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xenophon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 7:43 a.m. PST

I am curious how others are painting Alexander's Argyraspides/Silver Shields? Are you doing silvered shields with a Macedonian insignia or some other shield pattern that has a bit of silver?

Lord Raglan Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 9:10 a.m. PST

I have done silvered shields, using Crusader Miniatures Macedonian cast shields.



DeanMoto Inactive Member13 Feb 2012 9:40 a.m. PST

I used the Crusader shields too cut off the existing cast-on ones on some Foundry figures.


Using a tip from a blog I sprayed both the figures and shields with silver paint link . The shields were given a light wash of black to bring out the details.

Mind you, these are for later Successor armies – like Seleucid; not sure how elaborately dressed Alexander's would've been. Best, Dean

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 9:41 a.m. PST

I favor white or silver shields with the typical 8 rayed star in a contrasting color.


xenophon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Feb 2012 7:47 a.m. PST

I do like the look of the Crusader shields. However, on the down side, it makes my Relic figs more expensive though.

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