19 May 2011

Red 'Endgame' Link

I wanted to design a model of Link in my own scale, but to make him a bit more unique I decided to make him with some different equipment. Red or Endgame Link as I call this incorporates several late game or obscure items not normally depicted.

So he carries the huge Biggoron's Sword, Silver Gauntlets, Hover Boots, Goron Tunic and Mirror Shield. With these items he will be able to smash through the toughest foes, endure blistering heat, lift boulders and walk in thin air temporarily. Actually as stylish as this configuration is, it's not very practical since he can't defend himself and will be sliding all over the place with those tractionless boots! In fact it's not what you might want to use at the end of the game after all. But y'know let's ignore all that for now!

The model is medium-hard. The legs, arms and most of the items aren't very hard, but there are some small parts and tricky folds and joins around the face, ears and hood. I recommend scoring the lines so it will all fit neatly together.

Note that most of the equipment doesn't have to be attached permanently. You can just rest his feet into the snug Hover Boots, and attach the shield to the sheath using blu-tack/putty or a pin. I'm saying this because it's likely I'll be putting together a pack of scaled interchangeable equipment, and possibly some alternate versions of Link in the future.

Stands ~21.6cm tall, not including the sword.

Difficulty: 7/10

Download Here!

15 comments:

Luty_BR said...

Xenon you are de best!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

not to be nit picky and i actually feel like a jerk pointing this out, but shouldn't the gauntlets be gold? either way it looks good and i love it, thank you for the new model!

Xenon said...

Thanks Luty!

And Anon, yes I know :p. At some point I was going to recolour them but it got left out in the end. I'll probably make some golden ones too when I do the equipment pack to make up for it!

Wordwyrm said...

Oh... my... gosh. This is almost exactly what my end-game Link was!
Xenon, you rock. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to open this file. Can you make it a PDF file?

Xenon said...

There are PDFs inside the archive. To open RAR files you'll need something like WinRAR or AlZip.

Anonymous said...

I can't find the archive you're talking about. Mind giving me the link?

Xenon said...

I think we've had a misunderstanding here. I was referring to the RAR file 'archive' in the download link in the blog post.

I assume you can't open that, else you wouldn't be asking for PDFs because there are some inside the RAR file.

My last comment lists some programs you can use to open RAR files.

FangzV said...

Thanks a lot, because it's going to be awesome, but I'm really really having a lot of trouble putting the normal boots together. ;_;
Specifically the ankle...

Xenon said...

Sometimes I skip a few parts in the instructions, though I think the ankles aren't too bad so long as you score the lines and build them in a certain order.

Make sure you've built the foot. Then take the first ankle piece and glue it into a ring.

Glue this ring into the opening on the foot. This way you should be able to secure the tabs more easily than if you were to build the entire ankle/leg before sticking to the feet.

From there, build the leg up one piece at a time.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Link be wearing a blue tunic instead of red? That's the last tunic you get.

Xenon said...

True yes, but I felt the Mirror Shield went better with the red one. Plus this pose has the added benefit in that the red tunic would allow you to customise him with the hammer to make Fire Temple Link.

Takai Seika - "A flor do império!" said...

I finished the mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


here is it!!! *_*

http://hyuugalanna.deviantart.com/#/d4bumes

thanku!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Xenon, is this link to scale with ichtus7's link model?
I was wondering if the equipment pack would be compatible.

Xenon said...

Icthus7 lists his as 25cm tall. Mine is about 21.5cm so equipment from the pack might look too small on his. You could always bump up the scale of mine by about 10% to get a better match! That's easy to do with the PDOs in Pepakura Designer with Settings > Change Scale. :)