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Hey all,

Now, after reading the Inquisitorial Stormtroper entry in Codex WH, I was inspired to convert some 'Arbites' type troops for my Guard army. What I wanted them to have was a big ol riot shield (see picture).



Problem is, the Roman Legionaries I have are a tad too small to use their shields. Any ideas where I can get some?

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I used an old style rhino door for an ork riot shield one time but that is a difficult component to comeby nowadays.

Another option would be to make up a shield using plastic sheet and cast them up, they are quite flat making a casting quite straightforward.
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I used an old style rhino door for an ork riot shield one time but that is a difficult component to comeby nowadays.

Another option would be to make up a shield using plastic sheet and cast them up, they are quite flat making a casting quite straightforward.
Indeed, The front panel from the old rhino kit would be near perfect matches for those shields, and then you could cast them up.

Or you could use these guys from offensive miniatures with alittle customisation:



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Platicard sheet, either plain or embossed diamond plate if you wanted to spend the money, rivet platicard sheet sheet for the edges and fw etched brass aquilla eagle for the front.
failing that brettonian men at arms shields as previously stated.



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Is it possible to buy JUST the shields, I dont want to be payinf around $50 for a box of shields.

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*cough*
Actual Arbites Miniatures
*cough*

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What the hammer? what the chain? In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp, Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
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$40.00 US (20.00) for only 8 models.
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Is it possible to buy JUST the shields, I dont want to be payinf around $50 for a box of shields.
http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/bretonn...ld-p-3420.html

you mean like this?



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Why yes Bitz and Kits. Thanks.

SO at 50c a pop, these will do quite nicely.

I think I will be doing a fair bit of shopping now.


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