Introduction: Epic Viking Shield
I made this shield... FOR ME!!!
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Step 1: Preparing
Processing the stock 8 mm thick
Gluing the panels in different pattern to make the shield stronger (criss-cross)
Cutting the circle with jigsaw
Step 2: Painting
Gluing the fabric (linen) on shield
Paint it in any color (I used acrylic paint)
Draw your design or just leave it in one or two colors :)
Step 3: Handle
Use chisel to remove quickly and then refine it with wood rasp or metal file
Step 4: Shield Boss
I bought a cheap dog bowl and my neighbour made it look more aged and more epic "Of course"
I used hydrochloric acid to achieve aged look because the bowl is stainless steel so it doesn't rust.
I made my own pins out of brass screws to attach the boss on shield.
Step 5: Additional Beauty
I used metal thumbtacks to attach the eco leather around the rim. The leather is sewed by my father :)
I also distressed the shield to match the shield boss ;)
Step 6: Try to Postpone Your Trip to Valhalla, Please!
Finished Shield :)