Okay so you were probably wondering what was hanging off of the one gladiator's arm. Here are in-progress shots of the shield. I have completed the front covered surface using a blending/stippling effect and have started painting the shield boss using the same mixture described in the previous post. The inside of the shield has been started and will eventually be woodgrain. You can see the shadowed base tone has been applied, over which I will use transparent layers of color to create an appearance of wood. It won't be as visible due to the pose of the figure but some of the effect will still be seen. The edging of the shield will be painted once the shield has been attached to the figure's arm.