That would be putting an efx shield to good use though.I wouldnt dream of cutting up an efx shield!
That's awesome GeneralFROSTY. You took a plastic shield and made it look like the Masterworks version. That's some good work right there!I want to add that if we finalize a specific physical design, I can paint anyones shield to their specific movie preference.
Here is one of the plastic ABS shields from China I just overhauled...
Before and after pics:
The proportions on this look spot on by the way.For some perspective, here are photos of a version in my personal collection, this one made by Chris Fields a number of years ago. It's a little over 25" wide, which holding against my body is a tad large.
This was the first fan-made version to feature the grooves on the backside but still needed a glued-on star and had the hole in the middle for mounting during the manufacturing process.
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This pretty much confirms a lot of what we were talking about- and the fact the 26" and 24" shields had the same star size which is why some look spot on and others do not.Reposting something that I saved from an older post here:
I know this is an old thread... But i thought i would clear up some of the measurements. Wrote them down a long time ago when we had the genuine ones pass through my work as im a specialist packer by trade. These were for the first avenger movie. A couple of normal ones. Two plain silver ones and two battle damaged ones.
I recently also had the stunt rubber shield come in so got to check the measurements on that too. Thought id share with you guys.
The genuine metal shields are definitely alloy. It was 26". Approximately 3.5" in depth. Outer ring (red)was 3 1/4". Next one in (silver) was 2 3/4". Followed by the last ring (red) that was 2 3/4". The centre ring was 9".
The finish was not painted. It was obviously spun metal. It was definitely anodised. There was no mask lines. To me it had been dipped and fully anodised red.. Then the silver. Stripe lathed off. The centre was not 1 piece. The blue segments looked separate from the star. The blue pieces were also anodised. Then i guess they were all stuck into place.
Finally the inside had been painted a silver colour.
As for the rubber stunt shield.
Was 24". Again approx 3.5" deep. Outer stripe (red) was 2 3/4". Second one in (silver) was 2 1/2" and the inner red was 2 1/2". Centre circle was 9"