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HappyHiker23 Feb 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

Hi, I'm printing some flags for Waterloo 42nd foot. I printed some from nap flags but before I glued them I checked mont saint jean which had a slightly different colour and details from nap flags. Which is usually the most accurate?

Mont Saint Jean flags is higher res but will need a bit of editing(they have a tassel in the middle not double sided etc) and I wonder will it make a noticeable difference at 28mm? What do most people use ?

Artilleryman23 Feb 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

I would go to GMB. He has the detail and the accuracy.

Outlaw Tor23 Feb 2017 9:24 p.m. PST

GMB are rather large though.

repaint24 Feb 2017 2:30 a.m. PST

Does GMB fit well AB miniatures flag poles?

HappyHiker24 Feb 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

Pay for a flag ! Oh No, both the above sites are pretty good
and its so easy to print off a flag and they look good just on paper I'm definitely not paying money for them.

But which site is most accurate Napflags or MSJ ?

Artilleryman24 Feb 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

GMB do 15mm scale flags which are ideal for AB figures. If you have to go for 'print it yourself' then I would go to Napflags. I used them before I discovered GMB. I think that they are very accurate.

HappyHiker24 Feb 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Thanks. I spent a good hour playing around with the msj flag, doing a mirror image, getting the colour just right etc. Then I printed it, feeling very pleased with myself, only to see that at 28mm there was no descernable difference what so ever. So I might as go with the nap flags as you say.
Oh well at least I know now.

Why do people pay for gmb flags, are they really much better? I think paper, PvA glue and wrapping round a pencil look great, am I missing out ?

eptingmike24 Feb 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

I cannot say for myself as I don't have any experience with GMB but perhaps it is a question of image resolution? Ink quality?

repaint24 Feb 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

I don't have a printer… :/

HappyHiker25 Feb 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Lol, that's definitely a good reason 😀

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