Saturday, April 13, 2013

Perler Beads: more Final Fantasy goodness

We've been busy making some pretty cool stuff. And by we I mean Nathan. He made all of these (occasionally asking my input on color choice), and then I ironed them. And let me tell you, ironing Terra was definitely not my favorite thing to do... the beads shrink when you iron them, and then when they cool they curl - so if you iron something really big, and don't iron it thoroughly as you go, then you get curling that knocks over unmelted beads and causes major headache. I am not the most patient person when it comes to ironing, so even my best efforts led to two spots that required reconstructive surgery.

Terra and Kefka (I think Terra's going to win) plus the Final Fantasy III/VI game cart and little Terra for scale. As you can see, big Terra took up 13 trays. 

Nathan holding Terra. Terra is based on a fan sprite created by AbyssWolf.

Terra compared to the Metroid, our previous record holder for largest sprite (also a pain to iron)

Sephiroth & Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) and Vivi (Final Fantasy IX). Again, AbyssWolf is the creator of these fan sprites. (view more of his sprites here)

After Terra, Sephiroth and Cloud seemed downright modest. But they're each pretty good sized too - I'd estimate at least a foot tall each.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Perler Beads: Zelda items and Ganon

Look what I've been doing for the last week!

Zelda: Link to the Past items 
I must admit I got a little obsessed and had to do as many as possible. But aren't those bottles AWESOME?And there are so many cool things we thought of to do with the keys...

Zelda: Link to the Past items (arrows, rupees, bombs)
Fun fact: these are actually the sprites you see in the world, not the menu screen. The menu sprites are significantly simplified and not as cool looking. So for example, the bug net (pictured below) is the bug net you see when Link finds it in the game and holds it above his head.

Zelda: Link to the Past items
I really like the flippers. And the net. And the ocarina....

Zelda: Link to the Past Ganon
As an added bonus, I decided to make Ganon. I felt my Zelda sprite collection was severely lacking in bosses. Maybe I'll make one of those worm bosses too... after I do the fat fairy!

The Legend Zelda items
Nathan made some Zelda 1 items too. I like making items; they're fast and relatively straightforward.

What are your favorites pictured above?