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!

Passo 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>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>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>Love it :D As I am going to build this for Comic Con I will need a few modifications...</p>
<p>Do you make them to sell?</p>
<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>cool</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>does this shield fly without breakin</p>
stainless steel shield version . Thanks for the walkthrough
This is awesome. I've been wanting to make my own for a while.
<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>
<p>were did you get the sled</p>
<p>Amazon.com!</p>
<p>I am a metal spinner by trade and can easily make the dome part of the shield out of 1/8&quot; aluminum with a finished diameter of roughly 24&quot; with the grooves incised on it for easy paint stripe layout. All you would need to do is paint the shield, apply the star, and add straps. I can supply these for 140 plus shipping too your address. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Me at spuninmo@gmail.com</p>
How much did it cost$ I may make one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cool
<p>well done </p>
<p>where did you find the 5' of steel for that cheap?</p>
<p>My favorite local hardware store. With enough searching, I bet you can find it pretty cheap. :)</p>
<p>Yes, but is it bullet proof?</p>
<p>I wouldn't risk anything more than a pellet gun myself... Remember, we're going for real <em>looking </em>not real <em>shield. :)</em></p>
<p>Awwww.... Maybe a Lexan backing? Light and cheap... Just saying. LOL</p>
<p>Now you're talking!</p>
<p>awesome!</p>
<p>:D</p>
<p>Nicely done! you inspired me to make my own.</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Captain-America-Shield-for-pretty-chea/</p>
<p>YES! Battle damage! Sweeeeeet!</p>
WOO!
<p>Nice work!!!</p>
<p>Thank you Tabasco43!</p>
<p>Nice job Cap!<br>Yours looks very good and much more Cosplay suited. <br>You might want to look up the cardboard/duck tape version as that ones throwable and is much more kid friendly (ie you can target your friends!). <br>But yours does look the real deal!</p>
<p>Long ago, in a galaxy exactly the same as our own, a younger version of me stumbled upon a duck tape shield instructable and decided to make one. While he liked the throwable factor, he wanted to make something that looked genuine. He then gifted his cardboard shield to his younger cousin and set to work...</p><p>And you know the rest. :)</p>
<p>Nice attention to detail! That really does look amazing!</p>
<p>It all came with dozens of nights of frustration, but I'm happy it came out how it did and that you like it. Thank you.</p>
<p>That is quite something else! You definitely deserve all the praise here! Well done!</p>
<p>Well I'm always looking to share something else, so sweet! I'm definitely very thankful for all of the positive feedback I have recieved.</p>
<p>Wicked good Instructable! But, where'd you get the Vibranium? ::ducks and runs::</p>
<p>Wakanda of course!</p>
<p>This is an amazing instructable. Amazing outcome, as well. You have my vote!</p>
<p>Thank you for your vote, and compliments! They are much appreciated.</p>
<p>Wow, that is a gorgeous shield! Definitely looks awesome and it is a superb job! Even if you don't take it to Comicon, I can see it being a heck of a conversation piece.</p>

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