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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2835 on: August 10, 2020, 12:08:27 am »
The Ki is a sweet twin... love the glass house on there. Looks great! 
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« Reply #2836 on: August 10, 2020, 06:10:29 am »
Cheers mate

In the meantime I'm currently in the throws of installing a new laptop. Oh the joys of getting to grips with Windows 10 and Micro Soft Edge.  :banghead: It's their inability to accept that anybody might want to use some software or a package that isn't controlled by themselves that really, really gets me. And talk about hiding away the ways you can do this in odd places with non sensical instructions ! They'd make Machiavelli proud.

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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2837 on: August 10, 2020, 06:15:55 am »
If ever the saying 'If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it!' applied, Windows 10 is the ultimate example.  :banghead:

It's total rubbish compared to Win7.
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« Reply #2838 on: August 10, 2020, 06:27:42 am »
If ever the saying 'If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it!' applied, Windows 10 is the ultimate example.  :banghead:

It's total rubbish compared to Win7.

That's why I'm not giving up on my Win8.1 laptop until it suffers a serious meltdown.
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« Reply #2839 on: August 10, 2020, 06:43:02 am »
Unfortunately my Windows 7 laptop was getting very old and very, very slow. I think even it knows it's due a nice, comfortable retirement as first reserve.
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« Reply #2840 on: August 10, 2020, 06:44:40 am »
I'll stick with Mac, thanks.
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« Reply #2841 on: August 10, 2020, 06:47:54 am »
I've never been a Mac user, mainly because back in the day they were deemed more useful for those in the graphics/print/artistic industries (as you were Lee) and most businesses used Windows. So I grew up on it.
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« Reply #2842 on: August 10, 2020, 07:18:23 am »
Our first family computer was so old, the data discs were 78 rpm shellac!  My son's phone has several orders of magnitude more computing power.  I too grew up on Windows  but for creative work I can quite understand Lee's preference for  Mac.
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« Reply #2843 on: August 10, 2020, 08:13:55 am »
Getting there I think. The key was working out how to turn off one of the pre set Windows defaults. Not exactly intuitive, indeed more counter intuitive I would say  :banghead:
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« Reply #2844 on: August 11, 2020, 04:48:15 am »
I use a Mac because one day Mrs z (Railtrack IT at the time) brought one home for me.  It had been bought as a trial, was unsuccessful, and was to be got rid of.  So, because I can never refuse a freebee it was got rid of into our spare room.  Since then, while i've used PCs for work i've always had a Mac to do my own thing on.

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« Reply #2845 on: August 11, 2020, 06:01:17 am »
One step forward, one step................... :-\

I think I dislike HP almost as much as MS. I got a new printer about a year ago, wireless connection and easy peasy to set up, but getting it to connect with my new p.c. ???????

About the only question I wasn't asked was my eye colour and like most men I have no idea and even if I did the current lady in my life would disagree  :rolleyes:

I got there in the end, but I'm convinced the rigmarole was purely in an effort to get you to give up and buy a new printer. If I'd been on hourly rates it probably would have been cheaper   :angry:

Still just need to connect my camera now so I can download and post build pics and then it will "simply" be a matter of transferring files from the old laptop to the new one. I can take my time with this stage as I want to sort out and organise a lot of the files at the same time. There's a lot of stuff that can be stored on an external drive for any future reference, doesn't need to be on the p.c.

So hopefully I can get some modelling done on Thursday ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2846 on: August 11, 2020, 07:26:26 am »
Camera set up and I'm getting to grips with windows editing of pics. etc

So as a test here's the Fokker T.V. box art



Well that worked but I don't be able to resize the image even following Tom's instructions elsewhere ?


« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 12:05:57 am by NARSES2 »
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« Reply #2847 on: August 11, 2020, 08:44:22 am »

Original


At 1280 pixels


At 640 pixels


At 320 pixels

All resized using {img width=} (with square brackets) and what size to use.  Which is what I use when I past my 4k resolution links from Imgur.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 12:05:12 am by NARSES2 »
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« Reply #2848 on: August 12, 2020, 12:00:38 am »
Thanks Scoot, your my hero  ;)

Seriously mate thanks for showing it in a way even I could understand  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2849 on: August 12, 2020, 06:18:13 am »
A little bit of progress before it got to hot and sticky. Mainly spent creating a colour card with all my various metal colours so I could see where the least/greatest contrasts are. Mostly you can't see any discernible difference between them, but I think I now know the  shades I'll be using on the Thud's overall silver.
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