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In this project you will need:
1). Any sort of plywood
2). A jig saw of any type
3). Two saw horses
4). Clamps
5). Masking tape
6). A pencil w/ sharpie
7). Spay paint (silver, navy, red, and gold)
8). Utility knife
9). Wood glue
9). And picture of the Hyrule shield

Step 1: Draw Sheild

On the plywood, draw out the shield and then go over the pencil with a sharpie.

After drawing out the shield, lay down the masking tape and use the utility knife to cut out the shape of each detail.

Step 2:

After you have finished cutting the masking tape to fit the details, carefully peel off the tape and place it onto another piece of plywood. Then cut out the shape.

Step 3:

Cut out the outer rim and apply it to the main cut out that has the taped details on it.

Use the clamps to hold down the wood.

Step 4:

Peel off all of the masking tape stencils and spray paint the whole shield navy, (the navy will act as a primer for the silver.)

Once dry apply masking tape to the edge of the blue and where the silver paint will be applied.

Use the masking tape stencils to cut out the details and spray paint them the desired color before gluing them into place.

Step 5:

In the end it should look like this.

Once finished you can go the extra step as to sand down the edges of the shield.


Thank you for viewing my project,

Tom Lozano,

Absolutely love it! I like The Rambler's idea of adding a handle on the back, for carrying purposes. Now, I just need to learn how to make me a sword! :D<br> <br> BTW, I featured your build on <a href="http://www.nerdeh.com/2013/03/diy-life-sized-hylian-shield-from.html" rel="nofollow">the Nerd Eh! blog</a>. Keep up the great work!
<p>I can teach you how to make the master sword</p>
I know this guy in real life, I was there when he made it. Great job man!
This is really cool. I love builds like this. Did you do anything on the back for a handle or is this just meant as a display piece? <br> <br>One thing I would add is that it would probably be better to sand down the edges before painting.
<p>Sweet I will try and make this with pics when I have time</p>
I am currently working on adding a handle. at first it was decor but after walking by it everyday I just want to wear it.
nice detail work!

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