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Step 3: Breaking Down the Components: The Shield

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Okay, so if you chose to draw up the pieces, this is where you can check it against mine. I possibly made it harder than I needed to, but having built a ton of stuff like this, I really like to build up the process.

Okay so this is the shield. I made up a rough key to outline the main components. The colors are not indicative of the final product colors, but hopefully they will help show how the shield is broken down.

A: Triforce pieces - These were three triangular pieces cut out of 1/32" basswood (painted yellow)
B: Shield edges - These give the shield a little depth, and were cut out of 1/16" basswood (painted blue)
C: Head piece and buttons - These add more detail and were cut out of 1/16" basswood (painted silver)
D: Shield base pieces - This is the base of the shield. Everything glues on top of this. It is made up of three pieces laminated together cut out of 1/8" basswood (painted blue)
E: Bird pieces and basic sass - These parts make up the bird and the other general sass pieces on the shield cut out of 1/8" basswood (painted silver and red)
F: Red Buttons - These are the "jewels" on the shield cut out of 1/8" basswood (painted red)
G: Black Buttons - These are the three buttons at the edge of the shield cut out of 1/8" basswood (painted silver)

Update: I added a few PDF's since many don't have access to CAD. The files are "printed" on pages that are 24"x18"


 
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blahism1 year ago
I am having difficulty opening the file also.
jordan.pollard (author)  blahism1 year ago
Just uploaded some pdf's of the file. Its CAD based so if you cant open a .dwg file, then I am sure you had issues with it.
Thank you Jordan for the follow up!
Dumchicken3 years ago
i cant open the file I:(
jordan.pollard (author)  Dumchicken1 year ago
Just uploaded some pdf's. This may help.
jordan.pollard (author)  Dumchicken3 years ago
What are you trying to open it in?
windows
bubbleheadz2 years ago
Would it be possible to send me a pdf of all the steps? This make-your-own Link shield is by far the best I've seen online!! :D
Sun Gear3 years ago
omg. you put up a .dwg im so happy
Groovy this is very much appreciated!