Step 3: Breaking Down the Components: The Shield
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"