So..I came up with this;
|Slice the cocktialstick in half (lengthways) and place on the glue smeared cardboard surface. It´s best to leave a bit sticking out as you´ll see later.|
|Let everything dry and cut out. I´ve found, that to remove the sticking out bit of cocktail stick it´s best to use a sharp blade. The shield now looks like this.|
|With the edge of the nib from a markerpen ( I forgot to put it in the pic!!! :-D ) colour in the edges. I´ve used brown, but red would look nice as well :-D|
|Lay the shield along the marker pen and with your thumb press down. This gives the shield it´s final shape.|
|To make the stand I used a Staple. Simple make a hole in the back of the shield, under the first layer of paper, insert a Staple with a bit of PVA glue, let dry, bend to the required angle and cut to length.|
Hello to Carpet General from The Carpet General blog. he´s doing an amazing job on recreating the battle of Waterloo as a wargame using 1/72nd plastic bods!!
He also has a link to a site for Free wargames rules ...HERE