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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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:iconh-samablog:
H-SAMABlog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
It looks great"!
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconceliyan:
Celiyan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you do commissions? ; v ; <3
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:iconxhylianknightx:
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. :)
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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 ; '
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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!
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:iconceliyan:
Celiyan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Woah, thank you very much!
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AirSharkSquad Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Awesome!!
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awesome-Kathi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
.....Woah....
absolutely great!!!!
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not sure if I could make it as good as you
but I'll give my best ! ;3;
great job !
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Thank you! :)
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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]
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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. :)

[link]

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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fixinman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to make detail shots of these. They are really good.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thank you! :)

They'll be retired this year, since I'm making new wooden props now that I have more time. I have some pretty good detail shots prior to them being painted though~
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional
Wow! They are beautiful. Cardboard for the win. That is truly incredible.
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thank you, I really appreciate it~ :)
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional
Oh of course dear. :heart: They're so beautiful. I'm in aww that it's cardboard and foam!
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ShadowHunter1765 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
How... what card bode did you use because it seems very thin.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
The outer layer is thin, like cereal boxes, and cracker boxes. It's easier to work with, for small detailing too. The handle is normal corrugated cardboard, and the blade too.
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ShadowHunter1765 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! it looks so clean and nice :D
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thank you~ :)
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:iconvocaloid-sora:
Vocaloid-Sora Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good job too, I havent seen a replica this accurate in a long time. :D
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I appreciate the words~ :) Thank you!
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:iconvocaloid-sora:
Vocaloid-Sora Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gimme the sword
Ill give you $50 for it
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
They aren't for sale, unfortunately. :(
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:iconvocaloid-sora:
Vocaloid-Sora Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That sucks
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:iconerockson:
erockson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
great job on your props!
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you, I appreciate it! :)
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Twin-Gamer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Wow.... :o
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
:)
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Hakumei-no-Kayami Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit, that's cardboard?! But they look so good! Was the blade finished and everything, too? Man...
Iwishyoutookcommissions. D':
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Yup, the blade's completed, painted & all that stuff~ :)

Sorry about the lack of commissions D:
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SilverDragonBlood Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, man, I wish I could make props that look THIS good!
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I-heart-Link Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautifully made~! Love it. :3
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:iconxhylianknightx:
xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Thank you~ :)
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I-heart-Link Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very much welcomed~!
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JabuJabule Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are cardboard? They look so real! Do tell how you made them!
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I have several progress pics, with some details on how they were made. :)
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Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These were so epic in person. You did an amazing job. I will never have the patience to do something like this...
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I could say the same about your sewing skills, your Saria turned out so amazing~ I'm counting down the days until the Zelda event~ XD
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Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me too! I'm so looking forward to it! I need to remember to fix my belt beforehand.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Oh, what happened to your belt?
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Red-Ribbon-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of the links popped open, so I just have to re-glue it. It wasn't re-enforced very well to begin with.
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Ah, that's not so bad. :)
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captain0marauding Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Ooh, you use mod podge too? :D And I was so amazed by your props. ;DDD
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I first used it on my Zero helmet, it's pretty useful. :D

Aww thanks, I know you didn't get your props done on time, but I did like your sword you had either way. I have respect for people who can make wooden props. :)
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:iconcaptain0marauding:
captain0marauding Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Aw, thanks. :D I plan on showing the new weapons off at Fan Expo, though. :D
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Nice! I might be able to see you there. :D
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