Latest model made from a Mac mouse

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USS Crabbe - a MacAlly mouse conversion

This is the USS Crabbe, NCC-210, a "Boilerplate" class patrol craft commissioned in the early 23rd century.

In reality, this used to be a MacAlly ADB mouse. A lot of Bondo and paint later, and two yellow highlighters which gave their lives to be the warp nacelles (which are bottom-slung and can't be seen here), I created a small starship from The Original Series Star Trek.

The decals are home-made, printed on my Epson 600. The Crabby nose-art is from the Mutts cartoon strip.

The model was photographed in natural window light, no flash, with my Kodak 3.1MP digital. The background is a NASA photograph, and Photoshop work was limited to a small 'impulse' glow at the back of the ship, and detail in one forward window that really can't be seen at this image size.

Not quite a hack, and not a vhack either, I figured RO was about the best place for it.

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that is too awesome!!

I remember back in the days of the original ST. In fact, I am converting all my ST video Cassettes onto DVD with my PVR DVD Recorder. Thank-God that there was no such thing as copy protection when those VHS's were made!!!

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Great!!

I just checked out your image gallery, these are great. Man, back in the day I had my fair share of Micro-Machines from the Star Trek universe. I used to cut them up and refashion them into new ships, but this stuff is original!

Fantastic

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How did you make the decals w

How did you make the decals with your epson?

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Re: How did you make the decals w

martakz wrote:

How did you make the decals with your epson?

A number of places sell water-slide decal paper for inkjets. You print on it, give it a sealing coat to prevent the colour from running, then cut the decal out.

I used the same stuff on the Quadra 7100 nameplate.

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nice one, e . . .

. . . I REALLY like it!

jt

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