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Skyward Sword Props 01 by xHylianKnightx Skyward Sword Props 01 by xHylianKnightx
Skyward Sword Link's Master Sword & Hylian Shield~

Finished versions, both are made out of cardboard, with foam filling for strength. Painted with acrylics, and sealed with mod podge (outdoors).

Kept original bright colours, to pay homage to the new game Skyward Sword's design.

All 3 props, Sword, Shield & Sheath were completed in one week's time (very little sleep), and cost about 10$ for paint and glue. Everything else was recycled materials. :)
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Celiyan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you do commissions? ; v ; <3
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I'm very sorry, I do not. :(

But I'm always happy to help with construction advice, or any questions on how they were made. :)
Celiyan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Well I tried making it myself but I have no sense of measurements and whatshowever and what material to use ; v ; '
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:( I can understand that frustration, I still make a bunch of mistakes while making my props. I just practice as much as possible to get better, and learn from those mistakes (so I hopefully don't repeat them!). Another reason why I use cardboard, is because it's usually free, so making mistakes isn't a cost worry. If you like doing crafts, I'd start with materials you know best. Slowly expand to trying new things (as long as they are within your budget!), to get a feel for how things work. For making 3D props from artwork or 2D images, the best pictures are a direct front facing image, side and back image. If it's slanted or angled even a little, it will be much harder to figure out. There are tons of concept artworks from the team who makes the games. Those are the best images you could hope for! Zelda specifically, if you can find Hyrule Historia, or if you own the book, they have great front/side images. Then you can just measure how tall you are, and make that ratio for you. Some people find it easier to trace the picture to know where to put certain pieces, or even print it out to help.

There's lots of little tricks you can use to make props, even if you aren't good at measurements. :) Good luck!
Celiyan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Woah, thank you very much!
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awesome-Kathi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
absolutely great!!!!
not sure if I could make it as good as you
but I'll give my best ! ;3;
great job !
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
skilarbabcock Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sheath actualy is differnt in Skyward Sword, That is the Twilight princess sheath design, here is a link to what i looks like[link] by another person [link]
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Lol... I took direct images from the first trailer at Nintendo's Conference at E3 to model my sheath. My costume was constructed before the game even came out. :)


Though props to your friend's modeling skills. It looks neat. :) I'll have to play my game again, you got me super curious! I've seen that design on many replicas (you aren't technically allowed to sell an exact replica, so many people change it slightly). Thanks anywho~ :)
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