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Old 23 Mar 2009, 08:53   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kroot Banner using Kroot Rifles.

I counted and saw I had too many rifles. Below is the result. The banner is made of one Kroot rifle, a piece of sprue carved down to extend the length and a piece of 1mm sheet plastic which was initially a roll used to transport a poster but I cut it apart and used an iron and a piece of paper (don't get plastic on your iron or you'll regret it.)

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Let me know what you think. I used the bag to cover up the obvious lack of support for the pole. I was wondering if you had any ideas on what I could use for rope/cloth to make it look as though it's better attached. Green stuff? Carving sprue is difficult and time consuming.

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I wanted to add Bork'an septs, but it doesn't look as though any were supplied with the Battleforce. I found a .tif online of them which I could print. What kind of paper/ink should I use and if they're is already a discussion/tutorial about this could you give me a link to it?
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Old 23 Mar 2009, 14:20   #2 (permalink)
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Hm, this topic doesn't seem to be getting much traffic. Anyhow here's the banner for the FireWarrior Team. I only plan on using it when I'm making a Shas'ui team.

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Let me know what you think.
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Old 23 Mar 2009, 18:43   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Kroot Banner using Kroot Rifles.

Both look neat. For a building material, I would suggest making the banners out of the plastic that electronics come packaged it. It is very ridged and sturdy.

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you know... the crap you can never cut apart to get at your goodies.

Also I would make some very thin "ropes" out of green stuff, like thinner than a paper clip, and just wrap them around the base of the pole to make it look like it is tied the the kroot's clothing or something.

All-and-all great poles though.
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Old 24 Mar 2009, 00:10   #4 (permalink)
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very nice usage of the (former)guns!

i might steal this idea from you and use it for my army :P
just wondering, but if you used the clear plastic, perhaps you could print out a transfer or something and have the tau symbol or w/e, and make the image have little distortions/disturbances, to give it a holographic standard look. imagine the R2D2 projection in the first star wars movie (chronologically, not episode wise) where it flickers and had the distortion looking effect.

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Old 24 Mar 2009, 00:34   #5 (permalink)
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very nice usage of the (former)guns!

i might steal this idea from you and use it for my army :P
just wondering, but if you used the clear plastic, perhaps you could print out a transfer or something and have the tau symbol or w/e, and make the image have little distortions/disturbances, to give it a holographic standard look. imagine the R2D2 projection in the first star wars movie (chronologically, not episode wise) where it flickers and had the distortion looking effect.
That's a very interesting idea. I'll see what can be done once I figure out how to print my own decals (I run a Bork'an troop)
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Old 25 Mar 2009, 21:16   #6 (permalink)
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I like the kroot banner.. very nice, i especially like how you got the frame to look natural.. very nice indeed.
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Old 26 Mar 2009, 20:29   #7 (permalink)
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to print decals you need special paper, here is a link, you should be able to find something that works.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...int+your+own+d
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Old 30 Mar 2009, 20:44   #8 (permalink)
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That's a pretty nice banner. Simple, but cool

I'll have to try that...
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 19:29   #9 (permalink)
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I'm glad you like it so much, I was personally afraid it was too big and/or out of proportion. In real life it would weigh a lot and slow a unit down a lot. I kind of got the idea from the last Samurai, I want to give each squad of units their own derivation of the bork'an emblem to make my gold, grey and white army stand out even more on the tabletop. Of course the banners will only come out if I'm using a Shas'ui team.
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Old 11 May 2009, 17:54   #10 (permalink)
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I know the paint job isn't great but I don't really care. They're infantry after all. Just thought I'd post a pick of what the banner looks like. I like it and I think I will include it in every squad, each with their own emblem off the decals sheet.



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