Wednesday 31 May 2023

Making 6mm Flags: Size is not an issue

Several people have asked for a video on how I have made the flags for my 6mm Wars of the Roses project, so here is a step-by-step tutorial on how I make flags for 6mm miniatures.  Making flags for 6mm miniatures is no different from making much larger ones. A bit more fiddly to be sure, but the process is essentially the same. 

As always I would love to hear from you. Do you make flags the same way? Or do you have any tips and suggestions that other viewers would find helpful? 

Printed Sources Wars of the Roses Flags (mentioned in this video):

'Wars of the Roses Heraldry' 
by Dr Mike Ryan Jones & Bob Prichard BSc (Hons), BA (Hons) 
Instaprint (Rugeley) Nov 2018
ISBN 978-1-911645-01-6

Battle of Bosworth Nobles and Knights Profiles
by Bob Prichard BSc (Hons), BA (Hons) 
Instaprint (Rugeley) Nov 2018
ISBN 978-1-911645-00-9

Standards, Badges & Livery Colours of the Wars of the Roses
By Pat McGill & Jonathan Jones 
Freezywater Publications 1992
The Lance & Longbow Society

Heraldic Banners of the Wars of the Roses (in 3 Volumes)
By Thomas Coveney
Freezywater Publications 1996-7 
The Lance & Longbow Society

1 comment:

  1. I cheat with my 6mm SYW figures. I buy H&R which come with flags on them. Easy. I say 'easy'. Trouble is you then have to paint them!
    You're right about Baccus and other flag poles.


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