My Idealized OoT Shield is Complete!
The base for the shield was begun in 2009, over the past 2 weeks (Spring Break) I have finally made the time to finish it.
The Shield facing:
-A base form was created using cardboard, then three layers of fiberglass were laid on top and trimmed creating a shell.
-Spots, holes, gaps, and low areas were filled with bondo and sanded smooth.
-Raised details were created with .40 & .60 styrene sheets. The hooks were modeled with Epoxy Putty.
-The "Lip" was created by outlining the edges with balsa strips, and were filled with Bondo/Resin "mud".
-Testors Spray enamel blue, Enamel red, and Rustoleum Metallics were used for color.
I may update this picture with a photo of the back as well:
-Constructed with cherry-stained Basswood.
-Measured, and counter-sunk into the back of the "shield shell"
-Edges were walled off, and then filled with "mud", attaching the back permanently to the front.