Picture of Champagne Cork Link
This is the third video game Corky that I've done, after Mario and Ezio Auditore from Assassin's Creed 2. Link is probably one of the greatest, most legendary video game characters of all time. There was no way I could miss him.
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Step 1: Supplies

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  • Metal-cutting scissors
  • UHU glue: use this to glue pretty much everything together
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (Xacto knife)
  • Fine felt tip pens
  • Pencils and eraser
  • Fine black permanent marker
  • Gold paint marker
  • Different colors of Sharpie
  • White poster paint and paintbrush
  • Small scissors (I used the scissors from a mini Swiss army knife)
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • File
  • Champagne cork
  • Aluminium tape
  • Metal sheet: I used some steel from a can. it doesn't matter too much what it is, as long as it's no thicker than about 0.5mm and magnetic
  • Cardboard and card
  • Various colors of sticker paper
  • Old scraps of light green and brown fabric: I used white, because I didn't have any green, and then dyed it with a Sharpie
  • Some blonde fur or other material that can be used for hair
  • Another piece of cork
  • Wire (must be magnetic and stiff enough to poke through a cork)

Step 2: Face

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As always, start by drawing the face. Otherwise, if you do everything else first and leave the face to the end, you could end up ruining the entire cork because the face doesn't look right.

Somehow I found this the most difficult step in making Link, because I tried to get the distinctive Japanese look that Link has. I think it didn't turn out too bad (except for the eyebrows - they should really be a lighter brown).

Start with the outline of the eyes, as shown in the first photo above. Then add the whites, and finally the pupils. Make sure that you leave a small part of the pupil white, for that manga style eye reflection. I used a fine black permanent marker for the black parts and white poster paint for the white.
Subdood4 months ago

hey listen!

Thank you so much for this instuct! It's a great way to make use of extra New Years corks and save the memories! (Happy New Years btw). Keep up the great work!
sjroth (author)  Carsman66651 year ago
Thank you, and happy new year to you too!
can me make master chief corky instruct.
Archer25001 year ago
I couldn't find any corks.

PS. I really liked your old user profile picture better
Archer25001 year ago
I cant wait until the next corky comes out!
Make Isaac Clarke from dead space!!
Archer25001 year ago
thanks, cause I have really thick crappy permanent markers that are about as
thick as one of those jumbo pencils :(
Archer25001 year ago
Plz answer how did u get the marking on the master sword?
sjroth (author)  Archer25001 year ago
I used a really fine permanent marker for the Triforce marking.
someone from starfox?
love it. i saved it to pinterest under my first b-day ideas
Archer25001 year ago
Dude! that is just awesome! I've been looking around instructables for a while and your channel is one of the best there is!

I've been looking around you're channel for a while and I thought it would be nice to see
barry steakfries, from jetpack joyride and monster dash.

Keep up the good work, dude!
sjroth (author)  Archer25001 year ago
Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot. I'll think about making Barry.
poofrabbit1 year ago
This is just plain fantastic! Nicely done!
sjroth (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
You're welcome
papsam1 year ago