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 Post subject: Evil mask cube
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Just wanted to share the current progress of the next custom puzzle that I am making. I have glued my fingers to it already, more than once haha. I also managed to not notice I was sanding them fingers either until they got hot. *snort* Anyways.. what is this going to be? It looks like a mask cube, or.. is it..?
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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Just wanted to share the current progress of the next custom puzzle that I am making. I have glued my fingers to it already, more than once haha. I also managed to not notice I was sanding them fingers either until they got hot. *snort* Anyways.. what is this going to be? It looks like a mask cube, or.. is it..?
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It looks like it turns off-axis. I bet it's another evil twin mod :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Yups, you bet right ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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It's a 3x3x3 with cut corners and glued on pieces, I guess?

Looks awesome already =)

It's fun to see some "easy" mods now and then. Mods or new puzzles don't always have to hurt people's brains.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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The lack of corners is suspicious. Maybe a 2x2x4 with extensions? The shape would stay the same throughout, but seemingly ok turns would sometimes be blocked if the inner 2x2x4 is shapeshifted.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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1NSAN3:
:lol: Trust me.. the easiest mods (like the pseudo siamese for one) can hurt your brain quite badly if you aren't paying attention hehehe.

themathkid:
I hadn't even thought of modding a 2x2x4, you bring new ideas hehe


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
1NSAN3:
:lol: Trust me.. the easiest mods (like the pseudo siamese for one) can hurt your brain quite badly if you aren't paying attention hehehe.

themathkid:
I hadn't even thought of modding a 2x2x4, you bring new ideas hehe


Yeah, I know, that why I put "easy" in aanhalingtekens. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Hahahah!! *thumbs up* Gotta love them quotes ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Beautiful as always! Where do you get the ideas to make these?

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Thank you! Well.. I have a muse ;)

And of course people around me give me ideas. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Here is progress! What a job that was, those corners.. pffff. But, it is pretty much done now.

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All it needs is some fine tuning and if all goes well a sanding and paint job. Going to try that first on some scrap pieces to see how they turn out.

The stickers are already on their way, Cubesmith was very helpful in this regard :) Can't wait to see this one finished!


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Looking great! Have you ever considered trying to get your puzzles produced? They're all very interesting and feasibly popular if they were mass produced. Shape mods are a huge market.

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Heh, nope I haven't. I wouldn't have a clue how to go about something like that. Thanks for the compliment! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Sanding, sanding and sanding some more, my fingers were hurting when I was done :lol:

It is a 600 grit, I thought it was more but no matter. It gives a bit of a steelbrush effect on the plastic after the painting which is rather cool I think hehe.

Here is a picture of two pieces. Before and after the dye job so to speak. The right one is a piece of the very first batch that was done today:
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Currently batch two of four in total (doing it layer by layer) is being treated :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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That is looking great!

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Thank you! :mrgreen:

Man that black is hard to take a picture of. Flash and it becomes white hahaha This was the best I could do at the moment. Maybe tomorrow when I have some daylight available I can make a better one.


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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*big grin* Loving the looks! Those triangles pieces are being cut by hand, one by tedious one..

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
*big grin* Loving the looks!
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'Nuff said...

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:26 am 
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Thank you :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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It came out really nice! :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mask cube, or?
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Thanks Konrad, it sure did! I am a very proud at myself puzzle creator here hehe. I moved my boundries up a notch from what I thought I was capable of :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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Nice job on those corners! It looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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Wow! :D Really excellent work!

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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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Thanks a bundle! :D Lots of time went into those alright :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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Oh wow this loks so awesome! Are we going to see a video on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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You will. Not a complete solve or scramble though hehe.. it takes me wayyyy too long to solve it. This puzzle is going up for sale on ebay this evening and I'll post in marketplace then with a link to the video.


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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:02 am 
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It looks fantastic, nice and tidy finish - all over.

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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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Thank you! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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This is awesome.
But I said that 3 times already, I think...

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 Post subject: Re: Evil mask cube
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:oops:

Thanks so much!


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