Modelling

1/72 (viking) shields

Posted by kbakker on 08 May 2020, 20:24

Hello,
I am currently painting the 1/72 viking sets from Emhar and Zvezda and the shields are a nightmare.

Behind every shield that turned out fairly ok there are at least 4 times I had to start all over again.

I'm brushing acrylics ,(revell aqua and vallejo).

Are there any quicker, less frustrating ways to paint the shields?
kbakker  Netherlands
 
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Posted by Bessiere on 08 May 2020, 22:53

Specifically what issues are you having, can you describe them further? There's some nice decals out there if painting becomes too much a chore. For repetitive patterns you can divide up the shield into appropriate number of sections lightly with pencil. Or you just need a smaller brush.
Bessiere  United States of America
 
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Posted by kbakker on 09 May 2020, 06:48

Thank you for the reply, I'll try and post some pictures.

Specially with the zvezda soft plastic ones the problems are multiple since the primer does not really stick. So a mistake is hard to correct because the rest of the paint job rubs off too then.

This is also a problem when I dilute the paint too much.
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Posted by Bessiere on 09 May 2020, 08:58

Ah, the old Zvezda plastic, so very oily and needs thorough washing before primer but you likely already did that. I don't have experience with the figures you are working on but I'm sure someone else has who can help you out. Sorry I can't be of more assistance, it does sound frustrating.
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