Friday 19 October 2012

S.P.Q.ORC - Pax Bochemannica - shield test

Prior to varnishing I wanted to try out at least one hand painted shield design. I chose to copy a shield design from the Foundry Miniatures book Painting & Modelling Guide by Kevin Dallimore (page 96, 97).

The design was painted over a Black undercoat with the metal boss painted first, the red was built-up with Blood Red and Catachan Green as the base, highlighted with Blood Red.

The basic design was lightly painted on with Snakebite Leather and highlighted with Snakebite and Bad Moon Yellow, and finally a touch of Skull White for the extreme highlights. Finally the metal rim was painted Gold over a Beastial Brown Base and highlighted with Gold and Silver.

The inside was simply painted with Snakebite and washed with Sepia.

This final image gives a better view of the finished shield design, which has been washed with Sepia and Black washes around the edges.

It is an easy design, which I should be able to reproduce many, many times.

Painting the shield (which is really very big and hides a huge amount of the painted figure) was a little tricky. I mounted the shield boss (the inside boss) onto the blunt end of a bamboo skewer with a small dab of superglue. I then spray painted the shield Black and touched-up any missed spots with Chaos Black.

When the shield was finished, I simply broke the joint between the skewer and shield and superglued it in place with superglue on the miniatures left fist (remove the paint first - to get a better join) and accelerator on the internal boss.

Since painting one design - I have basecoated the other two but have been told that Maveryc Games have commissioned a  transfer shield design which should be out soon. I may wait to see what the design is like before painting any more.



Flags of War said...

you should have told Dave to give you some of the transfers ha

Looks good mate :D

Rob Alderman said...

Wow!!! That is stunning Tony!!!

Love the way you have highlighted the shield too, the dark red is gorgeous!

Very well done mate. It really finishes the model.


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