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 Post subject: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:41 pm 
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I made this puzzle by request for one of our forum members. While it's one of the simplest Pyraminx mods, the end result looks great. I built this with a new Mefferts Pyraminx and the 'extensions' were cast using White Alumilite.

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:43 pm 
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Well done, that's truly brilliant, it's one of my favourite mods :P

I also love the contrasting plastics, seriously 10/10 !


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:07 pm 
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Dude. You truly are the master of pyraminx mods.

This puzzle is epic. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:11 pm 
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Nice work, this is a really neat mod. I like how you used the white pieces to attach to the balck. May I ask what you used to adhere the alumite pieces to the pyraminx?

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Duct tape and bubble gum. :)
(sorry, I'm in a weird mood today).

My guess would be epoxy.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Sugar or sugar-free gum :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Wow! I really like the aesthetics of that puzzle! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:33 pm 
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I've always liked the look of this puzzle, nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
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Nice, i like the look of the white extensionss on the black puzzle, also love the square-1 in the background, i hadn't seen it with stickers untill now :D .


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:30 pm 
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aliengrey wrote:
I've always liked the look of this puzzle, nice!


flambore wrote:
This puzzle is epic. :P


You're catching onto the "craze" eh Flambore? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:34 pm 
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That was an inside joke.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Thanks all.

flambore wrote:
This puzzle is epic. :P

You know what you can do with your 'epic'! :D
Apollo wrote:
May I ask what you used to adhere the alumite pieces to the pyraminx?

Loctite - Super Glue (Precision) - It works surprisingly well with the two different materials.

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Nice, i like the look of the white extensionss on the black puzzle, also love the square-1 in the background, i hadn't seen it with stickers untill now :D .

The Square-1 mod isn't 100% yet. I'm undecided if I'm going to leave it all black or use a color scheme.

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I also love the contrasting plastics, seriously 10/10 !

The two different colors (white on black) was a suggestion from the 'customer'.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:44 pm 
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flambore wrote:
That was an inside joke.


I thought I was a part of it? :P

aliengrey wrote:
Smaz is epic. Seriously.

flambore wrote:
And what's up with 'epic'? Everything posted here is 'epic', all of a sudden. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:57 pm 
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whats that i see in the background?

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:05 pm 
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My pm to Calzone this morning when I got the picture was this: I love it! and the colors too! Fantastic work! Woo Hoo! Once again I am impressed with what Calzone can do. I just love the colors too! Pink, Purple, and blue in pastel colors all in one puzzle! Awesome as the bug would say. She's looked at it and has already said "Mom, I want one!" I feel he has outdone himself once again and can't wait to see this baby in real life. I just hope it gets to stay with the collector it belongs to.

"Customer" is an aweful word. Puzzle lover/enthusiast/collector is much nicer sounding.





If you all haven't guessed by now, this is my puzzle. :lol:
I'm going to give a bit of background on this one...I'm sure Calzone won't mind. I have a box full of broken puzzles. Inside was a Tomy white and a Meffert's black that had the tips threaded off. I sent them to Calzone to see if he could fix them or do something with them. My idea was this puzzle. I don't have a stellated pyraminx. I thought it would be cool to have one that was 2 colors. I didn't have a clue about the sticker scheme he was choosing.
After a few pm's he let me know that it wouldn't work with the pyraminx's I sent him. Not that it wouldn't work, but that he didn't want a "sub-standard" by his expectations, puzzle going out. So this is waht I've gotten.
I just think the work he does is amazing, and sometime in March I'll be getting a nice package in the mail of them. I've lost track of what is going to be in there. Some from Calzone, some from Flambore. And if opening a box full of mystery puzzles isn't reason enough to collect, nothing is!

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
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katsmom wrote:
"Customer" is an aweful word. Puzzle lover/enthusiast/collector is much nicer sounding.

I didn't know what else to say at that moment. :)
katsmom wrote:
I just think the work he does is amazing, and sometime in March I'll be getting a nice package in the mail of them.

MARCH?!? You're funny. You'll have this one (and the others) sooner than that!
TheCube wrote:
whats that i see in the background?

This....a little further along.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
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Ah, i think you should keep the square one with the black stickers personally, it's a nice look. Sticking to the topic ,I don't know about anyone else but for me the colors would actually confuse me and make the puzzle harder for me to solve


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:24 pm 
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Calzone wrote:
katsmom wrote:
"Customer" is an aweful word. Puzzle lover/enthusiast/collector is much nicer sounding.

I didn't know what else to say at that moment. :)

In that case, I'll forgive you this time.

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I just think the work he does is amazing, and sometime in March I'll be getting a nice package in the mail of them.

MARCH?!? You're funny. You'll have this one (and the others) sooner than that![/quote]
I can't wait. Seriously, there is nothing more fun than opening a package full of puzzles and not relly knowing all that is inside.

I'm curious, what did you do with all those other pyramids?

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
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katsmom wrote:
I'm curious, what did you do with all those other pyramids?

The black Pyraminx is in the process (right now!) of becoming Tribulus #4 for another member of this forum. The white one will become another 'classic' mod....eventually

Then there's the two other 'pyramid puzzles' you sent. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with those just yet. I have several projects ahead of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:38 am 
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Nice and professionally done! :-)

I would definitely recommend this item for all the puzzle ninjas!

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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Very clean and pristine.

flambore wrote:
Duct tape and bubble gum. :)
(sorry, I'm in a weird mood today).

My guess would be epoxy.

Duct tape and bubble gum aka 'ghetto glue' :lol:

What's the quality like on the new Pyraminxes? Last time I made a Pyraminx mod, it was the old type and I spent ages repairing gouge marks and divots where the pieces meet in the middle of each face.


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:41 pm 
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Its amazing how such a simple mod can look so cool. Great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Stellated Pyraminx
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:19 pm 
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Justin wrote:
What's the quality like on the new Pyraminxes? Last time I made a Pyraminx mod, it was the old type and I spent ages repairing gouge marks and divots where the pieces meet in the middle of each face.

I agree. The old Mefferts/Tomy ones aren't bad, but some of the knock-offs need a lot of work.

The 'new' Mefferts Pyraminx turns nicely, and I haven't found any air bubbles with the few mods I've done with these.


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