Both are matte varnished, but I put some gloss varnish on baby Yoda's eyes to give them a nice bit of texture contrast.
Just got Nextcloud installed on my NAS - about time! I struggled with getting it to see the MariaDB database without enabling TCP/IP on the database, but in the end gave up, enabled it and it worked right away.
I guess I'll just have to figure out firewall stuff if I ever enable remote access to the NAS.
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I spent most of this afternoon working on my motorbike. The rear wheel needed to be re-aligned to be parallel to the bike, but the drum brake arm had two seized nuts, preventing the right side of the wheel from moving.
A couple of replacement parts (and weeks of waiting for them) later and it looks like I finally have a straight wheel and a working rear brake! I took the chance to sand the pads too so it might even not be squeaky!
Finished the initial painting of the sci-fi style blaster. I started with filling the gaps in the print (to an extent) and priming it, followed by blue, black and silver paints with progressively more masking tape.
The masking was tedious but super worth it for the final peeling off.
Next steps will be to do details - red highlights, some drybrushing and maybe some weathering. This is really just a test part so I'll try out a few things.
Some progress on the design of the space laser pistol - I've printed a half sized prototype to see the shape IRL and try out painting it. It's kinda cute!
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