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Plumbob Keyring by Alistu Plumbob Keyring by Alistu
Why is there no fanart section for models or vice versa?

This is a keyring of a plumbob from the Sims series of games. It's the diamond thing that spins above their heads.

Took me about and hour and a half to make from Fimo and is 5.5cm tall, not including the chain. I varnished it and there is also glitter in the Fimo for extra sparkle.

Corners are not easy to create in a soft material. >.<
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:iconasseveraveta:
AsseveraVeta Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
what a great idea!maybe i should make a necklace like this for myself :o
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Alistu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet that would look pretty neat! I remember I had a custom content necklace for TS2 that had a plumbob on it.
Thanks for the favourite.
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AsseveraVeta Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
not sure i'm ready to make it though, corners seem pretty complicated (?)
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Alistu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, this was my first attempt with corners and they actually turned out softer than I would have liked. It's easier to make them look sharper when the object you are working on has a flat back, like my Sims logo phone charm> fav.me/d5ecxfx
That picture doesn't really show it off very well but the plumbob has got angled faces. Instead of trying to mold the shape I carved the angles out with a stanley knife blade from a rectangular piece of FIMO.
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AsseveraVeta Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fimo classic? yea i thought of trying it like that :)
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Alistu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FIMO Soft actually. Classic would be a better idea for this sort of thing though. I just had lots of green in Soft at the time so couldn't see the sense in buying more.
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AsseveraVeta Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i see!i have fimo soft atm but only because that's the only one i could find =\ everyone seems to say that it' bad
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Alistu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It depends on what you want to create. It's much better than Classic for being able to work with it pretty much straight out of the packet but if you are working with fine details it can get squashed easily.
I still find it much better than the Sculpey I have tried in the past.
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treoni Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neato!
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite!
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Ingalain Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wondered the same thing... I don't understand deviantArt categories.

I think you did a great job, I know how hard corners are. Maybe next time, you could use aluminium foil as filler? I think it makes corners easier :)
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Alistu Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good idea. I'll have to try that next time I do something similar.
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rosanakooymans Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool! I just noticed your comment on my Plumbob Charm photo (I moved accounts, I also moved the photo to my new account just now).

My collection keeps on growing, but I don't have a homemade plumbob yet. :D
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Alistu Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers for your favourite!
A homemade plumbob shall have to be your next task.
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rosanakooymans Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I will give it a shot someday. Going to finish some other projects first though ;)
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HiddenWithin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. The USB keyring that came with the special edition of the Sims 3 almost made me want to buy it, but I didn't quite feel like dropping $70.00 on a game that may or may not work on my computer. :(
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Alistu Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ended up buying a new laptop to play the game! I did actually need one though.
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HiddenWithin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great. I ended up buying it at Half-Price Books for only $25. No plumbob flash drive.
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Krystina-28 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Super awesome :)

I :heart: Sims
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding it to your favourites too!
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Krystina-28 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Very welcome :)
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artonaSTICK Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing.

I've been playing sims for the past few years and I never knew what it was called. And know I do, Thanks! lol
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Wow.
Thanks for the favourite!
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artonaSTICK Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah...I'm a horrible Sims fan. lol

Your welcome ^^
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MaRtHiNa-hearts Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
super cute :D
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers and thanks for adding it to your favourites.
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Gumi-Nacht Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
I-LOVE-IT!!!!! and i love you xDDDDDDD
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blush:
Thanks for the favourite!
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mooneyman2007 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks brilliant! Very well done :D

I have to say I had no idea it was called a plumbob. :XD:
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Alistu Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite a few Sims players don't even know it's called a plumbob. I've also seen it spelt plumbbob and plumb-bob.
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JeaEl Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Awesome i just Pre Orderd Sims 3 Yesterday
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not gonna be able to get Sims 3. My computer can't handle it.
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JeaEl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
that sucks all i need is a New Video Cardf or my pc :( and im broke
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DibbityDan Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
looks nicely accurate. sims 3 is gonna be excellent.
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Alistu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I wasn't sure how many sides a plumbob has so I settled on 5.
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tang-mu Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha sweet
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Alistu Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been reading so much about Sims 3 lately that I couldn't help myself.
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