and I'll work on updating St George) MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:03, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Deir ez zor[edit]

ISIS has taken parts of Jafra,Assad's forces withdrew from Saqer Island,and Mariiyah is under ISIS control. Alhanuty (talk) 17:09, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I've updated to show the advance to the south-east of the airport. I haven't been able to find anywhere else reporting on a full retreat from Saqer, but if that's confirmed I'll add that too. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:44, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

SOHR has confirmed that ISIS has fully seized Jafra and have reached the walls of the airbase,so i advised that the southern frontier of the airbase be marked gray,also mark the area between the mountain and the neighborhoods of the city as contested,and mark the area near 137 armored Brigade as contested. Alhanuty (talk) 17:00, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Vietnamese language in flags[edit]


I found numerous textual inaccuracies in flags you created with Vietnamese text on them. So far, I've seen serious issues with at least 5 files, with gibberish text. Could you change the text in the files File:Flag of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.svg and File:Flag of RVNMF.svg? The Vietnamese text on them are gibberish. For the Flag of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the top should read "LC QUÂN VIỆT NAM", not "LÚC QUẬN VIỆT NĂM" and the bottom text should read "QUYẾT CHIẾN - QUYẾT THNG". For Flag of RVNMF, the top should read "QUÂN LỰC VIỆT NAM CỘNG HÒA. DHN (talk) 19:55, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Oh dear. Thanks for letting me know. I've fixed those two now (I hope). I imagine there's also some problems with the other ones. If you could let me know if there's any issues (and how to correct them) that'd be fantastic. Many thanks! MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:45, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt response, here are some more:
Thanks! I've fixed those now too now. MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:47, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Qamishli ?[edit]

Hi, I see that you created this map of the Battle of Hasakah: Perhaps you can make a similar map of the Battle of Qamishli if you have data about it? PANONIAN (talk) 12:21, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Sure thing! MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:00, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi again. This source might help you: It shows control in Qamishli, although map is in Kurdish, so you may need some Kurdish user to translate it for you. I see that you used OpenStreetMap as a base for Hasakah map, so you might use same for Qamishli? PANONIAN (talk) 19:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

UK election maps[edit]

Hello MrPenguin20, thank you very much for the high-quality UK election maps which I find very interesting and would like to include in the corresponding articles in de:WP. I was wondering what the hatched color means in this map of the UK 1830 general election ? Greetings --Furfur (talk) 17:37, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks - always good to know that someone asides from me finds them interesting :P. Yes you're very right I should have clearly marked the hatched meaning. It means that the constituency returned an equal number of Whigs & Tories. MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:26, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer. Are these double- or multi-member constituencies then ? --Furfur (talk) 00:34, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
All county constituencies in England, Wales, and Ireland returned 2 members. The only exception to this was Yorkshire, which due to its large size returned 4 members. Scottish county constituencies meanwhile each returned 1 member. So all hatched constituencies represent a seat returning 1 Whig and 1 Tory, except for Yorkshire, where the hatched represents a return of 2 Whigs and 2 Tories. MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:54, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I understand. Thank you for your explanations and thanks again for providing these really high-quality (in terms of graphics and detailed content) svg-maps on the commons so that they can also be used in other language projects! May be you could indicate the single four member constituency by a finer or broader hatching ? --Furfur (talk) 19:14, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem! - it was my fault, as I should have been clearer for exactly what the shading represented. I've updated the file descriptions now to provide a better description of what everything means. Yeah I think that'd probably be a good idea - I'll try it out and see what looks best. MrPenguin20 (talk) 19:19, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Map request: Voyaging of the 'wa' watercraft, Caroline Islands, Micronesia[edit]

Just saw your Aleppo map and wondered if you might like to illustrate a simple map showing voyages undertaken in the wa craft of the Caroline Islands, Micronesia. I have been working hard to write and expand the article. Descriptions of recorded voyages including trade, immigration (Guam and Saipan) and longer voyages or voyaging knowledge is available in the text of the article. Presently the article is nominated for 'Did you know?' on the front page of English Wikipedia in the next few days... so your map would likely be seen by many. Thanks... Pratyeka (talk) 05:20, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Sure no problem - I'll get to it! :) MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:59, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Felt the need to issue an update - I have not forgotten about this, and it is in the works. Should be done tomorrow or Friday. Sorry for the delay. MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:30, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Aleppo map[edit]

I see in your recent update of the Aleppo battle map you marked Aghob hill to have reverted back to rebel control, however no sources surfaced recently confirming this. Last report about the hill from late December was that the Army captured it. This issue was also raised by editor Pyphon at the map's talk page. If there are no sources saying the rebels captured it I would please ask that you revert it back to SAA-held. Thank you! EkoGraf (talk) 22:53, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixed! MrPenguin20 (talk) 14:10, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Somalia Battalion flag, SB SSI & DPR flag minor changes[edit]

I finally found a clear view of the Somalia Battalion flag, The emblem is a bit different here, and the text is ЗА ЦАРЯ! ЗА ОТЕЧЕСТВО! ЗА КОНОНОВО! ЗА ЗАХАРЧЕНКО! Also, just a friendly reminder about the minor changes to the Somalia Battalion SSI from November; use this video to help at 0:56. In the image, the DPR flag's text appears to be smaller and the ДОНЕЦКАЯ НАРОДНАЯ text has space in between the edges. SkoraPobeda (talk) 18:49, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Woops - my bad. I've updated the SSI now. Battalion flag is available here. MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:09, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Awesome job, as always! SkoraPobeda (talk) 18:15, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Sorry for the delay in updating the SSI - it totally slipped my mind. MrPenguin20 (talk) 18:42, 21 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed that you created a very attractive illustration of a Scottish community council's coronet here. Would you possibly be able to create an illustration of an area council's coronet? It's identical to a community council's coronet except in place of nettle leaves and pinecones, it has spikes and sheaves of wheat; a (rather poor) illustration of one can be found here. Zacwill16 (talk) 22:36, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

I've done a first version, which can be found here. The coronet ain't so great at the moment, but I'll try and find a better image of it (especially the wheat). Also, do you know if the colours in the image you linked to are right? On the council website there's an image of the original Renfrew coat of arms, and the yellow and blue feel a bit better. MrPenguin20 (talk) 16:04, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe the colours are standardised, so you can more or less go with whichever shades of blue, gold, and silver you find most suitable. Also I've managed to find a marginally better coronet in the coat of arms of Fife Council, which you might find useful as a model. Zacwill16 (talk) 15:53, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Southern Syria offensive map[edit]

I am impressed with your map,thank you for making it but,there is some inaccuracies that need to be fixed in this map

For W-Ghouta: Zakya, Khan al-Shih, Muqaylibah, al-Taybah, DeirKhabiyah, Husayniyah and W-Kiswah.these are are rebel-held and they appear so on the Rif Diamshq map

for other positions Masharah & alTayhah are rebel-held, N-Izzra& Alma have near rebel-zone close to it, Burqah is rebel-held, Kanakir is under truce, Hamidiya is connected with rebel-held quneitra, western Samdaniya is rebel-held, KafrShams&KafrNasej are contest to near-rebel held, BusraHarir conested zone is to the east not west, Habariya is contested & DaraaCity is okay.

i once again thank you for this map,there is are the changes that needs to be made to make the map accurate 100%.Alhanuty (talk) 17:40, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I was expecting there to be a variety of mistakes, so your help is really appreciated. I've uploaded a new version now with a many of the issues pointed out by both yourself and another person who posted on the files talk page. Do you think the new version looks more accurate? MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Novorossiya flag[edit]

Some editors and I have decided that the most common Novorossiya flag is the one in this video. Just combine this with this SkoraPobeda (talk) 17:07, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Might take a little bit to make an SVG version of the emblem (it's a bit finicky). I might upload a version just using the png CoA for the meantime though. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:12, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
PNG/SVG hybrid available here. Should have a full SVG version up shortly. MrPenguin20 (talk) 22:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
It's now a full svg. Couple of issues regarding transparency of wings/feathers that I'll need to fix though. MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:19, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your help! SkoraPobeda (talk) 23:59, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Anytime! MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Multiple graphics[edit]

Whenever you have the time, here are some graphics you should create and make changes to: 1. I noticed that you have the Donbass People's Militia flag on your to-do list. This time add shadows under the St. George ribbon and the side of the sword handle, [29] [30]. The spelling is НАРОДНОЕ ОПОЛЧЕНИЕ ДОНБАССА. 2. Vostok Brigade SSI [31], the spelling is "СПЕЦБРИГАДА ВОСТОК", meaning Vostok Special Brigade. 3. Essence of Time SSI [32], the spelling is "Суть Времени". 4. Miner's Division flag [33] [34], it is based off of the Donetsk Oblast flag. The spelling is "ШАХТЕРСКАЯ ДИВИЗИЯ". 5. A commonly used flag by the Oplot Battalion is the famous "Russian Banner" or "Русская Хоругвь" [35] [36] the top says "ЗА ВЕРУ, ЦАРѦ И СВѦТУЮ ТРИЕДИНУЮ РУСЬ" and sides are "ІС" "ХС" "НИ" "КА". 6. Syrian National Defense Forces emblem & flag usually don't have the English "National Defense Forces" on it [37] [38]. SkoraPobeda (talk) 20:27, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll get on these. For now though I've fixed the NDF flag (It could probably do with some love though, and I ought to generally sort out the rough edges). MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:52, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Great! There was one group I forgot to add. This is the SSI of the Rapid Response Group "Batman" [39] and here is the flag [40] [41] with the acronym "ГБР". They are a Lugansk People's Republic special forces unit. SkoraPobeda (talk) 23:52, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
First version of the Batman group emblems done. Available here and here. MrPenguin20 (talk) 15:08, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Rif Damashq map[edit]

What do you think about this last map of AlMasdar^ ?

Maybe you should add some changes in this map:

For example, At-Tadamon and Al-YArmouk are almost captured, as seen on AlMasdar map. The same with Al-Kadam (Qadam) and a road going from Midan to Al-Sbeneh through Qadam - under gov. control. 22:17, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Sorry for the delay - been working on some Iraqi PMU flags I've got in the works. The editorial stance seems pro-government, so I'll have to cross reference with some other sources on Kadam before I change it (since it's quite a bit different to the work by LogFTW), but the map's definitely been pretty handy on the ISIS presence/general frontlines in Yarmouk (which I've now updated). Plus I saw they just updated with another one. Much obliged! MrPenguin20 (talk) 01:13, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Daraa:Bosra and Naseeb[edit]

The Southern front has captured Bosra,and has captured Naseeb Border Cross,and has captured the remaining companies and military positions on the border of Daraa Province with Jordan via Pro-Regime Al-Akhbar an update on the Daraa is needed soon.Alhanuty (talk) 22:02, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Updated now MrPenguin20 (talk) 00:52, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, 1975 results.png[edit]

Hello MrPenguin20,

I like the map (also that you created it "language-neutral" - maybe you will soon have the opportunity to create a new one in 2017 ...) but find it difficult to distinguish the colors for "75-80% Yes", "25-30% No", and "20-25% No". Would it be possible to change the colors such that they are a bit lighter (especially the red)?

Greetings --Furfur (talk) 14:35, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Good point - I'll get to it! And you may be right about 2017 :P MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:40, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Rif Dimashq again[edit]

Looks like Al-Kasswah (Al-Kiswah) - long time not under gov.control and more...JN stronghold! Did you know that? On your map - it is red. Should be green or better darkgreen as contested. And if it is "last stronghold", so...what about Al-Taybeh, Zakiyah and AL-Muqaybilah? Mistery :) Any chance to get real information?



Do you think, if updates needed to according to

Like here:

(1. "SAA was able to finally capture the Poultry Farms located west of Khan Touman" ; 2. "SAA has regained full-control over the village of Al-Manasheer near the Al-Ouweja District, advancing towards the Sawmills in the Al-Breijj District".) But the same time writes """#SAA artillery is targeting insurgent positions located at #KhanTuman.""" how it could be?))) Arissston (talk) 22:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

I realized I never replied - I'm out of the country atm, so unable to update the maps right now (not got the right program etc), but I shall update these as soon as I can. And many thanks for the information; it's greatly appreciated! MrPenguin20 (talk) 23:41, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Additional info - several updtes all over the map Arissston (talk) 22:42, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

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