Bronze Shield

This project started in March and is wrapping up in October. That’s a big lapse in interest! But here it is now. It is very similar to the first shield I made except without the wood grain details. Looking at both, I like either one, so the option is yours.

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Plastidip Downspear

 

After a lesson with my favorite goblin Hacksaw, I got it in my head how much fun a downspear would be. So I made one! And it is fun! Nothing like a 5’6″ guy getting a 4-foot equalizer! It is also a great walking stick for the field. The walking stick idea got me thinking, what if Yngiwulf just picked up a stick, hardened it and added a spear tip? That would be a great look, so I sketched an idea out for that. Making it wood would be a natural for me because I love trees and wood texture. The original plans called for vines, as you can see. I am going to leave those off and try to lighten the design as much as I can.
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Plastidip Shield

I’ve made some LARP crafts, especially pommels, that use craft foam, EVA foam and Plastidip. This is my first shield made in that vein. I can tell you, what struck me the most about moving from pommels to a shield is in the scale of the work. Working on a shield is like painting a 4 ft by 8 ft canvas when you’re more used to 8″ by 10″ canvas. It’s so much more to do. Not much of anything different, just so much more of it.
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Regan’s New Dagger

Regan is a split personality. Anyone who knows Regan knows this, anyway. His household is divided into angels and demons, and his house sigil reflects this. It is a green jewel. On one side is a demon’s wing. On the other side, it is an angel’s wing. This was really just too good to pass up, so the entire pommel is circled by this, with the wing tips almost meeting in the back.
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