Create Your Own Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar
How to Make Your Own Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Using Pepakura
Have you ever wanted to own your own Hylian Shield, the legendary shield that Link uses in The Legend of Zelda series? Well, now you can make one yourself using Pepakura, a technique that involves printing out patterns of a 3D model on paper, cutting them out, folding them, and gluing them together to create a 3D object.
Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar
Pepakura is a fun and rewarding paper craft hobby that allows you to create models of your favorite characters, vehicles, weapons, and more. In this article, we will show you how to make your own Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword using Pepakura.
The Hylian Shield is one of the most iconic items in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a beautiful and intricate shield that features the emblem of the Triforce and a red bird representing the goddess Hylia. It is also a very durable and powerful shield that can withstand many attacks and reflect magic. It first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and has since been featured in many other games, including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the latest installment in the series.
In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the Hylian Shield is a special reward that you can obtain after completing a series of challenges in the Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round. It is the ultimate shield in the game, and it never breaks or wears out. It also has a unique design that differs from the previous versions of the shield.
If you are a fan of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, or just love paper craft, you will enjoy making your own Hylian Shield using Pepakura. All you need is a file that contains the patterns of the shield, Pepakura software, a printer and paper, scissors or a craft knife, glue or tape, and some optional materials for decoration and reinforcement. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of downloading, printing, assembling, and decorating your Hylian Shield using Pepakura. Let's get started!
What You Need to Make Your Own Hylian Shield
Before you begin your paper craft project, you will need to gather some materials and tools. Here is a list of what you need to make your own Hylian Shield using Pepakura:
Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar File
This is the file that contains the patterns of the Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It was created by a talented paper craft artist named Juke, who uploaded it to SoundCloud for anyone to download and use. The file is in RAR format, which means it is compressed and needs to be extracted before you can open it. The file contains two types of files: PDO and PDF. PDO files are Pepakura files that can be opened with Pepakura software, which we will explain later. PDF files are portable document format files that can be opened with any PDF reader or browser. You can choose either type of file to print out the patterns of the shield.
Pepakura software is a program that allows you to view and print out patterns of 3D models on paper. It also lets you adjust the scale and settings of the patterns to suit your preferences and needs. You can download Pepakura software from its official website for free. There are two versions of Pepakura software: Pepakura Viewer and Pepakura Designer. Pepakura Viewer is enough for viewing and printing out PDO files, but if you want to create or edit your own PDO files, you will need Pepakura Designer, which is not free but has a trial version available.
Printer and Paper
You will need a printer and paper to print out the patterns of the Hylian Shield. You can use any printer that can print in color and on A4 or letter size paper. You can also use any type of paper that is suitable for paper craft, such as cardstock, photo paper, or regular printer paper. However, we recommend using cardstock or photo paper for better quality and durability.
Scissors or Craft Knife
You will need scissors or a craft knife to cut out the pieces from the paper. Scissors are easier and safer to use, but a craft knife can give you more precision and accuracy. You can use either one depending on your preference and skill level.
Glue or Tape
You will need glue or tape to stick the pieces together and form the shield parts. You can use any type of glue or tape that works well with paper, such as white glue, hot glue, double-sided tape, or masking tape. However, we recommend using white glue or hot glue for stronger bonds and smoother finishes.
Optional Materials for Decoration and Reinforcement
These are some optional materials that you can use to decorate and reinforce your Hylian Shield after you assemble it. They are not necessary for making the shield, but they can enhance its appearance and durability.
Paint or markers: You can use paint or markers to color your shield if you want to make it more vibrant and realistic. You can use any type of paint or markers that work well with paper, such as acrylic paint, watercolor paint, spray paint, or permanent markers.
Details and effects: You can add details and effects to your shield to make it more interesting and unique. For example, you can add stickers, gems, glitter, foil, or metallic pens to create patterns, textures, or shine on your shield.
Cardboard or foam board: You can use cardboard or foam board to strengthen your shield and make it more rigid and sturdy. You can cut out the same shape of the shield from cardboard or foam board and glue it to the back of your paper shield.
Handle or strap: You can attach a handle or a strap to your shield to make it easier to hold and carry. You can use any material that is comfortable and strong, such as wood, plastic, leather, or fabric. You can glue, tape, or screw the handle or strap to the cardboard or foam board backing of your shield.
How to Download and Print the Hylian Shield Patterns
Now that you have all the materials and tools you need, you can start by downloading and printing the patterns of the Hylian Shield. Here are the steps to follow:
How to Download Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar File from SoundCloud
The first step is to download the Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar file from SoundCloud. SoundCloud is a popular online platform for sharing and listening to music and audio files. You can access SoundCloud from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. Here is how to download the file from SoundCloud:
Click on the "More" button under the audio player.
Select "Download file" from the drop-down menu.
Save the file to your computer or device.
You have successfully downloaded the Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar file from SoundCloud. The file size is about 4 MB, so it should not take too long to download.
How to Extract the RAR File and Open the PDO or PDF Files
The next step is to extract the RAR file and open the PDO or PDF files. A RAR file is a compressed file that contains one or more files inside it. To access the files inside a RAR file, you need to extract them using a program that can handle RAR files, such as WinRAR, 7-Zip, or PeaZip. Here is how to extract the RAR file and open the PDO or PDF files:
Locate the Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield.rar file on your computer or device.
Right-click on the file and select "Extract here" or "Extract to Pepakura TLoZ - Skyward Sword - Hylian Shield" from the menu.
A new folder will be created with the same name as the RAR file, containing two subfolders: PDO and PDF.
Open the PDO folder if you want to use Pepakura software, or open the PDF folder if you want to use any PDF reader or browser.
Double-click on the file named "Hylian Shield.pdo" or "Hylian Shield.pdf" to open it.
You have successfully extracted the RAR file and opened the PDO or PDF files. You should see a preview of the patterns of the Hylian Shield on your screen.
How to Adjust the Scale and Print Settings of the Patterns
The next step is to adjust the scale and print settings of the patterns. The scale is how big or small you want your paper model to be. The print settings are how you want your printer to print out the patterns on paper. You can adjust both of these using Pepakura software or any PDF reader or browser. Here is how to adjust them:
If you are using Pepakura software, go to "File" and select "Print settings". If you are using any PDF reader or browser, go to "File" and select "Print".
A new window will pop up with various options for printing.
To adjust the scale, look for an option that says "Scale", "Size", "Fit", or something similar. You can choose a preset scale from a list, such as 100%, 50%, 25%, etc., or enter a custom scale in a box, such as 75%, 150%, etc. The default scale is 100%, which means that your paper model will be as big as it was designed by Juke. If you want your paper model to be bigger or smaller, you can change the scale accordingly. For example, if you want your paper model to be half as big as Juke's design , you can change the scale to 50%. The smaller the scale, the less paper you will need, but the more difficult it will be to cut and glue the pieces. The larger the scale, the more paper you will need, but the easier it will be to cut and glue the pieces. You can experiment with different scales until you find one that suits you.
To adjust the print settings, look for options that say "Paper size", "Orientation", "Margins", "Quality", or something similar. You can choose a paper size that matches your paper, such as A4 or letter. You can choose an orientation that fits your patterns, such as portrait or landscape. You can choose margins that leave enough space for cutting and folding, such as 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches. You can choose a quality that produces clear and sharp patterns, such as high or best. You can also preview how your patterns will look on paper before printing them.
Once you are satisfied with your scale and print settings, click on "OK" or "Print" to print out your patterns on paper.
You have successfully adjusted the scale and print settings of the patterns. You should have several sheets of paper with the patterns of the Hylian Shield printed on them.
How to Print the Patterns on Paper
The next step is to print the patterns on paper. This is a simple and straightforward process, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you get better results. Here are some of them:
Make sure your printer has enough ink or toner and paper before printing.
Make sure your printer is connected to your computer or device and turned on.
Make sure your paper is aligned and loaded correctly in your printer.
Print one sheet at a time and check for any errors or misalignments.
If possible, use a color printer to print out the patterns, as it will make them easier to follow and more attractive.
If possible, use cardstock or photo paper to print out the patterns, as it will make them sturdier and smoother.
You have successfully printed the patterns on paper. You should have a stack of paper with the patterns of the Hylian Shield printed on them.
How to Assemble the Hylian Shield Pieces
Now that you have printed the patterns on paper, you can start assembling the Hylian Shield pieces. This is the most fun and challenging part of the paper craft project, as it involves cutting, folding, gluing, and attaching the pieces together to form the shield parts. Here are the steps to follow:
How to Cut Out the Pieces from the Paper
The first step is to cut out the pieces from the paper. Each piece has a shape, a number, and some lines and symbols on it. The shape is what you need to cut out from the paper. The number is what identifies the piece and helps you match it with other pieces. The lines and symbols are what guide you how to fold and glue the piece. Here is how to cut out the pieces from the paper:
Use scissors or a craft knife to carefully cut out each piece along its outline. Do not cut along any other lines or symbols inside the piece.
Try to cut as accurately and smoothly as possible, without leaving any jagged edges or gaps.
Be careful not to cut yourself or damage your work surface when using scissors or a craft knife.
Keep track of which piece is which by looking at their numbers and shapes.
Separate the pieces into groups according to their colors or parts of the shield they belong to. For example, group all the blue pieces together, all the red pieces together, all the pieces that form the front of the shield together, etc.
Store the pieces in a safe and organized place until you are ready to glue them together.
You have successfully cut out the pieces from the paper. You should have about 100 pieces of different shapes, sizes, and colors.
How to Fold and Glue the Pieces Together
The next step is to fold and glue the pieces together. Each piece has some lines and symbols on it that indicate how to fold and glue it. The lines are either solid or dashed. The symbols are either triangles or circles. Here is what they mean:
Solid lines: These are mountain folds, which means you need to fold the paper away from you along the line, creating a peak.
Dashed lines: These are valley folds, which means you need to fold the paper towards you along the line, creating a trough.
Triangles: These are tabs, which are small extensions of the paper that you need to apply glue on and attach to other pieces.
Circles: These are numbers, which match the numbers of other pieces that you need to glue the tabs to.
Here is how to fold and glue the pieces together:
Pick a piece and look at its lines and symbols.
Use your fingers or a ruler to crease along the solid and dashed lines, making sure to fold them in the right direction (mountain or valley).
Apply a small amount of glue on the tabs, spreading it evenly and thinly.
Find another piece that has the same number as the tab you want to glue. For example, if you want to glue a tab with the number 1, find another piece that has a circle with the number 1 on it.
Align the tab with the edge of the other piece that has the matching number, making sure they fit snugly and neatly.
Press and hold the tab and the edge together until the glue dries and they stick firmly.
Repeat steps 1-6 for all the tabs and edges of the piece until you form a 3D shape.
You have successfully folded and glued the pieces together. You should have several 3D shapes that represent different parts of the shield, such as the front, the back, the rim, etc.
How to Attach the Pieces to Form the Shield Parts
The next step is to attach the pieces to form the shield parts. Each shield part consists of several pieces that need to be glued together. For example, the front part of the shield consists of four pieces: the blue piece with the Triforce emblem, the red piece with the bird emblem, and two silver pieces that form the border. Here is how to attach the pieces to form the shield parts:
Pick a shield part and look at its pieces.
Find the edges of the pieces that need to be glued together. They should have matching numbers or shapes on them.
Apply a small amount of glue on one edge and align it with the other edge that has the matching number or shape.
Press and hold the edges together until the glue dries and they stick firmly.
Repeat steps 2-4 for all the edges of the pieces until you form a complete shield part.
You have successfully attached the pieces to form the shield parts. You should have four shield parts: the front, the back, the rim, and the handle.
How to Join the Shield Parts Together
The final step is to join the shield parts together. This is where you combine the front, the back, the rim, and the handle to form a complete Hylian Shield. Here is how to join the shield parts together:
Pick the front part of the shield and flip it over so that the back side is facing up.
Pick the back part of the shield and place it on top of the front part, aligning their edges and corners.
Apply a generous amount of glue on the edges and corners of both parts, spreading it evenly and thickly.
Press and hold both parts together until the glue dries and they stick firmly.
Pick the rim part of the shield and place it around the edge of the front and back parts, covering their seams and gaps.
Apply a generous amount of glue on the inner side of the rim part, spreading it evenly and thickly.
Press and hold the rim part against the edge of the front and back parts until the glue dries and they stick firmly.
Pick the handle part of the shield and place it on the back side of the shield, near the center.
Apply a generous amount of glue on the back side of the handle part, spreading it evenly and thickly.
Press and hold the handle part against the back side of the shield until the glue dries and they stick firmly.
You have successfully joined the shield parts together. You should have a complete Hylian Shield that looks like this:
Congratulations! You have made your own Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword using Pepakura. You can now admire your paper craft masterpiece, show it off to your friends and family, or use it for cosplay or decoration.
How to Decorate and Reinforce Your Hylian Shield
If you want to make your Hylian Shield even more awesome, you can decorate and reinforce it using some optional materials. This will make your shield more colorful, detailed, realistic, and durable. Here are some ways to decorate and reinforce your Hylian Shield:
How to Paint or Color Your Hylian Shield
If you want to make your Hylian Shield more vibrant and realistic, you can paint or color it using paint or markers. You can use any type of paint or markers that work well with paper, such as acrylic paint, watercolor paint, spray paint, or permanent markers. You can follow the original colors of the shield from the game, or use your own creativity and imagination. Here is how to paint or color your Hylian Shield:
Choose the colors you want to use for your shield. You can use a color palette or a reference image to help you.
Cover your work surface with newspaper or plastic to protect it from stains.
Use a brush, a sponge, or a spray can to apply the paint on your shield, following the patterns and shapes of the pieces. You can also use markers to draw or fill in smaller details.
Let the paint dry completely before applying another coat or color.
Repeat steps 3-4 until you achieve the desired effect and coverage.
You have successfully painted or colored your Hylian Shield. You should have a colorful and realistic shield that looks like this:
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