Steam Trek Discovery badges
Though Steam Trek TOS was the next we have done, I skip the pieces to show you the actual Steam Trek Discovery we are currently working on for next weekends FedCon first.
on the actual (Steam Trek) uniform fabric (command)
When I saw the original badge with the stepped two part Starfleet logo and the engraved and burnished department logos as well as the black backed versions of the Discovery, I got the idea of mirroring that, taking a dark piece for the right half with the polished metal underneath for the department logo.
I chose a black stabilized poplar burlwood piece, due to its marvelous texture and color (also similar to the body of the communicator), especially after polishing it with liquid bees wax.
The brass was cut as an inlay for the wood. Since I needed a silver color for the medic badge, but had nothing appropriate in stock I simply cast the brass piece in white metal.
For the rank pips I used Swarovski flatbacks in crystal golden sunshine, black diamond (silver looking) anthrazit, so we have a medical Commander and a Lt. Commander from command department.