Saturday, September 15, 2012

project: modellista

had the week off so i decided to try and build my evo model. i dont wanna cock it up so i figured i'd do a shit job on a test one first. thankfully trevor had a spare gt-r lying around so i could learn how to build these things. it's a white gt-r but i decided to spray it red ... and heres where it starts to go wrong...
















The test model.
















the bits and pieces

So painting the model is the most important part of the model and being a newbie i had a feeling i'd cock this up and true to my word i totally did hahah.
cleaning and spraying primer was fine and went without a hitch. when it came to applying paint.. my god i fucked it bad! i was using a metallic red which kinda resembles a candy apple red so that makes things tough already. the next problem is that you should do light coats and take your time. i didnt do any of that! so the body came out ok. but the front/rear bars and bonnet didnt turn out so great and a mini cyclone helped make things worst! i wasted a whole can trying to fix it but that didnt help much :(


















its currently drying and im going to press forward. the valuable lessons i've learnt so far

  • Clean and prep the body very well
  • Dont spray thick coats, take your time and dont pick a windy ass day to spraypaint
  • Brake fluid is awesome for stripping paint
  • Dont for the love of god use metallic paint if its your first time 
i'm pretty sure this is going to be a disaster LOL

Friday, September 14, 2012

spank bank

damn these 2 girls are making multiple deposits in my spank bank! yikes!! sooo hot in normal clothes as well

Holly Michaels and Christy Mack 


project: nerd room

GOD i love annual leave! it gives me so much time to relax and work on various things... like blogging! as you can tell from the various posts today haha.

anyways, today i wanted to post up one of my works in progress which is the nerdroom i built up as a place to relax and spend countless hours trolling the internet ><

for a little backstory; the woman and i decided to take the plunge and move out to a 2 room townhouse. 1 room would obviously be the main bedroom or boomboom room as i like to call it ;) but what to do with the other room ?? it's a little small so wouldnt be ideal for another bed so I decided to turn it into a study that would house the computers and my figurines etc... thus the name nerd room was born :\

i wanted an all white fan to match our walls so the most cost effective plan was to go with ikea products.





















The room is roughly 2500mm x 3500mm so I would fill the expedit up with text books and various collectibles. the Vika Annefors would house my PC and i would cut a 60x60 Vika Amon tabletop to rest above the Annefors. Finally, I would use a 2000mm Vika Amon tabletop with legs on one side and resting on top of a Vika Alex on the other. Chair mats would cover the carpet (which is in shitty condition) and allow movement of the chairs.

the total cost = $1000.00; pretty good to furnish a whole room

with the help of some friends and a power drill, we put all the pieces together in a flash haha. spent some time putting all the stuff together and heres the result


 

















No idea how the last pic came out all warm! since I had the camera out i took a few pics of the figurines on display!


























not quite an otaku room but give me some time and it could happen :x. the room is not finished yet as im still deciding on how to decorate the walls. i've got a few ideas that im going to experiment with so watch this space! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

project: road bike - to train or not to train

after moving out of my parents place, i've not had a place to ride cause its abit too risky with the drivers round ere.. not that i rode much anyway LOL.

had some left over cash for the month so i bought myself a trainer with hopes to give my legs a workout so that when i get the chance to ride outdoors i'd at least stay with the pack instead of being a complete disgrace to myself and my bike by dying and trailing behind like a granny at the lights.

after some advice, i decided to purchase the tacx sirius magnetic trainer, i've got it set up in my nerd room (future post on that) and with the massive backlog of tv shows i hope to ride and watch at least 2 nights a week. heres hoping! training starts on the 17th !




project: road bike - garmin

finally got off my ass and purchased a garmin edge 500. you gotta love the wiggle sales! red/black version with cadence and HR monitor for $300 AUD delivered winnar!

easy to install, although i wish the sensor unit wasnt so big. no matter, its all on now and i can monitor vital stats when i get off my ass and ride .................................................................................... one day LOL


project: HTPC nerdbox - ughhhh

since finishing the htpc project, i've built another 4 for my mates. although its straight forward, i did come across a few new things that racked my brain.

the first was that my htpc started to magically launch windows media center for no reason and would fuck up my remote control. you can close it using a mouse and keyboard but the point of the remote was to make these things somewhat redundant! anywho, to fix this i just removed wmc from the pc. 

the other, is finding an alternative to the windows media remote. since these were discontinued i've been having trouble finding a good alternative that will work well with the logitech harmony. im obviously after something thats cheap and works with xbmc. so if any readers out there have any suggestions please let me know!


The Reason U Kill For IT

A fusion of hip hop and skater culture, trukfit is the brainchild of lil wayne and mannnn do i want it! im a sucker for tee's from hip hop stars. Thankfully CULTUREKINGS in brisbane stock trukfit apparel! welcome to the shopping list :)