Sunday, June 28, 2020

Victrix EIR Legionaries WIP & Battle Flag Review

Worked on the shields as they are, for me, the most difficult/challenging part of the project. Great looking transfers, but sort of nerve racking to apply.
They come in sheets of 24 scuta, 2 small rounds (for musicians/standard bearers) and flags as well. About $10 including shipping; so a pretty good deal.  The issue is they are a little flimsy and tend to curl over at the ends. I ended up floating them in water to seat them properly. Also, you have to precut the opening for the shield bosses.
I prefer traditional decals like the ones that come with Warlord Games sets. They're thicker and as I use a decal softener can get them to seat well.

So much for now, thanks for stopping by and wishing you all good health and hobby pursuits.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, most impressive and beautiful shields!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil. As fiddly as they were to put on, the results are well worth it. Kindest regards, Dean

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  2. One of the tricks I found that work well, is that once I get them on the shield, I move them into place with a brush and finish setting them with a diluted coat Vallejo Matte Acrylic, done this with both Warlord and Battle flag. Good looking shields.

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    1. Thanks for the advice, PC. I do use a brush to move them into place. I found the oval decals easier, as the rectangular ones tended to curl more easily at the corners. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. Great looking shields Dean and a very useful tip Psychosis PC

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ross. Kindest regards, Dean

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    2. Its something I've done on about 250-300 Romans thus far.

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  4. The shields look the nuts, Dean!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ray. Yes, the nice looking shields cover much of the figures. Having them done should speed up the final process. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Best regards, Dean

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  6. Such a painstaking occupation, but the results are great!

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  7. looking good.

    May I ask, what decal softener do you use?

    Cheers

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  8. If feel your pain Dean, always hated transfers right back to the days of Airfix model aircraft...I was never much good at getting them off the backing sheet or positioning them correctly...the thought of trying to do it with 28mm figures is not something I would contemplate I don't think....you have done a great job getting these all done.

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  9. Super looking shields! I'm so worried about the transfers I keep on hand painting!
    Best Iain

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  10. Fiddly or not those shields came out great Dean!

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  11. Nice job, I always struggle with transfers.

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  12. Hate doing the most myself also, look good though mate

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