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#174209 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 30 May 2019 - 07:20 AM

Do you expect the tool coating to last for several years? In my experience any colour on any of the tools was... well, sanded away pretty quickly by the... sand! ;)

Actually I'm more annoyed by the colour particles making its way into the soil than I am by the degradation of the tools. Especially the wheelbarrow that had a thick layer of green colour and it is dropping off in flakes. I hate to see the chemicals in the compost, ending up in the salad garden.

#174049 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 22 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

• Offline cataloguing: ckeck.

• Online logistics update: check.

One thing is for sure - there's no shortage of mislabeled games merchandise on sale out there and, beyond that, there's always room for obfuscation in collections where some titles take the headlines while the rest get buried in the small print. Posted Image

Then there's the sort of merchandise that never got any visibility or wasn't made public in the first place, which makes it very hard to even properly search if you can't guess the right criteria.

The truth is you've managed to dig up a heck of a lot as it is. So, seek and you shall find, Zombie! Posted Image

#174180 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 29 May 2019 - 10:32 AM

There's something to be said about always having the right tool for the job, and that certainly seems to be your case there, Zombie. Posted Image

They look pretty sturdy too (say, those are some thick teeth on that pitch fork), which, coupled with your regular care, makes it no wonder they've lasted as long as they have.

The rolling cart can definitely benefit from your further loving attention, though, as it's rather showing its age/handling in some spots.

#173801 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 08 May 2019 - 07:28 PM

You should have a seat on the Board of Board Preservation, Zombie. ;)

After all your TLC the plants could only look their best back at the greenhouse. Very photogenic indeed! :happy:

Proud may you be, Mr. Busy Bee. :cool:

#174002 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 20 May 2019 - 01:28 PM

From seemingly worn out to classy in a single coat of paint?! Takes a zombie to pull this one off.

#173988 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 18 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

Looking at that magenta PowerPlay CD - Schnupperspiele?! *sractches head* Posted Image

And just look at that sweet GameStar CD illustration. I guess that's what they call drop dead gorgeous? Posted Image

Just reading the names of the games mentioned there, it's a who's who of some of the very best classic titles of the time. Baldur's Gate, Diablo, Starcraft, C&C 3, Age of Empires, Freespace...

Good stuff, Zombie. May your hunt be bountiful! Posted Image

#172312 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 29 January 2019 - 02:37 PM

Gaaaah!! The invasion of the Multiworms! Posted Image

Or so it would seem to the casual passer-by when seeing that new poster of yours, Zombie. Posted Image

As for that other rarer Apocalypse EU poster, maybe because of its size, it makes one take notice of the 'L' even more (kind of at odds with the other letters, as it seems almost as if it's the only uppercase letter of the bunch).

Glad you managed to diminish the severity of the damage suffered. The colours are great! Posted Image

#173737 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 05 May 2019 - 01:53 PM

I stand corrected, and spoiled all the same. Posted Image

As is evident at this stage, Zombie, you do right by management, letting very little go to spoil. Reusing the paint thinner washings after first having employed it to clean your material - note taken. Posted Image

The end results look quite pleasing. Not a shade of pink in sight either... Posted Image

#173642 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 30 April 2019 - 09:17 AM

"Pinkish" it is, Zombie. Seems to serve its purpose just fine in this case anyway. :)

As for the park bench, I've now officially grown accustomed to being spoilt rotten by your completionism on the job and this latest picture with the lavish coat of paint on the underside of it just reinforces the notion that elevating your paygrade right about now is most definitely in order. :D

And about that pink saboteur - I'd put that panther on a leash! Posted Image

#173631 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 29 April 2019 - 09:25 AM

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Pink, he says. Assuredly, he says. One could really be fooled... Posted Image

What I can easily believe is you sequestering paint at any opportunity, Zombie. Posted Image

At any rate, the boards are looking good regardless of their specific paint mix. I'm a little surprised you bothered spending that much caulk on that park bench though, as the wood planks appear to be a bit overly uneven in places (before the caulking). Well, I suppose it will at least prevent it from aging as badly from now on, so there's that.

#173544 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 24 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

I don't know about you, SV, but seeing the aged and cracked become gleaming anew has a kind of simultaneous restorative effect on me. Posted Image

Oh, man, Zombie, look at those sexy things - they're the flashy classic sports car of the table world right now! :oh:

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You can still see the wood grain and they yet exhibit some little quirks but that's all down to sheer personality.

So, by all means, do keep on cruising! Posted Image

#173542 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 24 April 2019 - 06:21 AM

View PostThorondor, on 19 April 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

Don't take your eyes off him, ladies and gentlemen, or you'll bat an eyelash only to discover having been restored yourselves! Posted Image

Meh, I think Zombie is too smart to try to restore ME! It would be a clean cut, a change for a newer model. :D

Z, damn good job, as usual! I can almost see my own reflection! Only the angle is preventing it. ;)

#173513 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 22 April 2019 - 10:07 AM

Low spots begone! Posted Image

As usual, Zombie, you have proven strong in the "way of the caulk". Posted Image The table needed a rather generous spread by the looks of it too. Next up: may there be paint.

And, will it be a manic Monday? Stay tuned! Posted Image

#173499 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 20 April 2019 - 11:35 AM

Suffice it to say you've still got the moves, and they be smooth, Zombie. :)

Seeing those cracks reappear after applying paint can get under one's skin sometimes :P so it's good you have the ability to know when to call it enough, devoting the time instead to further other more worthy pursuits.

Besides, I'm pretty confident you'll find the right way to make those slight imperfections you mention become downright negligible down the line.

Master of the Long Tables, thy return shall be awaited! ;)

#173485 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 19 April 2019 - 11:49 AM

Don't take your eyes off him, ladies and gentlemen, or you'll bat an eyelash only to discover having been restored yourselves! Posted Image

Yep, Zombie, you're at it again, undoing the effects of aging, turning the unsightly to the polished, scraping, brushing, coating all the while keeping costs in check. Posted Image

Looking at the pics, you've made some really nice progress on paint alone, but I concur some cracks here and there are nastier, so I look forward to another adept demonstration of your caulking kung-fu. Posted Image