Just a brief note on how I do flags in answer to Simon’s comment. Now, I’m no flag expert. There are plenty out there who do flags expertly. Doing flags for the Sedgemoor regiments came about years ago when there were no flags commercially available ( I still think today they may be limited.) and I had to do my own. This is how – I still do it like this today for these new regiments you've seen on this blog. The sample below (after cutting out from sheet) took about 20 mins - if that.The results are a little crude but don’t look too bad, I think.
Initially I photocopy the flag (black and white) from a souce i.e. book, magazine ... and scale to a suitable size. You usually need 2 copies to give each side of the flagThese are slightly larger as I wanted them to stand out on the table.
Then I cut out and group the photocopies onto a single sheet and photocopy (scan and print..) this sheet so I have a single sheet with most of the flags on. I keep a 'master sheet' so I can make as many flags as I want!
Next I cut out the flag I want:Block paint the flag: Here I used Vallejo Flat Red, Foundry Arctic white B and Vallejo Yellow Ochre. (The bit on the left is to hold whilst painting.)
Next highlight with Vallejo Scarlet, Foundry white C and Vallejo Light yellow
Glue to pole with Pva glue or Pritstick and fold to shape
When dry tidy up edges and a final/light highlight on creases etc.
And there you are – a little basic but not a bad overall effect. Remember this was done quickly so may come across as a bit 'rough and ready.'Usually when I use commercially available flags I still paint on some highlighting to make the flag/ colours stand out more.
More on flags another time.