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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:
It didn't seem so much at the time though, as I gradually bought things as I needed them
How'd it go?
Or at least substitute them for other materials ^^
I have a question, you say that those holes you drill will be for where the screws go later, but the bottom picture clearly shows those holes to be empty.
& yes, that's because I haven't managed to get my hand on any suitable screws yet XD
They will be added in the future though, along with a few alterations
You should easily be able to make the Skyward Sword design just by changing your template
They're very similar shields. Good luck with it!
I'd love to see yours when you make it ^^
If you make sure your templates are right and in proportion to each other before you begin then you shouldn't have the problem with anything being too big or small (just don't lose your templates like I did!)
You can always ask a friend for a second opinion on your templates before you begin ^^
Sometimes it takes a second pair of eyes to spot something amiss.
Luckily I had my dad's keen eye helping me there!
& yes, I hope to weather this in the future, but it's something I've never done before, so I'd like to practice it on something different first XD
Also, if I may throw out there for people reading: When I painted mine I gave it a cool kinda worn/weathered look. I used a "hammered silver" for the silver parts and the red and yellow I put a base coat of a paint, then a basic red/yellow nailpolish, then covered them with red/yellow 'crackle'. It is more pricey but the end result is pretty cool. Just throwing it out there if anyone wants to be crazy like me!
Thanks for the tutorial again! If I won't use it I know a few friends who might!
Kinda glad I did too! I rather liked making it
That sounds quite interesting ^^
I like the idea of weathering it, but I'd like to practice on something else first, I don't wanna mess this up after all the work that's gone into it! hehe
There are a few changes I hope to make in the future to it though, so hopefully that will be one of them
& no problem! I hope it proves useful ^^
Heheh, I hear you on the practice part. I paint with nailpolish on a semi-rugular basis and it can be a harsh mistress on paper, much less on something heavier that has angles and curves in three dimensions. if you do try it, practice on a piece of scrap wood, foam, cardboared, etc (whatever you have lying around really). Those tiny brushes are a pain to work into corners! >.< Glad to hear I'm not the only one that thinks it's a spiffy idea. If you do go try it out, I hope we can get pics! Good luck on the changes! ^_^
(also, it will be VERY useful in the future!) Catch ya later!
It's a lot of fun to make things, and compliments are always so much better when you know you're the one who made it
That doesn't sound like a brilliant shield! D:
Mine is fairly sturdy, my only worry is if the weight of the shield becomes too much for the handles, but I'm very careful with my props and don't use them all that often, so it should be fine for some time XD
I'll certainly give it a try, thanks for the tips!