Introduction: Master Sword & Hylian Shield Costume Prop

Made this set on the CNC for a friend so she can use it on Halloween and also for Comicon. Both are made with MDF, th swrod with two layers of 1/4" glued together and the shield a single 3/4" piece. They were both sanded down to the extreme, primered, painted, then clear coated several times to give them a very plastic like feel. The painting process alone took me two weeks. The shield has a handle and strap glued/screwd onto them so its wearable. This was a arduouse project due to its delicate nature, and the paint and what not cost me about $60 to produce. Not the most cheapest way, but can't get any better feeling than seeing a smile on a friends face from something you hand made! :)

Personally i thinkit looks great and my friend was overflowed with joy to receive it too. I will take any questions and comments!

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xblmetallink made it! (author)2013-12-21

its a great looking prop compared to ALOT of the nonsence people make just to make a instructable, not half-assed. 10/10

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16lundgcodm made it! (author)2013-07-05

Shield colors are of (red areas should be gray, "eagle" in center should be red), & the sword is very... Windwaker (my least favorite of the entire series), but overall good.

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SteamOh made it! (author)SteamOh2013-07-05

you're quite right. I just used an image i got off the internet and for some reason that was the color scheme they had. As for the sword, yes, Windwaker. Only available vector for a master sword at the time .

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mmccullough3 made it! (author)2012-12-29

Please share your files!

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MoustacheCat made it! (author)2012-10-27

Amazing project, but couldn't help noticing that the sword was for right-handed people. Link was left-handed in every game exept for the Zelda games on the wii, as most people are right-handed.

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Iridium7 made it! (author)Iridium72012-10-27

The sword is symmetrical, how is it right handed?

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SteamOh made it! (author)SteamOh2012-10-27

haha yeah, he meant it in reference to the shield because the shield occupies your left arm

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SteamOh made it! (author)SteamOh2012-10-27

Not sure what you mean by that. I guess if you account for the shield the sword is forced to be used on the right hand, but the sword itself is geometrically symmetrical so it can be used on both sides if used standalone.

However, i was unaware of that tidbit of information, Thanks for the interesting fact! Its just that i had to make it per my customer's request.

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MoustacheCat made it! (author)MoustacheCat2012-10-27

I've played to much Zelda to let it go unaware...

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MoustacheCat made it! (author)MoustacheCat2012-10-27

I indeed based the statement on the shield :c

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audreyobscura made it! (author)2012-10-24

These came out great! How much do they weigh?

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SteamOh made it! (author)SteamOh2012-10-24

Relatively light if i recall. Th swrod feels about 1~1.5 pounds and the shield around 3~3.5 pounds.

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