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25 May 2018 @ 07:35 pm
Stuff is under way  
I have been meaning to share this video for a while now. Google Home added new voices a while back and I was very happy that voice 8 sounds so much like the computer from Jurassic Park.


I bought a dash cam for myself and it arrived the other day. Chris helped me install it in my jeep. Funny because I had bought him the same one and liked it so much I had to get my own. I installed his in his truck. But it's been raining so much I haven't had a chance to go anywhere and really test it out. The rain finally let up for two days after coming down non stop for just over a week. Interesting stuff tends to happen on the roads so I'm sure once I get around to driving again that something is bound to happen.

My projects are all going slowly but surely. I'm getting close to finishing my driver door. I hope this is the last time I make it. I'm really getting sick of how much I've done it and don't really feel like doing the passenger door now. My project with painting the Newman figure into Nedry is going well finally. I had problems with the paints I bought. I've had to redo this figure way too many times. The tutorial I was using was crap and everything in it is wrong. I suspect the guy had it professionally painted now because it looks too good and his past custom projects look like crap. But now I know from now on if I make another one I'll just use spray paints. The problem was with his pants and how long to let them dry. When I added the clear coat it melted the paint and made it wet again. WTF? Also when I would add a new coat it would activate the paint and make it wet again despite having dried for the time it said. And then when it was "dry" and I was holding him my heat melted the paint. I had to sand all the paint off and spray paint finally worked. If I had known all this I would have started with that. But at last he looks good and I may buy another one just to have him look right all around. I have to make some custom decals now because he needs the JP logo on the front and back. Decal paper is expensive though I need to make some drawings to make into stickers to fill the whole sheet. I already know what will be the hardest thing. Cutting the stickers out. Naturally I'm going to draw Fear in some cool poses. I just need to think of what.
actipton80actipton80 on May 25th, 2018 11:57 pm (UTC)
We talked about a lot of this stuff on the phone already. I can't wait to see photos of your repainted Nedry figure.
Desthagirion on May 26th, 2018 01:02 am (UTC)
Yeah. Hopefully I will have him up soon. He's finally looking nice.
marchskies: barefootmarchskies on May 26th, 2018 05:30 am (UTC)
What kind of dash cam did you buy? I put one in my car back in September and a week later a truck pulling an excavator ran a red light and hit me and another car, totaling both of us. He fled the scene and unfortunately was only in view on the video for a split second. I need to put another cam up, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

That voice is really neat!
Desthagirion on May 26th, 2018 11:14 am (UTC)
I got the Aukey Dual Dash Cam and I highly recommend it. It was $130.
Looks like it's durrently out of stock, but they should get more in. Or other stores should carry them. Oh man too bad you didn't get the plate. But yeah it's so important to have a dash cam now to prove your case. Here is a youtube review of the camera that's very nicely done.

Thanks. It's so funny just telling him to turn the lights on and off and having the JP computer say, "Sure turning on the bathroom."
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on May 26th, 2018 09:59 am (UTC)
No 8 voice sounds quite good.

A dash cam should be good.

Glad you are getting close to finishing your driver's door. Maybe then you need a rest.

I didn't know it was raining so much at your place.

Sorry you are having so much trouble painting Nerdry. Maybe it's the quality of the paints?

Desthagirion on May 26th, 2018 11:16 am (UTC)
I'm enjoying the funny voice on my google.

I'm looking forward to posting video compilations of things I see on my trips.

Yeah it's been crazy how it's just been raining and cloudy here so much. The rains are back now. They are gentle rains at least.

Both these projects have been very annoying. Yes the paints I was recommended were terrible. Won't be using them again. Also the vinyl that the figure was made of was very slippery which didn't help for paint to seal to it.
kabuldurkabuldur on May 27th, 2018 12:00 pm (UTC)
Having a slippery model to start with would be problematic, also.
jokerforeverjokerforever on May 28th, 2018 04:01 am (UTC)
I’ll have to re-watch the film as it’s been a while but it’s neat that this voice potentially sounds like the computer voice from JP. Nice to hear your projects are coming along slowly but steadily as well.

Btw off topic I hope the tropical storm didn’t hit you too bad, I saw it on the weather channel recently.
Desthagirion on May 28th, 2018 11:33 am (UTC)
Definitely do a rewatch since next month is the 25th anniversary. If you watched my video on youtube I link to the part where you hear the voice give the same tour. Yeah things are coming along slowly. I hope I can get something done soon. Seems like lately something always get in the way. Yesterday I was working on my grab handles and I cut my finger, nothing serious, but it put a stop to that work.

Thanks for asking. Last I saw it was still in the gulf across from Tampa. Ok just checked the radar. Looks like it's going to go to Alabama. Winds at 65 mph. Yesterday it was only 40. 72 mph is a cat 1 hurricane which isn't too big of a deal. Most Floridians don't start to worry until it reaches a cat 2. We've mostly just had light rain.