Painting Shields Step by Step/How To
I have been asked by a few people here and there on social media how I paint shields. I said I would do a step by step of the process I go through so here is it. It is a little long but please bear with me. I started with the wooden undersides of the shields and you may want to skip that part.
Obviously, everyone has their own way of painting and this little article is in no way meant to be prescriptive or didactic. We all have our own way and that is what makes painting toy soldiers such a wonderful hobby. There is always much to learn from others and I myself feel that over the years I picked up a a great deal from simply observing how others go about their business.
AS I said, the article is in two stages, the first about painting 'underside' of the shields. This step that I often omit entirely as only the most 'anorak' of wargamers would look too closely at the back side of your shields. Having said that, I do sometimes paint the underside of a shield and, though this is certainly going to be nothing new to anyone who paints degree of regularly, I thought I would include it for the sake of completeness. If you are not interested in this part, please feel free to skip to the second section of this piece, Painting Shields Part Two- Topside- Patterns and Metallics below.