Except for the touching up once they are attached to their respective flagpoles, along with some judicious red and blue highlights, the squadron standards are done. Oversized in the fine tradition of Peter Gilder and Doug Mason, who, more than any other modellers, continue to inform how I approach figure painting.
Not quite two hours in the painting chair this blustery, wet afternoon, but I've managed to get the two squadron standards to a point where I think they'll, provide a reasonable approximation of the real thing once mounted and glossed. I used a #4 round with a good point to apply the thinned dark read and navy blue acrylics, than a brand new #1 round to dab on squiggles and lines of GW gold plus a bit of to the standard at left. This is the first time EVER that I have attempted the painting standards BEFORE attaching them to the flagpoles.
While far from perfect, they'll do the trick, and I'm very pleased with the results. Live and learn as the saying goes, and I think this is the way forward when it comes to future flags, standards, and guidons. Anyway, once carefully mounted on their flagpoles, I'll touch up the gold fringe anywhere white still shows along the edges and then add some final red and royal blue highlights before glossing figures and flags, which will probably take "a coupla three days" as we used to say in my family.
Next up, let's get the carbines attached to the troopers in the second red Wurttemberg squadron while things are on a roll.