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Sep302015

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.

 

THE SHIELD KIT consists of 2 panel castings (each over 19" tall) and about 50 resin cast rivet head castings.   


 

Here's the FULL BASE KIT including the rivet heads: 


 

 

 

First, here's the film-used prop.

 

 

The texture on this prop is absolutely wonderful!

 

  

 

HOW IT WAS MADE:

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:

 

 

 


 

RIVETS

I created the rivets using a set of castings from my STEAMPUNK  accessory products.  I sculpted new shapes using apoxie-sculpt.


Reference pic of the screen used shield:

 

 

TUTORIAL


Once you have your kit (2 sheild panels and the set of 50 rivets) you can print the template in lifesize (kinkos will do this for you) so you can trace your patten.  You can use either plywood and bend your form, styrene sheets bend to a curved frame, or, like I'm doing, you can use 1/4" comatex (aka sintra). 

 

 

 

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