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Strengthening banner polesMC1 12-03-2018

Hi all

I have problems with my banner poles as they are easily getting crooked. Therefore, I am looking for ways to strengthening them. I don’t want to replace them with copper rod, but I was thinking it could be possible to make them stronger by wrapping copper rod or another material around them. Has anyone done something similar and care to share some advices?

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12-03-2018 04:41 PM
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RE: Strengthening banner polesJasko 12-03-2018

Hi MC1,

Which ones are we talking about, the FW resin ones or plastic ones?
So I‘ve never wrapped copper around one, but would wire work, maybe barbed wire? It could look cool and pretty mean and reasonably chaotic.

12-03-2018 07:10 PM
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RE: Strengthening banner polesMC1 12-03-2018

Oh sorry, it is the old metal big hats I am having problems with Respect to the Hat!


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12-03-2018 07:18 PM
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RE: Strengthening banner polestjub 12-04-2018

I usually replace them with brass rods which can be bought at your local hobby store.


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12-04-2018 01:06 AM
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RE: Strengthening banner polesJasko 12-04-2018

MC1 Wrote:
Oh sorry, it is the old metal big hats I am having problems with Respect to the Hat!


Haha, ah ok, wasn't expecting those Big Grin
Mhm, still, the easiest solution for me would be coiling wire around it. But you would need to make it look good Wink

12-04-2018 05:27 AM
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RE: Strengthening banner polesSkink 12-04-2018

I do the same as Tjub, just with plastic rods, they are light and cheap. What I do is to pin them to the model´s hand, and if you are worried about sturdiness, you can always place a (straightened) paper clip inside.

The upsides of this tehnique is that you can make your banners as big/small as you like, with the benefit of making a really impressive battle standard, or personalized regimental icons.


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RE: Strengthening banner polesAbecedar 12-04-2018

I've tried wire wrapping a damaged banner.  It didn't look real good.
It was just a dwarf (Burlok Daminson?) so it didn't matter anyway.


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RE: Strengthening banner polesMC1 12-04-2018

Thank you all for your replies.
I would like to keep the models original as I am affraid they would loose value if I start cutting them up.
It is both for strengthening, but also to make the banner pole straight. Maybe I should try to go ahead with the plastic rods. @Skink, do you think it would be possible to cut them open and wrap them around the metal banner poles?


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RE: Strengthening banner polescornixt 12-04-2018

I would find a better way or storing/transporting them. They shouldn't bend that much if carefully handled. Store them alone, surrounded by foam.

The metal banner poles are wide enough as they are, and they aren't even round in most cases, so wrapping anything around them will probably make them too thick while not strengthening them enough.


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12-04-2018 03:45 PM
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