Having tried both freehand and using the DA sword shoulder pad to do my chapter badge I'm not sure which is best. The sculpted pad looks more official and interesting but the shape of the sword makes it harder to see the star design behind. I also, rather surpisingly, found it easier to freehand the entire design instead of working round the sword that was already sculpted on.
Most importantly it is going to come down to what looks best. So which do people prefer?