A few pics

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Robin Adair
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A few pics

Post by Robin Adair » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:57 pm

Just a few pics of recent models I've done. W-58 done in a poinsettia styling and coloring. With, and without stamens added


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Re: A few pics

Post by robertw » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:02 am

Very nice! Looks very accurate too. Keep up the good work :)

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Re: A few pics

Post by Robin Adair » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:23 pm

Here's a W-76, the Rhombidoecadocecahedron approximately 23 inches tall, with each parallel plane a separate color (I think this was 23 different colors). I completed it about a month ago. It's too bad that the photos in the book "Polyhedron Models" by Wenninger aren't in color. Black and white just doesn't bring out the details.
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Re: A few pics

Post by robertw » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:05 am

Also nice. Wow, it's big. I tend to make models about as small as workable, which generally means shortest edge between 0.5 and 1 cm.

I haven't made either of your models, I would make this model with about 16cm diameter, or 6.3 inches. About a quarter the size of yours.

The smaller they are, the more I can fit in a display case :) Big models are great though if you've got somewhere to store them.

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Re: A few pics

Post by Ulrich » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:01 am

This is one of my favourite uniform polyhedra and I like your model very much.
I once made this shape too but only with three colours. That‘s not really satisfying.

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Re: A few pics

Post by Robin Adair » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 pm

I think I should have gone for smaller, as you say it is hard to store. I thought about giving it to a classroom, thinking that they might have more room, but my daughter wanted it for her home. You may have noticed some creases. The pentagrams (stars) are the weak areas. I reinforced some of them with a thicker star glued to the interior, but I didn't like the way it deformed the surface. I also tried paper plates glued internally to the tabs. This seemed better.

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Re: A few pics

Post by Peter Kane » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:46 pm

Yes, a very nice model. Makes me want to reach for the glue...

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