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#1 Sogan son of Foili

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Hello,

 

So I'm starting to paint my Mantic Dwarfs, but I am hung up on what to paint on their Heater Shields.  Some ideas I have had are painting Runes from the Dwarf Army Book or Hammer and Anvil freehands.  I'm just stuck on which would look better or if there are better ideas.

 

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#2 Thunderforge

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

What is your clan name? That should give you a head start (ie Dragonhammock clan would  use a dragon design, Firefist maybe an orange fist, etc.)

Runes are a lot easier than objects to paint as they are almost exclusively thin lines.

Other than that I suggest searching Viking/Saxon shield designs, often bold simple areas of solid colour.

Finally I might point you in the direction of Thunderforge's Patent Dwarf Name (and Heraldry) Generator;

http://www.swfcabin....open/1342722103



#3 DelgDeathaxe

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Beer is always a good way to go



#4 Sogan son of Foili

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thats funny you mention that because I used the Warsmith model as one of my Runesmiths and on his shield I cut a Tankard, that comes in the ironclad kit, in half and put it on his shield.  I'm at work right now but I'll try and post a pic when I get home.



#5 Sogan son of Foili

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:42 AM

Here is my Runesmiths shield

 

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#6 Thunderforge

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

That does look good, I might pinch that idea sometime!

Just a thought, the previous GW plastics had a shield sprue with three options for icons (Dragon/Anvil/Hammer) I'm someone would have spares if you asked in the Market.

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#7 Thane Arbrek

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

They're also still for direct order on GW's site as well, I think, but undoubtably more expensive. So if ya can't find any here/EBay, that's a good last resort.

#8 Sogan son of Foili

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Thunderforge:  Thanks and feel free to use the idea anytime!  I would love to be able to post over in the Market, but it says I cannot.



#9 Dourin

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

If he's ok with it, check out TBO's gallery. He's got some brilliant shield designs.



#10 Thunderforge

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

@Sogan, you just need a certain number of posts before you can use the Market. Its to stop spammers and salesmen. I cant recall the exact number, but you'll clock it up in no time!

 

EDIT: See below, cheers Darkblade! :D


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#11 Darkblade

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Its 50 posts to use the market.

 







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