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Author Topic: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)  (Read 559 times)

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« on: June 23, 2021, 07:14:08 PM »
So I'm currently painting up a unit of Cretans (the metal pack from Warlord), and feel inspired to kitbash some of my own, since these lads are all one-piece, so I couldn't really change much.

I have 8 plastic 28mm Victrix archer bodies that I plan to use as my "base", but I'm afraid I don't have any shields that are small enough.

Any suggestions on what to use for "Cretan" shields? I'm assuming 15mm hoplite shields might be about the right size, but I don't have any 15mm hoplites to check lol
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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 07:33:58 PM »
How about the small bucklers from the Perry WotR boxes? Alternatively there is a smaller shield on the Victrix Roman command sprue that might do.

Offline has.been

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 08:39:23 PM »
Hole punch some scraps of plastic card,
or even just card.  If you use card seal
the rims with thinned PVA to stop it coming
apart like an onion skin.

If you want crescent shields then use the
hole punch again to take a 'bite' out of the shield.

Sequins are another option, & can come in some
quite funky shapes.

 

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 11:19:49 PM »
What about these, the reverse has a kind of wood grain finish. If they're any good I've got 16 you can have.

:)
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Offline williamb

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 01:36:26 AM »
I have used shield designs that I have found on the internet, resized and sometimes reshaped them from round to oval, Printed them on card stock and glued them to figures.   I use a program named Paintshop Pro.  These are 6mm figures that were missing their shields 
 
I have also done this for 28mm figures. 
« Last Edit: June 25, 2021, 01:39:02 AM by williamb »

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 01:59:05 PM »
What about these, the reverse has a kind of wood grain finish. If they're any good I've got 16 you can have.

:)

That would be brilliant, actually! Although I am in the US so I'm not sure if the shipping would be prohibitive...

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Suggestions for shields? (Kitbashing 28mm Cretan Archers)
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 10:09:54 PM »
Yep, I'm in Blighty, so postage could be a tad costly?

 :(

 

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