Monday, February 9, 2015

All Hail Grandfather Nurgle!

I decided my units have grown large enough to need battle standard bearers. In the tradition of the old school armies, these things are freakin' huge!

In parting with tradition however, though these flags have hand designed elements, they are produced on the computer. The original design was one flown by my original army...

The original design was hand drawn, photocopied, and hand colored with colored pencils and citadel paints. For the new version, I hand drew the fly and scroll and scanned them into the computer. Then I imported the files into CorelDraw to block in the other elements and text. After I printed it, I used a rapidograph ink pen to stipple the dark area behind the Nurgle symbol and make the fly blend into the design before mounting it to the staff. I carefully glued the straps to the back flag, not the crossbar, so it will be easy to replace if I decide to change it later. I will be recreating the red banner above in a similar manner after I paint a few more beastmen.

Finally here is the Chaos Warrior unit so far... two more models and it's 'legal', but I'm aiming for a unit of twelve to get three ranks. I am really pleased with how the unit blends together despite the wide array of colors.


  1. Funny, I was just looking over your old photos on Saturday, and was admiring the handiwork on "fly" banner. Glad to see you've paid homage to it, really nice modern technique but keeping it old school too!

  2. I really like this idea. I've been toying with the idea of making my own banner templates from vector graphics and bits of scanned images. I had planned to then paint them, but going all digital doesn't look bad.