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Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

Somewhere I read about folding and mounting paper flags with a sheet of foil inside. The foil would help the banner bend and hold whatever shape desired. Does anyone here do that??? Maybe I read it somewhere else…

Toronto48 Inactive Member24 May 2016 6:26 p.m. PST

That method is very common in large scale figures 54mm and up. I think I remember seeing it in Shepp Paine's book on Modelling

There was an old post about this on TMP

TMP link

jowady24 May 2016 6:28 p.m. PST

I do it on flags for 1/1200 scale ships as well as 15mm and 28mm soldiers. It works very well.

trailape24 May 2016 6:56 p.m. PST

That is exactly what I do.
I recommend it as a method of getting that 'waving' appearance

phssthpok24 May 2016 7:21 p.m. PST

Yes it works beautifully. Also, for larger scale figures (40mm+) run a bead of white glue along the edge then sprinkle with flocking grass(the cheap model railroad type) and paint gold for a fringe.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2016 7:21 p.m. PST

Yes, it is my preferred method. Try it, you'll like it. Seal your paper flags prior to using water-based glues. I use the foil from yogurt containers, but anything thin foil will do. Lots of tips on TMP.

Green Tiger25 May 2016 2:15 a.m. PST

I skip the middle man and just use foil… sounds a bit unnecessarily fiddly having paper as well?

John Treadaway25 May 2016 2:47 a.m. PST

I skip the middle man and just use foil… sounds a bit unnecessarily fiddly having paper as well

The idea wod be to print a flag on the paper rather than having to paint it by hand on the foil.

John T

TheGiantTribble25 May 2016 8:03 a.m. PST

I used to use just foil, and it came with a sort of embossed pattern on it which kinda simulated material when painted, well if you squinted a bit.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2016 9:34 a.m. PST

I have been doing that for my flags since 1988, works just fine.

MajorB25 May 2016 2:32 p.m. PST

I just print the flags on paper then fold around the flag pole and glue with PVA adhesive. Bend the flag into swirls while the glue is still wet. When it dries it wil hold the shape.

Simple and no need for foil.

Razor7825 May 2016 3:12 p.m. PST

I use the fabric sheets that you can put in a printer and then soak in diluted white glue and bend or crunch them up and let them dry

evilgong25 May 2016 5:09 p.m. PST

I do as Major B does, with a little practice you can get all the folds you want.


tomrommel128 May 2016 2:47 a.m. PST

would second Major B

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