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Symbols or emblems for shields

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Cosmo Kramer, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Cosmo Kramer
    Jungle Swarm

    Cosmo Kramer New Member

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    I'm too broke/lazy to get my hands on the battletom codex thing and need help with emblems or markings on saurus shields
     
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  2. GreenyRepublic
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    I did a similar thing with my Saurus shields - I couldn't stand there being so much flat colour, and shields just have to have some kind of heraldry or patterning. After some experimentation I ended up with these patterns: [​IMG]

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    Hopefully they provide some inspiration. Whilst researching I looked at Mesoamerican, Sub-Saharan African, Polynesian, and Aboriginal art and design, I think that their predominantly flat-colour and geometric designs would mesh well with the Lizardmen. I hope that this was all useful!
     
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  3. n810
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  4. Cosmo Kramer
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    Thanks, im gonna get on those shields asap
     
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  5. Warden
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    Those are interesting, I guess in the fluff they would mimic the design of the milky way (the band) and the stars (the small blocks) because of the star-theme?

    While they are interesting, I feel like not much actual though went into these few pages. Considering the amount of heraldry that you see in older codexes (I am thinking Bretonnia and some of the stuff for Empire) this seems a bit uninspired. While it might be hard to paint any more complicated designs on Lizardmen shields because of the scales, I would prefer to see more designs going back to the army's fluff roots, pulling shield designs from Aztec, Mayan, or Incan sources.

    Some Aztec shield ideas:

    180_03_2.jpg

    800px-Codex_Magliabechiano_(folio_30).jpg

    1200px-Codex_Mendoza_folio_67r_bottom.jpg

    codex_tribute.jpg

    codice_mendoza_f_37r.jpg

    tepoztzcatl.jpg

    sdx9Z4dlXnlL.jpg
     
  6. Warden
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    A couple more, mostly mayan-ish sources for shield designs. All pulled from google:

    mayaWarrior01.jpg

    mayan.jpg

    7608e6b12fd7490eabda4a34c45566d0.jpg

    maya.jpg

    aus_23_01_2.jpg

    ans_90_01_2.jpg

    Also some geometric designs that could probably be adapted for shields:

    IMG_7539.JPG
     
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  7. Cosmo Kramer
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    15049876240121029551566.jpg

    Heres what i have drawn up, im going with a mix of various shapes for different units.
    So saurus, skinks, guard will all have a different look while mantaining a common theme. But this is just rough draft so far
     
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  8. GreenyRepublic
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    Those look fantastic, looking forward to seeing them once done!
     
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  9. NightStalker Of Kathandol
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  10. Lord-Marcus
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    we need to have a historical research for painting purposes megathread.
     
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  11. n810
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    You should check out Wardens huge Mayan thread.
     
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  12. Lord-Marcus
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    el link, por favor?
     
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    I'd actually not seen that before. brilliant
     
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  17. n810
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    If only Anakin had a shield. :meh:
    (let me see if I can bring this crazy train back on the tracks)
     
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  18. Lord-Marcus
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    you forget laws of the universe:

    1. The Crazy Train has no breaks

    2. shields are extremely cool
     
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  19. Aginor
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    Nooooooooo! Stop the Star Wars outside of the Star Wars thread!!
    **Quick, Aginor, say something on topic!**


    Ehhh... Yay for emblems! And shields! And @Warden, and stuff! :D
     
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  20. NIGHTBRINGER
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    Too late

    [​IMG]
     
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