Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quick tip: Brilliant budget shields

I have been looking around at the selection of shields available on the net, and have not really been very excited by the options.  Its on my list of Bederken must-do products (its a big list), but for now I have a bunch of minis needing something to cover up their ugly bumps.  I mean the ones on their wrists.  You know.   Where the shields are supposed to go.

Got a great solution today.  Thumb tacks plus copper washers.  Allow me to illustrate.

Shields.  5 bucks for frikkin hundreds
A dab of superglue, a quick snip and I have a perfect greek style shield just begging to be painted with funky retro iconography.  The nice thing about these is they automatically come complete with a pin to firmly attach them onto the shield boss.  All I need to do is drill a small hole and I have the most firmly attached shield you could possibly wish for!

Oh, and of course I have the means to make hundreds for a few bucks.

This works really well for my Macdeath Skirmish project as these shields exactly match the artwork for the Knights of Harkness shields!  Bingo.


  1. Very Clever! Will you use transfers for the inconogrophy...or are you one of those people that can actually freehand that kind of detail dozens of times? (grumble...grumble...talented people...grumble)

  2. I am category 3- people who refuse to use transfers but cannot freehand well!

  3. Can you post a picture of one of these in action?

  4. Sure can. Just painting one up for my next project... ashamedly...