Captain America WWII USO Shield Build Thread.

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Draphin

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That's a great shield Looks fantastic really like the green on the back :)

At first I was going to go gray but I too Like the Green better. Plus I figured a military basic is O.D. Green. (although in this case it is "Italian Olive". Guess they don't like the word Drab when describing their product)
 

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Monk

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Very very nice! I'll use the screw and bondo method and perhaps even your technique for the leather handles.

Well done!
 

Draphin

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The real trick with the screws is to countersink them just right so they are slightly below the surface so the Bondo gives you a good smooth surface but not to far so they still have some meat to grab the shield. In my case I was using the 1/8" Masonite and 3/4 Brass Wood Screws (they were the smallest I had on hand) the screws had probably had a 1/16" or 3/32" tapered head. Not much room. I did notice that even with the bondo because I was using a water based Primer the wood Swelled out and caused dimples either that or after a bit of use the screws pulled in a hair and left the dimples. Hardly noticeable but the Gloss Paint is what called them out to me.
 

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Farlito

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Wow, great job I wish I had found this thread Monday not Friday! My son and I did his with 1/4" plywood bent against multiple ribs cut from 1/2 plywood. I think we will call that one MK I and try again without the pressure of a deadline...
 
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