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Plants Vs. Zombies Chess Set by Cyle Plants Vs. Zombies Chess Set by Cyle
This was one heck of a project....

Each piece of this set was individually handmade using polymer clay. They were then cemented to mirror disks and glazed for protection. The average height being about three inches tall. The board itself was made out of glass. The back was brushed with a transparent paint that made it look like stained glass. (I picked out colors to try and make it look like the grass in the game.) The total set took over a hundred hours to create.

ADDITION (9/10/11): Now that things have calmed down a little, (I've been very busy outside DA recently.) I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who's commented on this piece. A special thank you to ~ridiculyss for suggesting it and to ^KubusRubus who thought it was worth the DD. I've never gotten a DD before. I honestly thought my account had been hacked into when I woke up in the morning to see 470 notices on my profile.

I also owe a special thanks to another DA artist, ~Selurnis. If it wasn't for her I probably never would have gotten into colored polymer clay in the first place. She taught me almost everything I knew at the time about polymer clay and everything I knew about making objects this small. If it wasn't for her this piece might not have even existed, much less come out as well as it did.

I didn't have room in my place to display it, so someone bought it from me shortly after it was finished. I don't know where it is, but if they happen to read this I'd be curious to know where it ended up. As long as someone is having fun playing with it, I consider the work well worth it. (I never was very good at chess.)
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Given 2011-09-05
"First of all, I think it's a shame that this deviation only has 6 favorites because it's clear that a lot of work has gone into it. I don't know Cyle, but I do feel this deviation is worthy of more recognition because it's pretty darn awesome, lol. I think it would really appeal to all Plants vs. Zombies fans out there, and the people who appreciate good craftsmanship, too!" Plants Vs. Zombies Chess Set by ~Cyle ( Suggested by ridiculyss and Featured by KubusRubus )
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PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa! So cool! Is it in sale? :3
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Cyle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.  And, I'm afraid it has already sold. ^ ^
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PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!!!!!
(It's okay.)
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the-artsy-toaster Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Woah. I need this, it's so cool.
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Cyle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks mate. ^ ^
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the-artsy-toaster Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Not a problem
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Dragonluvr1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!
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Cyle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks  ^ ^
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Pyramid-HeadApproves Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I thought I loved chess BEFORE this... Beautiful work! :D 
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Cyle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^ ^
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool! :D
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Cyle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur welcome :)
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SternAusMetall Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
love it ^^
I want to do a plants vs zombies chess out of polymer clay too ;)
but i will never give my one away (and i'm a bad chess player too ;) )
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Cyle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go for it. This project was a lot of fun, and I learned a lot while making it. Thanks for the comments. ^ ^
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lucy-the-cow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH! Thats so cute!!!
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Cyle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^ ^
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lucy-the-cow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP! :D
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Kagami-No-Kuni Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Creative concept!! :D
You made the dolphins' normal looking, which, BTW, make them look cute. Did you know that in the PvZ game, the dolphins are also zombies???
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Cyle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. And, yes, if memory serves they have a scars or something. But, since not much of them is shown, I didn't think it would add too much to the piece. Besides, I liked the idea of having cute dolphins. It makes the zombies look that much uglier.
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Sunheart1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
OMFG SO AWESOME
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Cyle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. So is your avatar. :aww:
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Sunheart1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
thanks ^^
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That is legendary
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Cyle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Druddy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, this is awesome ^^
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Cyle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^ ^
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Druddy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^^

I'm trying to make some Pokemon with self-hardeningclay, but it's so hard to make one without a template DX
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Cyle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I made some pokemon once...
You can use these for reference.. [link] ^ ^
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Druddy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks ^^
How do you make them shine though? Do you put some type of gloss on them after you've finished?
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Cyle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I used a glaze made my the same manufacturer as the clay. I'm going to try some new stuff though. It was kind of expensive for the amount you got, and it didn't keep very well.
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Druddy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Are you supposed to put the glaze under the colors or over it?
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Cyle Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The clay itself is colored. (You can get without color if you want, but then you have to paint it.) The glaze I used is made to be put right on the clay.
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oka415 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
surely hardship has gone into this work. it is awesome.
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Cyle Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it was a lot of work. Thank you very much.
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mmojds Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![link]
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william218 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
omfg i need one of these for my mom
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keixell Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is quite amazing: I commend your dedication and patience to making this set. I am a terrible chess player myself, but I would love to improve my skills using a set like this ^_^ Bravo, sir!
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Cyle Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. Oddly enough I pretty much swore I'd never make another chess set after how much time this one took, but considering how much people like this one, if I ever got another good idea it may just have to happen.
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PatrickStarAndMe Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THATS SOOOOOO COOL!
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Cyle Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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Shawnbar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Sir,
My face seems to be stuck to the screen. Could you help me by-OhWhoAmIKidding GIMME! Subtlety is not my strong suite.
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Cyle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha Thank you.
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PenguinCinnamuffin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahahahahaha! Puff-shrooms riding on Lawnmowers as Knights! That's the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
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Cyle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to be a little creative when it came to the knights when it came to the plants. The zombie side was an easy choice though.
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XxHavoK Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that plants vs zombies could make alot of money if you worked th popcap

SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS PICTURE :D


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Cyle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the praise. It was a fun project.
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XxHavoK Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it ^^

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jabba-kong Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
awesommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme
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Cyle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks!
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