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Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:21 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

I hope that someone can help me: I´m working on a diorama showing the battle at crecy. I´ve got the following picture in my head: While some french knights are attacking the english lines, other knights just arrive at the battlefield, waiting for the signal for them to join the fight. Over their heads are various colourful banners and flags floating in the wind. The problem is that there are not enough suitable flags on the market and I don´t want to buy a complete set of figures just to get one flag... Can anybody give some tips about modelling own flags and banners, please? (I don´t want paper-flags)


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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:53 am
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Well one way to make nice banners and cloaks are actually to use tissue and white glue. You can then mix the white glue with water and put it on the tissue/fabric. When it hardens you can paint on the surface and it looks like real cloth. Another way is to use sculpturing putty.

Hope this is usefull?


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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:55 pm
by alex • 400 Posts

I use the following method: do the picture on your computer, then make a mirror image of this figure, then print the image on a color printer for adhesive paper (for labels), then paste it from 2 sides to a thick sheet of foil (thin metal that bends easily, as in the wind) Then, you can improve a little drawing with a brush and paint by hand to look more alive


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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:53 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Thank you for your help... I´ll try everything.

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:12 pm
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

When you have tried, then please show us the results


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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:28 am
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Ok, my first try: I used cardboard and cutted it into small pieces. Then I`ve glued them by using paper on some Zvezda plastic lances. After drying I´ve dipped the flags into some very liquid glue that is originally used for glueing grass. When the cardboard soaked up some glue and became more formable I´ve bended it, so it looks like floating in the wind and dipped it again for some time into the glue. Now they are drying. Looks pretty good and I´ll post some pictures later...

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:15 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Here it is. It´s not yet finished but already painted with the primer.

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:45 am
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

And here are my first two figures with self-made banners. They are Richard de Beaumont who carried the Black Prince´s banner and Erard II a luxemburgian knight. (Banners are waving in opposite directions because the characters are opponents and will look in different directions on the battlefield/diorama) Thank you for the tips!

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:16 am
by Andreas • 185 Posts

They look really very good , your an excellent Heraldy Painter

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:47 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

great work!

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:01 pm
by Endstille • 119 Posts

alternative: Rofur-Flags from Rolf Fuhrmann

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RE: Flags and banners

in Modelling tutorials and painting Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:07 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Yes, I know rofur-flags, but I don´t want paper-plags and I want to paint them on my own.

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