Make A Good Shield For Airsoft Gun Wars

You can make a shield to protect yourself in airsoft gun wars. You will need a sheet of 1-inch-thick cardboard, at least 4 feet wide and 5 feet high, and a few hardware supplies. Adult supervision is required because cutting edges will be used. Your airsoft shield will help you to achieve victory over those who would seek to “kill” you.

Instructions

1. Lay the drop cloth on the floor, then lay your cardboard on it. If your cardbaord is larger than 4 feet by 5 feet, cut it to those dimensions, or whatever size best suits your height.

2. Shake a can of black spray paint. Spray the cardboard from top to bottom. Let the paint dry overnight.

3. Turn the cardboard over. Shake the other can of black spray paint. Spray the cardboard from top to bottom. Let the paint dry overnight.

4. Measure down 10 inches from the upper left corner of the cardboard. Make a dot at the 10-inch mark with the pencil. Measure 3 inches in from the dot. Make a dot with the pencil at the 3-inch mark. Repeat this entire procedure starting at the upper right corner of the cardboard.

5. Draw a straight line from the dot on the left side of the cardboard to the dot on the right side of the cardboard.

6. Measure down 4 inches from the dot on the left side of the cardboard. Measure down 4 inches from the dot on the right side of the cardboard. Draw a straight line from the dot on the left to the dot on the right.

7. Draw a vertical line between the two dots on the left side of the cardboard. Draw a vertical line between the two dots on the right side of the cardboard.

8. Cut out the resulting rectangle with the utility knife.

9. Put the acrylic plastic sheet on the drop cloth. Put the rectangle of cardboard on the acrylic plastic sheet. Trace around the cardboard on the acrylic plastic sheet with the tip of the utility knife. Remove the rectangle of cardboard.

10. Cut out the rectangle on the acrylic plastic sheet with the utility knife. Discard the rest of the cardboard.

11. Apply bonding glue to the corners of the acrylic plastic sheet. Place the acrylic plastic sheet, bonding glue side down, on the rectangle cut-out of the cardboard. Press the acrylic plastic sheet onto the cardboard. Let the bonding glue set for a day.

12. Measure down 5 inches from the bottom left and right corners of the acrylic plastic sheet. Make a 1-inch wide vertical slit through the cardboard at the 5-inch marks with the blade of the utility knife.

13. Put the end of the belt through the slit in the left side of the cardboard. Loop the end of the belt around the front of the cardboard. Push the end of the belt in through the slit in the right side of the cardboard. Put the hole in the end of the belt through the locking pin in the belt buckle.

14. Pick up your airsoft shield by the belt buckle. Hold the airsoft shield in front of you. Advance on the enemy as the projectiles from their weapons bounce off your shield.