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I have happily made my first 2 creations using Green stuff. Its a couple of banners, the one on a pole the other at the end of a weapon.
The idea always was that my Grey Knights being very distinct should always carry a banner. Ideally I would have given every single model a small banner joined above his backpack... that would give them an Asigarou-Samurai feeling based on the fluff that each gets his coat of arms. That unfortunately sounds too hard and time consuming so I am just going with 1 banner per squad given to the justicars.
The banners will be either held in place of the NFW (and given a spear tip at the end to show as a weapon) or at the backpack.
And now here is where I need help!
I am terrible at free hand drawing... but seriously terrible... I cant even make a proper straight -=I=- for my inquisitorial Rhinos. How do I go about painting the banners? Does anyone have or know of a website where I could print of some pictures of Grey Knight or Daemonhunter iconography and then simply glue it on the banner side?
Thanks in advance!
I think transfers will be your best bet. Check out the Bretonians and Empire ranges from Fantasy, and also look for transfers from historical miniatures companies.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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There is a logo sheet out...
Warhammer 40k & Warhammer Fantasy Battle News | Bell of Lost Souls: Daemonhunters Logo Sheet
It's worth a krak!
I however prefer free hand painting and while im not the best by practicing and taking my time im getting better. Proudest thing i did recently was a Lamenters shoulder pad for my deathwatch squad (checkerboard pattern with a heart in the middle) though i think i'll be copying some of the stuff here *cough*
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Just on a fluff note greyknights don't use banners because no one would see them and live to tell about it. Everyone who sees a Grey Knight dies. A banner would be unnecessary. (I do have a DA chapter master with banner painted to be a GK justicar, so I break the fluff rule, but it does look sweet).
You dont wear banners so people can see them, you have banners to increase your moral and scare the enemy!
I mean in theory, every space marine with a banner kills his enemies so who is left to know the banner?
In any case, it is pretty much certain that they have banners since it even says in the codex that they are allowed to bear their own coat of arms... a coat of arms goes in shields, armor and ... banners.
Banners are like personal denominators... Should Grey Knights not have names either? Noone learns them because they are intered in secret tombs and hence they are "forgotten".
Even Grey Knights is a name that can spread rumors... perhaps they should remain unnamed!
Lastly, Grey Knights are presented as a thing that exists but is shrouded in mystery, yes the average Impirial Citizen wont know about them but the average Impirial Citizen does not know about daemons either... and even if he saw a Grey Knight he would not be able to distinguish him from a regular Astartes!
Another one of those things I'd loved to have had the time and courage to do to my Grey Knights; banners! Well done to you sir. That transfer sheet looks like it'd do the job, there are also some natty logos on the regular transfer sheets for the Witch Hunters, Smurfs and Cadians that you can touch up to look mystic and Inquisitional with a few simple strokes and dots.