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 Post subject: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:22 pm 
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Hello, I've had this idea for a while- what if we sticker full-color plastic puzzles (eg Dayan Guhong, Jewel, MF8 crazy cubes) with black stickers? I think it will look really nice, to have a halo of color peeking out behind the black, like a solar eclipse. Or, we can also use 'frame' stickers so that more color shows, like on the polished SmaZ puzzles. I think it would look good, but I want some more feedback.
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PS if anyone wants to make this, feel free, but I will be making one as well :D

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:31 pm 
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The only problem is that this tends to highlight misalignments and errors in the stickers, but if the stickers were completely black and were quite a bit larger than they normally would be, it could look nice. I would like to see this tried on the Dayan Gem because I think that it would be the puzzle that is least suited to this project, and that way we can see what the problems could be.

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:52 pm 
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The only problem is that this tends to highlight misalignments and errors in the stickers

It's possible to apply stickers really well, it just takes a bit of practice... :wink: even though I do see your point. my Mosaic cube still scares me..

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I actually stickered my gold colored golden cube with black stickers. It does look really nice. I would imagine it would be nice on the colored plastic as long as enough peeks through.

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:27 pm 
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I love this idea, and I was going to do it on a colored Guhong, but never got around to getting one. Someone definitely ought to do it, I think it looks a lot better than just colored plastic. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:04 pm 
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going to order some black stickers now. I'll post when I get them.

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
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How about a scrambled cube, then apply stickers as if it was solved?

That would yield 2 solutions! (Like a scrambled stickered mirror blocks)

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
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Everyone, since I do not want to start another topic and waste more space I felt I might as well ask here. Is it possible to install a sticker on to the tiny corner piece of the MF8 crazy 4x4x4 III without the use of superglue? Anyone who owns one, please post your estimate!
I've found a great deal in China for one of these puzzles, and would like to buy it, and test this idea (I dislike the colored plastic.)
Thanks beforehand, everybody :D

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:53 pm 
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the stickers have arrived, but I can't get the pictures to upload. I'll make a topic soon.

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:53 am 
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Looking forward to seeing it. I think its a good idea.

I suppose its success will come from the underlying colours.

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this was the first time I had stickered a cube, so it's not the best.
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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:26 pm 
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oh, and this^ means I won't be posting averages for a while

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 Post subject: Re: New idea for stickering full-color puzzles
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wow!! that looks really cool! great idea!

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