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 Post subject: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Ok, I know what you're all thinking - he's seeing £££'s in front of his eyes after the sale of the mirrorborg yesterday. Ok, maybe I am a little, but that's not the reason for making this new colour scheme mod.

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It was actually made about 2 days into the auction (started while the cube was up for about £21, and finished at the £41 mark). I always intended to make it, but didn't want to affect the sale through showing this one off early. For anyone who really wants proof, check the timestamp for the first announcement of this one in the cube mod forum of Rubiksmaster.com.

It's intended to be another one-off, like the Warborg. I do not intend to make any more of these in this scheme. There are plans for a 3rd colour scheme mod one-off, but that will be some time off.

I ordered this white bump cube before christmas specifically for this mod, but when my graphics card had packed up, I still hadn't got it, so I used a black one. It arrived about 24 hours after I had put the mirror blocks on ebay and as I had the tools and bits out, and because a friend asked me to do a making of vid, it seemed the perfect time to do it.

I'll post the ebay stuff and vid in the marketplace in a few mins...

Hope you like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Now that is awesome. I will be bidding on this one for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Nice! I like it a lot. Hope this one sells well!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:38 pm 
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You completely deserve the money you are getting off of these- they are awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:43 pm 
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heiowge wrote:
There are plans for a 3rd colour scheme mod one-off, but that will be some time off.


It would be interesting to see a future mod with phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) paint on the colored raised surfaces.


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:49 pm 
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That sounds pretty cool. I'm not as sure I could guarantee the paint job though, since I've only been using acrylic paints from brands I know to date.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
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heiowge wrote:
That sounds pretty cool. I'm not as sure I could guarantee the paint job though, since I've only been using acrylic paints from brands I know to date.


There are certainly acrylic phosphorescent paints, but I haven't used them, so can't comment about paint quality. Another option might be to use phosphorescent plastic for the raised bits and avoid painting them entirely.


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Beautiful as always. I love the intricate patterns formed by the plastic scraps, and the color scheme is stunning. It reminds me of something, but I'm not entirely sure what.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
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And the next one will be the TuBorg?


Nice mod, as always!
But still, the WarBorg wins for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:04 pm 
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If Seven of Nine is aboard that Borg cube, I'll be bidding on it for sure! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Tron cube!

Looks great :)


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
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Wee you make the stand with the same design too! impressive.


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing the IceBorg
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Very nice! After that video, I may just have to make one of my own ;)

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