Epic Viking Shield

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Introduction: Epic Viking Shield

I made this shield... FOR ME!!!

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Step 1: Preparing

Processing the stock 8 mm thick

Gluing the panels in different pattern to make the shield stronger (criss-cross)

Cutting the circle with jigsaw

Step 2: Painting

Gluing the fabric (linen) on shield

Paint it in any color (I used acrylic paint)

Draw your design or just leave it in one or two colors :)

Step 3: Handle

Use chisel to remove quickly and then refine it with wood rasp or metal file

Step 4: Shield Boss

I bought a cheap dog bowl and my neighbour made it look more aged and more epic "Of course"

I used hydrochloric acid to achieve aged look because the bowl is stainless steel so it doesn't rust.

I made my own pins out of brass screws to attach the boss on shield.

Step 5: Additional Beauty

I used metal thumbtacks to attach the eco leather around the rim. The leather is sewed by my father :)

I also distressed the shield to match the shield boss ;)

Step 6: Try to Postpone Your Trip to Valhalla, Please!

Finished Shield :)

3 People Made This Project!

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24 Discussions

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Penumbra83
Penumbra83

4 weeks ago on Step 5

I see how you distressed the shield boss but could you tell is a little about how you distressed the shield face to look old and worn?

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KovacsHo0614
KovacsHo0614

Question 11 months ago

Hi!
I'm trying to make this shield as a gift for someone and my grandfather is making it with me. and he is a builder person himself and so he was wondering what kind of wood did you use? Thanks for your help!!
Hopelyn Kovacs

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Flügelratte
Flügelratte

1 year ago

Hi there,
a friend of mine is fighting with sword and shield and send me this link, because he want to build such a shield of his own for an upcoming viking battle event.

I'm sorry that I don't need a shield by myself or I would have build it immediately. But I was so inspired, that I made a really epic pizza plate :D

I never thougt that it will look this great, but I m totaly overwhelmed about the result.

Now the task is to create a pizza, that is epic enough to be worth beeing eaten from that plate... maybe with some peaces of the hearts of slaugthered enemys...;)

Best greetings from Bavaria.

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AndrewB624
AndrewB624

1 year ago

Die in battle, live in Valhalla.
Hail to the Allfather ;)

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Yuri Minar
Yuri Minar

1 year ago

I used your tutorial to make one of this for LARP... I can post some photos here soon. :D Thanks for the inspiration!

Edit: Here are a pic about my version inspired on yours....

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31VOL
31VOL

2 years ago

Thank you for the inspiration. I hope you like it

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31VOL
31VOL

Reply 2 years ago

I added some new elements and I've used different techniques.

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RagnarPfirsich
RagnarPfirsich

3 years ago

What type of glue did you use to attach the linen?

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Epic Workshop
Epic Workshop

Reply 3 years ago

Normal wood glue :)

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Ben DangerH
Ben DangerH

3 years ago

I look forward to making one, I will need help also

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Epic Workshop
Epic Workshop

Reply 3 years ago

Do you have instagram ?

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Epic Workshop
Epic Workshop

Reply 3 years ago

My username is Epic Workshop, so you can message me there any time and I will guide you as you build one and help you anyway I can :)
Looking forward to help :)

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dgood3
dgood3

3 years ago

looks great, I too am making a shield and wood axe, absolutely love the Vikings show. mine will be all wood but nice job on yours

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Epic Workshop
Epic Workshop

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you, when you make it please send some pictures :)
Yeah I am a fan also of vikings and I also noticed that they have wooden painted shield with simple design. At first I wanted to make similar to theirs but everybody made same ones on yt so I made mine more special :) I think that you will like my next build, stay tuned ;)

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dgood3
dgood3

Reply 3 years ago

I have a few pics of my wood vattle axe if i can figure out how to post

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Epic Workshop
Epic Workshop

Reply 3 years ago

Looks super great bro you now just need a shield :) i want to see that also :)

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dgood3
dgood3

3 years ago

Hey here we go

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Arkarinum
Arkarinum

3 years ago

What is the total diameter of it?