Flag Tutorial: Making Cloth Flags

I found this tutorial on the unlucky General blog very interesting indeed!

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“I take a fair bit of effort to create my own flags. I see many people’s armies and units whose flags are an afterthought, an inconvenience or a nuisance step in the process to paint up a unit of toy soldiers and get them on that table. I get it completely. Many of us probably think it’s too fiddly or that we feel unable to compete with the level of detail commercially produced flags can achieve through the printing process. In many ways this is neither wrong nor unreasonable but I’d like to make the case for making your own flags and provide a crude how-to for what I am doing these days.” The Unlucky General.

To read the complete tutorial visit the Unlucky General

Bruder Gerald of the Galactic Knights Space Marines

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This is the latest member of the second Gefechtskompanie 5th Gruppe of the Galactic Knights. Bruder Gerald. This makes the 5 men Hellblaster squad complete.

 

Here is a picture of the completed Gruppe:

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The build is complete

Here are the pictures of the last additions to my Thunderhawk gunship. The only thing missing is the hard points for the hell strike missiles.

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Next Step will be a coat of PVA mixt with black paint to make it more resilient against damage . The black paint is added to be able to see that the PVA was brushed on the complete model , it also makes it easier when I start to add rivets and screws to the model as these are made from magic sculpt , which is white when dry. So I can see more easily where I mist some.

 

Progress on my Space Marine gunship

I did some more work on my Thunderhawk gunship over the last weeks .

I did some more work on the underside of the fuselage and the main wings and engines.

I added the attack wings  which are magnetized to make them movable. Here is a short video about the attack wings moving:

Here are a few pictures of the gunship. The weapons and landing gear are still missing.

Here is the Landinggear:

And here is what it looks like at the moment:

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The 4 twin heavy bolsters at the nose of the fuselage and under the main wings as well as the hell strike missiles are still missing. When these are added a first basecoat of a mixture of PVA and paint will be applied to harden the polystyrene. Then I will add rivets and screws and then painting will start. So a lot more work to do but I think most of the work has been done.

First test on my gaming table

Yesterday I did the first test with my Thunderhawk on my gaming table. I test fitted the main wings, which are not completed yet. Furthermore I build a flying base from extruded polystyrene. The gunship is fitted to the stand with magnets so that different stands can be used too. When the gunship is finished it will also have retractable landing gear , which at the moment isn’t fitted yet.

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