Kid's EVA Cap Shield

Crin

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My son's been really into super heroes recently and I've always wanted to make a Captain America shield, so I decided to make a kids' version. Since I have access to a laser cutter, I thought a laser cut floor mat might make a great base. Here's the shield just after it was etched, cut and after I started forming it. Overall size is about 17"
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Crin

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That looks awesome! Are you heat-forming it over a buck, or freehanding it?
Thanks! I had a large serving bowl that I used as the buck. I was actually able to just push the shield in and it sealed well enough that it held it's shape while I coaxed it with a heat gun.
 

Crin

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I got some time to paint it. I primed it with white Plasti-Dip yesterday and was excited to start the other colors so tried the silver star before going to bed.

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Here it is all painted and sealed. I used all metallic paints then sealed it with clear Plasti-Dip.
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Since my son's still a toddler, I didn't think it was necessary to go all out with the shoulder straps, so I stuck with just the arm straps. Straps are 2" webbing hot glued to some more EVA foam
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And here it is all done. Overall, it was an easy and fun build and probably didn't take more than 2 hrs total. The best part is that it flies amazingly well.
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