I was gathering reference photos for another project when this killer shield showed up during a flashback scene. Because I had difficulty doing detail on a curved surface on my first 3D project, I thought that creating this shield would be a good opportunity to get a better understanding of how to do that. It turns out that doing detail on curved surfaces isn't that difficult when you're doing it the right way. Unfortunately I had to redesign it four times in order to learn how to do it the right way and get all of the geometry to work like it does in the original design. The shield's bladed edge was the hardest part, but worth the time it took to get it right - though I doubt Magnus will agree. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, though I personally don't care for the inescapable ridged surface you get with 3D printing. I was able to sand the front pretty smooth with 220 grit sandpaper and about 90 minutes of work, but I couldn't figure out how to get the recessed surfaces in the design on the shield. I hope the layered printing process becomes less evident as the technology progresses.