Our first build-a-long – foam shield!

Jen’s been streaming on Thursday mornings for the past few weeks while working on various projects. We’ve had a request to build a prop, so we’re going to do our first build-a-long of a foam ballistic-style shield for a Shadowrun cosplay! We’ve put together a list of materials and supplies you’ll need for this project, so you can build with us! We’ve provided some links to find the materials as well. Join us starting on May 13th at 10 AM ET on twitch.tv/thegeekforge, and catch up on previous videos on our YouTube channel

ballistic shield | Combat armor, Ballistics, Swat

Foam ballistic shied



  • Heat gun
  • Utility knife or pen knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue – we like the DAP Weldwood, but any contact cement or rubber cement will work. Hot glue or E6000 will work as well.
  • Cutting surface (self-healing mat or cardboard box)
  • Paint brushes
  • Optional – soldering iron
  • 1 sheet of cardstock
  • Optional – printer

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