Saturday, 24 July 2010

Oil Terminal

I purchased a set of three pipes from Evil Mushroom games. They fit together nicely. The only problem is that they are made of some shiny resin and are difficult to paint. A heavy wash in 50% fairy liquid did not help. I sprayed them with Vallejo olive green as an undercoat and it did not work.

Nevertheless, I like them so much that I have ordered the full set. I will use car primer spray (enamel gray) first next time.

My interior decorater was taken ill just before he was due to start on my house. We had new carpets furniture etc all lined up so I am having to desperately sort it out myself. Today I cut up and dumped a carpet and underlay, chipped off the old gloss, rendered, sanded and undercoated the walls, and painted the ceiling of the spare room. Tomorrow, I sand the woodwork, undercoate and gloss it, and paint the walls. Carpet comes Wednesday.

Paint job has taken on a whole new meaning.


  1. Maybe running a light emery board on all the large surfaces to rough it up to hold paint would work.
    I get mine cheap at the ladies cosmetics supply store. Before finding these I used to "hoof it" with metal files. But because of the big business of nail salons there are literally tons of different grades of roughness, and they are flexible to get in all the nooks and crannies. At $.99 each they won't break the bank.

  2. Dear Cyborg.
    That's a good idea. That will work.