|Here's the illustration which I copied, I found it quite appropriate for a beastman unit and this standard bearer also has a Skaven head at the top of the pole to re-emphasise the rat-theme.|
|Most of the outline has now been applied and some detail and tone can be added.|
|By adding a touch less water to the ink, it becomes more opaque and I can build up some darker tones and marks, while still leaving the lighter mars as they are.|
|Here you can see how I worked out the spacing for the lettering, 17 digits (including spaces) were drawn onto the paper next to the banner and then the letters were painted on within that space. I wish I had placed them a few millimeters lower..|
Having completed this model I realised that I was quite proud of the numerous freehand banners I have created in my collection, so I thought I'd put them all into one post for you to see (and for me to do some sort of geeky cataloging):
|From my small Chaos Cultist warband, based on an illustration by Bob Harvey.|
|From my Rensburg (wip) army|
|My deamonic banner for the plaguebearers, Very similar to my cultist banner I realised as I documented these!|
|The banner for my mercenary ogres, the Rusty Flails. This illustration was from the Warhammer Armies book|
|For my small Orc Warband I used this illustration by John Blanche which I found in the 3rd Edition rulebook.|
I wonder which your favourite is?
And here's the next standard bearer which I'll attempt, for my Beastman unit, but I'd like one of you to suggest an image for me to use here, ideally based upon oldschool gaming, so from one of GW's early (3rd edition or earlier) publications or from the Fighting Fantasy oeuvre:
Please post your ideas below, thanks in advance!