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Tutorial: Twilight Princess Hylian Shield by LinkyLex Tutorial: Twilight Princess Hylian Shield by LinkyLex

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Here's the Hylian Shield tutorial which I promised to a few people, I hope you find it helpful!
I probably wouldnt have gotten round to making this and uploading it if it weren't for a friend asking XD

Please be aware though that this shield was made with a lot of experiment on mine and my fathers part, so we wont be willing to part with all our methods as we worked hard for them and it's for this reason that the tutorial is quite basic.
There's still more than enough information there for you though, but if you absolutely cannot figure something out them note me and I'll be happy to help, just don't ask in the comments! :)

If you use this please let me know, I'd love to see what you make & I'd be happy to show your shield in this description!
& don't forget, just because I made a TP Hylian Shield doesn't mean you have to!
You can apply the same method to almost any type of shield.

If you'd like your silver details to be raised, you can use modelling clay instead of foam like shown in the tutorial.
This is something I intend to go back and change as I only recently learnt of modelling clay and really want the shield details to be 3D!

See my shield in action:
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average cost?
LinkyLex Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think mine worked out between 100-150? It's entirely dependant on where you get your materials from and what you use though.

It didn't seem so much at the time though, as I gradually bought things as I needed them
ThePhantomWolf Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME! I think my brain exploded, if I get the materials I'm making this! The ones at our conventions are way more than I can afford but this looks perfect!
LinkyLex Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you luck with your shield then! & thank you :)
ThePhantomWolf Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! It helped me a lot :) :hug:
LinkyLex Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that!
DawnBlossom Jul 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So awesome! I made mine!
LinkyLex Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, that's cool!
How'd it go?
DawnBlossom Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It was kind of difficult, but the tutorial was very descriptive. Can't wait to use it for my Link costume in Halloween!
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