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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fan Made Zelda Sword & Shield Replicas

Posted by: Dutch Mechanic
From: http://topcultured.com/fan-made-zelda-sword-shield-replicas/


We all grew up playing Zelda games and wishing that we could brandish Link’s gear and save all the princesses from the dungeons. Now with blademaster Aaron’s help you’re one step closer. He has created these amazing replica’s of the weapons you see in the games.
The blades are made with resin, aluminum reinforced, and finished with automotive paint. Supposedly they are entirely accurate to the game. And they certainly look to be. I would use these if I were over here.
This replica of Link’s Master Sword from Zelda: Ocarina of Time is probably the most accurate cosplay safe collector prop out there. I spent a great deal of time making it myself, paying careful attention to every tiny detail, and sizing overall proportions to the concept art. The sword and sheath are in pristine condition, with a polish smooth surface down to 400 grit sandpaper, and finished with chrome paint. The sword measures about 42″ long, and weighs about 3 lbs. The sheath holds the blade firmly in place, and won’t fall out if shaken around.
Link’s Hylian Shield from Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The surface of the shield was made of very strong resin to resist light impacts, while the inside was filled with foam to keep the weight down during cosplay. The shield measures a 29” x 19” inch surface area, and has an overall weight of about 5 lbs. The automotive paint gives a reflective chrome shine to the prop, and creates the appearance of a steel replica. The back is also adorned with a sturdy handle and leather arm strap for wielding right handed.


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