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Sir Richard's shield Indiana Jones

This is a build-blog for SIR RICHARD'S SHIELD; appearing as the final marker in The Last Crusade.

 

Panel kit consists of 2 panel castings (each over 19" tall) and a few dozen rivet heads. 


 

 

First, here's the film-used prop.

 

 

The texture on this prop is absolutely wonderful!

 

  

To start things out, I needed to draw all the CAD artwork using ILLUSTRATOR and COREL.  This was a lot of hours of research and painstaiking time at the computer.  Here's the results:


 This artwork is created from scratch to allow some options for construction.  I decided I would either CNC a wooden surface or laser cut a foam surface to achieve the level of detail I needed.

 

Test print on paper to test scale and positioning of the raster features.   The shield test is flat but already I can see that I need to make some scaling and text adjustments.

 


Now it's time to put that CAD design to work on a LASER CUTTER. After a few hours of tests on different power/speed settings:

 

 

TO be continued OCTOBER 2015

 

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