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I am DESPERATLY trying to find some Roman shields, 28mm. Hopefully the right size to look like a real sheild that would fit a Orc, does anyone know of a company that makes them, and sells the seperatly from the Roman Soldiers?
Or any ides on how to make... Alot of them....
Go to an office supply store (Staples) and look at thumbtacks. They come in big round sizes that I'm sure would be good for shields. That's the cheapest best way to have a lot of shields fast.
I just checked the staples web site. The tacks in question are 3/8 inch. They are 2 dollars for 200 tacks. If you ask me, that's perfect.
Last edited by RexTalon; April 20th, 2008 at 07:14.
I was wandering around at hobby lobby earlier and saw some dollhouse roofing tiles that looked about the right size.
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Hmm, well, something made for 25/28mm minis probably won't look right on a GW Orc. They are.. beefy.
I'm thinking to get the look of the curvature right you should cut them yourself out of something fairly large and cylindrical. Like a plastic peanut butter tub. An Orc sized rectangle cut out of that should have about the right curvature to look correct on the model. Experiment with different diameter sources, southing will work out. Then just stick a border on there made of plasticard strips and make bosses out of all those spare skull bits you get on orc sprues.
Try Wargames Foundry. They have a great 28mm Imperial Roman range.
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Can't remember if there's a seperate shields range. There is a stickied link in the modelling section- it has a great list of manufacturers.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
As for making them, they probably wouldn't be too hard... Affe's peanut butter tub idea is a good one, though it might require you to start putting peanut butter on every meal you eat...
I'd look at trying to curve your own out of sheet styrene - find a way to make a form with the right curvature (carving a curve on a block of wood comes to mind), then heat the plastic up with either a hair dryer or a heat gun and figure out a way to hold it tight against the form until it cools and it should hopefully hold its shape.
A heat gun might work best if you decide to try this, as the higher temperature will work faster and likely set the shape better, but be extremely careful - those things are very powerful and easily able to melt and even burn plastic if you're not careful!
The bending the plastic to get the right curve would be difficult, and specialy only being able to do a few at a time.
Though soon i'm going to order a 40 pack from gripping beast, and pray that they will fit and look good.
Thanks for the name of the shields.
Last edited by Konstantin; April 23rd, 2008 at 07:36.
I'm surprised that no one has suggested you check out scubir(sp?) miniatures yet. Not only has he done similar things with space marines, but he also has a nice article showing how to make decorative armor. I will try to find it for you and update my post, but it is difficult because I am posting from my blackberry. (gf's grandparents don't have the internet.)
I was showcased plastic romans last weekend - at salute 2008 (exel) - will find sample i got and tell you who (and possibly pic of mini too if your lucky - prob sunday though.
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