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  • #132687
    Sane Max
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    Hi ALL

    I Bought Dragon Rampant a while back, and as usual, a new ruleset has inspired me to revisit an old friend.

    In this case I dug my skaven out of assorted boxes, and went through them. I have plenty for DR, as I stripped and repainted enough for a 2000 point army 20 years ago, but there were still a fair number I never bothered repainting as they were basically useless in Warhammer.

    Rat Ogres. My god, It’s nice to finally have a good use for these rather nice old-school models. I repainted these last week and used 6 of them as ‘Elite Foot’, and they kicked arse, for the first time in their lives. Giant Rats! I have owned some of my Giant Rats since 1984, and last Thursday was the first time they, as Lesser Warbeasts, got to actually KILL something, rather than going ‘Skweeeek’ and running away. And the old-school Warpfirethrowers – I have exactly 6 teams, spot on.

    I still have to summon up the energy to paint the stormvermin – Marauder mostly, quite nice, if a little cartoony.

    But my next aim is to do something with my skavenslaves and that’s why I am here

    I have 160 late 80’s slaves. I last painted them when I worked for the Evil Empire, and in line with the fashions of those days, I painted them bright, garish colours.

    I am not going to paint them again. But I would like to remove their bright, garish shields and replace them with something a bit more grungey.

    Does anyone know a company who make 28mm plastic shields? I was thinking maybe small round or square, wicker ones, or failing that plain boards. I suspect the shields they have are GW small Round Goblin shields, with smooth surfaces

    Suggestions?

    #132718
    Wouter Wolput
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    I have these, which I use for both 15mm and 25mm. So I think the size should be about right.
    http://www.battle-forge.com/Battle-Forge-Games-miniature-shields-25mm-28mm-round

    Online I found these as well:

    https://tabletop-art.de/Viking-Shields-Set-1

    https://www.footsorenorthamerica.com/28mm-Pict-Scot-Square-and-Round-mixed-shields-pack-p/picsld.htm

    You can find some 3D files online for if you have access to a 3D printer.

    #132722
    Daniele V
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    em4 miniatures sells the same 28mm scale small round shields https://em4miniatures.com/collections/plastic-fantasy-miniatures/products/plastic-shields-x-50

    #132747
    Sane Max
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    Those EM4 ones look good, but still a bit too ‘nice’ for skavenslaves. Thank you all though!

    so cheap though!

    Pat

    #132754
    Mike
    Keymaster

    but still a bit too ‘nice’ for skavenslaves. Thank you all though!

    What if you put them on backwards?

    #132761
    Sane Max
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    I actually gave serious thought to that with the ones I have – the backs are ‘boards’

    But they all have that pesky hole in the middle.

    curiously, and I had forgotten this, when I bought them aged about 20, i forgot to ask the mail order dude to provide shields, so used drawing pins with the pins removed, God, that was a chore 🙂

    #132774
    Wouter Wolput
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    Those EM4 ones look good, but still a bit too ‘nice’ for skavenslaves. Thank you all though! so cheap though! Pat

    You can always roughen them up with a knife.

    #133098
    Sane Max
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    Those EM4 ones look good, but still a bit too ‘nice’ for skavenslaves. Thank you all though! so cheap though! Pat

    You can always roughen them up with a knife.

    Not 160 times I can’t …….. I will continue pondering.

    #133116
    Mike Headden
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    15mm tiddlywinks? Couple of quid per hundred at a well-known online marketplace. Would they do?

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #133122
    Wouter Wolput
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    160 is indeed a lot, perhaps too much to do them individually.

    Maybe this is an idea: put 50 or so of them in a sturdy bag with a couple of rocks and sharp objects and give the bag a really good shake. The plastic is quite soft and will get dented and cut by the harder objects. It also takes very little time.

     

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