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 Post subject: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:40 am 
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Hey guys,

I though I needed to make at least 1 mod :lol: so here it is!

I extended a rainbow to a dino cube, but then, I though, the dino was... too classic, so I decided to make a non-shapeshifting variant, cross between a dino and a rainbow cube. So here it is :)

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I know it's not the best, but I don't have any experience :P

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The sun is annoying, when you have the puzzle in your hands, the inmperfections are hidden :lol:

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- Greg :)

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:24 am 
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I really love your idea.
Very Good.
Ill try to make one. :)

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:29 am 
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Very good idea Greg, very cool. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
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Could also be known as "half truncated dino". Nice.


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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
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Interesting idea. I'm not really into mods but this is really cool.

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:00 pm 
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That's a nice puzzle. It looks like it turns well.


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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:56 am 
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Nice!

But you're killing me with those stickers! Good stickers can make a mediocre puzzle look great, but can also make a great puzzle look poor. Send a PM to Dr. Sticker or Olivér, or (as you noted) practice a bit for experience. It will be very worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
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I actually hand cut the stickers with a template, so all stickers are the same size. I'm quite surprised you don't like them :( From my point of view here they look pretty good actually.

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:22 am 
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I actually hand cut the stickers with a template, so all stickers are the same size. I'm quite surprised you don't like them :( From my point of view here they look pretty good actually.
I was giving you a bit of good natured encouragement, no offense meant :)

Two easy issues that could make a great difference:
1.) Round the corners. This is as simple as using your knife to trim them. Even one cut makes a difference, rounding with three is usually good enough. It worked well for me with my Square-2.
2.) Sticker placement! Your pink triangles are cut OK, but crooked on the piece! It is these subtle off angles that grab the eye and pull it away from the beauty of your puzzle.

But the important part of my post was the first part: Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
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I definitely agree with Dave here. The difference between stickers with rounded corners and those without rounded corners can really make or break a puzzle's appearance.

Also, another small point to consider for next time would to make the surfaces a bit flatter, so the sticker looks less "bumpy", which isn't really that big of a problem in this case but I would recommend trying this. I would say first sand the faces (and fillet the edges) with very fine sand paper (800-1500), working your way from lower grits to higher grits. Then, if you are spray-painting (it looks like you might have), only spray a light mist from far away your puzzle (60+ CM) for a few seconds, let that coat dry, and repeat until the entire section has been covered. Don't rush it.

But besides all that, great job on this first mod! Much, much better than my firsts!

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Dibow cube (not 3D printed!!)
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OMG I forgot to mention that in the topic: once I made it I decided to change the bad pink stickers and remove a good part of the bumps.

I was almost sure I had put that on the topic. It does look much better than on the topic now :)

I'll upload new pictures for the auction (as of yet I'm reluctant to let it go ^^)

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