The 6mm Shields – Part 3

DSC01446I experimented tonight. using the finest point paint pen I had I tried drawing something like a republican Roman shield pattern. My immediate thought is #fail.

However, looking at a picture where the figures are around 6mm high, the net result is not too bad. I think I shall have to spend some more time at the stationers tomorrow looking for a white paint pen with a 0.5mm or smaller nib.

The decals look OK, but they are such a pain to put on and I have about 250 figures to put the decals on to. It’s worth preservering with the paint pen idea.

I think I’ll also get a couple of other colours tomorrow so I can do the shield pattern on the Auxiliaries and Cavalry.

2 thoughts on “The 6mm Shields – Part 3

  1. Eddy 6 July 2012 / 9:09 am

    They look OK, perhaps a slightly steadier hand or grip the figure in a vice or similar when painting may improve things.


    • thomo the lost 6 July 2012 / 11:59 am

      Yeah – a bigger figure would help too I suspect. I think I am going to end up going with charicature for shield patterns as I am sure the 6mm decals are the way of madness. Then again, I may just have a play with them again tonight.


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