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Zelda Fire

I live in a high rise apartment, so I can’t have a fireplace.  This was the next best thing.  I want to try this with a black background but I don’t have enough black pixels yet. Advertisements

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Zelda’s Link

Everyone’s favorite elf.  It turned out great! Based from an image I found here.

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First Incarnation of Mario

Now that I have a decent stock of colored tiles, I started work on my first 4×4′ 8-bit sprite.  I always planned to use the original Mario for my first legit piece.  I found a good reference image on DeviantArt … Continue reading

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Painting Tiles

The unpainted “natural” wood tiles definitely looked nice, and I may revisit them later but we are here to make some 8-bit art.  For this, we’ll need more than one color tile. Selecting paint colors was actually much more complicated … Continue reading

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Prototype 1 – Making Tiles

Now that I have finished my magnetic base, it’s time to start making some tiles… I already determined a while back that a 2×1.3″ magnet will sufficiently hold one of my 3×3″ squares to a 2×2 square of Flex Iron.  … Continue reading

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Prototype 1 – Finishing the Base

Now that I have the base pieces ready, It’s time to put this baby together and hopefully mount it on the wall. I decided to make this base fold up “Trivial Pursuit” style.  Hypothetically, I can connect the four quadrants … Continue reading

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Prototype 1 – Starting the Base

Been pretty busy the past few days.  My fiance is coming to town and I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t appreciate the way my living room has been transformed into a workshop.  I’m pushing hard to finish the first foam core … Continue reading

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