Join Date: May 2014
I am glad you posted after I got my shield as I would have been set up for disappointment.
I took no beforehand pics unfortunately.
I soaked shield totally immersed for 3 hours in warmish water, it was rock solid before hand but reasonably mailable after.
I then put it on piece of plywood (the warping one side was bent through 70 degrees)
I eased it flat over a period of a day with heavy weights. Then I took off weights and put planks wood over the shield and screwed the ends of the planks into the plywood sheet to clamp it flat.
Then I left outside to dry over a few days. I then removed the floorboards and used narrow batons and screwed these to the plywood to expose more of the shield to the air to dry an left for around a week.
When I took off the batons it did distort a bit but overall i am v v pleased
I love the repairs and one I have circled in red looks to be a to be gunshot round hole
the boss has 3 repairs alone and there are 7 in total, this Beja shield would tell a great story and i actually really like this item even though the dhal was what I was after. The dhal was in a lot better condition and is in a lot better condition. I will take pictures when I can
Thanks for comments and any idea on hide, Elephant, rhino or Hippo?