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Topic: Horadric Cube & Runes: Diablo 2 uber geeky gift for the hubs  (Read 10878 times)
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« on: August 07, 2009 04:09:39 PM »

My hubby's b-day is today and he, like me, is a big ol' gamer nerd.  He is WAY into Diablo 2 (yes, still, even though the game is 10 years old - it is just that good).  In the game is an object called a Horadric Cube, that you use to combine runes, game equipment, gems, and the like to make better gear for your characters.

Here is a shot of the Cube along with an inserted image of how the original looks in the game. I had to use a fair amount of imagination to make it.



A close up of the runes:


This is all 33+1 of the runes, along with an inset of how the runes look in the game:

There is an bonus rune in there, at the bottom.  It's the nerd heart, that I tried to make look less obvious and more rune-y. I just noticed that the runes in the inset aren't really "readable" so here is a link to what they look like instead: http://www.urdiablo.com/catalog/RUNEs-all2.jpg

And, of course, the cube is actually a box so he can keep all the runes in it:


I managed to keep this entirely a secret as I made most of it in 15 minutes spurts while at work, carting my materials back and forth from the office.  He is pretty stoked on it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009 04:38:31 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Totally want one for myself!!!!

your hubby is one lucky person!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 06:42:26 PM »

That is so cool! Smiley

Diablo 2 is a great game (even I play it from time to time and I'm not a big gamer)
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009 01:47:29 AM »

Awesome! That is such a cool idea, and I love the way it came out. Diablo 2 is the only game I really play, and the first I introduced my kids to, so they think your cube is cool too!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 10:11:27 AM »

Diablo 2 is an amazing game and this is an amazing project!!

When ever I read the word Horadric Cube in my head, its in Deckard Cains voice. lmao  Does anyone else have this problem?
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009 10:14:23 AM »

Very nice!  I just love it when game pieces or even whole games are made with polymer clay!!

I'm assuming you made the box from polymer clay too (then "painted" it?).  Did you? ...if so, did you use a form or just slab construction?


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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009 11:23:47 AM »


When ever I read the word Horadric Cube in my head, its in Deckard Cains voice. lmao  Does anyone else have this problem?

"Stay a while, and listen!" 

I swear Deckard Cain = Sean Connery hahaha


I'm assuming you made the box from polymer clay too (then "painted" it?).  Did you? ...if so, did you use a form or just slab construction?

Diane B.

Well... I did the decorative side slabs first (which, I actually created a mold so I only had to mess with the design once - this was SUCH a learning process itself I can tell you!).  When I saw how hard it was to get the sides square just on the decorative bits, I decided I wouldn't be able to pull off 100% slab construction.  My original idea was going to be to bake the sides and then fashion them together into the cube.

Instead, I covered a balsa  wooden pencil box I had laying around - this box was 10 years old and covered with dust and leaked ink and everything else you might imagine.  I got the clay to stick by using liquid clay all over it, and then laying out rolled sheets of copper with black and red swirls, and then baking it.  The lid (and the lip underneath that I didn't got a shot of) is just clay.

The next step was gold leafing (blah!) and antiquing that.  I E6000'd the decorative slabs on. and then did a final clear coat. 

Thanks for the compliments! You guys always give me the warm fuzzies.  And I am glad there are more Diablo fans out there heheheh
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009 11:43:55 AM »

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this was SUCH a learning process itself I can tell you!

Oh lord, what an adventure, lolol!!  And I totally believe all that happened (btdt).

If you want to read up on various ways of making clay boxes and get hints for next time, check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/vessels.htm
...the first half of that page is about making boxes (...farther down, also lots about making bowls/bases/trays/plates/etc)
...you might also want to read the sections at the bottom though on Lids & Feet as well as Creative & Unusual Boxes


Have fun and show us what you make next!

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DigitalStorm
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009 02:42:47 PM »

Awwww, i'm so going to try this sometime. Though yours will be much better :O
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011 12:28:53 PM »


My hubby's b-day is today and he, like me, is a big ol' gamer nerd.  He is WAY into Diablo 2 (yes, still, even though the game is 10 years old - it is just that good).  In the game is an object called a Horadric Cube, that you use to combine runes, game equipment, gems, and the like to make better gear for your characters.

Here is a shot of the Cube along with an inserted image of how the original looks in the game. I had to use a fair amount of imagination to make it.


Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but this is amazing! I was actually searching for information regarding Diablo 3 such as the runestones and the diablo 3 skills and I found this thread (duh !)

I was just wondering, what type of rocks/materials did you use to build these runestones? They really look realistic. I am looking to build such props for my little brother birthday.
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