Friday, February 29, 2008

Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 2: Painting Boba

It's been a while since my last update on my Boba Fett's Slave 1 project. Truth is I'm taking my sweet time working on this. No hurry, go at my own pace. It gets done when it gets done!

Step 2 involves painting Boba Fett to be seated in the cockpit later on. I needed 14 colors just to paint him! Field blue mixed with flat base for his suit, orange yellow for his shoulder pads & knee pads and so on.

After painting I had to put 2 decals on him; one on the left shoulder pad and another on his right chest plate. The one on his shoulder pad wouldn't stick because it was too small and curvy making it hard to stick. What the heck! You can't see it anyway so why worry? See how small it is, the toothpick gives you an idea of the scale.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Review on Alli Diet Pill

There’s talk about a wonder pill called Alli diet pill and rumors has it that it’s been approved by the FDA to be sold over the counter without a prescription.

Alli contains a drug called Orlistat that absorbs fat from the foods that you eat everyday so for people who eat a lot of fatty foods taking this wonder pill will get rid of the fat but at the same time it will also absorbs the healthy fats from your body like omega-fatty-acids and vitamin D. Read more about the review on this diet pill at Syber Vision Reviews.

Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 1: The Cockpit

I've started building my Fine Molds Boba Fett's Slave 1. This kit is similar to Jango Fett's Slave 1 but with some modification to the cockpit and other areas especially the paint job later.

I'm unlike some of the expert modelers who can build kits with one eye closed. I need to study the instruction that comes with it with great detail before starting and it doesn't help when the instruction is in Japanese!

But the pictures pretty much show me what I need to do and I've just completed Step 1 which is part of the cockpit. The instruction requires I paint the parts in field gray and flat black. Didn't know that field gray looks a lot like dark green to me.

Here's the completed parts in Step 1. Sorry you can't see the details very well because of the dark colors and my camera doesn't take macro shots too well but trust me when I say they look good. Next step is painting Boba Fett to be seated inside the cockpit. That's coming up.

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I've won again

Many of you know that I'm a competition buff. I've entered so many competitions I can't remember what or how many I've entered, just about every week I'll enter something.

Last week I got a package in the mail from New South Wales. I had no idea what it was, its a bit of a worry when you're not expecting something to come in the mail.

But I was pleasantly surprised when I found a DVD inside. Apparently I've won a competition for this DVD, I can't remember entering it though but it must've been through the Herald Sun website that has competitions every week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Getting a new door

Buying a house from a previous owner can leave you with all the imperfections from the previous owner. That’s what happened to me; the front door of the house is falling off its hinges!

I had a handyman had a look at it but he recommended replacing the whole door and I think I’m tempted to. Door Hardware Plus has all the door hardware I need for a new front door; they have a wide range of brand names like Amerock, Baldwin and Codelocks. Check it out if you’re thinking of a new door too.

Oh dear...

Oh dear...this new project of mine is going to be so difficult to do. The difficult part is painting it to how it should look and I'm just terrible with it. I went to check out what the experts did and seriously I'm not sure I can do what they do.

This is how the parts should look like; it involves masking with tapes and liquid mask and different coats of paint. You can see the rest of the photos at where they show how they made the model. Oh how I envy what the experts can do.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Eye catching digital signage

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It's nearly here

Woohoo! I'm excited! I've been waiting for over 6 months for this day to come. Just found out that the Millennium Falcon I ordered from Japan has been shipped so I'll soon get it here.

Reason why it took so long is because they didn't have stock and they're still very low on stock because this is a very popular kit. Sure I could buy from other online stores in Australia but they're more expensive, even with the postage included it is still cheaper to buy it from Japan!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Financial Help

When it comes to money I am such a novice. Yes I love money and know the importance of money in providing for me and my family but when it comes to investing my money I’ll have to seek Financial Advisor Services from the experts. Sure there are so many of these investment services around so who should I go with? I think the important thing is to go with someone who has the experience and stability to handle my hard earned money and no one does it better than LPL Financial.

LPL Financial is the leader in financial investments, they use cutting edge software tools and packages like WealthVision and BranchNet to help their clients and their services and far surpass their competitors like Ameriprise. So if you’re like me who wants a professional financial help to help build up your wealth and financial future then do what I do and go with LPL Financial.

Missed it by this much!

Dang! Missed it by this much! I came home from work today and found a notice in my letter box from the courier, they came by to drop off my parcel but I wasn't home.

The parcel is at the post office waiting for me to pick it up but it's too late now because they're closed. I'll just have to pick it up tomorrow morning. So what is it that I'm getting? You guessed it! It's my new scale model from Japan!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Beautifully crafted gold chains

Gold is one of the most precious metals in the world and it’s treasured by people all around the world. I admit when it comes to buying gold jewelry I am clueless. The only gold jewelries I’ve ever worn are my wedding ring and the gold chain my wife gave me.

So it’s good to know that if I want to buy some good quality beautiful gold jewelry I can always count on where not only do they sell gold jewelries, they have diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones as well.

Buzy Bees

There's always something new in the city. I haven't been going into the city for quite some times mainly because of the inconvenience of parking but we did go down to Southbank for the CNY festival.

Eureka Tower is right in the middle of Southbank. It is the tallest residential building in the world reaching 253.5 metres with 92 storeys. On the top is a transparent skydeck that lets you see Melbourne in a clear enclosure!

But that's not what this post is about. This post is about the bees I saw on the side of the building when I was down at Southbank. I saw them being installed on television but this is the first time I've seen them up close.

Don't know what the bees symbolize but maybe to me they resemble the modern urban living of busy people in Melbourne. Everyone's too busy to enjoy life and they all live in high rise small apartments like the bee hives catacomb!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Finding the best mortgage deal

There will come a time in your life when you will be buying your own home. Finding a mortgage to suit is tiring if you have to run around town looking for the best Mortgage Deal in town. Wouldn’t it be easier if you can look for it at your own convenient without leaving the comfort of your own home?

You can now with e-Agent, the website where you can locate mortgage professionals just around the corner or across the continent. With so many mortgage deals available you’re bound to find one that suits you. You can view the deals up front and don’t even have to provide any sensitive data like SS numbers to work with any e-Agent. You’ll be shown great offers without any commitments to purchase and rest assured that your information is only given to the e-Agent you choose and you get to leave the information only when you feel you’re ready. So head over to find the best Mortgage Deal to get that dream home you always wanted.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

How appropriate for Valentine's Day!

You never know what kind of interesting things you can find just by driving on the roads. That's why I always have my camera ready in the car with me should I need it.

On Valentine's Day I noticed an interesting car in front of us, a blue Suzuki Swift. The car itself is nothing special, just another car on the road but its the exhaust pipes that caught my attention.

Love hearts exhaust pipes! How appropriate for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Home improvements

We moved into our new house 9 years ago and haven’t done anything to it since. But now things are getting a bit dull and old so I think its time for some home improvements to give our home a new lease of life.

I have lots of ideas on all the rooms in the house even including adding in a new home theater, maybe a balcony for upstairs looking down into the gardens below too. No rest for the wicked!

The black dragon

This happened about an hour ago; driving home from work along the Eastern Freeway when I noticed something I don't see everyday. In front of me was a black truck.

On top of the black truck was a black dragon! Well...a statute of a dragon anyway and its black too. This reminds me of the dragon I saw some times back but its different.

On closer look its made of metal, steel probably and I think it looks quite nice. Don't you think so? The wings actually move from the movement of the truck so I guess it can flap too maybe. Would you like to have one in your backyard or inside your house?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Your party starts here

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Dinner plate

One of my favorite flowering perennials is the dahlias. They come in all shapes and sizes with a multitude of colors to choose from. Unfortunately for me the ones I like best are the big ones that can grow to over a meter or more in the ground.
Space in my gardens is a problem so I had to grow them in containers which make the flowers smaller than their potential size. However one of them has just bloomed and I'm not at all disappointed with its size; it measures 18cm across. No wonder they call it 'dinner plate' because it practically filled up a whole dinner plate!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Live in Branson

Wouldn’t anyone like to live right next to the golf course and surrounded by the tranquility of nature with its forests of oak, hickory and walnut?

Well you can now and you should check out some Branson homes for sale that are just perfect for any family. Buy it as a holiday home or for renting out to holiday makers, Branson homes are the best investment you will ever make.

What's in all about?

Was at North Melbourne library when I noticed a teapot and mugs set someone laid out on the bench outside. So what's it all about? I dunno either, maybe someone thought its good art?

Or maybe they're making offering of tea to the spirits like how we used to do in Asia? Probably not. Maybe someone's set it up to see what response it'll get from passerby and they have a hidden camera set up across the street?

I'll never know but there was no tea in the pot nor the mugs. I think someone must have been filming me when I checked them out and who knows I might see myself on TV someday.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

My next project

I've just paid for my next project, its the Fine Molds Boba Fett's Slave 1 ship and I'm ordering this kit from HLJ in Japan. Hopefully I'll get it sometimes next week. I've been shopping around and actually it costs more or less the same if I bought it from Sydney but because the store in Sydney doesn't accept Paypal I decided to buy it from Japan. Its actually cheaper to buy from Japan but the postage pushes the price up to about the same level as if I were to buy it from Sydney.

Some of you may know that I've done a Slave 1 before but that was a Jango Fett's version. This is the Boba Fett's version, they're both supposed to be the same ship but Boba Fett's version is older and has been modified from the Jango Fett's version. I will have so much fun making this one, its very challenging. All Fine Molds kits are challenging but they're so much better than the AMT/ERTL or Revell's products.