Got the shield just about done. Despite how simple it looks, this took about 2 hours. getting teh sybol to be big enough to fill the majority of the shield while still remaining properly oriented was tricky. Also, it’s two layers of plasticard glued together, so the edges had to be filed and smoothed to look like one piece.
I tried to pull off a uniform thickness border, but no dice. I’ll try a different approach tomorrow. So I think a perimeter of rivets will look nice instead.
Here’s the back of the shield:
And here it is sticky-tac’d into place on our hero. I’ve washed the rune with red to allow it to show a bit better. The shield will be mainly blackmetal and the rune will be painted as if made from lava.
After seeing last week’s model, some changes needed to be made. The shield needed to be covered in skin, not metal. Also, the gore looked awful, so after seeing this article, I redid the gore. Here’s the result:
Skin on buckler:
So, hopefully we’re done with the paint scheme and details. Here’s the finished model:
And a few closeups of the interesting areas:
Gore on the front legs showing that they trample enemies…
Bone growths on the back legs…
I wanted to get just a bit more done tonight, so I remembered to do the horns on the helm in bone. It was fairly simple, just 4 layers. I think it looks pretty dern good!
So, the horse bits are brighter, the studded cords are bronze, and the base and gore are all that’s left.