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Stutterheim Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 6:29 a.m. PST

What's the best way to model them?

Thomas G Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 6:45 a.m. PST

Hello,
Myself I make them from paper, a bit larger then they should be, in 6mm I prefer not to include too many details, for example a French flag only the 3 colours, no other details. For the flagstaff I use pins, the paperflag can then be wrapped aroudn it.
regards Thomas

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2005 6:48 a.m. PST

You could also buy them from Baccus.

Jim

Eric O Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 6:52 a.m. PST

Both suggestions are good. As much as I love Baccus, I didn't want to spend the money on flags when I could just download them and print out re-sized versions, which I then glued to the flagpoles that my Austrian command stands had.

Stutterheim Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 7:59 a.m. PST

I'm not really bothered about the cost, I just want the flags to look good.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2005 8:36 a.m. PST

Try to get the thnnest coated inkjet paper you can. The extra detail is much better than standard paper. Use the printer's software to reduce the size instead of an art package. You retain more detail.
I;ve also started to replace the moulded flag poles with brass wire. Too many had been lost.

S.

11th ACR Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 10:34 a.m. PST

I have some in 6mm that you can print out yourself send me an email at badbobalbino@aol.com

I cant remember were I got them but they look good.

Robert Henry

Basilhare Inactive Member14 Dec 2005 5:07 p.m. PST

Warflag is what I use…resize @ 22% as Swampster says, w/ the Printers Preferences. I think the warflags look as good or better than the "store bought" flags.

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Stutterheim Inactive Member15 Dec 2005 3:55 a.m. PST

I have e-mailed Bob Henry and had a look at warflag too. I will see which looks best when the printer has done it's bit. I think the brass wire will have to come out too.

Thanks all

LJ

Pivado Inactive Member15 Dec 2005 7:16 a.m. PST

The following should be done with color laser printed flags.

I have found that if you knotch out a very small triangle top & bottom of flag where it will wrap around the pole it will not pucker so much when you move onto the next step which is…
take elmers white (PVA) glue, watered down slightly, soak the inside surface, non-colored side, with the glue liberally, bend around pole, match up front with back, wait 10-15 seconds and the flag will become pliable, manipulate with toothpicks to bend and drape as much as desired, let stand dry, harden. Touch up edges where flag meets so as not to have white border.

Once mastered, this is a great looking and long lasting flag presentation.
P

Stutterheim Inactive Member16 Dec 2005 6:15 a.m. PST

Excellent plan that's what I will do then.

Thanks guys.

John Cook Inactive Member16 Dec 2005 8:03 a.m. PST

I've used pins and brass wire in the past but now used nylon bristle from a domestic household brush for the staffs of flags for 6mm and 10mm figures. I have found that the flexible quality of the nylon prevents them breaking off from the figure however roughly they are handled. A minute amount of superglue and they are fixed for 'life'.

JC

Anearrunthing26 Oct 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

Has anyone tried to make an 'eagle' for a French Napoleonic 6mm flag? I know it will be small, but my grognards are grumbling!

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

I use the warflag flags. Download & adjust the size then print them on label paper using laser printer. Then just cut to size, peel & stick around the flag pole.

Chad4728 Oct 2017 12:50 a.m. PST

Maverick Models. Good range and Stu will resize to suit your needs.

Edwulf28 Oct 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

I have some Baccus ones and have printed most of my others.

Anearrunthing28 Oct 2017 5:32 a.m. PST

I agree, warflag and napflag provide enough variants to suit 6mm figures.
But, I am using the excellent mdf napoleonics from Commission Figurines and they dont come with a flag pole/standard so I use dress pins which work fine but the problem I have is how to represent the French eagle perched menacingly on the top in 6mm? Any ideas?

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