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IKEA hack UTRUSTA vertical door hinge on BESTA

An IKEA hack is one which involves using items purchased from IKEA and using it in ingenious ways which it was not intended to do so to achieve a means. Today we are going to look into installing IKEA Utrusta hinges on BESTA storage cabinets, so the doors can open vertically upwards instead of sideways. My journey starts with using...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Painting & finishing

Article table of contents Planning and structure (Concept & frame building) Medium (Clay) application, setting & surface detailing Painting & finishing With your sculpture detailed and ready, now it's time to add one splash of colour with some paint, then finishing it to lock them in. Prechecks Ensure that your model had completely dried out before attempting to paint. The painting process by itself will...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Planning and structure

I generally clay model as an art-based hobby of mine. Clay modeling is another form of expression of art. It allows artists to portray a subject or detail in true 3 dimensional form, contrary to drawing on 2 dimensional media such as paper or canvas. It allows an object to take form with true depth and detail, achievable with...

Tutorial: Figure clay sculpting – Medium application and detailing

Article table of contents Planning and structure (Concept & frame building) Medium (Clay) application, setting & surface detailing Painting & finishing Now I will cover the main star of the show- the clay medium, it's application as well as detailing the clay as it sets. Choice of clay I choose white clay for this tutorial as it allows to be molded with moisture. It's simple...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Posing & finishing

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Posing & Finishing This last page of the tutorial very much covers the remaining steps for your model, such as final touch-ups, finishing & displaying your finished master piece. Finishing Touches After assembling all the pieces together, if needed, do some light sanding to remove...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Assembling & decalling

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Assembling - Part assembly This is the point where you've got everything almost done, painted & awaiting the assembly phase. Besides saving you a bunch load of work space having to hold your parts laid out previously & its also one of the most...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Detailing

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing Getting on fine details Usually my favorite part of the whole process. It involves drawing, painting or spraying in the details which gives your model the extra personal touch & uniqueness. It is this cross-road step where the true skills of a modeler shines,...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Priming & painting

Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming & painting Detailing Assembling & decalling Posing & finishing The School of Thoughts While most amateur modelers simply just smack together all pieces & paint later, this is not the recommended way as you eventually have to disassemble the model again to paint those hard to reach places. If you plan to model,...

Tutorial: Introductory plastic kit-modeling – Model preparation

I kit model as a personal hobby, I particularly like assembling mechas and vehicles. Besides getting down & dirty, the past time involves the combination of ones patience, skill, tool handling, let be painting or adding details to produce one-off models unique to a modeler's wants and imagination. Kit Modeling tutorial article table of contents Intro, cutting & sanding pieces Priming...

Assembling an external harddrive storage enclosure

There will be times at a go where you will start to outgrow the harddisk capacity on your computer, that is where the magic of externally storage devices come in, not only allowing you to expand your storage capacity on your current setup but adds a degree of flexibility by allowing the content to be accessed to any computer...

Tutorial: Drawing and computer coloured art – Part I line art and planning

I enjoy sketching and drawing as a form of expression, not to mention a way to relax as well. It's a hobby I enjoy doing since I was a kid and never stopped since. This tutorial will cover some of the basic techniques I use in creating various hand-drawn artworks you see around the site. Article table of contents Line art...

DIY your own home theater personal computer – Installing drives and booting up

Article table of contents First impressions, Installing RAM & the addon cards About the heatsink. installing the CPU Installing CD-ROM & Harddrive. Wrapping & booting up Installing CD media drives and harddrive Whether you intend to use your HTPC as a universal player for DVD or Blue-ray movies, you can always purchase a Blu-ray writer or combo drive for use in the PC as...

DIY your own home theater personal computer – Installing the CPU

Article table of contents First impressions, Installing RAM & the addon cards About the heatsink. installing the CPU Installing CD-ROM & Harddrive. Wrapping & booting up Installing the CPU, some interesting parts A small confined case requires some careful space management for components, also considering that regular parts do not fit well in such a small case. One of the most interesting and unique...

Tutorial – Build your own DIY home theater personal computer

A home theater PC is very much alike a regular home PC, only that it is used mainly more for media and visual needs. Also given the increasing adoption of alternative medias such as digital content sold over the internet, as well as soft-copy video, music files over conventional mediums such as DVDs or CDs. A home theater PC...

Tutorial: Upgrading your computer processor (CPU) with cleaning and thermal paste application

This tutorial aims to serve as basic guide for anyone who wants to go about safe upgrading of their computer central processing unit or CPU for short. Usually I will recommend cleaning be done at least once every 2 years. This include people who wish or are intending to do an upgrade & would like to know about the...

Tutorial: Graphic card GPU cooler heatsink maintenance and thermal paste re-application

The graphic processing unit (GPU) is very similar to a computer's CPU only that it is a dedicated processor built to handle the processing of graphic related information with it's own dedicated RAM, The logic is very similar to having a mini PC strapped inside your PC, thus reducing the load on the main processor itself and improving system...

Tutorial: Drawing and computer coloured art – Part II Digital colouring with photoshop

Article table of contents Line art and planning your piece Digital colouring with Photoshop Colouring in Photoshop I use primarily Adobe PhotoShop 7.0 for computer generated art and for colouring my black & white pieces, it a very much cheaper alternative too actualy buying physical colouring tools and supplies for colour. Ulead photo express is my second most used software, though I prefer...

Build your own personal computer- Finishing touches and POST

Article table of contents Introductory components Installing the CPU & memory Casing & installing the motherboard (aka mobo) Graphics, soundcard & add-on cards Internal & external media drives installation Cabling, PSU, case LED lights & power button Additional cabling for output ports Finishing touches, power on self test (POST) & BIOS Operating system installation (Win XP) Finishing touches, power on...

Build your own personal computer- Internal and drive installation

Article table of contents Introductory components Installing the CPU & memory Casing & installing the motherboard (aka mobo) Graphics, soundcard & add-on cards Internal & external media drives installation Cabling, PSU, case LED lights & power button Additional cabling for output ports Finishing touches, power on self test (POST) & BIOS Operating system installation (Win XP) Internal and external media...

Build your own personal computer- Casing and motherboard

Article table of contents Introductory components Installing the CPU & memory Casing & installing the motherboard (aka mobo) Graphics, soundcard & add-on cards Internal & external media drives installation Cabling, PSU, case LED lights & power button Additional cabling for output ports Finishing touches, power on self test (POST) & BIOS Operating system installation (Win XP) Casing and installing the...

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