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#175558 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 21 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

Yep, there's no worrying where the paint may land when Zombie decides to freehand! Posted Image

Those windows seem to have some tough to reach spots on the inside, namely on corners, hinges and the midpoint connections, but you've managed alright by the looks of it.

Otherwise, pout as one may at the trouble by the downspout, things are well underway and you'll soon be out and about painting that wall anyway! Posted Image

#175556 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 21 August 2019 - 05:45 AM

Yes, sure, it is stupid not to do some more work after doing a lot of it already.

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Damn, Zombie, you're unstoppable. The only work I actually did was to prolongue the life of an outside table (with attached benches) by sanding and paiting it. I left the poor table to the elements for too long already and it was either buying a new one (400€) or investing some work and money (cca. 50€). Which I did. I'll post that but first I have to decide for a new provider of web space for pics. I know I can upload them here but still, I like having the pics in one place. Photobucket is suddenly acting up on me and if you look at my AARs, the pics are ruined by watermarks etc. to push me into a monthly subscription.

#175377 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 11 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

If you can contain and maintain for another decade, Zombie - and your dedication made me a believer - I'll give you a free pass on the sill plate. ;)

So, your ever roaming keen eye spotted decaying mortar joints, but I see you got to the bottom of it all pretty quick. Crummy metal really is our bane, this time a gutter spike. Just think of the cascading costs that result from it. :bleh:

Service door: not bad he says? That red is now far from dead! Though I can imagine opening that door only to find the contrasting tones, outside and in, rather odd. :P

#175278 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 06 August 2019 - 11:12 AM

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Man, whatever happened to Flower Power? :P

#175249 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 02 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

DAMN IT, I'll need to do some work around the house, too! This can't be allowed to continue, Zombies are taking over the handyman-world! ;)

Bah, currently I can't compete. I'll be back!

#175247 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 02 August 2019 - 06:00 PM

Service door under the weather? Zombie keeps it together! Posted Image

Of course, something must come apart a little first and you can't be faulted for the care you're sparing that so often assailed kick plate.

Long parallel swipes for uniformity, noted. Good thinking there.

One could very much start to see a significant difference in surface reflection at the 1000 grit point. And then you went for vanity, mildly cloudy as it may marginally remain in the end. When that thing is back in place and the sun hits it, though, the boss may have to grab himself some shades.

Let it not stop you - carry on in your pursuit of excellence! Posted Image

#175150 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 29 July 2019 - 09:52 AM

Spreading the joy of fresh paint for there to be no blemish or taint. Beyond mere good taste, quality, uniformity - you really let naught go to waste, Zombie. Posted Image

Nice job on the stem guillotine. It sure looks sturdy and fit for the task.

Further note to self: no silly puns are to be made while you're handling a knife. Posted Image

Will stay on the listening post for news of new project reveals. Posted Image

#174786 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 29 June 2019 - 07:02 PM

The results speak for themselves, Zombie, as is customary with your top notch handiwork. :)

The seeming downside, of course, is that there's no rest for the wicked and you're a bit of a perfectionist too. ;)

I do see those water spots, but you better tell yourself you have bigger fish to fry, because you do. :P

#175148 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 28 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

Plugging holes and covering stains, even when nobody complains! Posted Image

Alright, Zombie, I suppose one could get past the little touch-ups on those boards, fast and loose remediation job as it was, and your everyday cart got the last remnants of a spray paint as a makeover real quick...

By contrast, what really takes the cake here is how adoringly cared for the park bench now is and still stands to be, as stated in your plans for extra coating top and bottom.

Something is going on - is that a picnic with the ladies I sense in the air? Well, if so, more power to ya! Posted Image

#174886 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 10 July 2019 - 01:58 PM

GameStar's Bonus CD is a veritable technological time machine, Zombie. Looking at it one is reminded of both software and hardware that was in use back then.

Indirectly, it also puts into perspective the importance of such discs when Internet usage was not that profusely widespread (not to mention the speeds you could download stuff at) and the storage capacity meant you could cram quite a lot into one of these.

PC PowerPlay XCOM:EU demo disk - your sleuthing is noteworthy. Issue #210 is hidden in plain sight right at the center of the saucer on both the A and B sides. Worry not, it happens the best of us, and I don't mind counting myself in that number. Posted Image

#174909 Bargain!

Posted Thorondor on 11 July 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Life Goes On: Done to Death is now 80% off and Dead In Vinland - True Viking Edition 37% off in Steam Daily Deal.



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Age of Wonders III can now be added to your Steam account for free until the 15th of July and titles in the series are being featured in Midweek Madness.

#174457 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 11 June 2019 - 09:07 AM

Thy speaketh of oddities, strange sightings and sensations. That be Flavor Adventures of the UFO variety!! Posted Image

Orange peel and coriander, no less. Whatever will they think of next, eh, Zombie?

Here's a slogan for them: "A taste of alien goodness." Posted Image

#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.