• mercredi 11 septembre 2013

    Tutorial : How make your own banner?

    Banners have a strong impact on the gaming table, it's probably the first thing that your opponent see !!
    Today, I describe my own technic to make my own banners... No need specific material, just a sheet of paper and hobby Tools.

    I choose to draw my banners but I know it's difficult for a lot of gamers to obtain a satifaisant result in this way... To help you,  use  black&white copy banners from WHFB Armies (or other books), sometimes I use them ;)

    Materials : Sheet of paper, paper pen, fine black ink pen, old teeth brush, cutter, wire, putty, paints & brush.

    1- To have a general idea of shape and proportions, use your model when you draw on your sheet.
    2- Draw your banner with paper pen.
     
    3- Paint the bottom of the banner with diluted colors.
    4- Wash with different colors. At the edges of the banner use dark wash.

    5- Take your teeth brush.
    6- Splash your banner with wash colors (or diluted colors).

    7- Color your banner with paints.
    8- Use your fine brush to lining, and use ink pen to represent the rot, make lines of points.
     
    9- Cut the banner.
    10- Paint the edges of banner in black.
     
    11- Paint the back to rigidify paper.
    12- Shape the pole with wire, than cover with putty.
     
    13- Paint the pole and stick your banner. Add small stuffs to decorate the banner (Shields, trophies, chains, etc).
     
    Now my Chaos Dwarfs are ready for the next battle.
    I hope you enjoy this tutorial !!
    Bye Nico.
    

    18 commentaires:

    1. Thank you for the insights Nico, you make it look like so easy.

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    2. Very nice!
      I remember reading old Heavy Metal segments where they mentioned making banners and flags from metal tomato paste tubes.
      I never tried that but I saw a vid by a guy (GeneralSplatton on Youtube) who uses clear plastic from blister packaging. He used a small heat source... like a needle heated over a candle... to work in small holes and tears. He'd also shape in some undulations, again using a candle.
      Give it a spray of plastic primer and paint it up.

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    3. Thank you, great blog post.
      Love the banner.

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    4. Thanks Nico,

      Your painting method is most helpful.

      Cheers.

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    5. Great article Nico! I have previously used the tomato puree method, but I shall have a go at a paper banner for my Brets and Undead!

      Cheers!

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    6. Great tutorial Nico, thanks for posting.

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    7. Thanks you all for comments, yes I remember the famous tomato tube :) Never try but it look like more difficult to use.

      Bye Nico

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    8. Thanks for the tuto !
      I'm using paper banner on most of my bretonnian units, but the look more new than yours. But as I want to make an oldschool evil army in a near future, I think it will help !

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    9. Merci Nico

      I'm using this method next time I can, The tomato purée i snot that hard, the tricky thing is design and painting just like for a paper one, your weathering methods look really great and will come in handy in very little time.

      Thanks

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    10. Wow. impressive results! Really great!

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    11. Wow! I'm scared at the thought of having to create banners for my wood elves. This article has given me inspiration! Thankyou!

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    12. Great tutorial Nico - it actually looks much less complicated and threatening than I thought, and the final result is striking!

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    13. Great tutorial. Similar to how I did banners, but with more talent.

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    14. I'll be putting this to use for sure though I doubt somehow to such stunning effect.
      Thanks once again for your hard work,

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    15. Hi 24C !
      You will be surprised how it's easy to make a nice banner with this tutorial !!
      Bye Nico

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    16. Nice tutorial!
      If its so hard for u as for me, actually, try to use RonyaSoft Poster Designer software, easy and simple

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    17. Thank you ;) In fact, it's a real pleasur for me to paint my own banners :)

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