Although the previous part of this review tried to draw some conclusions, it’s not like this topic can ever be closed. Several new brands of metallic paints were made available since and here I’m taking a look at AK Interactive Xtreme Metal and True Metal ranges. To bring some balance I’m also checking out an old-timer, Humbrol metallics. Continue Reading →
Almost a year later, which is quite obviously becoming a tradition, a next instalment. Thankfully, there was some actual progress during this time, and recently even more so. Continue Reading →
It’s been more than a year since the previous installment of this series, so it’s probably a good time to continue. Continue Reading →
Recent Plex Media Server update contains erroneous script which brings package management on some systems to non-working state. On my system the original issue looks like this:
sudo dpkg -i ./Downloads/plexmediaserver_0.9.12.0.1071-7b11cfc_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package plexmediaserver.
(Reading database ... 196657 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../plexmediaserver_0.9.12.0.1071-7b11cfc_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking plexmediaserver (0.9.12.0.1071-7b11cfc) ...
Setting up plexmediaserver (0.9.12.0.1071-7b11cfc) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/plexmediaserver.postinst: 33: /var/lib/dpkg/info/plexmediaserver.postinst: systemctl: not found
dpkg: error processing package plexmediaserver (--install):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
The update leaves Plex Media Server in a working state since previous installations did the job this one can’t. The added bonus though is that package managers like
dpkg cease to fullfil their duties and it’s something not generally desirable.
The issue is relevant to Linux Mint 15+ and may also be relevant to Ubuntu 15.04 but I haven’t tested the latter specifically. The fix involves removing erroneous package, fixing it’s contents and reinstalling to get Plex and package managers to working state again. Continue Reading →
As promised previously, here goes the second part of metallic paints review. Read the first part by this link. This time we’ll check out Gunze Buffable Metallics, Gunze Super Metallics and Tamiya metallic paints. We also will draw some conclusions about which paints fit best to some of the specific modeling needs. Continue Reading →
Why not just get Mac OS and Sublime Text then? Well, I’m not a fan of Apple products, that’s why. I like the graphical part though so here is how to adopt some of it. Continue Reading →
The time has come to put an end to uncertainty regarding the choice of metallic paints in modeling. This is a topic of much hesitance for many, but it no longer has to be. See, I spent some time to figure out the variety of options and techniques out there and now my knowledge is yours as well. Continue Reading →
One of my personal favorites, a widely loved aircraft, P-51D Mustang, is on my desk. Continue Reading →
Well, not really a build part, but a milestone of sorts. The build was on hold while I was thinking what to do with the drain holes and also while I spent valuable modeling time building planes. This build goes on for about two years now and not because it’s that difficult. True, there is a lot to be done but I like to approach each step with sincere desire for perfection instead of pressure of hasty completion. So, I’m taking my time with this one. Continue Reading →
Past steps shown I have to really focus on torpedo gates. Quick putty-sand attack didn’t work and the PE part seam just wouldn’t go. My main concern was the choice of putty. I came to the conclusion Tamiya putty was far from ideal product for the task and as you have seen earlier, tried Milliput. Continue Reading →