Flag Tutorial

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Flag Tutorial

Post by Mulciber » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:25 am

Apologies if I've missed the relevant posts but I was wondering if there was a tutorial for preparing, "animating" and placing flags anywhere?

Thanks,

Toby
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Re: Flag Tutorial

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:33 pm

Hi Toby,

If You like to know how to give "life" to those nice Flags I can provide a toturial Barry sent me once. Here it is:

The Hilton method:

1. Cut flag
2. Lay the flag on a clean piece of paper with the printed side facing the table.. you are looking at the plain white back side.
3. Use a solid glue stick(like Prit or something) and gently rub the stick across the entire back of the flag
4. Fold the sides together and match at edges
5. Wrap the flag alternately left then right round a paint brush handle. avoid creasing or sharp folds
6. Once folded it will be springy but moveable.
7. Push flagpole gently up the channel.
8. When in position squeeze the flag around the pole and 'nip' in at top and bottom to close -. Run a little super glue into the top and bottom of the - to seal.
9.When finished, dress the white cut edges with paint to match flag shade.

Voila!


Hope that helps,

Günter
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Re: Flag Tutorial

Post by Mulciber » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:48 pm

Thanks Günter, much appreciated.
Any thoughts on adding "battle damage"? I'm in two minds about this but tempted as I want my troops to have the on campaign look.

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Toby
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Re: Flag Tutorial

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:24 pm

Hi Toby,
Sorry, I don't have any experience with "battle damages" on the flags.
My own collection has only waving flags but no damages at all.
Cheers,
Günter
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Re: Flag Tutorial

Post by Scruff » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:38 am

Similar to the way I do it, but with 1 change, when "rolling" to get the "waves" in the flag, do it at a bit of an angle, so flag droops a bit as it gets further from the pole.
I also quite often add an extra turn downwards of the far top corner.


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