What’s better than a round wooden shield? How about a tree trunk cut, single origin, artisan-made plastidip round punch shield? Pieter from Arcana shared it.
There’s a funny story from Pieter on this one:
“Okay – about a year ago, my friend who plays as Darius, with whom I started in this game about 20 years ago, sat next to me and started a conversation.
He thought that he should make a bigger club and that he should favor a shield but… It wasn’t in his skill set to make one as good as he would like.
And he that it was sad that his character would not look as nice as Darius deserved . So I caved in and said I would build him something, but what should it look like?
So he asked for a wooden shield like the one Thorin Oakenshield uses in The Hobbit.
This year I also decided to try my hand at Airbrushing Latex. (Which I might add works very well.) To make a practice piece, and to trick my friend, I made a practice piece of exactly what he didn’t ask for.
And this is what came out: a tree trunk cut, single origin, round punch shield. When we assembled for that game I presented this shield to him and to my big surprise he absolutely liked it!
Luckily for me when I gave him the shield that was intended for him loved It. Also, the club is his.
Thanks, Pieter and Darius!