More shameless copy and pasting from my Facebook page because it's late and I can't be arsed to rewrite everything. There are two posts cobbled together here so let's get into it:
Anybody remember this chap?
I must have painted him a couple
of years ago as part of my Bretonnian foot knight command but I never
got around to painting the banner. I hate painting banners as I find it
awkward in comparison to painting figures. Anyway, having decided to
move onto getting some more fantasy stuff painted I thought I'd better
try and finish this off and fill that empty slot in my unit.
Just base coats at the moment but thought I'd show how I've got a nice clean
edge to the quarters. I use Scotch Magic Tape to mask the area. It's
easy to tear by hand and isn't horribly sticky which means it's great
for masking. I made sure to press the tape down hard along the edge to
be painted to avoid it bleeding under. Got to make sure the painted
areas are good and dry though as they can still lift off when removing
the tape. It makes the process quite slow going and only once did I have
to retouch a small area that peeled after not following my own advice.
Make sure the paint isn't too watery to also help reduce the chance of
it bleeding through but don't apply it too thickly either or you'll
leave a ridge when the tape comes off.
I'll shape the banner before I highlight it. It's a piece of sheet
metal (tomato puree tube) and the paint copes perfectly well with the
flexing. Then I'll have to print off some decals for the lions and go
through all that rigmarole. This might all get done fairly quickly or it
could take a while, I've no idea but I am going to get it finished this
I'm slowly progressing with my Bretonnian foot knight standard
bearer. I needed a little decoration to pop on the end of the flag pole
so I decided to replicate the fleur-de-lis that I used on another
This is the green stuff press mould that I
made a few years ago. The original part was cut from a 5th edition
Bretonnian standard. I used a mix of green stuff and Milliput white in
the mould. A little cooking oil stops the putty sticking.
Once dry pop it out
of the mould and clean up the flash. It's not a bad reproduction. If
I'd used just Milliput I could have filed the edges a bit sharper but
it'll look fine once painted up.
There's a quick snap of a little of the painting I've been doing on the
flag too. Unfortunately the highlighting and shading that should give
some added shape to the flag is completely washed out in the photo. But
it's evidence that I've not dumped it in favour of doing something
easier again. Still need to work on the front of the flag before
printing off some lion rampant decals.