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Contra by NES--still-the-best Contra by NES--still-the-best
The boss at the top of the Waterall Stage in the 8bit Nintendo game Contra.

Made with PixelHobby beads. Exactly 60,000 beads; a full screenshot, plus a little extra added to the bottom (NES native screenshots are 57,344 pixels). Not made with Perler, Hama, Nabbi, etc., beads. Here's the company's web site:

This has been completed for over a year now, but I started assembling it over three years ago. That's how freaking long this thing took to make. Thirty baseplates, two thousand individual beads per baseplate. Here's a closeup macro picture of a single baseplate, so you can see what one looks like up close:
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dbren7872 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I never thought that I would see this picture again in my life.  Thanks for putting it up!:D (Big Grin) Clap 
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014…
that is a TON of hard work you have there, and it finally paid off!
excellent work!
n1nj4zero Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This is by FAR the greatest thing I have seen on this site. 3 years? 60,000 beads? Not only are you hardcore, but you're awesome and a TRUE fan of the NES! Hail!
Fellowroot Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude! Do one of these from like the SNES like Street Fighter 2 or even better do a screen shot in pixel beads from a screen shot from Street Fighter 2 the Arcade version!!

Or do one of these from like a screen shot from Super Mario 64!!! That would be wicked!!!
karma12gaming Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I've never heard of pixel hobby beads but I sure wish I had some.
This is utterly amazing. Insta fav'd!
Pixelosis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the most amazing thing ever! I can't even imagine the satisfaction one must feel after finishing something with so many tiny pieces! I've wanted to do wall art for a long time but weaving seed beads together would be way too time consuming for something that size! Thanks for giving the company website! I never knew something like this existed! I actually bought mini mosaic tiles a few months ago but they didn't fit together as tightly as I would have liked. I even considered 1x1 legos.. But these little things are perfect!! :squee: And so many colors to choose from! Do the beads easily pop out of place, or can you shake them around a bit without them falling out? How did you attach the plates to each other??
NES--still-the-best Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Many thanks for the compliments. I really like the work you're doing with seed beads; I've actually been meaning to try out crafting sprites with those beads for some time, now.

The Pixelhobby beads will fully stay in place on their pegboards, unless they're subjected to something ridiculously out of the ordinary. They can take a decent knocking around, as each bead fits tightly on to each peg. I currently have the plates held together by gridding packing tape all across the back. The finished product is usually meant to be framed. I still need to create a lucite (plexiglass) enclosure for mine. Dust will quickly become very problematic with these things if they're not somehow covered or framed.

Thanks again for your comment, let me know it you have any more questions.
Pixelosis Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! If you ever decide to try it and you have questions let me know!

Well that's good to know. Now my only issue will be deciding what to make! I'm leaning towards Yoshi's Island..

Thanks again for your help!
SuperEdco Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my eyes.... my brain.... BRAVO man.
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