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 Post subject: Warborg!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Here's my latest mod. It's a colour scheme altered version of the Mirror Borg. I call it the Warborg!

Here's some pics and there is info on the sale of it in the Marketplace

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I've also painted the stand in a similar way, with the front also "borged".

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As with the Mirror Borg, it's fully functional and made from a genuine Rubik's Brand Mirror Blocks cube. Hope you like it.


***edit*** I've just realised that the shots of the stand were taken before the second coat of paint. They have a little red showing through on these shots that isn't there on the finished ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:56 pm 
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This is certainly one of the greatest pieces of puzzle art I have every seen. I think this looks better than the original Mirror Borg because of 2 things; it's red and its stand is also decorated. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Thanks. I originally was going to do gold with red detailing, but I changed my mind last minute. It made it a more difficult paint job, but I think it's been worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Awesome! I may have to get one of these at some point... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Wow, that looks even better than the Mirror Borg! :D I think that doing gold detailing was a great idea - it looks fantastic. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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This is WAY cool. I liked the original Mirror Borg but this one is even better. The red on gold is awesome.

Keep making these amazing works of art!

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Thanks everyone for all the fantastic praise for the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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now I know why you needed to make that thread about removing stickers from your white mirror blocks... :D

Great puzzle! I rally like the red and gold. You should make a series of these, you've already made 2, so fine even more color schemes!

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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now I know why you needed to make that thread about removing stickers from your white mirror blocks... :D

Great puzzle! I rally like the red and gold. You should make a series of these, you've already made 2, so fine even more color schemes!


Actually, this one is based on a black cube, and yes, you've got me. I am planning making other colour mods in the future, but I can't guarantee they'll be anywhere near as successful. The white bump cube is for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Wow, I really love your paint-jobs! I personally like the Mirror Borg better, but I'm sure that's just a matter of opinion. May I ask, are the insides painted? if so, how do you get it to move without chipping the paint?

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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The insides are still cube black, and the paint layers kept intensionally thin so as not to enable it to chip in that way. Plus a 3 layers of lacquer protects the paintwork. I usually do 2, but I was unsure about one of the layers (I may have missed spots), so I gave it a 3rd layer just to be safe.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Seriously awesome. I love the colors, they really work well together. The fact that the stand is done in the same fashion is a real bonus!

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Well i thought id save one of my last posts for something i really liked, and this is it! I remember when you showed off your first borg on the rubiksmaster forums around a year or so ago. They always turned out great. Glad to see another good example of craftsmanship

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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I really like this. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Looks nice. awesome cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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That is one awesome looking puzzle! The name really fits it, too. That must have taken a long time to paint!

Would you care to remind us how you do the tiny extensions? Are they cut from plastic sheeting?

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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That looks great! The stand also adds to its awesomeness! :D Wonderful!

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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pirsquared wrote:
Would you care to remind us how you do the tiny extensions? Are they cut from plastic sheeting?

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The extensions to the cube are made from plastic sheeting, strips and piping that has been cut or bent to fit whatever pattern I think look right. Bending the piping involves heating the bend with a match for a second or so until it decides to bend, then quickly repositioning. All pieces are attached with liquid polystrene cement (AKA MEK, or butanone - I think), which welds the plastic as opposed to glueing it.

Thanks for all the comments. Yes it took a while to paint this one. Getting the red right is the real challenge, as it's harder to do than silver.

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 Post subject: Re: Warborg!
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Wowzers, that's a beautiful puzzle. I love the stand as well. Keep up the good work, bro!

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