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hi im looking to do a space marine convesion kinda based on 300 but need spome big round shields. any ideas

thanks for your time
 

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Whenever I have some extra disposable income I buy a random box of WHFB models at the game store, I have a huge box of random bits that are perfect for all sorts of conversions.
 

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Now now, let's not get ahead of ourselves :p
 

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I think that the shields from the WHFB Warriors of Chaos would be great, they aren't round shields like in 300, but they are built and shaped in such a way to make for a great Phalanx, in addition there are a lot of cool pieces in those sprues to make your marines look a little more gothic. Take a look at my Highborn Techmarine WIP thread, those legs came from the Warriors of Chaos + a little greenstuff.
 

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thanks but im looking for a greek look im taking the plume off the dire avenger helmets, some dark elf spears and im looking for greek looking shields
 

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The actual spartans were heavily armored warriors, and most actual Phalanx formations made use of tower-style shields, in addition, the WoC sprue "walking" legs are perfect due to the nature of phalanx style warfare, in which the soldiers' advance was normally a slow march to a battle-hymn or drumbeat. You may also note the notches in the WoC shields are nearly perfect for notching a spear through. A little GS work would square out the pointed bottoms of the shield for a beautiful tower shield.

You may also consider another range of spear, the DE spears and all hooked and nasty, more like glaives than anything else, the HE spears are more suited to thrusting attacks.

Feel free to disregard all of this in favor of style, just throwing some ideas out there.
 

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You may also want to check out the Lord of Slaaneesh helmet it looks like it may work just something to check out.
 

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The shields for Chaos Marauders, would best suit your needs. However some trim work will be needed to remove the Chaos icons.
 

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But... the marauder shields are so SMALL! How could you maintain a phalanx with a buckler? It doesn't make any SENSE! *Runs headfirst into a brick wall*
 

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thanks for the info,

ive looked alot on the net about what i want to do, and the greek phalanx seems to relate to big round shields.
the tower style shields were used by romans to form a testudo latin for tortoise
 

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Well if push comes to shove you could purchase some plasticard and a metal pipe with a slightly larger diameter than the sheild size you want and punch out your own sheilds. This would be the most work of the above mentioned methods but would allow you to get whatever size and look you want with work.
 

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I would agree with the plasticard route for round shields, I spent some time bitz browsing and came up with squat for what you have in mind. Some plasticard circles + a little greenstuffing to round out the business side and you could have a pretty neat conversion.
 
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