We’ve all almost certainly thought about wielding the mighty shield of Captain America. Fess up, you totally have and how could you not? The thing is awesome and just completely badass.
Huge imagination can always turn a trashcan lid into it and there are the officially licensed plastic shields, but you just can’t find an electromagnetic shield like Cap used in Avengers: Age of Ultron that retracts back to you. So YouTube star the Hacksmith went made it himself.
In addition to the video, a blogpost was written along further explaining the science and engineering that went into the creation and logistics of it all. The arm brace, magnets, and the creation of the fully aluminum shield, made in conjunction with MachinaProps. Their next video will be further testing it out in action.
Now that’s not the only thing he’s made come to life. The Hacksmith has created such things as Wolverine’s claws, Batman’s grappling hook and batarang, and even the exoskeleton from both Call of Duty and Elysium. This man is insanely talented!
Imagine what a hit you’ll be at your next Halloween party or simply cosplaying at the next con you attend.
So how cool do you find this and are you wanting to make your own? Let us know in the comments below!