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As previously mentioned on the Legend of Zelda costume post, we are making a Link costume for the kiddo. The project is underway, and we’ve started constructing the Hyrule shield. First starting with the 3D modeling software called Pepakura, I printed out the diagram of the shield on cardstock paper, which is the thickest paper that a standard at-home printer can print on. I cut out all of the pieces and glued them according to the number system on the paper. The result is below.
If you’d like to make your own Hyrule shield, you’ll need to start off with the Pepakura software found on the following link: http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/designer.html
You’ll also need the file that has the Hyrule shield plan… I can’t seem to find it on the Pepakura site, but I still have the files on my hard drive. If anyone wants it, just message and I can send it to you by email.
You’ll also need:
1) Fiberglass resin
2) Several paintbrushes
3) Plastic containers for mixing; I used disposable cups
4) Something to stir with; I used barbecue/shishkebab sticks
I used Bondo fiberglass resin, which can be found at WalMart or on Amazon. I initially used plastic containers found in the paint section, but since they can only be used once, I opted for disposable plastic cups. The resin hardens fairly quickly, so you’ll need to make small batches of the resin when you lay the coats on the paper. Mix about 3-4 ounces of the resin at a time and paint the shield with thin coats of the resin. Between coats, you’ll need to let the resin dry completely. I did about three coats of the resin for both the top and the inside/bottom of the shield.