Custodes Sergeant banners

With all the actual Custodes models painted now, it was time to start the banners for the two Sergeants.

I am fortunate that a lot of my clients give me plenty of room when it comes to trying out new things and experimenting. This case is no different. I asked if I could try my hand at making greenstuff banners instead of the regular cardstock ones for these guys and my client happily agreed.

I've done something similar for a repair on an Epidemius model before but it wasn't exactly like this. I know I can do it, it's just going to be a matter of refining my technique until I can really get the results I'm looking for. Right now, I can't quite get what I have in my head to materialize. I lack the skills right now so it's gonna take time.

Building the banner wasn't without problems. It's small and somewhat delicate to handle. You can only sculpt one side at a time and you have to let it dry.

Here it is in relation to the a plastic banner. I suppose it's just as easy to go with the plastic one. I think this technique will start to shine with the bigger banners (Chapter sized) when I start making them.

Sorry about the bad pics guys, I'm still figuring out how to take good pics in the new studio.

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Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Ron, like the banner it looks really good. The only thing that I can say that I dislike and that just may be the picture is the way you attached it to the support pole. I know that it is not proper etiquette to criticize anothers work, but that is the only thing that I see that is off to me. Banner looks great, the model looks great, painting is excellent, but that one part. Like I said it just may be the picture. Could you show how it was attached to the cross support a little better?

  2. Nice tutorial. I'm currently only one to use GS to fill in gaps, but someday I might try my hand at sculpting.

  3. Steve P.: It's partly the picture, I went back and looked at the model and it's not anywhere near as obvious as it is in the picture. Usually I lower the icon or element on top down to the crossbar but I raised it slightly this time because it didn't look right resting there like usual.

    I may need to work on learning how to notch the two banner poles so they interlock together and give the impression of one solid piece.


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