Monday, June 30, 2008

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 7: Docking stations

In this step I got to build the 2 docking stations that will go to the 2 sides of the ship.

The instruction is quite self explanatory, looks simple enough until I started working on them. Some of the parts were way too small for my tweezer and after this I think I'm going to need to get a proper plastic cutter. I've been using a normal wire cutter to cut them, so far so good until now. Working with small parts need precision tool.

I thought of gluing everything together before spray painting but then I'll probably miss some corners here and there so I decided against it instead opting to spray paint individual parts before putting them together.

The only parts I did glue before spray painting was the tiny bits of pipes inside the 2 circles coz I figure I wouldn't miss any corner there.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Letting her choose

I must remember not to take the wife to buy new kitchen faucets for the newly renovated kitchen we are doing. Knowing her she’ll take forever to decide which one to get. I couldn’t believe how many kinds of taps there are! Well maybe I should let her decide because if she doesn’t like the ones I picked she’s not going to let me have any peace so I logged on to and sat her down in front of the PC and let her choose what she wants!

So much to do..

Okay, the cat's out of the bag. I've spilled the beans on me working for myself so it's no more a secret. I'm preparing my house to accommodate all the machines to go in soon. Today we rearranged the furniture and found we have too many old furniture that need to be thrown out.

I had to move my personal computer upstairs and arrange phone cable to have the internet hooked up. So I had to claw around on the roof with the dust and confined space. Now I'm aching all over and it's not done yet! Tomorrow I have to clean out the garage for the plotters to go in.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Doing it again

Did you know we didn’t have a proper wedding when we got married? We just did it at the registry office with some friends and family. Oh yes we did exchanged rings and all that but it was such a small affair we should do it again! And this time we’ll be getting some titanium wedding rings that are sleek, smooth and stylish.

It's all happening now...

Something big is happening in my life at the moment. I'm hoping everything will go smoothly, it's very daunting coz I've never done this before. But if I don't try I will never know so wish me luck.

Sorry I can't tell you yet but when it comes into fruition I will definitely tell the whole wide world! It's exciting and if all goes well my life will be much better off. It's all happening now...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mortgage Lenders

With rising interest rates times are tough for new home buyers who want to get out of the rental market. However if we do our homework carefully we can still afford to buy our first homes by choosing the right mortgage that suits our individual needs. There are so many mortgage lenders out there and choosing the right one can be daunting, try using a broker who can choose one for you.

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 6 Part 2: Battle stations completed.

In part 2 we finish off the battle stations..

These are the rest of the battle stations; gunner seats, gunner cockpits and the battle station enclosures. Seats were painted in flat black while the cockpits were in neutral grey. No painting needed for the enclosures.

Then when the paints are dried the seats are placed in the cockpits which are placed in the enclosures.

Finally the enclosures are covered with the gun turrets we built in part 1 before decals are applied to the panels. That's all there is to it! Next the docking bays in step 7.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Merrell shoes

It’s been a while since I bought myself a pair of shoes. The last time I bought a pair was I think a year ago; a pair of cheap work boot but its falling apart on me. I guess I’ll be shopping for a new pair soon but this time I should be getting some good quality shoes like a pair of Merrell shoes.

Nothing exciting

Saw these couple of dogs outside the library, don't know what breed they are but they're kind of cute so I took a picture of them. They weren't the slightest interest in me as they were looking anxiously for their owner to come back out.

Nothing exciting to tell today, just want to share the photo. At least the weekend's coming up so that's something to look forward to. No plan for the weekend, how about you?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Portable computing

I have been using computers since the days of 486 CPU and over these years I’ve gone through countless desktop computers. Desktop computers are fine unless you need to travel then a more portable laptop computer would be more appropriate. Though I did had a laptop computer years ago that I bought secondhand it wasn’t powerful enough for much use. Last year I finally bought myself a proper laptop computer that is powerful and yet portable enough for what I need.

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 6 Part 1: Battle stations

In this step we get to build the battle stations, you know the ones that Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were shooting TIE fighters like playing video game in Episode 4?

Because there are 2 battle stations, one on the top hull and the other on the lower hull, I had to do everything twice. That's twice the parts, twice the work and twice the fun!

All pieces had to be spray painted prior to gluing. I could've glued them together first before spray painting but that would leave the nooks and crannies out. All areas need to be coated with paint.

And when they're dry putting them together was quick and easy. These are just the gun bays with the gunners' windows. I'll finish the rest off off in part 2.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Phentermine diet pills

There are a lot of diet pills on the market that can help us with loosing weight. Unfortunately a lot of these have to be prescribed by your doctors except for Phentermine. Phentermine is one of the most sought after diet pills on the market today. Read the review on Phentermine without prescription at to see if this is the diet pills for you.

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 5: The satellite dish

After finishing the cockpit its time to start work on other parts of the ship and in step 5 I got to build the satellite dish that goes on the left side of the ship's upper hull.

Though it's just a simple satellite dish there's a lot of pieces involved that needed to be glued together. That's how detailed Fine Molds' products are.

Some of the pieces I decided to glue them first before spray painting them since they'd come up better but other parts I needed to spray paint them separately because the paint needs to get into all the nooks and crannies.

Once the paint dries I could glue all the parts together and we have once satellite dish ready for the ship's hull. Next I'll be starting on the battle stations!

Retails are for suckers

When it comes to shopping I’m never the one to pay retail price. Retails are for suckers, there’s always a better price than what they advertise at the shops. Always shop around, I couldn’t stress that hard enough because you’ll be surprise what you can save. Most importantly check out where you can always find the best buy for any item you’re looking for.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Building Fine Molds Millennium Falcon Step 4: Completing the cockpit

Took a while but it's finally finished. I'm talking about the cockpit of course. In step 4 I can finally finish off this part of the project and move on to the other parts.

Step 4 is simply putting the final touches to the cockpit like adding the little details to the tunnel and adding the canopy to the cockpit. There's a choice of using a clear canopy or the frame canopy and I opted for the frame one coz its easier. The clear one needs to paint in the frame which will be a pain.

There you have it; one cockpit done complete with Han Solo, Chewbaca and Ben Kenobi. One last thing to do...

...adding the decals to the top part of the tunnel. There were 5 gray pieces to go on the panels. Easy enough.

Miracle or snake oil?

A lot of overweight and obese people have tried all kinds of methods to loose weight but still they haven’t been successful. When exercises don’t work the next thing they would try is taking fat burning drugs like Miracleburn hoping to blast that stubborn fat away. How reliable these so called miracle drugs are yet to be determined. I think a good healthy lifestyle should be adopted if we are to live a normal healthy life.

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

After spray painting the exterior panels for the cockpit extension it's time to add in the details inside.

First up these 3 pieces will form parts of the cockpit interior so a flat black color will have to be painted.

Next decals representing control panels for the walls are applied to the top tunnel.

And then it's time to finish off by putting them all together.