On many of my officer or character models I like making these little flags on their bases just to add a little extra personality to my army.
Here are a couple close ups of some of my converted characters with the flags.
I feel like they give a little semispiritual vibe to my Vior'la army and all around just look cool.
In this humble topic I will show my process for making the little flags, step by step for you if they fit with your army's style. With no further adue let's get started.
Before we begin you should get some green stuff (probably not a whole lot if you only intend to make a few), a pair of sissors, a pair of tweezers (or a fancy sculpting tool because we will only need them for the back end to flatten some things out), a spare pulse rifle, some sort of file, plastic glue, and some water.
First get your green stuff and make some little wobbly flags. Make sure your hands are wet during this so they don't get sticky. You will want to let your little flags dry overnight so I would recommend you make a bunch that are all in different states of being blown by the wind so you won't have to do it again any time soon.
Now get your pulse rifle and scissors and cut it off near the base. I would also recommend filing on of the sides of the little orb on the end to make it less bulkey.
Now attach it to your base. I recommend having a small rock to stabilize it while it dries. Then I would put some glue over the rest of the base and sprinkle little rocks over it, but that is just how I no my bases.
Next we are going out the flag on the little flag poll, so make sure your hands are wet first. You can attach the flag poll to the base after you put the flag on, but I prefer to put the flag on last so I can make it look like the flag is billowing around the model. Get two small strings of green stuff ready and put the flag up to the side that has been filed down. Then take one of the strings and wrap it around the back of the flag diagonally so its two ends meet over the flag.
Take the other string and wrap it around the front the other day diagonally and try to tuck in the ends under the first one.
Finally use the end of your tweezers to further tuck the ends of the second strand in and try to press in and accentuate the places where they overlap.
After that just let it dry and you should be done!
Hope some of you find this tutorial helpful or inspiring in some way. I'm open to any questions, comments, feedback, and totally unrelated conversations. I also hope that you can see everything clearly enough in the pictures and that none of them are too dark.