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Painted RunestonesAdmiral 01-14-2019

The ancients liked colour. Dyes and paints were a luxury, especially so for the most vibrant ones. Rather much of the finer ancient stoneworks were decorated with at least some spots of colour in their heyday. I think we as wargaming hobbyists can sympathize with this: Would you rather have grey plastic or a painted army?

Here are some painted runestones (originals and replicas alike), to replicate how they might have looked like:





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01-14-2019 07:20 AM
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RE: Painted RunestonesDînadan 01-14-2019

Shouldn’t be surprising when you come to think of it, it’s no different to Greco-Roman statues at the end of the day.


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RE: Painted RunestonesAbecedar 01-14-2019

That means we have to paint more things.  They do look great


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RE: Painted RunestonesUther the unhinged 01-15-2019

They look cool. But Dinadan is right, unpainted statuary is really quite recent in the west. Pre-reformation church statuary was painted.


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