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The Epona Project.

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I bought a World of Nintendo Skyward Sword Link figure last year and I’ve been dying to put his faithful horse Epona with him ever since. Of course, Epona is not a figure that Nintendo has licensed in any scale, so I have thus far been frustrated in my longing.

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Illustration for article titled The Epona Project.
Illustration for article titled The Epona Project.
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Anyway, while I was walking through Toys R Us this morning, I happened to pass an aisle chock full of Schleich figures. I’ve seen these before, but a thought struck me and I went back. Lo and behold, I found a perfect draft horse in their collection! Well, perfect except that it was a male horse. Snip snip, bud.

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Anyway, a quick perusal of Schleich’s Website shows that they have a simply mind boggling number of accessories for their figures, and I found a saddle and bridle that will require minimal sculpting to make into a screen-accurate replica of Epona’s rig.

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I’m so excited! I haven’t done any sculpting in ages and I’m really excited to tackle the little intricacies, like the Hylian crest embroidered into the leather or Link’s bedroll.

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I’ll post updates as they happen, along with an album of the two together once the project is complete!

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