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 Post subject: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:36 am 
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Statement: This is not my mod. It's from my friend Jerry. He is interested in collecting puzzles. Sometimes he do modification too. He asked me to post a topic in TP for him recently. And so here are the photos. This is his first mod.

Hereby I translate for him:

MOD activities is hot recently in China. Especially because Smaz held lots of mod competitions. Being affected by them, I tried to mod a puzzle. I called it "Fire Dragon ball". Because it's a sphere form puzzle with red & gold sticker which inspire me the term "Fire". I finished this mod in "dragon" year of China. That's why I called it "Fire Dragon Ball".

The puzzle was cutted from a pyraminx crystal. Using a few plastic pieces & stickers with numbers on it.

Precedure:

1-Rough mesurement on the puzzle
2-Cut the corner
3-Cut the edge
4-rip off original sticker
5-sanding
6-placing plastic sheet
7-sanding again
8-cleaning
9-sticker

It made me very tired while sanding the puzzle. But I felt good after the achivement.

With numbered stickers I place different numbers on each face, which make this puzzle a sudoku one. To solve it we got to place different numbers from 0-9 on each face. But we don't have to place them in order, just placing randomly. I think it'll be very hard. Any sudoku expert want to try it?

At last, I want to thanks Smaz for pushing up mod activities in China, Aiai for give me a Saw, Gorden for helping on the sticker, Lunny for the advice about sudoku, and "beijing noodles" for naming it.

Thank you for watching.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:43 am 
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Very cool looking. Nice job. :) But what exactly is the solved state supposed to be?

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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Very good job! I love the pattern of colors that the stickers make. Excellent work.

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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Modern-Day Warrior wrote:
Very cool looking. Nice job. :) But what exactly is the solved state supposed to be?

He says it's a Sudoku puzzle.



Awesome job; I've always wanted to see the Truncated Icosidodecaminx!


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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Quirky-Cubes wrote:
Modern-Day Warrior wrote:
Very cool looking. Nice job. :) But what exactly is the solved state supposed to be?

He says it's a Sudoku puzzle.



Awesome job; I've always wanted to see the Truncated Icosidodecaminx!

Oh durp, guess I should read more thuroughly next time. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:54 am 
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Very pretty, way to go Jerry!

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 Post subject: Re: Fire Dragon Ball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:15 am 
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Puzzles in shape of a truncated icosidodecahedron are rare!


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