Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Painting a Heathen Banner...

I have come around to paint the Banner for the Heathen Warlord, the new one as the last Warlord was slain by the Crusaders commanded by my Daughter...that turns 10 today...they grow to fast...

Anyway back to the banner buisness...

At first I was aiming for a Wolf banner but in the end I settled for something for the Odin worshipers.

I found this pictures of Odins Ravens Hugin and Munin, a good inspiration for my Banner


Based on this Cloakbuckle I made me a concept sketch of how I wanted the ravens to be on the banner, please don´t laugh...


So the painting started... I made the banner of linnen cloth and used black as basic colour followed by a Red base, Vallejo Hull Red I think.

I then freehanded the outline of the Ravens based on my concept sketch.


Followed  by adding some more details with a dark gray.


I now added a bases for some knotwork around the edges. and added some more red, this time Cavalry Brown.


Some more hightlights for the gray and also the red...


Some tearing to have look a bit more used and barbaric;)


Glued to the banner pole.


Given to the proud banner man.


And last a picture from the photobox.


The rest of the Warlords hird are also geting some paint at the moment...here a picture od then showing of their new Daneaxes;)


The minis in the last picture are:
Front Row: 2xGripping Beast Jomsvikings and the last to the far right is the Gripping Beast Harold Godwinson mini:)
Back row are first the Gripping Beast Scot giveaway from Northern Fury and the other two are from the Gripping Beast Jomsviking box. 



18 comments:

  1. I'm really fan of all your last Heathen Warriors and this banner is a nice addition to these minis. Congratulations !

    J-B

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  2. Very impressive! It is an excellent idea to have used a piece of fabric ! Congratulations

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  3. Looking good there Michael. Great banner!

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  4. Now that is excellent, well done Michael!

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  5. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing because I'd very much like to try this one day. The shield, banner and figure all tie together so well!

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  6. Stunning as usual! Should lend me your genius...

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  7. Daughter's can be tricky opponents! ;) Really nice work on the banner, is the fabric anything special, or just any old piece of cloth?

    Can I ask where the figures are from in the last shot?

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  8. What an excellent creation! The way you knock stuff out!

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  9. Thank you Mates !

    The fabric are some Linen that I bought at the local fabric store, I used the same for all my 15th centery banners and also the one for my SAGA warband.

    The minis in the last picture are:
    Front Row: 2xGripping Beast Jomsvikings and the last to the far right is the Gripping Beast Harold Godwinson mini:)
    Back row are first the Gripping Beast Scot giveaway from Northern Fury and the other two are from the Gripping Beast Jomsviking box.

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  10. A fabulous idea and a wonderful result, great work!
    Phil.

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  11. A fantastic work, Michael. Excellent!

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  12. Great little item thanks for posting.
    Jason.

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  13. The flag is the crowning glory for your unit. Very well done, thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Pat.

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