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#175940 Zombie's Ultimate X-COM Collection

Posted Thorondor on 09 September 2019 - 09:37 AM

Those were the days, Zombie: a seven day vacation on the Caribbean and they even threw in pocket money as part of the prize! :D

Even if the patch turns out not to be the one seen in the ad it's still a cool item to own, especially now that MicroProse is poised to make a comeback. :)

#176420 Bargain!

Posted Thorondor on 02 October 2019 - 06:36 PM

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The One Gamer Fund sale and Cultist Simulator are now being featured in Steam Daily Deal.

#176284 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 25 September 2019 - 07:26 PM

The eyes are the _windows_ of the soul, are they not, Zombie? And a mouth that gives you no lip but can still make you slip. Then again I may well just be seeing things. ;)

What is beyond questioning at this stage is your comfort level dealing with paint mixes - primer with top coat, older paint with new and other very forward intermixes of variable origin - without noticeable concern about possibly ending up with some manner of unqualifiable goop.

I mean, I wouldn't discard that happening to me should I foolishly dare it at least. :P

#176234 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 24 September 2019 - 08:55 AM

"One thing led to another and next thing you know"... - yeah, Zombie, famous last words. Fortunately, on this instance nothing much got knocked up. :D

So, you got a little carried away, but not without good reason, as usual, given the extent scraped.

I can tell already that you'll get this wrapped up in no time at all, should the weather cooperate.

By the way, looking at the middle picture thumbnail, it's impossible not to anthropomorphise - just look at that face! :P

#176171 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 20 September 2019 - 11:13 AM

This work is not for dolts, hand it over to Zombie - he'll get down to the nuts and bolts! :)

An apparently straightforward affair with the carts turns out to require differential treatment on each side, accounting for spacing, foreshadowing future wear and just downright finessing to reach the desired outcome.

It's like they say, thread lightly and carry the right hardware! ;)

#176142 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 19 September 2019 - 10:21 AM

Consider me enlightened about the potential backroom 'project', Zombie.

Not only that, I've got to hand it to you for fleshing things out, like you just did, with regards to the realities of actually getting things done, which evidently is never as easy as it seems at first brush when our silly brains are not really engaged with the task itself and stepping through the issues one finds then and there.

The problems with the cart you get into are a prime example of just the kind of obstacle course one must navigate to, one way or another, eventually come to a workable fix at some point down the line.

So never you mind 'before pictures'. We get the true picture from your descriptions perfectly fine.

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#176079 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 16 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Z, you've obviously changed profession! I mean, is there any original work left in your hands or is construction (renovation) your prime job?

You're obviously enjoying this so yeah, Thors reference is great!

BTW, what kind of polyurethane did you use for the cracs? Is that the same one you used for tables?

#176069 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 14 September 2019 - 11:55 AM

"Figured that while I was over there", Zombie says, and already you know he'll be getting somewhere. :cool:

Next thing you know, cleaned, restored, reset, primed and coated kitchen counter.

And eyeing a second coat...

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#176038 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 13 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

The right paint at hand, followed as writ on the tin, time and again scores Zombie a win! :P

Really like the way it turned out. Too bad about that peeling hiccup you ran into, but you certainly were up to the task and coverage ended up nice and uniform.

Just look at the sheen on that floor. Too bad the place is rented already as a glance at that finish would've justified raised rental cost from the get go. ;)

#176014 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 12 September 2019 - 10:01 AM

Should there be any doubt, here plain can you see the wonders Zombie makes come about! :)

Just thinking of the initial state you found that flooring in, and the possibility of asbestos being in the picture... Man, it sure took you some doing, but I believe you found the right answer starting with the floor patching compound.

It's already apparent from that last photo that you've pretty much got it sorted at this point.

I'd also say to the boss: after all this, a chicken dinner is well in order at the very least! ;)

#175660 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 26 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Zombie does not skulk around, he wants all faults made plain and found, even if at multiple points and will promptly see to those joints! ;)

I see not many sins in your caulking work so your layered painting is paying off.

What did catch my wandering eye, inadvertently, was something else - at the corner, that wall edge looks quite irregular.

But you have enough on your hands as it is, so that case of the jaggies will have to wait. ;)

#175600 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 22 August 2019 - 02:04 PM

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Ooooh, big, major, mega projects, on the double! Who needs free time, right, Zombie? Posted Image

#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