Right now I’m thinking of handling the shield in this fashion, via drilling holes in the outer armor of the model. The pc part you see here will protrude up a bit (though I can slide or remove it entirely with no problem) and will connect to another pc part on the end of a connecting rod attached to the shield that I’m hoping to also hinge/make removable. While Busterbeam’s shield mod probably makes a lot more sense I’m a bit OCD about maintaining symmetry. I’d really like some feedback on this idea though.
For the record, I did think about having the pc parts reversed…but the PC D part that connects to the PC G part doesn’t fit in the arm.