Good Smile Company's 1/7th Scale Figure of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - 1/7th Scale Figure Link

From the popular action adventure game 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' comes a 1/7th scale figure of the main character, Link! The unique appearance and style of the key visual of the game has been brought to life with intricate sculptwork, and careful paintwork has recreated the shadows and textures of the figure in perfect detail to create a figure brimming with quality for fans to enjoy!

Add the hero with the fate of the world on his shoulders to your collection, and enjoy his zealous spirit by your side whenever you like!

ゼルダの伝説 スカイウォードソード』1/7scale リンク

From the popular action adventure game 'The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword' comes a 1/7th scale figure of the main character, Link! The unique appearance and style of the key visual of the game has been brought to life with intricate sculptwork, and careful paintwork has recreated the shadows and textures of the figure in perfect detail to create a figure brimming with quality for fans to enjoy!

Add the hero with the fate of the world on his shoulders to your collection, and enjoy his zealous spirit by your side whenever you like!

The Use of 'Light'

The Use of 'Light'

Areas such as Link's hat, shoulders and knees have been colored brightly to represent a stronger light on them. This causes the blue shadows all over the figure to be visually recognised as shadows much more easily - the light brings out the shadows!

The Use of 'Shadows'

The Use of 'Shadows'

Brown boots with a blue shadow. Normally shadows are formed by simply painting a darker color over a lighter color, but this figure makes use of a bold combination of colors that focuses on the use of light with a blue shadow, creating a unique look that brings out a fresh atmosphere.

Expressing the Atmosphere

Expressing the Atmosphere

The original illustration was drawn as if painted on coarse paper, and the figure has been made to match that look as faithfully as possible with a noise effect in the paintwork. This technique purposefully makes the figure look less clean and perfect, and instead match the atmosphere of the illustration and series.

Beautiful Unison of Sculpting and Painting

Beautiful Unison of Sculpting and Painting

The highlights from above and the blue shadows from beneath create a varied effect in the light over the figure, which couples with the sharp sculptwork of the figure to make Link stand out from the rest.

The Relics of Battle

The Relics of Battle

The shield Link holds has clearly been though many a battle, and the darker tones from the original illustration faithfully represented. Just one of the many highlights that shows the effects of light and shadow that can be achived on a static statue figure.

A New Challenge at a Metallic Texture

A New Challenge at a Metallic Texture

Link's sword has not only been painted with a metallic color, but also features careful highlights to capture the gleam of a sword as best possible. The overall appearance has also been carefully sculpted to look heavy, just as a sword should be.

Gate of Time Base

'Gate of Time' Base

The base Link stands upon is based on the design of the 'Gate of Time' with a matte black and gold color scheme that matches with the atmosphere of the figure and provides an exceptional high-grade appearance.

*Image is for illustrative purposes only

*Image for illustrative purposes only.

A powerful, dynamic rendition of Link
Sculptor: Yuuki Ishiyama

This figure was initially created based on the official illustration used for the key visual of the series, but as a big fan of the game it was very difficult for me to try and balance out his appearance in the illustration with my image of him as he appears in the game...

The balance and posing of the figure were all based on the official source material, but using just that single illustration just didn't seem to give me the epic appearance and pose that I had pictured in my mind. I still remember some of the many meetings with the planning team during the production where I would actually sculpt at certain areas with them watching, trying to find ways to bring out a more dynamic feel to the pose and bring out that spirit of Link that fans have come to love...

After much deliberation we managed to keep the overall outline of Link from the front in tact, while placing him in a stance that has power put into his shoulders that creates a kind of depth to his pose that gives it a feeling of motion - I think we really succeeded in creating a figure that captures the strength of Link for fans to enjoy adding to their collection.

Sculptor: Yuuki Ishiyama
Painter: Hiroyuki Hirose (Decomas Lab)

I'm Hiroyuki Hirose from Decomas Lab, and I was in charge of the painting of this Link figure. Recently there have been a lot of figures that we at Decomas Lab have really had to think about how to approach before painting. The figures that need some kind of unique or special paintwork often bring a lot of hard work and consideration with them, but they are always so much fun to work on! I can't wait to work on the next one!

The biggest theme for this paintwork on this figure was bringing out the 'blue shadows' that were so prominent in the original illustration. This brought on all sorts of questions such as just how effectively could the use of light in the illustration be applied to a figure, or just how far could I go with the paintwork detail while still keeping the product plausible for use in the final manufacturing process? I went through a number of different renditions and through lots of trail-and-error finally managed to create the figure you see now.

There were certain parts on the figure where I made use of a very specific foundation color, or even complete painted out areas for the shadow to stand out more - but I have nothing but praise for the sculpt of the figure. Particularly the sculpt of the hair as well as at the knees allowed the shadows to fall so nicely with the sculpt that it made my painting feel so natural. The figure also featured a coarse effect that you'd probably never see on figures of cute girls - this was also a nice new challenge that somehow gives the figure a kind of optical illusion of being more like a 'picture' than most figures. This is one of those figures that you really need to take a nice close look at with your own eyes!

1/7scale 塗装済み完成品フィギュアリンク

1/7th Scale Painted Figure
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
LINK

GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP Preorder Period
2016/05/27 12:00 - 2016/07/27 21:00 (JST)
To commemorate the renewal of the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP on May 30 2016,
we will be offering free shipping on all orders of our Link figure from the shop.

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