Hey guys! Here I have two decks of vintage collectable Star Trek playing
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I have a Star Trek Official Trading Cards Series II 25th Anniversary
Edition box of 36 UNOPENED 12 card packets including both the Original
Series and The Next Generation. This item is for sale at $80 plus
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This post is about a project I did over the summer. I had recently bought a limited edition Mass Effect longboard by Never Summer and Bioware.
Only.... I needed a helmet. So I went to the ARC Thrift Store and bought a cheap helmet. But it just wasn't cool enough to pair up with my new long board. I decided to spray paint the N7 stripe on it to make it match my new Mass Effect longboard and really make it stand out. First I had to get some of this old paint off.
Extra Strength Nail Polish Remover and old sponge!
These were useful in getting off some of the paint, here are some pics of the helmet mid paint removal:
Eww. Looks gross. Time for primer.
Putting on a coat of primer covered up any paint that stayed on and also filled in some minor dents and scratches left behind from the previous user. Now for the first coat of paint. WHITE.
Now to add the red stripe. I had to wait for the white paint to dry, then I used paper and some painters tape to lock off the areas I didn't want paint on.
Awesome! That red went on nicely! After it dried, I pulled off the paper and used some thin tape used in pinstriping and what-not to lay out the lines for where the white stops and the black begins. The wrench isn't for anything it was just in the background.
Wrench and Tape
Okay! Here I put on some more paper to protect the stripes from overspray.
On to the black paint!
I waited for that to dry and then took off the paper. Afterwards I got it ready for a wet sand. A lot of people assume that's something really fancy. It's literally taking a fine grain sandpaper and dunking it in a bucket of soapy water and then rubbing it all over your project. I had my dad do this step so I could take a picture.
Yeah! Water! Soap! Sandpaper! Bucket!
Then once that dried I sprayed clear coat on. WHICH WAS A HORRIBLE MISTAKE! You see I was using left over spray paint from other projects in tandem with some I had bought for this one. They weren't all the same brand, which means they didn't have all the same solvents, which means they can react with each other to form a crinkling or peeling effect. This wasn't so bad that anyone who wasn't critically examining the helmet or touching it could see it though so I decided to leave it that way. After all I knew it was a possibility when I started. But hey looks good anyway right?
That black spot on the white stripe was a bug. So don't worry I didn't scratch it already haha. Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed this and if you have done any similar projects let me know!
Photo editing is a fun and common thing to do nowadays. It can be done through in camera effects or a photo editing program and it is pretty fun to do. Here are some pictures I took using a one color focusing feature I found on my mom's camera, and then collage together using PicMonkey (A free online photo editor and collage maker).
I color focused in green, pink, and red respectively for each of these pictures.
I color focused in pink here.
All of these pictures were taken at my grandparents house while I was visiting them during the Fall. I had never used this function on a camera before so it was a fun experiment!
Today I would like to share my personal cookie recipe! I modified a few cookie recipes to get this recipe for a great cookie. I made todays cookies with peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips. It's my favorite cookie! Here is the recipe for you to try! (You may notice that the milk glass in my picture is not very full... That's because I had two cookies before I made this post! Yum!)
1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
About 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
About 1 cups white chocolate and peanut butter chips (or chips of your choice)
About 2/3 cups chopped nuts of your choice (if you do not want nuts, substitute more chips of your choice)
Note: Makes around 2 dozen cookies with loads of the chips of your choice, if you prefer less chips slowly add small amounts to batter until satisfied.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Mix together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chips, (and nuts if you're not substituting chips). Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are nicely browned.
I love white chocolate and I love brownies! But I have never had white chocolate brownies before, so today I decided to make some white chocolate brownies from scratch! It was fun and easy and I can't wait to taste them!
-Much love, Ray