• lundi 4 novembre 2019

    O&G Army - Part Two - Shields!



    Hi ! today I focus on an important chapter of my O&G army, the shields! I was very inspired by the old White Dwarf and all these nice articles about shields. I remember how Fraser Gray half-sculpted funny colourful faces shields seemed to be impossible to modelling for me during the late 80’s.

    Thirty years later, I found the mojo to modelling my own shields for my O&G. I used one of my favourite technic, the pressed greenstuff mould. This technic is pretty easy to learn and apply, the most difficult things here is to find nice models to duplicate. Luckily, the Goblin Master sculpted plethora of nice faced shields during his carrier.  



    

    How to make your own shields?
    First step : Make the mould. Position the model on a flat surface, coat it with a lubricant (cooking oil, saliva, etc…) and press on the original model a generous ball of Greenstuff. Let it dry at less 8 hours, demould the two parts
    Second step : Duplicate the original model. It’s very easy, you just have to lubricant the mould and press a ball of Greenstuff in the mould. Let dry 8 hours and demould.
    Third step : Apply the duplicate parts on your own shields. I used the classics Citadel plastics shields, I filled the gaps between the duplicate part and the plastic shield with thin weld bead of Greenstuff. I added some details like : Pustules, piercing, chains and decorative plates.
    60 Shields!
    Original Shields from the Warmonger Minialtures range

    Original models fron the Citadel Miniatures range
    A part of my personnal collection of greenstuff moulds
    The pressed Greenstuff moulding process




    12 commentaires:

    1. Seriously impressive as always Nico!

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      1. Hi and thank you Chris, Like a shaman of Aaaargh, I'm flooded by the pure power of the oldschool inspiration.

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    2. Très beaux boucliers, Nico.
      Les moulages sont bons, et la peinture nickel, comme toujours.
      J'ai hâte de les voir sur leurs porteurs !

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      1. Yes !! Le Caillou !! Heureux de te voir ici 😎 Merci pour le commentaire. Manque plus que les bannieres et ca sera bon pour les photos d'unités 😄

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    3. Absolutely fantastic. That's quite an inspiring job!

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    4. Chez Nico en fait ça doit être un peu comme l'atelier du Père Noël, avec 200 nains qui moulent, sculptent, collent, peignent, etc. En tout cas ils font du beau boulot. Tous ces visages sur les boucliers ça va donner un style d'enfer :)

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      1. Si seulement j'avais de la main d'œuvre :) J'irais encore plus vite :) Merci et à bientôt, Nico.

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