Well, I enjoy watching Bing Bang Theory again and again, but I really meant I had fun making my own paper flags and banners for my slowly developing armies..
I downloaded several jpg and pdf files here and there, and then making some tests of preparing some standing and horse figures for them
I really enjoyed making this. and it is cheap... You dont need really to find "1/72 scale" files, but almost any image is good for the job,, I even took photographies of real 1:1 cloth banners. Then adjusting size with MS Word, and teasiliy printing and gluing (gluing to the poles is however a little tricky..)
As you see, I focused (once again) on Tolkiens Middle Earth fantasy, and Game of Thrones GRR Martin Universe, but also some generic orc, dwarf and elf fantasy banners are ready :)
I show now you my first results (not so many things still sorry,.. My children were ill during weekend)....
Here Stark Banner of Lord Eddard.
And as my imagimation was excited just one day ago by a conversation with gentlemen Philotep and Sprinks on Wronghammer forum , for a horse standard bearer I prepared a pair of Rohan riders
The figures are metal Tumlbing Dice- Military order Brethren Brothers (that is, Militry order Knights, as Templars for instamnce)
I had bought them for Nazgul because of those nice cloaks with hood, (specially those with closed or semi-closed helmets) but I had a surplus of them with more simple helmets which I found suitable for.. Rohirrim! Of course only after a painting work with good green and brown here and there
Result is good, although at the end they still ressemble much an european medieval knight, more than I hoped.. Good, there are still many figures whcuich I should test next (goths, vikings, saxons: Mail,beards and round shields must be there)
Going back to the standards: This example I liked, thats why I made so many pics.
On of the last one you see also a new Uruk standard bearer (you know maybe where is he coming from?) with also a paper-printed Isengard flag
And at last for today: I went also a small step forward with Game of Thrones. here you see my painted Gregor Clegane "Mountain that Rides" next to Queen Cersei Lannister, and my "casting" of Sansa Stark next to his father and older brother Robb-not finished-
(Actually I did not cast any metal figure, I mean just the selection.. I purchased her by "Thunderbolt Mountain" figures, 25mm medieval range, and she resulted happily to be very beautiful and 1/72 compatible.. (I purchased some other foot and mounted damsels too, have a look here http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21184)