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Offline Auberoun

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Show us your.. Banners!...AND Shields!
« on: February 24, 2010, 11:19:31 AM »
I apologize if this "show us" thread was already a topic.  I love the show us threads, everyone of them, and would love to see them as a sticky.  (that was my official vote mods  :happy: )
I derive my inspiration, (As I am sure others do as well) from seeing wonderfully painted minis!
I know it is customary, to start the "show us" threads by showing off your own minis, however, I regret to inform you that a.) my camera is broken  :icon_cry:  and b.) I am still working on building my 7500 pts, once it is all built, then I will commence painting.
So, I will start with a description of the best Imperial banner I saw, was the limited ed. Std. Bear. from the 6th Ed. Army deal.  The banner itself was painted to look identical to the cover of the current (7th ed.) warhammer hardcover book.  (Minus the word warhammer across the top.)  So, that is how I am going to do the banner for my GS when I get them done.

Anyways, enough goobing.... lets see some banners.  I know there are a ton out there!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 01:47:50 PM by Auberoun »
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Offline zak

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 01:18:03 PM »
I am not a very good free painter so I use paper banners. I find a cool idea on line print it then cover it with white glue or a clear coat. I am able to bend it so it give the unit a sense of movement IMO.





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« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 01:54:41 PM by zak »
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Offline Auberoun

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 02:59:32 PM »
awesome job on all of them zak, but I love the flaggies banner, I was going to go for something like that utilizing the O&G tattered banner from the boyz command sprue.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 03:42:06 PM »

For my Marienburg army:

Swordsmen:




Banner for another unit of Swordsmen:




This is actually the banner for my Greatswords:




And this is a figure I traded off a a friend with a Middenheim / Cult o' Ulric army:




I've got the LE Empire BSB from 6th ed partially painted but have not been inspired to paint the actual banner yet! I keep thinking that it *should* be the Marienburg crest/heraldry, but I'd like to do something a bit more interesting. Maybe liven it up a bit?



And as long as I'm at it, I did this for a miniatures exchange:




Offline der Hurenwiebel

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 03:56:19 PM »
The standard bearer for one of your swordsman units (horizontal blue and gold stripes) is a Fugger?  Awesome!! I did the same but with a red bordure for a unit of knights, just so I could accurately tell my opponents, "I'm going to now charge you with these fuggers". 
"DEfighter wrote:
Hey, trolls stay the hell out, this is a serious thread. Empire are cheese. 2 steam tanks, a war altar and 4 cannons is so obviously overpowered. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn't had their dragon shot down on turn 1 yet."

oh really now.  LOL ROFLMAO oh the irony.

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 04:13:20 PM »

Well, not particularly Fugger, I just thought it would look striking with my colorful figures. However, the "free city" and merchant/banker themes work with Marienburg  :wink:

Speaking of historic inspiration, I recommend this site:

http://www.krigsspil.dk/

Look in the "downloads" section, there are "medieval & renaissance," Hundred Years War, Crusades, etc. sub-sections loaded with banners.


Offline Immovable Object

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 05:41:29 PM »
Free hand is not exactly my forte' but here are a few of mine:








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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 06:00:19 PM »
Here are my effots

Swordsmen


Spearmen


Greatswords
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Offline zak

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 08:18:19 PM »
MAN those are some great looking banners i still say that a good looking banner can make an average looking unit better :::cheers:::
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 08:22:15 PM »
Free hand is not exactly my forte'


If that hourglass banner was free-handed by you, then I'm calling you out as a liar. That's excellent work!  :biggriin:

Offline Chris

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2010, 08:27:24 PM »
How about sticking all the "Show us yours ..." threads?  :happy:
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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 08:28:52 PM »
My first and definetly not the last for my Averland force...love painting banners!

Offline Immovable Object

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2010, 09:23:09 PM »
Free hand is not exactly my forte'


If that hourglass banner was free-handed by you, then I'm calling you out as a liar. That's excellent work!  :biggriin:


Thanks very much! That hourglass is probably the best free hand I've done but its something I'd like to get better at.

Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2010, 09:39:27 PM »
The sun of Aver is just wicked!!!!   :Ohmy:
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Offline FrankyG

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2010, 10:37:29 PM »
My first attempt at a freehand banner:
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Offline steveb

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2010, 11:42:11 PM »
an engineering school banner carried by one of the stank battalions in the Panzer armee. steveb


Offline orcyboy

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 02:28:35 AM »
Pikemen banner (for my unit of displaced Bretonnian peasant mercenaries)


Army standard


Stirland banner depicting Freya


Karl Franz banner
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 04:22:03 PM by orcyboy »

Offline The newbie

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 02:35:49 AM »
I'm amazed - I'm no longer happy with my own freehanding skills have been put to shame. I love the simplicity of the blue and yellow striped banner.  :eusa_clap:

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Offline Lion of Flanders

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 03:08:11 AM »
Here's a few of mine..




Cult of Ulric:





That's silly! Playin' with il' statues, pretendin' they're fightin'!  Why not just get a bunch of real goblins and lettem whack it out?

Offline schattra

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 03:42:22 AM »
Astoning minies here, as ever. Here is the banner I'm the less ashamed to show:



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Offline arselus

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2010, 06:10:57 AM »
A unit of crusading knights all carrying banners just to look cool.




Offline Nicholas Ironfist

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »
Orcyboy, it's offical ... you, 023 & steveb I hate you all !!!!....J/K
Your Stirland banner depicting Freya is awesome  :eusa_clap:
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Offline Delthos

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2010, 03:17:56 AM »
Here are some pics of my two standards I have painted. I really need to take some better pictures.





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Offline Nicholas Bies

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2010, 04:28:55 AM »
Well I suck at freehand but thought I'd show you my efforts anyway, well the only freehand is actually a dark elf corsair. But i've got a couple of Empire standards as well!











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Offline Soulcaresser

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Re: Show us your.. Banners!
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2010, 08:17:10 PM »
My first and definitely not the last for my Averland force...love painting banners!


My god zerotwentythree has allready some excellent banners. but know with this one added its Excellent done!! :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: