Years ago I said I'd revise my Master Sword model. Well with time comes knowledge and I learned a few things. Not the least is about how to do more realistic 3D scene renders. Another thing I learned is that with metals, copper and bronze will turn a blue patina with the right chemical reaction. With that in mind, I changed the material on the hilt and pommel from polished steel to a blue patina bronze texture. I also tweaked the blade a bit, added some missing details, and a few other little modifications here and there.
So here it is! A revised Master Sword with a blue handle that doesn't look like it was painted or molded out of plastic.
You can see my original versions here: lady-die.deviantart.com/art/Ze…
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