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 Post subject: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Hello everyone! I would like to proudly present to you all my new puzzle; the 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid.

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This puzzle has taken me a long time to make (the longest i've ever spent on one puzzle in one go), I started the puzzle at the very end of May this year and finished it in August. The most time consuming part of the build was cutting the stickers as I did it all by hand. Needless to say it had me tearing my hair out at some points purely because it was such a long a drawn out process.

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Although the last stage of its creation was very time consuming, the puzzle was very easy to make and creating the body only took a week or so. I usually lose interest in sanding after a short time, however with this puzzle it was very enjoyable to sand away to achieve as perfect of a finish as possible.

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There are some development photos on my website here. (please excuse the half finished web page).

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the puzzle!
Ryan

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Very nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Absolutely stunning!!!! :D

I would love to be able to make something like that but don't have the first clue how to go about it. Unfortunately I don't have time to learn and do it!

I just collect and solve so have to satisfy myself with that.

If you make another one then let me know! :D :lol: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:37 pm 
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Beautiful work!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Very good work. I like how the plastic is not as reflective as it is on most puzzles. Can we see a picture of it standing a bit more upright?

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Puzzlemad wrote:

I would love to be able to make something like that but don't have the first clue how to go about it. Unfortunately I don't have time to learn and do it!

I just collect and solve so have to satisfy myself with that.

If you make another one then let me know! :D :lol: :twisted:


Yes you would think it was a complex build, but really, the hardest part was making the stickers. Making the body was simply a case of firing up the dremel and carving away; something I was very hesitant to do at first :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:10 pm 
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Stunning.

The checkerboard pattern looks insane: I assume you didn't carve it in that form. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Look really good! I really like higher order HD puzzles, I've thought about building a 4x4 since the mass produced version is really bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan's 7x7x7 Imperial Hexagonal Dipyramid
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:32 pm 
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The stickering is... Fantastic.
The amount of work you put into this really showed.
Great job!

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