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 Post subject: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 6:07 pm 
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Thought I'd share. Nothing too earthshaking. Sometimes I just like to play with colours.


 3x3x3 Supercube
A MoYu HuanYing with Holey Cube stickers, and centres that only identify adjacent sides.
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Single Solution Lattice Cube
If I'm not mistaken, the normal Lattice Cube, as with the Dino Cube, has three solved states.
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Wheels of Wisdom Supercube
Chapter 2 in the Continuing Adventures of Nail Lacquer.
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Rusted Geared Polo Cube
This is the 3D printed version, which I believe moves much smoother, and feels more solid, than the mass-produced version.
Tried dyeing the white nylon black, but it came out a brownish-purplish-grey, which gave the surface the appearance of rust.
So I decided to accent the accident with acrylic paint and sandpaper, and tried to give it a worn, aged, sort-of Steampunk look.
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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:00 pm 
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Wow, I especially like the gear cube paint! Steampunk is a very appropriate description.

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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
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I am not into steampunk but the rusty look is definitely cool.

The wow looks also cool although (or because?) of the lacquer.


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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:45 am 
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Nice! And nice pictures, too!

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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:22 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
The wow looks also cool although (or because?) of the lacquer.

...Except now that each piece has an orientation, I'm a little afraid to scramble it! :?


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Konrad wrote:
Nice! And nice pictures, too!

Thank you!
 


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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:13 pm 
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It seems that the single-solution lattice cube would have a lot of different solutions.

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The Wheel of Wisdom isn't quite a super puzzle. The kite pieces are still in identical pairs...


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Jared wrote:
The Wheel of Wisdom isn't quite a super puzzle. The kite pieces are still in identical pairs...

Hmmm...good point! I didn't catch that!


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rayray_2561 wrote:
It seems that the single-solution lattice cube would have a lot of different solutions.

No, I'm pretty sure it's just one solution...unless you've spotted something I missed.
(Sometimes I miss very obvious things, as Jared pointed out above.)


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Rusted Geared Polo Cube
This is the 3D printed version, which I believe moves much smoother, and feels more solid, than the mass-produced version.
Tried dyeing the white nylon black, but it came out a brownish-purplish-grey, which gave the surface the appearance of rust.
So I decided to accent the accident with acrylic paint and sandpaper, and tried to give it a worn, aged, sort-of Steampunk look.
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That is an awesome looking puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Colour mods...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:49 am 
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blackhawks-fan wrote:
That is an awesome looking puzzle.

thank you, though i can only take credit for the surface treatment. the puzzle itself (you probably know) is by Oskar van Deventer.

and thank you for inviting Philip K Dick to the forum!
 


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