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 Post subject: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:46 pm 
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This is my Third puzzle build, it took three days to complete and I am happy with the results. It was cast in Smooth Cast 300. The core I used is from a white PVC megaminx. Thanks for looking and any feedback or constructive criticisms would greatly be appreciated. :)



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzDjfog6Vgk

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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:06 pm 
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pretty nice, but then stickers look a little bit crooked.

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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:08 pm 
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elijah wrote:
pretty nice, but then stickers look a little bit crooked.


I wish I knew how to use Dr. Sticker, cutting stickers is my weakest point as I've seen with other builders as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:19 am 
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Oh, yes. I hate stickering but it is necessary ...

I still want to build this one for myself in the future but have always put this one back down on the list.
Good that you were successful.


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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:29 pm 
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For puzzles like that it often pays to make a stencil from plastic sheet. Here's mine along side the one I made for my Gigaminx. Even with this method stickering my 7x7x7 V-Ball took eight hours.


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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Kuhrik wrote:
elijah wrote:
pretty nice, but then stickers look a little bit crooked.


I wish I knew how to use Dr. Sticker, cutting stickers is my weakest point as I've seen with other builders as well.


Hello Kuhrik,

I do not know if you read this page, It may help:

http://www.dr-sticker.com/how-it-works.php

But to make it simplier, For your puzzle, it is very simple to design the stickers. So I would only need 2 infos:

-Length of one complete edge of the puzzle (not sticker)
-length of one diamond's edge

So I drew it for you and send you a printable version of it so you can test it to see if it fits your puzzle.

For a very colourful puzzle, you can chose any of the 31 colours I offer:

http://www.dr-sticker.com/colours.php

Does this helps?

I am looking forward receiving one of your mails!

Drsticker@gmail.com

By the way, You did a great job! Casting isn't easy as it may look like.

-Dragan

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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:45 am 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
For puzzles like that it often pays to make a stencil from plastic sheet.


I agree stencils are a great idea. I make mine from spare pieces of cardboard. Do you mind telling us what sort of plastic sheet you use (what thickness)? I imagine the thicker ones used for puzzle building would be too much trouble to cut and difficult to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Icosaminx (Icosahedron Megaminx)
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Alex wrote:
Tony Fisher wrote:
For puzzles like that it often pays to make a stencil from plastic sheet.


I agree stencils are a great idea. I make mine from spare pieces of cardboard. Do you mind telling us what sort of plastic sheet you use (what thickness)? I imagine the thicker ones used for puzzle building would be too much trouble to cut and difficult to use.


It's High Impact Polystyrene Sheet. It's the same stuff I often use for puzzles and is 0.75mm thick. I just use off-cuts I have lying around. It's a really good method for curved or complicated stickers. Rectangles, squares and triangles can obviously be done by simply drawing out a grid.

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