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Printing the sashimono flags

2020-05-02 by David

You can all thank Wade Lockhart for this customer suggestion - sashimono back banner flags for your samurai warriors! He suggested making some flags with clan crests on them, and that sounded like a great challenge to me!

 

 

To fit 28mm scale models, these back banners are only 20mm long, and the flag part is even smaller!

 

It was quite a challenge to simplify some of the clan symbols so that a regular FDM printer can print enough detail at that size, but the following banners were all printed at 0.1mm layers. I recommend aligning them as shown in the photo above, with the spine of the banner flat to the print bed and a brim for extra balance, and reducing your print speed. You don't need print supports.





The 12 clans from the Clan Symbol set are included here, along with a blank version. The banners have a small horizontal crossbar which helps to attach the flags to the shoulders of a model (and it's even an authentic detail!).

The prints above were simply undercoated in white, and given a quick colour wash to show the symbol details in this photo. As you can see, the simpler designs all print perfectly, although a couple of the more complicated designs (Honda, middle row on the left, and Tokugawa, back row second from left) were perhaps beyond the capabilities of my shaking Tevo Tornado to get a perfect print! Resin printers would of course manage both of those without problem, I think?

 

These sashimono flags will be hitting the paint desk this weekend, and a second set of larger nobori flags (unit and army flags) will follow shortly.

 


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