Lens of Truth

About: I am a graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. With a passion for making things I always go into a project with the hopes that I come out of it with a better way of how to do something. I do repli...

Intro: Lens of Truth

This is my version the Lens of Truth as seen in both Legend of Zelda games Majora's Mask and Ocarina of Time.

Step 1: Start

I started with a 5" magnifying glass I purchased off of amazon for 10 bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/Carson-HU-20-5-BigEye-Magnifier/dp/B000JQ3A70/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1381250536&sr=8-8&keywords=magnifying+glass

Step 2: Handle

The handle was made out of a piece of poplar wood turned down to my desired shape. Then I drilled a hole the size of the magnifying glass shaft, and slipped it over aforementioned shaft.

Step 3: Lens

The magnifying glass as it comes is flat, so to give it some volume as it looks in the games I added some epoxy putty to the rim. After hand smoothing as much as possible I sanded until I reached the desired smoothness.

Step 4: Horns

The horns were made from cast plastic. The gem part was cast from a store bought gem from a wedding gem pack. It was then cast in Smooth-cast 325 with red So-strong pigment to give it the ruby look. The pieces that the gems rest on was a turned piece that I cast to get multiples. For both molds I used Smooth-on Mold Star 16 Fast.

Step 5: Eye

The eye was as simple as printing off the shape in red on photo paper. At some point I might go back and make a cast piece, but the paper works for me.

Step 6: Paint

For painting I used an airbrush for the many components then hand painted the lens. I used an iridescent purple airbrush paint that I mixed myself to get the right color. Then washed over everything with a coat of black. I did use a spray can to get the gold pieces painted the right color.

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    6 Discussions

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    EvilQueen2015

    3 years ago

    I love this! Def gonna make one! Great job!

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    badideasrus

    5 years ago on Step 6

    love it. this is great. always liked the lens of truth. for the red bit you could use theater light filters. taht way you could still look through it!

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    groper1

    5 years ago

    So are you actually able to see through the red portion?