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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:58 pm 
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Here is a heavily truncated skewb Ultimate I've been working on.
It was inspired by Tony fisher's truncation, though I didn't want to just copy what Tony did.
I called it an Envelope Skewb because each coloured side resembles the back of an envelope.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:06 pm 
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That's pretty cool Vadim!!!

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Wow! That is really an original truncation! Is there a mathematical name for it?

Great work!


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Well, it has 26 sides so I guess it's a rhombicuboctahedron of sorts, but not quite regular. Looks way cool though!

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lol.. I can get my tongue round 'envelope skewb' a lot easier than rhombicuboctahedron.

I really like this mod - it's turned out very well. I'm not sure if it's the reflection from your photograph or whether you've stickered some of the faces silver? Anyways, nice job!


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Yes, I have stickered the truncated bits: rectangular and triangle faces with shiny mirror-like silver stickers, because it was the only colour left in my box. However the next morning I realised it was a big mistake. Even my son said: "Daddy, it looks great, though this silver does not go with colour faces!" He is right.
The moment I get a different colour sticky plastic, I'll change it, promise.
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Vadim - what if all the stickers were shiny? how would that look? :)

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What, like Tony Fisher's Golden cube?
That does work, though this silver stuff I use is a bit too reflective.
I once made a path cube with those.
It looks OK, but you can't take good photos of it.
I don't know, but I think I'll still change the stickers on this envelope skewb at the first opportunity.
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