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Work in progress

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:52 am
by Ulrich
This is the sixth stellation of my model of the great snub dodecicosidodecahedron, which is No. 115 in Magnus Wenninger‘s book „polyhedron models“. Nine further stellations are to come. The edge length will be 30 cm. There are 15 colours, 6 for the snub triangles, 5 for the icosahedral triangles and 4 for the pentagrams.

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Ulrich

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:48 am
by robertw
Looks great! Must take a long time. Looking forward to the finished model.

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:03 am
by Ulrich
Thanks! I‘ll keep you current

Ulrich

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:07 am
by Peter Kane
Awe-inspiring! What will the radius be? I've seen several of your models in the past, but previously, I've only considered the holes in the faces to be decorative. Having spent a few minutes studying the current image, I see that the holes also permit a better appreciation of the structure of the polyhedron. They allow you to observe the intersecting faces in a similar way that the models with natural holes (like W 63) do. This might be an alternative to using transparent sheets. I guess I'd need a laser-cutting-thingy though (are you listening, Santa?).

Thanks for sharing.

Pete K

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 am
by Ulrich
The diameter will be 396 mm. You‘re right, the pattern is based on the stellation diagram.
A laser cutting machine works well and can accelerate the process a lot. I could gather some experience in the past. The results are very precise but a little „sterile“. And although it can be rather painful, I love cutting the paper by hand with my scissors and knives.

Here is stellation no. 10:

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Ulrich

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:35 am
by Ulrich
This is stellation no. 14.

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I think I'll finish it next year.

Ulrich

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:16 pm
by Ulrich
This is the finished model:

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Ulrich

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:18 am
by robertw
Well done, looks great!

Re: Work in progress

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:31 am
by Ulrich
Thanks!
W116 is in the works

Ulrich