Monday, 19 January 2015

Stephen Tappin's Banner Designs

Earlier on, I posted an article about the classic GW illustrator, Stephen Tappin. In that article I made reference to some miniatures that I saw in Bryan's collection which include standard bearers with versions of the flags we saw. 

Well, thanks to Steve Casey here are those very miniatures. 

Gorgeous are they not?

I am pretty certain that the banners and the majority of the figures you see here were painted by Ivan Bartlett, a member of the 'eavy metal team in the late '80s and early '90s. Tim Prow, who was also working in the Studio at that time, had a rather interesting anecdote to share about these today. 

"When we were pushed for time, any corner cutting we could get away with was sanctioned. I took banners from Jes' concept sheets and shrunk them down to the right size. The master banners were later printed up for you in White Dwarf to use on your own armies."

Better get photocopying!



  1. Mmm those goblin green WH bases. But yes, amazing banners; I myself have failed to figure out the secret of good "tattering" let alone painting this well...

  2. Wow absolutely fantastic, true labours of love. Back to the drawing board for me.

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