Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Monday, August 01, 2005

An Outward Or Token Appearance Or Form That Separates The Limbs From The Body

Just finished creating my electrical schematic for 'Dance-Dance-Dance'.

I finally have real numbers to work with. Here's what I need:

(1) Fader Controller
(3) C9 Light String, 25' Length, 12" Spacing, 5 Amp, White Wire
(50) C9 Opaque (Frosted) White, 7 Watt Replacement Lamps
(50) C9 Opaque (Frosted) Red, 7 Watt Replacement Lamps

There will be a total of 66 bulbs on the work — 25 on each side and 8 top/bottom. They will alternate around the work white/red/white/red. Each color bulb will run on it's own line so a fader can be employeed. The fader allows each color blink on and off in an alternating rhythm with themselves. It can handle up to 300W per channel (2 channels). The bulbs are 7W @ 33 = 231W. This is going to work wonderfully.
There might be a little cost in doing this ($60), but what I want to try and do is not order online because the shipping is murder. I need to find somewhere local that has what I need.

Just got back from PEARL... spent a little more than I wanted to, but it'll be worth it. I found an old paint I used to use a while back that is just perfect for my thick opaque coating, thin line & drip needs. It's 1 Shot Lettering Enamel and boy does this stuff work really well. It's an oil based gloss enamel that's really durable and almost totally fade resistant. The thing I really like about it is how easily it flows from the brush and that it doesn't leave any brush marks. The paint drys in 2 hours and cures within 8... unlike most household enamels. It's really amazing stuff, better than what you'd get at Home Depot and a lot more reliable. So I'll have to skip a meal or two because of this paint... it's a weird lifestyle when you choose paint over food. I'm so ready to get home and get working with this stuff. I bought 3 colors — Pure White - Bright Red - Metallic Silver. I'm not completely sure what I'll be using silver for yet, but I'm sure that it'll reveal itself after I get working.

Headed out into this big world to buy myself some brushes and paints... YESH!! Gonna go hit PEARL first and then hit the hardware stores on the flip side. I think the hardware store will have paints closer to what I'm looking for... cheaper too. Have to collect these supplies today because I have a long night of work ahead of me. A long night.

AUGUST 1, 2005
BARKER - Pretermited Jughead 25 (postcard)

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