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#1 siegfriedhaspanicked

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

I hope it's ok to post this here.. Perlers are colored plastic beads you place on a pegboard to make a pattern, picture, whatever, then iron with a household clothing iron to melt the beads together. It's mostly a kid's craft, but many people make video game bead sprites due to the beads' compatibility with pixelated sprite art.

I didn't see any X-Com related works out there, and decided I had to rectify this situation. Here are my results:

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I am making more at the moment, and I'll update when I've finished!

Edited by siegfriedhaspanicked, 28 June 2012 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:40 PM

Didn't realise you get those things in all sorts of different hues. Otherwise, they look great. Any plan on adding a few ground tiles for them to stand on? Like grass, or ufo floor panel?

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#3 siegfriedhaspanicked

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:55 PM

Didn't realise you get those things in all sorts of different hues. Otherwise, they look great. Any plan on adding a few ground tiles for them to stand on? Like grass, or ufo floor panel?

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Thanks. The beads come in about 60 colors, which is enough to do justice to most 16-bit projects. Floor tiles are a great idea, I might do that! The only problem comes with the inherent size of sprites. Heck, I even thought about doing a Skyranger or Avenger full of troops (as a single layer) but it would be about 2 1/2 feet long... I'd also like to make the Sectoid 'alien autopsy' pic, but again.. it would be the size of a tall midget.

Here is a symbolic picture for fans of X-Com.

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It wasn't a chryssalid that turned me into a zombie..

Edited by siegfriedhaspanicked, 29 June 2012 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

Aww^^

#5 Xraal

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:42 AM

That is pretty cool :-)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

LOL, those are marvellous