Introduction: Make a Super-heroine Shield
Hi everyone !
This is my first insctructable and first big tutorial in english so please be fair with me ^^
The shield you see is just an exemple , you can make every shield you want. you can customize them as you want !
For this build you will need some stuff : A cutter - whipsaw - loctite brand glue - Eva foam sheet ( 1 cm thickness 5 mm and 3 mm )
Step 1: First Step : Drawing Your Pattern
I'm using illustrator, you can change the size of your drawing without loosing resolution or details.
Here are some exemple.
Once you think your pattern is good you have to print it at echel 1.
scotch tape your sheet together to get your pattern complete.
Step 2: Make the Shape of the Shield
Take a sheet of EVA foam ( actually foam use to protect the floor ) and cut a circle at the chosen size.
to bend the foam, cut of a litle part from the midle of circle to the edge and glue it.
Then you can start cutting the differents part following your pattern. and glue them on the shield.
You can use pin to fixe the foam details on the shield this will make the glue step very easy ( don't have taken pic for that ) sorry
For my shield, i used little stars to add more details.
Step 3: The Paint Job
First you have to apply 3 layer of wood glue the glue will work as light resin, the glue will correct the little imperfection and will add a smooth effect on the shield.
Then add 2 layers of primer
1 layer of black paint and then you can start the real paint job
I let you made your own
Step 4: Want to Fix It on the Wall
Just make a litle hook glue it on the back and it's done ^^
I used SINTRA pvc, cut it with the whipsaw
Step 5: You Can Also Make Real Shield Sangle System
using leather / screw and glue
Step 6: And the Final Product
i hope you will find the essentials informations to make these shield.
enjoy it and forgive me for my english