Introduction: Epic Viking Shield

I made this shield... FOR ME!!!

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Step 1: Preparing

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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

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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

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Use chisel to remove quickly and then refine it with wood rasp or metal file

Step 4: Shield Boss

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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

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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!

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Finished Shield :)


RagnarPfirsich (author)2017-03-29

What type of glue did you use to attach the linen?

Normal wood glue :)

Thanks =)

Ben DangerH (author)2017-02-24

I look forward to making one, I will need help also

Do you have instagram ?

My username is Epic Workshop, so you can message me there any time and I will guide you as you build one and help you anyway I can :)
Looking forward to help :)

dgood3 (author)2017-02-14

looks great, I too am making a shield and wood axe, absolutely love the Vikings show. mine will be all wood but nice job on yours

Epic Workshop (author)dgood32017-02-14

Thank you, when you make it please send some pictures :)
Yeah I am a fan also of vikings and I also noticed that they have wooden painted shield with simple design. At first I wanted to make similar to theirs but everybody made same ones on yt so I made mine more special :) I think that you will like my next build, stay tuned ;)

dgood3 (author)Epic Workshop2017-02-15

I have a few pics of my wood vattle axe if i can figure out how to post

Epic Workshop (author)dgood32017-02-15

Looks super great bro you now just need a shield :) i want to see that also :)

dgood3 (author)2017-02-15

Hey here we go

Arkarinum (author)2017-02-12

What is the total diameter of it?

Epic Workshop (author)Arkarinum2017-02-12

81.17 cm :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-02-11

Nice design. I especially like the added touch of the blood splatter. on the face.

Thank you, yeah me and my brother wife had a lot of fun distresing it :)

mrsmerwin (author)2017-02-11

I love the dragon looking crest. Does it have any historical significance or did you make it up?

Epic Workshop (author)mrsmerwin2017-02-12

Thank you :) Definitely not, I think that for vikings this design would be something new.
But Fenrir (its written in runes)
Was a son from Loki. So its mythology corect but not in art region,looks way to modern :)

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