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The Hylian Shield by studioofmm The Hylian Shield by studioofmm
Link is a life size papercraft model standing around 5'5. He is made completely from 250 gsm paper (about 4x stronger then normal paper). He has foam core supports in the top and bottom of his pants, top and bottom of his boots and a ring in his waist. There is also some in the back of his shield, and in the handle of the master sword.
He can be easily unassembled for transportation. His head, torso, legs, sword, shield, and sheath are all separate. The sword can also be put into the sheath. He can stand all on his own without any support.

Link is made from 250+ pages, the initial template is 198, but there are layers of strips of paper inside for support, and 831 pieces. I worked on him constantly for a month, working approximately 12 hours each day but sometimes that number could go up to 20.

If you are interested in making this model and have any questions, feel free to ask me, I would be more than happy to help.

For more The Legend of Link pictures go here: [link]

Extras: [link]

Template: [link]

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:iconjosiekitteh:
JosieKITTEH Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You carved that?! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not so much carved but built, out of paper.
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:iconjosiekitteh:
JosieKITTEH Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! It's still really good! Looks like it's carved though. ^w^
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconjosiekitteh:
JosieKITTEH Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!;P
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:icongod-bless-you-all:
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless! Your talent is insanely awesome! :D
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:icongod-bless-you-all:
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! You should be making a fortune doing this! :D
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 17, 2012   Artist
just amazing......:la:
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbrittoniawhite:
brittoniawhite Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconwhyyounoplz: How you do that?!?!?!?
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:iconflixman99:
FlixMan99 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
How did you print out the back of the shield? Was it in different pieces ore one large piece like in the pep file? I want to make the shield but don't know how to print the back.
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was one big piece like in the file. When you print it out it will be on separate pages though because it it such a big piece, so use some scrap pieces of paper to make tabs to glue it together. I also recommend that you put some sort of support on the inside of the back, mostly for stability around the handle. I hope this helps!
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:iconflixman99:
FlixMan99 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thanks for the advice
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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:iconmatomiku:
MatoMiku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG you made this out of paper! It must've been very expensive. 1 question before i buy the materials... How much do you pay for everything?
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It wasn't that bad actually! The foam core I got from the dollar store, then the thicker paper was probably around $10 and I bought two packs because of needing extra for support, then however much the ink for the printer cost. So the materials were probably no more than $100.
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:iconmatomiku:
MatoMiku Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I thought it would've been much more expensive then that! Thanks! Now it's time to go make one!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, good luck! :)
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:iconmatomiku:
MatoMiku Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay~~ Also... Cause my parents were just like "No you can't do that that's too expensive" can I just make the Hylian shield and master sword without the massive link?
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studioofmm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! The files for the sword and shield are separate from the rest of Link. Also there are two different files for the shield, the one you will probably want to build is the one labeled cosplaying shield. This version of the shield has a solid handle, the other version is specifically made for link to be able to hold it because you can't fit the handle into his hand, so it is in pieces that fit together.
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:iconmatomiku:
MatoMiku Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok~ Thank you!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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Tygarii-Razil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
This is incredibly impressive. Would this model in particular have been easier if scaled down?
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! There is actually a scaled down version, it's about a sixth of the pages but only half the pieces, so in my opinion it would be very frustrating but I guess it depends what your strengths and weaknesses are in papercrafting. If your good at really small pieces and are really bad at making supports for a model then you might find the smaller one easier.
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HylianSUN Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
amazing !!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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YukeraYasha Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're insane. +fav
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks!
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:iconfullmetalmouth:
FullMetalMouth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
OH, THE BRILLIANCE!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzeitfresser:
Zeitfresser Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
lovely -- no no GREAT work!!!
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzeitfresser:
Zeitfresser Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconthekazenosuna:
TheKazenoSuna Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY CRAP THAT IS SO COOL
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthekazenosuna:
TheKazenoSuna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
youre welcome!
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:iconpunktrunk:
PunkTrunk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is just to cool:D
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconenigma-the-hedgehog:
Enigma-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
that is serously amazing! how long did it take?
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I would guess around 500 hours.
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:iconenigma-the-hedgehog:
Enigma-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
F-five hundred hours!?!?! Wow that is so dedicated!!!!!!!
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:iconmf-jeff:
mf-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wowwwwww thats pretty crazy lol..must have cost alot! great work mate
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:iconstudioofmm:
studioofmm Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It probably cost around $75, just because ink is so expensive, but it was definitely worth it!
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