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Paint by Number Zelda Shield

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My 11 year old cousin is one of the biggest Zelda fans I know. So when he heard that I was planning on making a Hylian Shield for myself he begged my to make one for him, too. I was really motivated and sat down with my Dremel trying to make the ornaments. Even after a whole day I was not able to get the symmetry I was aiming for. So I set the project aside.
A few weeks before Christmas I stumbled over the pieces and decided to give it another shot. By then I was the proud owner of a 3D printer, which allowed me to simply print all the ornaments for the shield.
Instead of painting the shield myself I decided to let him do it and as you can see in the second picture he did a really good job.
 
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Step 1: Stuff you need

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Materials
  • Grey primer
  • Wood glue
  • Door handle
  • 7 mm plywood (2 pieces with 60x45 cm each)
  • Wood filler
  • Screws
  • Leather belt (or a bicycle tube)
  • Filament
  • Strong glue

Tools:
  • Jigsaw
  • 3D printer
  • Ruler
  • Marker
  • Drill
  • Sander

Step 2: Print the files

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Start by downloading all the files. You will have to print each attached file once, except for file "Circle.stl" which has to be printed three times.
My printer bed is to small to print the whole Triforce in one go, so I decided to separate it into two pieces. After all the pieces are printed use a plastic primer, to ensure that the paint later sticks to them properly.
roballoba6 months ago
Very Cool! I remember the first Zelda! a golden cartridge for my Nintendo... oh so many years ago.... Voted!
BrittLiv (author)  roballoba6 months ago
Thank you!
I gave my NES to my brother last week (now he has every Nintendo console (except for the Color TV Game) and nearly every handheld). I don't have much time to play any more, but it is still a lot of fun.
Porda2 months ago

I saw this on Thingiverse last month and think I actually laughed out loud with excitement. This is a fantastic project!

The only reason I haven't printed one yet is because my printer's bed is a tad small, but I'll be visiting a Fab Lab with nice big printers soon. I'll post pics as soon as I can.

c j r p5 months ago
when i try to look at the file things it just shows me a hand
BrittLiv (author)  c j r p5 months ago

Which file thing? I can open them all.

jordan1536 months ago

ya i still love he game o.-

fasc236 months ago
Love it legend of Zelda is awesome
Shantorian3d6 months ago
Do you have a Thingiverse account that these could be published with or are published under?
BrittLiv (author)  Shantorian3d6 months ago
Hi, I just did: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:217000
Zapharus6 months ago
I'm looking to buy a 3D printer, which one do you have? It seems to do a great job.
BrittLiv (author)  Zapharus6 months ago
Hi, I have the Replicator 2
I love the fact that you worked it out as a paint by number, it looks great!!
BrittLiv (author)  emilyvanleemput6 months ago
Thank you and once again thanks for the feature! Good job on being so active lately!
You deserve them and well, that's my way of spending my Christmas vacation :D
Ironsloth19936 months ago
Most excellent as have been seen Brit! Looks like fun!
BrittLiv (author)  Ironsloth19936 months ago
Thank you! Yes it was (especially after I haven't had to build all the ornaments with an Dremel any more).
mikeasaurus6 months ago
Modern mixed media (3D and woodwork). Looks great!