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A Fan Created Captain America’s New INFINITY WAR Shield and It Looks Legit

A Fan Created Captain America’s New INFINITY WAR Shield and It Looks Legit

Earlier this month, fans caught a glimpse of Captain America‘s new shield in the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. And while it’s only a matter of time before Cap’s entire Infinity War costume hits the cosplay circuit (assuming it hasn’t already), one fan has already gotten a jump on everyone by recreating his new Vibranium shield.

And it looks incredible.

Grayson Burgess built this shield using 25 individual pieces of aluminum, despite only having the trailer and a few pics available online for reference. Burgess told Nerdist it took four hours to design the shield after he spent a few days thinking about ways to make it. “I went and cut all of the pieces within 30 minutes,” said Burgess. “All of the fitting of the pieces took the most time at about 5 hours of solid work, then weathering took another 2 hours of sanding and smoothing. Once I was done with that though I got as far as I am now other than the straps, but I want to clean them up a bit before I consider it done.”

While this recreation doesn’t retract like Cap’s shield in the movie, Burgess admitted that he’s still thinking about adding that feature for future builds. “I really wanted to see what a static one would look like first. Now that I know what works and what doesn’t, I can design a retracting one with more confidence in the design. I do have a vague design in my head to make a retracting one for cosplayers and still have the look of this one while actually compacting down to a relatively small stack of metal on your arm.”

Previously, Burgess made recreations of both Cap’s original “heater” shield and his iconic circular shield. From there, Burgess has gone on to create screen accurate props for cosplayers at his site, Comic Sandwiches. He’s currently selling some pretty cool Batarang recreations as well as other replicas from Marvel and DC superhero movies. This is also the way that Burgess is paying his way through college, and we’re eager to see how good he’s going to be by the time that he graduates!

What do you think about this recreation of Cap’s new shield? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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Images: Marvel Studios/Grayson Burgess

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