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Make a Roman Scutum - Part 3


In this part of the tutorial we paint the shield and put it all together.

Part 1 of this tutorial is here


Paint it red

Let's paint the shield.

I used H2O latex low odor paint. Cherry Red. And I did it in three different layers. I first did a thin layer like this to start the red. Then a second layer.

Do a third coat

Then a third layer to finish it off. It looks great. I love this shade of red.

This picture was taken in full sunlight so you can't get a good sense of the red. But I will show you another pic.

Gold paint

Next paint the Cardboard Boss you made a gold color. I used Rustoleum Gold Metallic paint that I bought at the Home Depot.

Paint the boss

Once it dries you can trim the boss down to a cleaner shape with scissors.

Affix the boss to the shield

Apply glue to the boss and glue it to the center of the shield. I used hot glue.

Add edging

Here is the final touch on the shield. I cut foam board strips that are an inch and a half thick and painted them gold. Then I glued them to the edge of the shield all the way around.

And that's it! the Roman Scutum is complete!

The completed shield



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