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Topic: Pipboy! Hama/perler projects  (Read 11831 times)
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« on: June 16, 2009 11:56:28 PM »

So, you get amazingly productive when you're without internet for a week (I snuck online now, 'cause, well, who can survive an entire week!!)

I present, in 64x64 "pixels", Pipboy from fallout!


He's made ALMOST entirely out of Hama beads. I ran out of red at the end, so the bottom row is every other hama and every other mystery-brand-beads.

Took me five hours, and I amused myself by taking in-progress pics.

Setup (With psych in the background)


Start with the outline, since that's the one easier to count...


Fill in as you go...



I edited the pixelated image here and there as I went to be more true to the original image, instead of following the template like a slave. The template wasn't perfect, but it made for good guidelines.

Starting to get a face here...


Hey, you can see who it is!


Almost "done"...


Now you can see that I didn't have enough pegboard for him!


I had 60x60 total by putting together four... and I'm missing the last 4 pixels in each direction!
Not to worry, we tape the back, flip him over, and flip him back on again





Repeat for the bottom, but now with three boards in a row to get it all at once...


(you can see it's gotten dark outside at this point Cheesy )

Really crappy cell phone pic of the boy in the press (four books I found in the bookshelf here)


Then we go to bed. And leave it for now. And eventually it's the day after!
Ahh what a beautiful day to be out far away from the city, makes you happy all the way to the tip of your tail


That scissor is looking very perverted, but it's not what it looks like, I swear!

And the final photo, identical to the first one (those thumbnails are in control of my picture-linking, gaaahhh!)


I tried messing with the hue and saturation to get the colors a bit better, but photobucket didn't quite want to fix the "skintone" for me Wink

What do you think? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009 12:23:32 AM »

thats awesome..........i love the pic you chose. and for the no internet......up until 3 days ago i was in the same postion. good luck with everything and make more awesome stuff!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009 12:42:41 AM »

This looks really awesome!  I've never used hama beads before, but my fiance would *love* this ... you just might have inspired me to take up a new craft ...  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009 02:18:02 AM »

That rocks!!!  My husband would LOVE it!  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009 03:09:49 AM »

thanks!

I've never used hama beads before, but my fiance would *love* this ... you just might have inspired me to take up a new craft ...  Cheesy

it's very addictive once you get started - "real" pixel art is ideal for this, like the super mario stuff you see everywhere, and lemmings and commander keen and similar, because then you just go 1px=1 bead... For this I had to shrink the image a lot and posterize it - and I'm not good at it, which is why I was fixing up the pixels as I went Cheesy
but it's REALLY fun and satisfying, I urge everyone to try it Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009 04:25:24 AM »

Love the work...Are these the same beads...that my kids use in their creature kits...and you have to use an iron to melt it altogether?

If so, is taping both sides another way of melting? Very curious. thanks
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009 06:13:02 AM »

Very nice!  I can tell you put alot of work into it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009 07:14:08 AM »

Love the work...Are these the same beads...that my kids use in their creature kits...and you have to use an iron to melt it altogether?

If so, is taping both sides another way of melting? Very curious. thanks

Yup, it's probably the same beads Cheesy I DID iron it, taping one side is just for moving the beads around. This helps if you want to lay the pattern right-way-up instead of mirroring (helps especially if you're working with text and you feel you want to adjust a pixel or two as you go - looking at the "final look" instead of a mirroring makes a lot of difference). If you lay the image un-mirrored and you want to show the side that is NOT ironed, you can use non-plastic tape and just tape up all the beads like in my pic, in an overlapping way... then you flip your work onto your ironingboard (or newspapers in my case..) and you get to iron the back of your work.

In the one image that looks mirrored, I've flipped it onto the tape side, and you can see the tape around the edges. You have to be real careful when taping though, 'cause if you slip and need to lift the tape, at least half of the beads under the tape will get lifted off, even if you've only just touched the beads with it... that happened for strip three, I just vaguely brushed against it and lifted ten beads or something Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2010 01:34:10 PM »

OMG I love it! You just inspired me to make a quickish christmas gift for my husband because I love working with perler beads! I think I will look for a smaller pic though, I also have 4 pegboards and don't want to have to overlap i'm sure that wasn't easy.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010 02:03:34 PM »

OMG I love it! You just inspired me to make a quickish christmas gift for my husband because I love working with perler beads! I think I will look for a smaller pic though, I also have 4 pegboards and don't want to have to overlap i'm sure that wasn't easy.

It actually wasn't too bad, but it did take some zen state of mind to fiddle with it Cheesy Nothing I could do now that I'm at home, full stress on! Wink Mainly it would have bugged me now because it was a mere four pixels off!

Good luck with your project!
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