Fun Stuff: March 2013 Archives


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Got a few crappy photos of the ISS flying over.  Had trouble getting it focussed in the dark... will try harder next time!


Life - part 4

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Today I finished the fourth quarter of the "Life" jigsaw (but only the third quarter I've done - there's still the third quarter to go).

I might have cheated a bit when it got to all the blue goo.  Place one section on top of another and work off the template below (does make colour matching harder).

Jigsaw cheating

Jigsaw cheating

And so fifty hours later ..

Life jigsaw

I set a timer to limit myself to half hour blocks (otherwise I could just sit there for hours).  The breakdown was:

  • 4.5 hours - sorting the pieces into sections
  • 0.5 hours - edge (three edges on this section)
  • 3.0 hours - planets
  • 6.5 hours - pink sky
  • 4.0 hours - sails
  • 1.0 hours - marlin or whatever that big fish jumping is
  • 4.5 hours - night sky
  • 1.5 hours - boats (the hulls)
  • 5.0 hours - water (the horribly rippling stuff - quite hard)
  • 8.0 hours - coral and fish
  • 11.5 hours - all that horrible blue stuff

Might get some other jigsaws done before finishing it off!

February Jigsaws

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A little late getting this post out ..

One from my parents
Mountain jigsaw

Nelson Bay.  I actually gave up on this one.  Only the second time I've ever done that.  There were only 42 pieces left, but the jigsaw was cut so badly and the piece colour had deteriorated that it was getting impossible.  I got to a point where I'd tried every piece in a spot but none of them fit, because there were mistakes elsewhere.  I couldn't be bothered trying to find the mistakes so gave up.
Nelson Bay jigsaw

A carousel in Germany.  Another $1 one from K-Mart
Flying chairs jigsaw

Fishies.  As horrible as the swans :(
Fish jigsaw

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