A few weeks before Christmas I stumbled over the pieces and decided to give it another shot. By then I was the proud owner of a 3D printer, which allowed me to simply print all the ornaments for the shield.
Instead of painting the shield myself I decided to let him do it and as you can see in the second picture he did a really good job.
Step 1: Stuff You Need
- Grey primer
- Wood glue
- Door handle
- 7 mm plywood (2 pieces with 60x45 cm each)
- Wood filler
- Leather belt (or a bicycle tube)
- Strong glue
- 3D printer
Step 2: Print the Files
My printer bed is to small to print the whole Triforce in one go, so I decided to separate it into two pieces. After all the pieces are printed use a plastic primer, to ensure that the paint later sticks to them properly.
Step 3: Sawing
Now all left to do is to glue them together.
Step 4: Attach the Handle
Step 5: Glue the Ornaments in Place
In order to being able to properly hold the shield you will have to attach either a rubber or leather band. I simply used an old bicycle tube and attached it with wooden rectangles. As you can see in the third picture I accidentally attached it to high and had to use extra screws to properly hold it in place. Make sure that everything fits before you screw it in.
It is easier to attach the triangles after painting the shield, therefore I spray painted them golden, but didn't glue them in place.
Print the Hylian Crest. Use a pencil to paint the back of the paper and trace the lines onto the shied with a ballpoint pen. I used a small marker to prevent the lines from rubbing off. Afterwards I marked the parts with numbers, according to the colour they have to be painted.