Jonathan Lampel writes:
Blender 2.8 is quickly approaching an official release and the hype is real. Despite being only in alpha stage, 2.8 is currently very useable. If you haven't tried 2.8 yet, I want you to use this tutorial as a means to dive in!
Though the real meat and potatoes is the modeling workflow for this shield, which is relevant to any version of Blender you use. Here you'll learn about modeling the shield and it's decorative details on a flat plane first, then deforming a lattice into the final curved shape. Have fun!