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Topic: GERMINATE! GERMINATE! GERMINATE!  (Read 22742 times)
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« on: May 06, 2012 07:40:40 PM »

It all started with a joke the boyfriend told me that I can't remember any more... something about Daleks yelling at plants to GERMINATE! But anyway... that's when I decided I needed a dalek planter to add to my houseplant shelf. The inspiration is here http://www.redbubble.com/people/solentchris/works/6016133-ex-germinate-the-dalek-flower-pot

Here's the final product!



It was actually pretty easy and I finished him (not including painting) in a day. He's made out of a big brick of white ploymer clay, sculpted around a terra cotta pot with a hole drilled in the bottom.

You can see the pot here. The bottom was glued on and painted after the clay was all cooked.



I had initially made the head like this:



But it broke in the oven! The good thing is that I liked it better after I pieced it back together and made some changes.

New and improved head:



And here he is protecting all his plant friends!



Let me know what you think! I really liked working with polymer clay. This was my first try, so any tips would be awesome! Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012 07:45:09 PM »

I love it! Very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012 07:53:22 PM »

i think that is awesome and now must make me a few! one each for both of my girls and one for me. i wish u remembered the joke!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012 10:01:08 PM »

This rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012 10:58:47 PM »

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love it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012 11:17:03 PM »

That turned out great, so funny. I want one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012 12:29:18 AM »

This is so creative and awesome! I love it!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012 10:13:09 AM »

Most. Awesome. Planter. Ever!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012 10:13:38 AM »

That is awesome, I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012 10:18:41 AM »

That's incredible! I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012 10:25:04 AM »

awesome!!! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012 10:50:13 AM »

love it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012 11:41:17 AM »

I don't even watch Dr. Who, but that's funny and clever!
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012 08:04:02 PM »

that is insanely, ridiculously awesome! my inner geek and inner garden-lover can now co-exist in peace. great job Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012 08:33:52 PM »

YOU!! ARE!!! A!!! BRILLIANT!!!! GENIUS!!!!  I just Love this!!!  Combining Dr Who and Crafting!! And to make something soooo ultimately incredible!!  Keep Up The Great Work!! 

Have you done anything else Dr. Who'ish?? 
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012 08:40:02 PM »

"Germinate" hahaha that is funny!!  Cheesy  I love Dr. Who.

I love your project.  I wish I had one, but I would have to use a fake plant cause I always kill mine.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012 05:03:50 AM »

WOW!
great job

i want to GERMINATE too Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2012 08:07:52 AM »

terrific execution!
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2012 11:04:32 AM »

And here he is protecting all his plant friends!

Protecting Dalek. Does not compute.

Super cute though! (Another thing that shouldn't compute, but totally does!) Love it!
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012 05:13:05 PM »

I love this so much.
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012 06:34:07 PM »

Wow! This rocks so much!!  Cheesy

I used to work in a garden centre and I would sketch pics of Daleks yelling "Pollinate!", I wish I still worked there, I would loved to have set something like this in amongst the flowers.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012 11:40:38 PM »

So. Epic.
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2012 01:18:18 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2012 03:40:09 PM »

I think he's totally cute and ROCKS!!!! I'm pinning him for sure Smiley  I think a planting party is in order now for me and all me DW loving friends! Thanks for the inspiration
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2012 01:02:12 PM »

I LOVE this! How fun and clever!
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2012 03:41:04 PM »

this is so cool!! How did you make the head so perfect and dome shaped?
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012 10:12:04 AM »

I want one of these so badly now! Smiley He's the cutest Dalek ever.
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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012 09:21:39 AM »

This is hysterical and very well put together! I absolutely love him. My sister would flip for this. Well done.
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2012 02:14:52 AM »

As a Dr Who fan and someone who works with clay I absolutely adore your project. It is amazing.
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2012 05:22:24 PM »

too cute! the ivy is beautiful too!
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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2012 02:05:58 PM »

I loved this one! I'm a big fan of Daleks, so I thought this was an awesome idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2012 11:21:37 AM »

Totally geeked out on this one!  I want it!!!
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2012 05:35:51 PM »

This is too great! The geek in me is just squealing with joy!
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2012 06:42:17 AM »

I love the Daleks, and the concept is so cute!
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2012 04:41:10 PM »

 Grin This is so fun! I love it!
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« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2012 07:14:56 AM »

rofl!! love it and it looks great on your window too!! love how you got the golden glazed look too!, my son has a toy dalek and its not as good as this lol
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« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2013 12:43:23 AM »

Thanks so much for this! I know what boyfriend's getting for his Birthday... LOL!
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« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2013 05:45:27 PM »

too funny!
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2013 02:23:15 PM »

I love this so much!
How awesome Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2013 04:43:21 PM »

I can't even express how much I love this - especially with the pun!
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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2013 12:07:32 PM »

Brilliant!  I have to have one of these!
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« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2013 10:41:54 AM »

Bwahahaha.. This is fantastic!
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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2013 08:31:27 AM »

Love it! creative and functional!
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