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 Post subject: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:17 pm 
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Nothing much of interest. More of a novelty and a potential paperweight.

Now that it's finished and I've scrambled it, I've gone off it slightly. I think it looks a bit garish and confusing.

Didn't require much time or effort to make, although attempting to solve it is a different story. So far I've solved one face layer and that was bad enough.

There are 6 coloured areas of equal size. There are 2 bandaged pieces per coloured area. The 2 bandaged pieces are in the same arrangement in each coloured area.

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:19 pm 
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*Very* nice. Great design with the sticker layout.

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:44 pm 
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Why so negative?
I think thats a great bandage/sticker mod. Actually that's most likely my favorite sticker/bandage mod. Good job :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:59 pm 
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I think its amazing. You should be proud that you made it so much harder. Great mod!

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Its beautiful! I think it looks just like stained glass!

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:23 pm 
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it's a very pleasing puzzle to look at when it's scrambled


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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It *looks* very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Awesome, a very nice and creative puzzle. I love the stickers! GOOD JOB! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Drewseph wrote:
I think it looks just like stained glass!


Exactly what I thought at first glance; NICE work, cool pattern!! Good color tones too.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:14 pm 
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I think it looks amazing and typically I don't care for bandaging/sticker mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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It looks like a stained glass window or a tiffany lamp. Fantastic!


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Awesome! I was just thinking a couple days ago: "someone should try a bandaged megaminx"

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Imperceptible bandaging! 6 centres to align! There's a couple of positives.
Looks great but daunting scrambled .

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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The stickering is a masterful piece of work. Great job. I love this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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I agree with many of the things said above, it's a great bandaged/sticker mod. Looks well executed and is very aesthetically pleasing. Good job

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:04 am 
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Thats pretty incredible. Is it a 6 color variation?


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:26 am 
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QUINBLZ wrote:
Is it a 6 color variation?

Justin wrote:
There are 6 coloured areas

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:55 am 
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I'm interested in bandaged puzzles, which means: Well done!
Justin wrote:
Didn't require much time or effort to make, although attempting to solve it is a different story. So far I've solved one face layer and that was bad enough.

I can relate to that. I solved my first bandaged Megaminx after 3 days but the 2nd one still remains unsolved.
And you built an even worse bandaged puzzle. You left so many cubies unbandaged that you have to position and to orient these cubies (like on the unbandaged Megaminx) but additionally you have to position the glued Corner-Edge-Cubies.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:27 am 
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Is that the PVC megaminx? It is... Original :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:53 am 
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Thanks for all the positive comments.

Steryne wrote:
Is that the PVC megaminx? It is... Original :lol:

-Yes, it's the cheapo PVC clone.



After making this, I learned that I'm happier sawing bits off puzzles, than sticking bits together :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Wow! :shock:
Love it!
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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Have you come up with a prestigious name yet? It unquestionably deserves one.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Politely Owned wrote:
Have you come up with a prestigious name yet? It unquestionably deserves one.


Due to it's difficulty to solve, most of the names it's been called this week are swear words. I'm 10 pieces away from completing it - I don't know if I can do it.

I'm usually good at coming up with names for things, but I'm at a loss with this one. I do like the puzzle a lot more now that I've tried solving it and become familiar with the sticker lay out.

Maybe 'Dodeconundrum' - it doesn't Google, so it's original.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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:D I really like that name!
It's got a nice roll off the tongue.


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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Great name.

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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:29 pm 
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I don't see any gap lines between the bandaged pieces, did you fill them?


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 Post subject: Re: Bandaged Megaminx Thing
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:10 pm 
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Stefan Pochmann wrote:
I don't see any gap lines between the bandaged pieces, did you fill them?

The bandaged pieces were fused using a plastic welding solution.
The gaps were filled with Milliput. I made a thin 'noodle' of it, wrapped it around the 2 pieces, pressed it in and filed/sanded when it had set.
Btw, that's white Plasticine in the picture for demonstration purposes only :)
This technique also worked well with a Fisher Cube I made.
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