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Captain America: Shield Tutorial by Lux-Laterna Captain America: Shield Tutorial by Lux-Laterna
Caution: Large File!

So here it is! My Captain America Original Shield tutorial.
I had a bunch of requests for it, and after much procrastination, I finally got around to it. Sorry! DX

I really hope it helps. Please send me a photo of you and/or your shield if you use it, or if you make another prop or shield with the same technique! I would really love to see all of your epic pieces!

Thanks again everyone!

The shield in action:
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:iconcreativley:
Creativley Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
this really helps me thanks! though I think I may substitute plexi-glass for an easier material
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
plexi glass is actually SUPER easy!! AND! it's relatively cheap AND comes in thinner sheets to make the heat gun shape it faster! It's nice because it's extremely durable.

Happy Shield making!!
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missabbeyroad Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What type of hooks were you planning on using for attaching the straps to the back? I know you made this two years ago so you might not remember. I'm just curious :)
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made my own hooks ^^ however you can find some great latches and stuff at case stores!
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Pako-X Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Nice work!!!! XD
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! I hope it helps!
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:iconpako-x:
Pako-X Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Yes, It will be really helpful to me, Thanks! Keep Rocking!
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yamixyugilover Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
very cool
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woo! I hope it works out for you!
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feministfangirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm really excited to test this out this weekend. it's a great tutorial, thank you so much for sharing it.
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! Thank you! Please link me to whatever you make! I'd love to see :)
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:iconjustin-hoffman:
Justin-Hoffman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Could you go a little more in depth with the hooking and the straps on the back?
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the hooks are literally just little squares of plastic with a slit cut in them, then there's a bent piece of metal pushed through that holds the ring in place. As for the straps, I just made long enough so they could be a backpack, and sewed buckles on, then tied knots at the length I wanted D:
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Justin-Hoffman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry but what kind of metal and plastic did you use. I don't really have alot of time to research this or money to waste on it.
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was literally just scrap plastic from the bottom of a bag and small cut aluminum. So.. it cost nothing. You could probably find stuff around your house. As for the metal keyrings, you can find those pretty much anywhere.
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Justin-Hoffman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay, cool. Thank you.
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themadhackermatt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
You are generating ideas for a round shield built based on the same idea.... just what I needed, another project.
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themadhackermatt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Round weight placed around the rim maybe... dunno...
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahhaa. Yes! Actually melting the round shield would be very very easy! I just definitely wanted mine out of spun aluminum.

Please show me your round one if you do make it! I want to see!!
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Justin-Hoffman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! I really want to make this if I can afford the plexiglass. What are the length and height dimensions if you don't mind me asking?
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I posted the dimensions in the tracing step ^^
The plexiglass only cost about 30 bucks. Thinner would be even cheaper. It was actually the paint that added up! :)
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Justin-Hoffman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, sorry I guess I missed that. I really appreciate it.
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problemo!! I tried to include as much as I possibly could ^^
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Folomin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is sooo awesome! totally making one for my friend now :meow: They've wanted a Capsicle shield for ages, and this is just PERFECT! :D
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY! I'm so glad! Please link me a picture when you're done ^^
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Useful tutorial! The melting part of the tutorial is really informative, especially the knowledge about the paint stripper gun.

Congrats on a really cool prop! There's a lot of innovation involved here.
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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joulester Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :aww:
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MigraineSky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!!! it was really interesting to know, you did an amazing job here!!!
I'm kinda of obsessed with making the Cap shield myself, but I want a round one, and can't yet figure out what materials to use to make the bowl-like curve...
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha. Tis why I had my round one comissioned. With straps, best thousand bucks I ever spent.
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MigraineSky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow but it's probably worth it! :D
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh man yes. I'm so in love with it.
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MigraineSky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
but i still really want to make one myself :3
today i figured out that i can make it out of a snow sled (and that's somehow hilarious) so now i need to find a metal one...
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes! You can also do plastic and do metalic paint and it'll work too. Unfortunately, when I was looking to buy one to make mine, they've been banned where I live. BOO!
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MigraineSky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
i found the perfect metal one online but sure they won't ship to russia, so i have to look for old soviet ones or buy plastic :3
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw nu!! Please let me know what you find ^^
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Chrisordie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll make mine out of string and Cardboard. For I am Cardboard Man!
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HA~! Now I REALLY want to see a picture of that XD
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Anime-Freak102 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MUST MAKE *_*
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
!! Please do!
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant tutorial :clap:
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so so so so much! :heart:
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TheLastCybertronian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more then welcome :)
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jj-dreamworldz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAHHHHH SOOOOO COOOOOOOLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I learned a lot! :D I must use this technique in the future! :heart:
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY! I love to hear that :heart: :heart: !
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Kythana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconlux-laterna:
Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :hug:
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MrHoeft Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
freaking awesome! i love how much work you put into that, when most people would just simply buy a shield at a costume shop or something, it really shows your love of and dedication to your art! great work! :)
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Lux-Laterna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so sweet. I do really love it!
Thank youuu <3
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