Best Cap shield replicas?

JKKS

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I wouldnt dream of cutting up an efx shield!
That would be putting an efx shield to good use though.
I completely understand the impulse of wanting to go with a battle damaged version of this piece (even though the Endgame broken shield might be pushing it). The factory finish on the efx shields is so drab it screams fiberglass from 10 feet away.
I don’t doubt it’s an accurate representation of some version of the stunt shield in The Avengers, but I can’t for the life of me understand why they decided to go this way.
 

Cabla

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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:
That's awesome GeneralFROSTY. You took a plastic shield and made it look like the Masterworks version. That's some good work right there!
 

Montagar

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An interest thread has been started so please make your interested posts in that thread and lets keep this thread only focused on general research as opposed to sales/pricing/interest posts. Thanks.

 

GeneralFROSTY

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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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dontfeedmyego

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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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The proportions on this look spot on by the way.
Centre and all rings look exactly right to me- You look at this and see Caps shield...
 

dontfeedmyego

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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"
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.
 

RelicMaker

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Quote: "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"."

This doesn't add up right... It makes the shield 26 1/2" over the curve...
The 26" is measured over the curve since a 3 1/2" depth would make it over an inch less than measured from the back....

Does this sound right to you guys?
 
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