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I need a good way to do banners for my units. How do you do yours?
1. Do they wrap arond the poll front and back
2. How do you make your poles
3. Do you have any pictures to show me
4. Waht materials are needed
What I usually do to make a banner is a take a pece of paper the appropriate size, use an old paintbrush and coat it with PVA glue to make it stiff. Then coat it with black and paint what you want on the banner. It may take a while for the banner to dry, make sure the PVA is completely dry. Some things you will need are paint, PVA glue, an old paintbrush, and some skill of course. Oh usually I dont wrap the banner around the pole. o make a pole you can use pretty much anything, a toothpick or piece of plastic, although usually games workshop models come with a pole if they're meant to have one.
You can make anything a banner pole, I've even seen a charred corpse with long banner-like purity seals hanging off it. All banners, though, are hand painted, or water slided. If you're clever, you can get some water slide paper, print a cool design on it, and transfer it to the banner.
Henceforth no man shall set foot upon the world, and all around shall be set sentinals to ward away unwary spacecraft. We must accept that this place is lost to us forever, and is now the eternal habitation of abomination.
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i use aluminium tubing (from a hobby shop) about four mm and use something to cap the end of it. then i use foil (from a MILO tin, when you open them they have a piece of foil to seal in the freshness. then i rap the front around the pole and cover the rest in super glue so it hardens. voila! banners....then i ahndpaint them, depending on how much effort i want to put in or how much a client pays me.
My method's kind of like Yarrick's. I take a tissue and paint it with white paint. After the paint dries, you can cut it to any shape you want and paint it and/or put waterslide decals on it. It looks like fabric, and will remain flexible.
I use regular printer paper for my banners, and since most of my models with banners have been marines I already have a pole. I make my banners like the ones in the old codexes like Codex Ultramarines: a rectangular banner with two strips to wrap around the pole.
On my standardbearer I converted my own from a skeleton and thick steel wire. I cut of the legs off the skeleton, (it was the old kind with legs already on them) drilled a hole in the spine from below and inserted the wire. Then I drilled through the body from shoulder to shoulder (steady now :) and pushed another piece of wire completely trhough so it looks like the cross piece sticks out where his arms should be. Then I just painted my banners (I used two slimmer ones instead of one large) on paper, cut them out and glued them on.
It helps if you draw the banner first on a computer or by hand and paint over it. That way you just have to stay inside the lines :)
No pictures though, sorry :(