Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by Wisconsin, Jan 12, 2004.
Sorry for the large pics... and tahts me holding it! :alien: hehe
What do you guys think? :gbounce:
Nice! Howd you make it? What materials?
Woah sweet! Dude that's awesome!
very nice, very cool. I like it alot.
kool dude but you no what would be awesome the gondorian sheilds with the white tree on them
What I did was take 2 boards and nail the together (using 2 brace boards on the back) and then I drew a large circle and my dad used his jigsaw and cut it for me. Then I painted it with hunter green paint and drew the pattern for the design on useing the action figure shield as a reference after that I used the gold leaf and painted it. The boss was hard. I took a piece of sheet metal and cut it into a square. I found a few coffee cans the right size the boss's circumfrence needed to be and taped the metal on there. Then i kept hitting it with a ball peen hammer and a regular hammer, after one can bent i used another, when i was done i tacked it on and gold leafed it. It wasnt as easy as it sounds making the boss, the rest was fairly easy.
Indiana your avatar looks like aragorn has been impailed upon Anduril.
Yeah, now that you bring it up it does! Pretty funny...
But yeah..to stay ontopic...i like the shield dude, awesome job on it. You should be really proud hehe. Great job on it. I'm jealous hehehe Enjoy using it and showing it off
I want a full workshop in my house... forge and all
Thanks for the comments guys! And yeah, it does look like aragorns been stabbed with anduril!
Thats brilliant Ill have a go
How to make a shield boss:
yea, i did that, only instead of a tree stump i used a lot of coffee cans and pounded it into there but I used a fairly thing gauge of metal so it would be easier for me to make, but I would of made it deeper but the metal began to stress and a little crack formed, luckily the gold leaf covered it up.
I'm also in the progress of making a Rohirrim Shield.
Here's some pictures of mine..
I love the picture on the left.
hey, to make a boss for your shields, wouldn'it be easier to buy a small stainless steel bowl at walmart and goldleaf/paint it?
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