This will be a work in progress article as I find and come up with new techniques for painting patterns on miniatures. So far, I have only done this for 15mm miniatures, but I can see that it will work well for 28mm figs as well!
I originally say patterns like this on the Menix Miniatures website and worked out a way to do it for myself. A few people asked what my simple method for doing this was, and so I figured I would throw it together. It is pretty obvious from the picture above, but here is a break down on the details:
Paint horizontal lines on the fabric, evenly spaced,
Paint vertical lines on the fabric evenly spaced,
Paint diagonal lines through the corners of the bisecting horizontal and vertical lines. Be careful not to put lines through
every point where the horizontal and vertical lines bisect. This will ensure that there are open spaces to put designs in.
Put designs in the open squares. Overall, the outcome is pretty smart looking.
Above is an example of the pattern done on a 15mm Old Glory Andalusian archer. It looks pretty good, but it is difficult to translate the pattern to the smaller scale. 28s are recommended for this stuff!
To be continued...