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 Post subject: Pictures of almost untwistable truncated Icosahedron
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:45 am 
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Hi,

here are some pictures which show my copy of Brandt's truncated Icosahedron. The stickers are made of my usual duck tape.

Andreas


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:59 am 
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Hello,

This Megaminx mod is very nice !
Did you use mold or just black milliput?

See you

Etienne


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:54 am 
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Wow Andreas, it looks fantastic! Very professional job. How long did it take to complete?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:46 pm 
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Pretty pretty, so pretty. :o


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:28 pm 
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Why is it untwistable? Because of the almost sphere-like shape? Or would it be hard to turn as a megaminx, too? I think soft springs and silicone spray can cure almost every hard-to-twist puzzle :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:13 am 
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Etienne de Foras wrote:
Did you use mold or just black milliput?


Neither mold nor black milliput. I sanded down a Megaminx. I haven't built any mods which couldn't be done by sanding down or extending existing puzzles. :oops:

Sean: It took me 2 weeks with 2 hours every day. In front of a TV of course.

Stefan: It is almost untwistable because of the sphere-like shape. It is very hard to take a grip on the puzzle.

Andreas


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:00 pm 
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Very nice mod, Andreas! You must have finished the sanding with some very fine sandpaper. What grit number did you use for your last sanding? I would be interested to know what process you use to cut your stickers.


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Carter wrote:
You must have finished the sanding with some very fine sandpaper. What grit number did you use for your last sanding? I would be interested to know what process you use to cut your stickers.


Seems like everybody thinks, I am a skilled puzzle builder. :cry:

I didn't use sandpaper or some kind of machine. I took a simple rasp you have to use by hand. I don't even use a bench vice to hold the puzzle. I bought the rasp two years ago and can't remember the grit number, sorry.

Processing sticker? Simple as everything else. I covered every side with appropriate colored duck tape and then cut the tape directly on the puzzle. It leaves some visible scars in the plastic when not performed carefully.

Andreas


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:20 pm 
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Wow. Great job! The winner is the simplest process that gets the job done!


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