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Offline Jjonas

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Spartan shields project
« on: March 29, 2020, 05:19:36 PM »
I've been making home made decals for hoplites on my home printer. Here is the process. It is a good project for shut-ins with graphic programs:

http://www.ancientbattles.com/HeroesOfGreece/AncientBattles_Homebrew_Transfers.html


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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 05:21:22 PM »
Here is the result:

http://www.ancientbattles.com/HeroesOfGreece/Spartan_shields.html

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Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 07:08:10 PM »
 :-* Truly excellent results....whilst I don’t have the technology to attempt similar it makes me wish I did
Figures painted 2020 : 72

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 07:23:24 PM »
Excellent work
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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 08:02:20 PM »
:-* Truly excellent results....whilst I don’t have the technology to attempt similar it makes me wish I did

Thank you- the goal here is to point out the means are in your hands if you have a computer and a graphics program. I'm not trying to undercut or diminish the great products that are out there now for gamers. I just want to show that if you wish to have specific designs and you don't want to paint them there is an alternative.

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2020, 12:28:36 AM »
Jeff, great work! About painting dots, a Korean coloured pencil artist observed that some sort of tool for decorating finger nails works well for applying dots, in her case to drawn flowers. Update: look for "nail dotting tool" or "embossing stylus".
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 02:40:29 PM by WuZhuiQiu »

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 07:59:44 PM »
Yes those tools do look better than my toothpick dots!

https://www.wish.com/product/5c0623899c909609e9c387b0

https://contestimg.wish.com/api/webimage/5c0623899c909609e9c387b0-large.jpg?cache_buster=bc44a1a2dd1614d676608e8ee6dd73f4

Seems like I need to get some of these and update my dots, since seeing the Royal shield dots close up in pictures makes me squirm.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 08:12:02 PM by Jjonas »

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 02:53:29 AM »
More than 15 years ago, i was very into the modding community of the Total War games. We had a mod called Hegemonia for the original Rome Total War. It was focused on greece from the persian wars to the peloponnesian war and we had mapped almost every city state. That meant that we had to make shield devices for all the poleis and their units. We made an extensive research of sources, archaeological  finds and mostly ancient coins and produced a very big catalogue. Some times i see samples of that floating around pinterest and it always bring a smile. I thought many times to make these available as decals.

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Spartan shields project
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 09:11:08 AM »
More than 15 years ago....We made an extensive research of sources, archaeological  finds and mostly ancient coins and produced a very big catalogue. Some times i see samples of that floating around pinterest and it always bring a smile. I thought many times to make these available as decals.

This sounds both very interesting and a project that quite a few might be interested in  ;)