The Gripping Beast figures I purchased for my Arab WAB army does not include banners with the standard bearer figures. The model is simply a figure with hands prepared to accept a home made shaft and banner. Time to see what I can come up with.
Making a banner for a standard bearer
First, flattened a ball of Procreate between two sheets of plastic taken from a milk jug. (A little bit of water on the plastic & I had zero issues with the putty sticking to the work surface.) Next, cut the shape of the banner with an exacto blade (press the cut – don’t drag the cut). Finally, prop up the banner on a few rods to add the flowing shape.
The standard rod is .052 gauge brass rod. The banner is attached using super glue with a strip of paper folded over the joint span. Not only does the paper hide the ugly meeting between banner and rod, but I also hope the superglue infused paper will add a lot of joining strength.
Over all I’m satisfied with the result. The spotty paper should clean up once painted. The banner shaft is a bit short, but I’ll sacrifice height for easy transportation of the model. In the photograph I can see finger prints, but in real life the surface appears clean.