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« on: March 31, 2009 10:54:43 AM »

***EDIT*** - I only just realised that Pingu doesn't exist in America! Well it's amazing, for an explanation watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTWv63RyLP8
must be one of the first episodes... it's like a cult thing in the uk (among a certain generation anyway...)
Ohh and I put them on a necklace, also posted!: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299626.0

These are inspired by the childrens TV programme Pingu. I used to love it (I kind of still do) so I made these to make into beads, I still have to drill holes in them but apart from that they're done! I'm gonna put them on a themed necklace, if that makes sense, with fish-shaped beads and stuff. They're made from fimo, and painted with acrylic (and actually superglued in places, they were a bit fiddly...) For size reference, they're pretty small, Pingu is 2cms (just over 3/4 inch) tall. Anyway, pictures:

All four of them -

Pingu -

Pinga -

Robbie -

And the inanimate, unnamed snowman, that always stands outside the igloo -

Thanks for looking, I'm not too experienced using fimo so criticism much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009 11:07:43 AM »

I love these, they are so cute:)

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 11:29:16 AM »

I love Pingu.  They speak Pinguinese.  HeeHee. 

These are really cute and look just like the show.  I saw the little thumbnail on the front page and thought that is sweet someone made Pingu.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009 02:25:25 PM »

They look great - I'm amazed at the size of them - they're so tiny!  That must've been so fiddly.  Terrific  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009 01:49:02 AM »

I've never tried to sculpt with polymer before and was wondering how you attach parts, like Robbie's flippers for instance? Also, how did you get the little black swoosh in his eyeball so perfect?Huh?

By the way, there's a kid's program in Toronto that airs (or used to air, anyway) Pingu so that's how I came to know it....though I didn't know the characters' names until I saw a kid's book of Pingu in a bookstore, years later!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009 05:01:42 AM »

Well I'm not much of a polymer clay expert, the only type I've used is fimo. These are made of fimo soft, and I had problems using the white as for some reason it was really sticky, too soft, and so attaching the flippers wasn't a problem, they stuck too much! Attaching limbs etc. with fimo usually isn't a problem, you just press it and blend the edges a little. However I did have trouble with the feet as they were so tiny and fragile, I ended up superglueing them on.
I painted the details on, using a pin for the really small bits like their eyes.

And that's funny, it hadn't occurred to me until you said that I have no idea how I know their names, when would it have ever been apparent? why do they even have names?? It's strange!!!

Thanks for all the nice comments!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009 10:17:39 PM »

I love Pingu!

This is sooooo cool.

Pingu has a massive cult following among people aged in their early 20s in Australia.

I'm juts blubbering in amazement.  Grin
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