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 Post subject: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:21 pm 
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still needs cleaned and trimmed. pictures of it finished, soon.
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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:22 pm 
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:shock: Nice build! Good use of the bad quality megmainx.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:23 pm 
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The mighty p|astic returns!

Very cool build, even if it has been done before.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:24 pm 
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Great mod! On most of your mods, do you use plastic sheet to make the pieces?

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:28 pm 
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i didn't use plastic sheets on my first builds (which is why they were my first builds, lol) but yeah i use plastic sheet on all of my builds, now.

as to the whole chinese knockoff thing, again. i just want the best possible turning puzzle i can have. so i chose this megaminx as a base.


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:47 pm 
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Nice job! I finally get how the build works now, I'm not sure why it wasn't obvious to me.


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic I LOVE YOU. whoops got to get that mental block out in the mail lol.

but on another note... awesome job with that baby, it is looking sexy!

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:52 pm 
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Well done. Very well crafted. It will look great stickered.

That's a hell of a lot of pieces!

I would love to play with that puzzle when it is finished!


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Looks nice, I wish I could get my hands on one!

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Just looking at the first image, I never would have guessed it was made from one of those cruddy knock off Megaminxes.

Fantastic looking build. I can't wait to see it all finished, stickered and what not.


Welcome back. It's good to see you again.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic, you are a master with plastic sheet. I can't even imagine being that accurate making everything by hand. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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It's great to see you make a new mod, p|astic. You are a master.

So, how are your other 2 mods going.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:26 pm 
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Looks good!

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:53 pm 
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love you too rick. no big deal on the mental block, bro.
TheAtarian1 wrote:
So, how are your other 2 mods going.


i have a 4x5x5 in the works, and a skewb triakis tetrahedron which i'm about to completely tear apart. i can't get the cuts right (by eye) and i'm not good enough with math to calculate it out, so...

i think i'm going to leave the 4x5x5 unfinished, because Aleh's masterpiece should hold the throne alone. and i'm gonna do all skewb platonic solids as practice.

i've been inactive too long. i've been itching to build something. you guys ever get that way?


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic wrote:
i've been itching to build something. you guys ever get that way?


YESSSS!!!!

I have so many things I would like to build! This summer though I will hopefully have many mods coming! I neen to make my collection bigger. Right now I have less than ten puzzles. Can't wait to see your finished Icosaminx p|astic.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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It looks very good. What color scheme will it have?

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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That looks amazing! :shock: I want it.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:02 am 
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Great building pictures P|astic!
Thanks for sharing!
It looks like everyone (apart from me ) produces perfect pieces or the right proportions first time and just puts puzzles together!
Not fair! I sometimes measure it wrong or cut down too much etc. hence it takes me a long time to make good pieces.
However I am learningsomething new with building each puzzle.
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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Hey IO, you built the penultiment, if you want it that bad... just make it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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I'm confused how you made the corner pieces? Did you cut down the original corers, and put a plastic plate over the top?

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:39 am 
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Have you some details on the sheeting? How thick is it for example. Where can you get it? (I've been using 2.2mm fibreglass - the chamfering is a real drag though and the painting is an extra task - but I would prefer to use black sheeting in future) :D

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Looks like black polystyrene sheet. Anthony Greenhill uses it as does Tony Fisher. I use it as well for quite a few projects outside of puzzle making. The thin sheets are great when you need to bend the plastic into curves and other custom shapes.

http://chrono.org/vendread4.jpg

The "shield" on the left leg is two pieces of polystyrene sheet that were separately curved, trimmed, and lightly sanded to match. The result was a completely seamless plastic sculpt made from 1mm polystyrene sheet. Thicker sheets in the 2+ mm range are great for making larger flat puzzle pieces and adequately sturdy for most constructs.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:22 pm 
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the color scheme will be god knows what, lol. i only have 6 colors, so i'm off to find more vinyl tonight.

this took forever (relatively) to build. i hate cutting too much, and thinking "if i leave this one piece it won't hurt; bull, if you let one piece slide, then the whole thing will be terrible" then completely starting over on the piece. BLAH

as for the plastic sheet, i buy from mcmaster. they have EVERYTHING. it's 1/8" (EDIT. 1/16" OOPS! sorry) abs sheet. they have a variety of thickness up to 4", and bars, rods, disks and tubes, too.

and joey, that's exactly how i did the corners.


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic wrote:
and joey, that's exactly how i did the corners.

Any chance you could take a photo of the corner? I'm still not really sure how much was cut down.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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joey wrote:
Any chance you could take a photo of the corner? I'm still not really sure how much was cut down.


ummm, it's hard to show how the cuts are made in 2 dimensions. each corner piece touches 3 center pieces. cut along the red lines... wow this is really hard to put into words. think of it as a regular 3x3 corner, just elongated.
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to below (i don't want to bump). OOPS i lied, it's 1/16th inch


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Is that really 1/8" ABS sheet? It doesn't look like it at all. I guess my eyes are playing tricks on me...

I've used a ton of 1/8" ABS sheet myself. Love the stuff.

Again, good job keeping everything lined up and straight.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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i have a new respect for Tyler after stickering this thing. how many stickers does a gigaminx have? this had 140 and i feel like my eyes are bleeding.
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yeah, i really should have painted... always something to improve


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic wrote:
how many stickers does a gigaminx have?


12 * 31

A little more than 140 me thinks. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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p|astic wrote:
how many stickers does a gigaminx have?



372

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Great looking puzzle, it seems really familiar to me though, anyone made one of these before?

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Yes, several people have made it.
Tony Fisher, Jurgen Brandt, are the two that I know of.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Nice to see the Icosaminx stickered p|astic! :D It looks great! I have got to make one. I need to make a list of mods to do.

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:20 pm 
p|astic, great job as always!


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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Its looks awesome. Any chances of a video?

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 Post subject: Re: icosaminx
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Excellent, I can see a lot of work has gone into it


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