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 Post subject: Radiation Cube. New Pics + Video
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:18 pm 
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I have updated the masters and completed a new version with a new stickering layout:

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Not quite a "Toru" or Gigaminx, I know. This puzzle-building lark takes some of us a bit longer...

I'm still not 100% happy, some further improvements are needed. It turns reasonably, but sticks occasionally.

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Thanks (belatedly, sorry) for all comments and advice given previously.

Cheers.

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Wait, what is it? 3x3? It reminds me of a Truncated Mastermorhpix

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Interesting shape & very nice finishing imho.

A pitty that the lining up is not perfect
(first picture, red bottom side), apart from that small glitch it looks great!

Congratulations!

What material did you use, timselkirk?


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:00 pm 
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Looks sharp!

Would you mind posting a picture next to something else to show how big it is though? My hunch is telling me very small, but I'm wrong a lot...

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Ryton wrote:
A pitty that the lining up is not perfect


Yep, agreed, not quite there yet.
timselkirk wrote:
a couple of master pieces need improvement


This will be fixed over the next few days. The pictures do exaggerate the imperfection, but it does need sorting.

the.drizzle wrote:
Would you mind posting a picture next to something else to show how big it is though?


See attached.

I meant to do this first time but rushed it a bit too much. Is this the size you expected? It is about the same volume as a standard cube.

Cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Those are the tiniest and slimmest sticker fragments I've ever seen!

I look forward to seeing a video.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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MarkSS wrote:
Those are the tiniest and slimmest sticker fragments I've ever seen!


Yes, they were complete and utter ******* to cut. I needed a pair of tweezers and to make good use of my natural short-sightedness (I took my glasses off!). The worst bit was getting the backing off the vinyl. Some swearing was involved! I had just about got the hang of it by the last one!

I will do a video, but I am going to tidy it up first and this will take a couple of weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:00 am 
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Wow, well done!

When I saw the first picture I was certain it was a Skewb mod. :-)
It reminds me of the Hexagonal Prism Puzzlemaster42 proposed, which is rotated 15 degrees and not cut so deep.

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I see why you stickered it this way, but I would prefer it if you'd used one colour for each plane.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Thomas wrote:
I see why you stickered it this way, but I would prefer it if you'd used one colour for each plane.


Yes, I thought the bold diagonal stripes would add to the "danger" element of the look of the puzzle. Unfortunately it detracts from the overall look of the "radiation" symbol. I have more or less decided to sticker the final one in blocks as you suggest. I just think that they need to be quite neutral colours and I haven't decided what yet.

I don't recall seeing Puzzlemaster42s proposed mod. I have considered MANY mods, but this one is completely new on me. Would it require making 5 different pieces? I really like it. Any know if anyone intends to build it?


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:32 am 
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What a fantastic mod!
I love it!
You do have quite an imagination! :o
Well done!
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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Sorry to bump, new modified pictures/ video at top of topic.
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube
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Excellent work! I'd say it moves amazingly well considering how wickedly jumbled those pieces get as you scramble it. Fine work.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube. New Pics + Video
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Wow! That's really something.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube. New Pics + Video
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This is made from a 3x3?!?! :shock: Amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiation Cube. New Pics + Video
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It's fixed up, it looks sharp!

Wooo!

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