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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm

I am honored to have earned the acclaim of so many furry friends

i will endeavor to be worthy

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:27 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm
hey - look at me - i am tech savvy ;)
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by zenako » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:20 am

Yup, every spring I make a pass thru the local craft shops (AC Moore, Micheals, etc.) and check for clearance items that sometimes are items like these. If nothing else those clearance buys provide cheap fodder for experiments in making stuff. Just like the post someone made last year about the Tiki hut tops that are an almost perfect fit for 4" tower builds. Sometimes you just got to look beyond the local hobby store for some goodies. (Clearance items for fish tanks can have some useful stuff as well!).

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:09 am

i tried flaking it off - figuring it was some type of flocking, but it is pretty stuck on

just soaked it in a coffee cup and then put dishwashing liquid on it and brushed it a bit
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viola - summer time trees!

guess i will pick up some more - these would look awesome in city builder as manicured garden
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by Papa_Stevie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:51 am

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:13 pm
wish they had them without snow

Sometimes its just a plaster on them and it can be washed off for snow-free trees

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by William » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:00 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 pm
This bad boy still works:
Of course it does, you could throw an old phone against a cinder-block wall and they still worked. ;)
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 pm

hey - i learned something new!

I am old enough to remember when phones where actually used to make calls - and no one needed an instruction book that was 300 pages long to know how to use one ;)

This bad boy still works:
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by astolat » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:33 pm

kitenerd wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm
i seem to have an orientation problem with images i email myself from my phone

any smart people know how to get around this?

this is a test - i opened it renamed and resaved - lets see if that works
FWIW, the issue is that whenever you take iphone photos with the camera app oriented wrong, it helpfully hides this from you by saving orientation info in the EXIF data and displaying it based on that data. Any program that doesn't read the EXIF data will display it wrong.

If you open the file in pretty much any image editing program that displays it correctly and just re-save it (if you need to change it somehow to get it to save, you can rotate it around 360), it'll keep the correct orientation. Preview works on Mac.

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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by dice4hire » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:41 pm

I am in awe.

Nice trees, and they look pretty realistic. I wonder how all the existing trees will look next to the new DF trees.
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Re: Big Lots - cheap trees!

Post by kitenerd » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:15 pm

hey - look at me - i am tech savvy ;)
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