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 Post subject: Blue Thunder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:27 pm 
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A long time Adam (PuzzleMaster42) was having trouble getting some parts 3D printed and asked me to print them at the TechShop for him. There was a misprint, and they came out blue instead of white. Long story short (see the building thread here for the details) it is finally complete:
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The blue is so pretty I couldn't bear to cover it all over with stickers, so I decided to cut outline shapes. And I wanted to stick with the blue theme, so I stickered it with six different shades of blue.
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Why the name Blue Thunder? After the 1984 movie of that name, which is has "Blue" in the name and was about a Helicopter :)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Very nice. Cool name.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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This is incredibly cool. I'm sur ethe shades can be difficult to determine too. Well done :)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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It's good to see that you were unique with this puzzle, and didn't just give it a normal color scheme. :D

Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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I hate saying stuff like this, but that is more art then a puzzle.

It really is beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Retr0 wrote:
I'm sure the shades can be difficult to determine too.
True, but worth it. I almost chose four blues, white and black, but there was something about "all blue" that felt better, even if can be subtle. I'll have a production version soon enough if I want standard colors :)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Looks very Cool Dave, the blues look very nice

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Very, very cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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:shock: Helicopter icon cube!!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Very nice color scheme, I was hoping to see some chrome blue but it still looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Hugo Mak wrote:
:shock: Helicopter BLUE icon cube!!! :P

Fixed =)

Now we need a set of 3x3x3's that is a rainbow Icon cubes, a red icon, orange icon, yellow icon Etc. ^.^

Or.... More Helicopters =)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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A shape variant of it looking like a real helicopter would be nice. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Amazing-ful use of spare parts, and though its already been existant for awhile, it's still a phenomal puzzle. (And I'd bet VERY expensive too.)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Beautiful puzzle Dave!


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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realy nice

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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That's really beautiful and it looks very nice scrambled.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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Wow soooooo beautiful! :D

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Retr0 wrote:
I'm sure the shades can be difficult to determine too.
True, but worth it. I almost chose four blues, white and black, but there was something about "all blue" that felt better, even if can be subtle. I'll have a production version soon enough if I want standard colors :)

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I think you can consider using some tiny symbols for easier recognition (like the blind man's cube) if you have problems matching the shades, but it may be difficult to make good looking ones. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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starrie wrote:
Wow soooooo beautiful! :D

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Retr0 wrote:
I'm sure the shades can be difficult to determine too.
True, but worth it. I almost chose four blues, white and black, but there was something about "all blue" that felt better, even if can be subtle. I'll have a production version soon enough if I want standard colors :)

Dave


I think you can consider using some tiny symbols for easier recognition (like the blind man's cube) if you have problems matching the shades, but it may be difficult to make good looking ones. :?

Remember the Rubik's Icon? The entirely grey-scale cube was colored so for just the purpose of making it harder. Having symbols for solving purposes would be worth it to make the beauty of the puzzle to be ruined, or at least in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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I really think it is pretty, but that'd be a nightmare for me. I can't solve a normal helicopter cube, plus I'm colorblind! I honestly can't tell the difference between the 2 lighter shades or blue in that picture.
I guess it's a good thing you own it not me. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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This looks really good, but I would have probably made in contrasting, by using different shades of orange.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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I like the colors, just as long as im not the one solving it.
That would be a headache.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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elijah wrote:
I can't solve a normal helicopter cube, plus I'm colorblind! I honestly can't tell the difference between the 2 lighter shades or blue in that picture.

Well, I can't either and there's nothing wrong with my vision except being near-sighted.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Thunder
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*drool*

That is one seriously good-looking Helicopter. I'm glad you stickered it with blues, instead of a standard color scheme. I might photoshop up a standard-color version just to see what it'd look like in comparison.


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