Rather than continuing to paint a cap shield... You get to stop after the red! Forget the blue! don't do it! hooray!
It actually saves a step and swaps it out for painting the maple leaf instead.
I will say, cutting the maple leaf it a little harder than the star. Still not real hard, but definitely more cuts.
Once you get it free, it gets spun the same way a star does. Sanded as you like and then rough sanded in a circle so you get the same spun look.
At some point I'll sand this one down, glue the star and its business as usual. I have to thank Nathan Fillion for this one. He did this costume a few years ago and between that and a couple of Captain America TFA posters done up like this, I've been kind of obsessed with the idea.
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