Creating double sided banners, Part 2


In the previous post, we covered the concept.
With that figured out, it was time to get building this monster.

These are a lot more challenging to build for me than the regular foward-facing, top hanging banners. I'll make those from cardstock if I can't find the exact shape or size I want otherwise it's just a matter of picking the banner bit that fits best and then getting to work.

For this one though, we're building our own.

I first tried this technique on a conversion/repair job for a friend of mine a while back.
He kept knocking over his Epidemius model and breaking the banners off. I told him I could probably fix it. I made sure to say "probably" because I'd never done anything like this before but I figured it couldn't be too hard to do. The technique is not new, this just happens to be my spin on it.

Instead of reproducing the post, I'm going to link to it here.
This way you can look through it and see exactly how you "build" a double sided banner made from greenstuff.


One of the things you need to take into consideration before you begin building your banner, is how you're going to mount it on your model.

In this case, I'm using a Ravenwing bit that mounts on the back of bikes. All I'm doing is cutting off the feathers and mounting my banner in their place. This pic is what I call a "mock up" that I send to my Client to get their approval on an idea.
Once they sign off on it, I actually build or assemble the parts.

Construction is easy...
1. Make sure you know how it will mount to your model.
2. Follow the process for actually making the banner itself.
3. Be patient and take your time.

When it comes to cutting the banner out and mounting it like it says to do it the process, DO NOT cut it out just yet. That tutorial was written knowing that I would not be painting it, just converting it.

Wait until you get ready to start painting before you cut out your banner.

Next up, painting this monster.


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 comment:

  1. This is getting exciting. Making me want to try my hand at creating my own, just wish that I could work the green stuff better.

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