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 Post subject: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:34 pm 
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I just finished making myself a Megamorphix today, Its a puzzle I wanted for some time but I only just got around to making it. I made square tubing for the longer extensions using 1mm plastic sheet and capped it all with the same, the smaller triangle extensions were spare offcuts from other 4x4x4 mods.
Its fully stickered and finished, but I havent taken those pictures yet, I'll do them in the morning (its just gone midnight here).
Heres some of the progress pictures.
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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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A much cleaner build than my own. :lol: Well done. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Your mods are... Perfect.
Fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:50 pm 
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That looks like so much work requiring so much precision. Good job. Way beyond what I have the time / skill / motivation for.

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:40 pm 
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That looks fantastic!
I never concidered building my own tube. Thats a great idea for extensions!
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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:19 am 
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what did you use to cut the tubes? If you use a saw to cut and then sand down, the method is like mine, but the process is very slow.

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:19 am 
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Thanks everyone.

Yes Minh, I think we do it the same way.
I cut the tubes with a small hacksaw close to where they should be and then glued all the extensions on,
then using a dremel I removed any excess a little closer, and then the final shape was fine tuned using sandpaper on wood.
All the joins where the plastic sheet capping meet were filled with milliput and then smoothed.

My motivation for building like this is the enjoyment of working with my hands,
I agree, it is a lot of work, but I love the process :)
Cheers.

Heres the finished puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:42 am 
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All the work was worth it, it's beautiful :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:09 am 
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Looks like you used the exact same colors I ordered from cubesmith too! I feel so one-upped! :lol: But seriously, what a fantastic job. I hope mine will turn out half as well. Did you hand-cut the stickers or are they machined?

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:10 pm 
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Modern-Day Warrior wrote:
Looks like you used the exact same colors I ordered from cubesmith too! I feel so one-upped! :lol: But seriously, what a fantastic job. I hope mine will turn out half as well. Did you hand-cut the stickers or are they machined?

Yours looks great already too, I was amazed when I saw your pictures last night, that I had been making the same puzzle, in the same way, at about the same time, and bearing in mind that this is quite an old puzzle now, you don't see many about.

Yes, I handcut the stickers for all my puzzles, this one doesn't take too long,
its those Gear Cube mods that test the patience in cutting stickers by hand :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:17 pm 
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do you have any other pictuers or the un pasted stae? I am trying to build me one, and cannot seem to wrap my head aroud it completely... any help to see how they are set when the cube us turn would be appreciated.



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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
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Wow I am bummed out, I couldn't find a good picture of the megamorphix in constructions like yours, and I really wanted to get started. My twisty puzzles account was still being verified, so I tried to figure it out myself. I only truncated on corner so far but I truncated it all the way into 2 of the center pieces, thinking that was what I was supposed to do. Is there anyway I can still continue? I hope there is. I anyone needs a picture if dont know understand what I've done then please tell me.


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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:38 am 
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@ Squircifer - I'm not sure what you mean by un pasted ? Do you mean before the extensions are stuck on ?

@ PieFilmProductionsd
Yes a picture would be good. I think you can continue, you would have to make the other 3 cuts the same as what you've already done.
Andreas may know for sure, I think his version here was made by overcutting ?
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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:13 pm 
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I was trying to puzzle out the placements for the extentions and all.... tried to wrap my mind around it.. thought some pictures of how the tubes were made and placed on the puzzle would hrlp me make my version. I am starting a nornal 3x3 morphinx for the first project. them move on to the 4 5 6 7 and mybe more... we shall see. so if you have any piccs liek that that would be appreciatred ,,,,


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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:35 am 
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Here are some pictures of the truncations and extensions required to build a megamorphix.
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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:30 am 
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:D wow, those are great pictures Gus.

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 Post subject: Re: Megamorphix
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:56 pm 
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great!! thanks much... now i can wrap my head around it better. once i make the morphinxes i will post pics. although my mods are nowhere near the level of most builders...

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