When I first saw Captain America: Winter Soldier shortly after it premiered in theaters, I was in awe. It was easily the best Marvel movie I had ever seen. He had always been my favorite superhero, with his adventurous story, his good character, his quick thinking, and of course, his amazing shield.

Having known of Instructables for years now, I've seen the amazing tutorials you all have made. So for a while now I have been brainstorming to create something better than I have ever made before, something... super. That's when it hit me: The Shield. I've heard about and even talked to many people who would love to own a legitimate replica of the famous shield. But there is also a certain satisfaction that comes from building something yourself. So I went to work, and after months of sketching, measuring, planning and building, this Instructable is ready to be shared. I have designed the handles in a way that not only can you use them how you normally would hold handles, but so that you can magnetically pull the handles from the shield to convert them into shoulder straps, and wear the shield on your back as well.

So for those reading, thank you! I hope you enjoy. And to those of you who decide to make your own shield, I hope you have a super time!

Let's get started!

Paso 1: Materials, Tools and Expenses

While Cap's shield is as beautiful as a new penny, for me (probably because I'm a teenager) it also cost a pretty penny to make. Your journey will likely take a lot of searching for specific parts, and also a lot of waiting for them to be delivered in the mail. I know I did myself. That being said, here is everything that you should need and how much it cost me:

Materials:

- MH Saucer Sled ($32)
- Rust-oleum metalic paint in colors: Cobalt Blue, Silver, and Apple Red ($23-$25)
- Rust-oleum paint primer ($7)
- Two 44" tan leather belts ($20)
- Four 1.5" D-rings ($7)
- At least ten 3/4" neodymium disk magnets ($10)
- Superglue ($3-$15)
- General purpose repair putty ($5)
- About 5' of 1.25" x 1/16" weldable steel ($12)
- Eight 1/4" cable tie clamps ($8)
- Eight 1 1/2" rectangle rings ($9)
- Tiny furniture nails ($2)
- Small self-drilling screws ($3)
- Eight relatively small nuts and bolts ($1.50)

Tools:

- Drill
- Small drill bits
- Dremel
- Cutting wheel dremel bit
- Small abrasive engraving Dremel bit
- 800 and 150 grit sandpapers
- Painters tape
- Sharp cutting blade
- Palm sander
- Tape measure


Side note: Yes, the sled is made of plastic. However this is not your ordinary plastic, it is as smooth as metal, and much more light and durable. When finished, it will look and feel like metal as well.

SO AMAZING!!! I LOVE ALL OF YOUR STUFF!!! ❤️
<p>WOOO! THANKS! :D</p>
So, how exactly do you actually wear it on your back?
<p>Hi, I want to make a similar shield for a different costume (not Captain America). Can you explain how the straps work? I just want the bare minimum that will make the shield functional so I can wear it on my arm and back; I don't need it to look nice or similar to the movie prop. Thank you for the tutorial and your help!</p>
when i look on amazon the price is 111$
what should i do???
<p>I am planning on following your path once my sled arrives. Great job and great tutorial. Already piecing together my Cap costume as well as making a WWII Ultimates version. </p>
I wondering if I can pay you to make me one, are you interested?
<p>THANK YOU!!!</p>
<p>this qeustion is stupid but how did you get the perfect circles and can we also use rust oleum universal and different types and what happens if you dont use all the items which you used because i am just 12 years old.</p>
<p>No problem buddy. To answer your first question, the perfect circles were accomplished by a somewhat lengthy process I go through in the Instructable. If you would like to send me a private message I can try to go into details.</p><p>To answer your second question, I am not sure what reactions another type of spray paint would have on the shield However as long as it says it works on plastic you should be fine.</p><p>To answer your last question, you definitely don't have to use all of the parts I used. This Instructable is for all audiences, whether you want to follow it exactly or try and improve it. Hope this helps, good luck! :)</p>
<p>Let me join in on complementing you the Captain America shield. I have yet to find a more perfect guide for creating one. Bravo.</p><p>As I start my construction of 2, I must start off with this question...</p><p>If there any reason why I shouldn't do the inside of the shield first. I wanted to demonstrate to my friends that this isn't really a snow sled ;-) but simply a shield template/blank ;-) What better way than to do up the inside first and display the shield blank unpainted.</p><p>I welcome any additional input and insight you might have.</p>
<p>Thank you very much for your kind comment!</p><p>One of the main reasons I started with front of the shield was because as I was developing how my quick-release leather handles on the back would be designed, I worked on detailing the front. Now that I have the handles thought up, I might have started with the back first.</p><p>Another reason is because through the advanced and touchy painting process it just happened to be easier for me.</p><p>I understand these aren't great reasons, but you should ultimately be able to pull it off either way. Please do share pictures of your shields! I love to see other peoples versions. :)</p>
<p>is it okay if i make a magnetic harness so i can just put it on my back with out pulling the belts and all because i want to quickly remove the shield from my back and put it on my back easily by the way it looks really nice</p>
<p>For sure! It would definitely be easier to build the shield if you have no intention of wearing it on your arm at all. However if you wish to both wear it on your back and your arm, I would recommend sticking to the instructable. :)</p>
<p>i just found a backstrap and two very powerful magnets to put on mine. it looks just like his from the movie, maybe an upgrade you can try, and BTW you did an awesome job kid! I am impressed. (http://www.4mdmedical.com/body-shield-posture-support.html#.VEVJhiLF-as) get one of these and put a heavy duty magnet on the shield and on the strap</p>
<p>I LOVE magnets. Go for it! It can definitely be improved upon, I just did this with the means I had at hand. Thank you!</p>
<p>cool</p>
<p>Muchas Gracias!</p>
cool
<p>Thanks a lot!</p>
How much did it cost$ I may make one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<p>I mention the price for materials in the beginning of the instructable if you would like to check it out. :)</p>
This is awesome. I've been wanting to make my own for a while.
<p>Set your mind to it, that's all it takes to get started!</p>
stainless steel shield version . Thanks for the walkthrough
<p>Really nice job! Props.</p>
<p>does this shield fly without breakin</p>
<p>There are other flying shield instructables if you're looking for one that flies, but this is more to look at than anything. However short of running it over with a train, is it indeed very durable!</p>
<p>I've been collecting the paints for the shield and I found all but the apple red. I can't find it in the rustoleum metallic all I've found is Colonial red, is that a good substitute? If not should I look for apple red in another rustoleum brand?</p>
<p>I'm not sure what Colonial red looms like to be honest but all that matters is what you think looks good. If you like that red, go for it!</p>
<p>Do you make them to sell?</p>
<p>While I like the idea of making them to share with the world, it is very labor intensive to ensure near perfect quality and simply don't have the time to mass produce them. Thank you for your kind question though!</p>
<p>Love it :D As I am going to build this for Comic Con I will need a few modifications...</p>
<p>Just about anything can be improved upon. Fill free to share pictures of it and/or yourself!</p>
<p>This is probably a silly question, but what was the purpose of dividing the shield into slices? Anyway this looks fantastic and I plan on making one soon! </p>
<p>There's no silly questions! By dividing the shield into slices, it helps you to confirm as you're tracing it with the dremel that it is a perfect circle. The more slices you divide it into, the more often you go across a slice and confirm it hits the mark necessary to create the perfect circle. :)</p>
<p>First of all, this looks awesome. Second, are the belt loops with the actual belt buckles where you put your arm while using it as a shield or are those loops for wearing it on your back. I can't tell from the pictures. Third, I'm on Amazon now buying the sled to make this.</p>
<p>Hello Kmahlum, sorry for the delayed response. Put simply: they are for both! The smaller belt loops are for wearing on your forearm and the larger ones that stick to the shield with magnets can be pulled away to create larger loops to put on your back. Hope that helps, good luck with your shield!</p>
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<p>I'm having lots of trouble marking the shield with my string and sharpie. How did you do it? I can't keep the marker straight and every time I retry on my pie slices I'm off by a quarter inch or so</p>
<p>3 things you can try:</p><p>1: tie the string to the sharpie at the middle of the pen. Hopefully when you keep the string taunt, you can keep a consistent angle on pen. Draw a dotted line so you can connect the dots if you are having trouble drawing a continuous line at the same pen angle.</p><p>2:Make a lazy susan for your shield so you can keep the pen still and rotate the shield. That should ensure that you have a consistent pen angle.</p><p>3:Last thing, forget the string and use a long piece of scrap cardboard. That would ensure no movement of the pen tip. This is my preferred method.</p><p>Hope that helps.</p>
<p>Do you have a picture for how you used the cardboard? I tried the string tied to the middle of the sharpie and found that my angle changed to much. So I ended up pulling the string tight against the shield and had it as close to the tip of the sharp as possible and kinda used 2 hands to guide boy the string and the pen. It worked out decently.</p><p>But now I'm trying the dremel with a similar style with the string but it's a bit trickier. Maybe the cardboard method would help?</p>
<p>Can you were it like a backpack with those straps?</p>
<p>Just like a backpack, but <em>better.</em></p>
okay sweet!
I found out that really cheap 'rivets' can be made from painted googly eyes
<p>That'd be funny to see googly eyes on a shield!</p>
How did you find the exact center of the sled?
<p>I measured the overall length, then divided in half. Then I put the mark on the center of the shield :)</p>

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