Saturday, May 31, 2008

Great flight deals

I’m thinking of going back to Malaysia and Singapore sooner rather than later. The thing is there are usually some really good flight deals going around so I’m looking for the best deal I can find. To save time I just log on to ShermansTravel.com where I can find and compare all the different deals being offered by the different airlines and hotels. This way I let them fight over my business and I save a bundle!

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 3 Part 2: Cockpit extension

With the cockpit fully occupied with our heroes its time to build the rest of the cockpit and that includes the outside shell and the windshield completing the whole cockpit module.

The 3 main pieces that make up the cockpit module are the upper tunnel, lower tunnel and the half cone that the cockpit sits in. All had to be spray painted with Tamiya's AS-16 light grey first.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Water purifiers

Water from our taps has gone a long way from the clean water reserve along pipes that are old and contaminated. By the time the water gets to our house it is laced with contaminants, I wouldn’t think of drinking that at all.

But there is a way around it and that’s by installing water purifiers that removes the contaminants before it comes out of the tap. This way we can have pure water again!

Break the price barrier

DIEW! Petrol price hits another record high today; 164.9 cents a litre! Motorists were all expecting a jump in petrol price today and BP didn't disappoint us with their new record price barrier in Doncaster.
With the rate its going we will soon be paying over $2 per litre by Christmas! So should we still be driving at all? Time to get myself a horse and wagon and do it the old fashion way I reckon!

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Deal or No Deal Star Wars style

How cool is that?! Just got told by Serenity that they have a Star Wars themed Deal or no deal on their local television where everyone's dressed up in their favorite Star Wars characters.

So immediately I went googling for it and sure enough they do have it! I wonder if the Australian version will follow suit. I hope it does because though I don't really watch this show here I wouldn't mind sitting through an episode of Star Wars Deal or No Deal!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sexy lingerie and corsets

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OfficeWorks selling Dell computers now

Okay maybe I'm a little bias but my favorite brand name computers are Dell computers. Personally I've only ever had 1 Dell notebook but I've seen many Dell computers before and have found them to be better than other brand name computers.

Up until now if you want to buy a Dell system you had to buy it online on their website but just recently Dell systems are being sold at OfficeWorks stores throughout the country. That's fantastic if I ever need to buy another Dell machine but would the same system be sold at different price if we were to buy it online? Or does OfficeWorks only sell specific machines that cannot be bought online? I need to find out more.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Baby bedding

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Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 3 Part 1: Seating the cockpit

Now that I've finish building the cockpit and painted all the 4 occupants my next step is to sit them in the cockpit's chairs.

While I was putting them in I noticed the cockpit was a bit small with not much room to move about when they've all sat in there!

Oh well they're comfortable I'm sure. It's a permanent spots so I glued them down to the seat so they can't escape. Next I have to work on the cockpit extension.

High pressure sodium lights

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Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 2 Part 4: Painting Han

Finally I got to paint the pilot of the Millennium Falcon and he's none other than the scoundrel who melts Leia's heart. He's Captain Han Solo the Corellian smuggler with a price on his head.

His shirt and pant colors were actually not white and field blue like I painted them. The shirt's supposed to be off white and the pant navy but I don't have those colors and I couldn't be bothered going to get new paints for him. So I just used what I had.

And there you have it; all 4 of them like in the scene from Episode 4. In the next step I will put them in the cockpit seats. Actually I did all these in 1 day which is going too fast for my own good.

One stop lighting shop

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Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 2 Part 3: Painting Ben

Painting old Ben Kenobi was a bit of a challenge especially his beard. I had to do it just right! But the rest are quite easy enough; his robe was a reddish brown and so was his belt.
Then his tunic was a deck tan color, next the flesh color for his face and hands follows by his white hair and beard. And finally of course I had to paint his lightsabre a silver color.

Grow Lights

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Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 2 Part 2: Painting Luke

Painting Luke Skywalker wasn't as simple as painting Chewbaca where I only needed one color. This time there's a few colors involved and I had to be super careful not to mess it up.

Remember the figurine is only about 2 cm high so its not easy. Luckily for me his clothes were all white that left me to color in his hair, boots and belt. Finally I painted his skin color on his face and hands before giving it the final touch of a tiny bit of silver for his lightsabre.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Golf Apparel

My friend Selwyn is a golf enthusiast and my other friend Paul is following in his footsteps in taking up golf also. So next time one of them have a birthday coming up it should be easy for me to pick up a present for them. I’ll just pick up some Golf Apparel from the golf shop at Blind9Golf.com. Easy!

Balloons

Sometimes if I wake up early enough I can see these hot air balloons floating above my house. But it would have to be a calm day or else it'll be too dangerous to go up there.

There was a time when they were getting really low, so low that I thought they were going to hit my roof! I could even see the pilot in the basket trying to lift the balloon higher.

I haven't been seeing them lately because I haven't been getting up early enoigh to see them. Its too cold in the morning to get up so early okay? I'd rather be in my warm bed thank you very much.

Side X Side Parts

Browsing through the website of Dragon Fire Racing I noticed also they have the UTV and Side X Side Parts in one of their catalog pages. That reminded me that my cousin Larry has a few of those buggies he uses in his farm down in Gippsland. I think he would be most impressed with the website as he’s always telling me how hard it is for him to find parts for those vehicles. I’ll email the link to him now.

The Clone Wars

I'm so excited waiting in anticipation for the new Star Wars movie coming out this August. Its the Clone Wars an animated movie set between Episode 2 and 3 and chronicles the stories of the battles that was fought during this time.

Though it has been been shown as a TV series this movie version is a better animation than the TV counterparts and it has to squeeze all the stories into one movie. I wonder how they're going to do that..we'll just have to wait and see.

Yamaha Rhino 700 Parts

After I’ve shown my racing maniac friend DragonFireRacing.com website he’s gone mad trolling the site for parts for his racing car in particularly the Yamaha Rhino 700 Parts they have selling there. This is definitely a one stop shop for all your racing parts, body kits and racing jacks. Go check it out for you, there’s just too many to mention here.

Foggy day

Last week we had one of the coldest day in May; we woke up to a foggy chilly morning of 3C. There was ice on my car and all the way to work on the freeway the visibility was a mere hundred meters.

Its good to know everyone has the sense to drive carefully. Most had their headlights on and were driving slower than normal so as not to cause an accident. The fog didn't lift until quite late into the day.

ATV Exhausts

I had a friend who was into motor sports and boy did he love his racing car. He’d spend all weekends fixing his car, modifying parts to get it to go just a fraction faster than his opponents. I should introduce him to DragonFireRacing.com where there’s everything he needs for his car like ATV Exhausts and much more.

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 2 Part 1: Painting Chewbaca

In step 2 we get to paint the pilots and passengers to be seated in the cockpit chairs. I had a choice of choosing the scene from episode IV or episode V and I chose episode IV simply because it was the first movie.

In episode IV we have Han Solo and Chewbaca as the 2 pilots and then we also have Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi as the 2 passengers. In episode V those 2 passengers are changed to Leia and C-3PO.

I'll start with Chewbaca first because its the easiest. It just needed 1 color and that's reddish brown the color of its hair. I didn't even have to worry about its utility belt. Next I'll paint Luke Skywalker which will take a few paints.

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Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 1 Part 2: Finishing the cockpit

Most pieces of the cockpit are painted flat black with the exception of the pilot seats and parts of the passenger seats which are painted with deck tan. Then decals representing control panels are applied to the dashboard as well as the wall behind.
There's even the pilots' control sticks which are painted in silver. They were damn small to handle and I nearly lost them a few times when I was working on them. Once every thing's painted its time to put them all together.

Here's the complete cockpit. In the next step I will be painting the pilots and passengers to be seated in the chairs. There's Han Solo, Chewbaca and 2 other passengers. Who do you think they'll be?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Setting up the guest room

I need to set up a new bed in the guest room for when my friends come over from time to time. Up until now they’ve been sleeping on the sofa.

Though they weren’t complaining it was getting a bit embarrassing having them sleep on the sofa every time they come over. It doesn’t have to be a luxurious bed, something nice and comfortable like a memory foam mattress will do. With a new bed set up at least they can be more comfortable, not too comfortable I hope or else they’ll never leave!

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 1 Part 1: The Cockpit

Today with the weather cold and wet its a good day to stay indoor and start on my new project; building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon. This project will probably takes me a year to complete but the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

And the journey of this project begins with Step 1 as well; starting with the famous cockpit where we got to see Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbaca made the jumps into hyperdrive so many times before.

The cockpit is mainly black in color so all parts had to be painted with flat black except for the seats which are to be painted with a tan color which I haven't got yet.

Next the back wall of the cockpit is decorated with 3 decals of control panels full of dials, switches and levels. Oops! They're a bit crooked but too late to redo them now.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Perfect for mum

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 17: End Game

Today is the last step in this project which started back in February and has taken me all these months to finish. And finished it I have and I've absolutely enjoyed it.
The ship and its stand are all finished so the last step is to paint a standing Boba Fett to have it standing next to the ship to get a sense of how big the ship is in relation to a man.

As usual the figurine is only about an inch tall and all the different parts of him had to be painted with different colours, including his jet pack. I had to mix 2 batches of different colours for the clothing as well as his armour. Unfortunately the colours didn't turn up quite as close as they did the first time I painted Boba in the seating position.

This edition of Boba Fett kit also comes with a bonus piece; Han Solo frozen in carbonite as was in The Empire Strikes Back. It is made of metal and I didn't bother giving it a coat of paint since it looks quite good just the way it is.

After the paint dried I glued Boba Fett and the frozen Han Sole on the stand right next to the ship. This should give observers an idea the size of the ship in relation to a man.

Well that's it for another project. I will keep this with all my other models in the display cabinet. Time to have a short break from scale modeling before I start on my next project; FineMolds Millennium Falcon!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Budget car rental

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Scared me to death!

One day last week when we went to Collingwood Library we saw something that nearly shock us to death! As we were parking the car my eyes caught something dark in amongst the trees...

Then I saw this legs on the branch off a tree and it looked like some woman was has hung herself from the tree! Stupid woman, climbing on the tree like that. Scared the bejesus out of me!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Looking for baby clothes

Now that winter’s here I’m desperately looking for some new warm clothes for the kids. I’ve also been searching high and low for some baby clothes for my sister’s baby too.

There are not many choices out there at the moment so I’ll try buying online. They have some really nice ones at SandboxCouture.com so that’s where I’ll be getting them clothes.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 16: Displaying the ship

Step 16 is the second last step of the project and it just involves a few simple touching up, a bit like Step 15 but slightly more.

In Step 15 we built the display stand and in Step 16 we need to build a little sign for the name of the ship and we also have to put in some decals for the display stand before displaying the ship.

The name sign is very simple; just a rectangular sign with a triangular back for support.

Then I proceed to install the decals of the name on the sign, the Star Wars on the display stand with the Mandalorian logo as well.

At last the ship can be displayed on the stand. Only 1 more thing left to do and that's in Step 17.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

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Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 15: Building the display stand

This step is a quick and easy step; building the display stand. It's pretty straight forward and I didn't even bother to paint the parts since it's just a display so I didn't want to waste any paint.

Basically there are 4 pieces making up the display stand; a flat base, 2 side towers and a middle piece that braces the 2 towers together. The 2 towers and the brace all sit snugly into the flat base.

Though it's just a display stand I was careful to take the parts off the tree and making sure no leftover bits of plastic are left on the parts before gluing them. Though not so important it needs to be neat.

And there you have it; one display stand completed without painting. I do have to put in some decals though and that's in the next step where I get to hang the ship on it too.

Video Cards

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Building Boba Fett's Slave 1 Step 14: Putting it all together

This step of the project has got to be the most fun I reckon before in this step I can finally put together all the sub-assemblies that I've been working on all these months to complete the ship!

Yes now that I've finish building all the 4 sub-assemblies that include the main hull, the undercarriage and the 2 side wings I can glue them all together to form Slave 1 the Mandalorian craft.

I must say I think I did a better job with this kit than Jango Fett's Slave 1 because I've actually spent more time on this one and tried my best to follow the painting instruction and most importantly I was more patient this time.

And patience pays off in the end; here's my Boba Fett's Slave 1 completed! But wait the project's not finish yet because I still have to build the display stand for it and a little standing version of Boba Fett to stand next to the ship to give you a sense of the scale. All that coming up...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Acne free skin

It seems that no one is immune from getting acne, some people get very serious acne problem but some people like me are more fortunate in that we don’t get as bad acne as some.

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