Monday, 3 August 2015

Flaged up!

Yes I am early again. These all should go on tomorrow morning and not tonight. But as they are done I see little point in holding on until tomorrow and I can go food shopping instead! Yes these are for Matt and his VBCW collection and this time rather than Anglican League he has decided on Royalists. Just in case you were thnking that he had loads of flag wavers. He has but they are not all for the same faction and knowing Matt he will want to do several factions. All the Flags are by Peter Barfield who has his own blog Link to Petes Blog and worth a look if you don't already.

These four figures are by a variety of manufactures yet I have painted them all in British army colours from the period. Overall I am not unhappy with them but today the flags were being a right pain in the proverbials! I swear I have lost a layer of skin stuck to them with superglue, which I use to stick the flags together and make them nice an ridged.

Needless to say (so I will anyway) if you want to see bigger images of them all click on the pictures and they will be enlarged. Next up I have some Militia chaps to finish I think they come from the Mutton Chop miniatures Irish Civil war range. One of the joys of painting for Matt is that he does source some interesting figures. He also wants another Chain of Command game in 3 weeks time and maybe we can all put into effect the rules we learnt in the last couple of games.

Thanks for looking today and next scheduled post is Wednesday, Which is a possibility as I now have all the figures prepped based and undercoated, it is just a matter of painting them!

Thanks for looking and Catch you all soon I hope. Kind Regards Clint

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  1. Excellent. I use PVA for my flags, works fine, and if needed an extra dab of superglue on the pole. Generally less sticky

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    1. Thanks Martin. I know I should use PVA as well but I always pick up the superglue instead!

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  2. "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping" eh ? Well maybe, but not until after they've finished somesuperb ensigns I suppose.
    These dolook very good indeed, but I can't help but think that having guys waving flags around is just asking for trouble (and in my mind's eye a bit anachronistic).

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    1. Thanks Joe. Yes they do scream "Shoot at me!" don't they? While not so very important to have flags it does add a lot of character to an army!

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  3. They really do finish the job nicely, well done that man.

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  4. Lovely looking flags Clint! I use PVA or a pritstick for flags, not a drop of the super stuff in sight!

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    1. Thanks Ray. I have not tried Pritstick for flags but have used PVA in the past. I may go back to PVA only time will tell.

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  5. Very nice flags Clint - just the biz :)

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    1. Cheers Roy. the militia are started now as well,

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  7. Lovely looking standard beares Clint! Fine work sir.

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    1. Thank you Bob. I think Matt might have gone a little over board with the number of flags, but his a right to!

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  8. Great work Clint. Super-glue can be just so damned sticky sometimes! Have you tried PVA or araldite for the flags? Both are perhaps a bit more forgiving on the fingers and should be pretty rigid (especially with a thin PVA wash). Whatever, the flags and their bearers still look wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sidney. I have tried PVA in the past with mixed success, but it is probably worth another try. Araldite I have not tried as 2 part epoxy is not my favourite thing at all.

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  9. Excellent job Clint. These look really good.Could you not add a layer of thick foil between the paper. That is presuming of course the are in to halves.

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    1. Cheers Simon. I may try that and see that happens.

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