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Shop-a-Mini Contest Answered

As Lira would say, I haz skillz.

I do not, though, have any serious photo-editing skillz.

So, it should be easy to impress me and earn a patch in my new contest; apply your skillz in Photoshop, Gimp or even Paint to join a Mini with anything else.

Caitlinsdad's hybrid of my Mini and Thunderbird 2 (below) was the inspiration for this contest, so he has already won a patch.
  • You can join the Mini with anything you like - animal, mineral, vegetable, even celebrity.
  • You must use a Classic Mini (any model), not the BMW version.
  • To win a patch, your image must impress, both with creativity and the level of skill exhibited.
  • The judge's decision is final and potentially rather arbitrary.
Ready... steady... shop!


EDIT: This contest ends June 30th, midnight GMT


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crapflinger

9 years ago

this obviously doesn't count as a shop since it's real....but if you weren't told that it's real you'd think it's a shop

Dump Truck engine in a mini , this thing is just nuts

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Kiteman

9 years ago

This contest ends June 30th, midnight GMT

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I have tried...I wanted to put dragonfly wings on one.....and I got the one side looking good (with Gimp) but I can't get the other side.....I have no idea why though.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The cool hours of the evening, I am working, the hot hours of the day time, I am home, and don't feel like moving much......but I am still trying...

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crapflinger

9 years ago

Few people are aware of Morris's contribution to manned space exploration. Due to it's compact size and weight, the Mini was perfect for moon exploration as it could be easily packed below the lunar lander for transport.

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crapflingerKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

schweet!

i wish i could have gotten rid of the red glow on the mini. but:
A) i forgot that it was there for a minute
B) i had set a 20 minute limit for the chop (since i was on lunch)
C) it's fun to imagine (at least in the first image) that he's parked outside of an intergalactic strip joint and that's the glow from the neon lights.


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Kitemancrapflinger

Reply 9 years ago

Ah, I thought it was the glow from a landing light or something...

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crapflingerKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

that's another good excuse.... i just always end up with some form of substandard source. usually because i'm focusing on one aspect of the two images that i'm wanting to merge (this one was the angle of the original lunar rover in the moon image and the angle of the mini) and i end up going blind to the other "issues" (the mini in question was photographed on a red carpet with a red background....didn't really notice how much reflection there was until i started masking.


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crapflingercrapflinger

Reply 9 years ago

also, you can tell that this is an american astronaut since he's sitting on the wrong side of the car

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crapflingercaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

ah, perhaps the driver had to step outside to relieve himself?

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Kitemancrapflinger

Reply 9 years ago

I have a horrible mental image - you've seen the exploding faces of Total Recall? Like that, but lower down...

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lemonie

9 years ago

I'm not very good with PhotoShop, but here's a contribution

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

Haha, that's perfect - #2 Son would love for that to be real!

(Patched, obviously)

Hang on; black-and-white?  Trying for two patches with one image?

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The thought crossed my mind, but it isn't a photograph. It actually looks better in the topic than original size in PhotoShop.

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CameronSS

9 years ago

Presenting: The Mini-Steamer!

Bleh. I couldn't find source images I liked. I'll try another one.

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KitemanCameronSS

Reply 9 years ago

That's great!

(What, you want more than one patch?)

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CameronSSKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Nah, I just already had the head placed when your last comment popped up on Gmail. :D

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CameronSSKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks! Still working on a third one, I'm too far into it to stop now. :P

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gmjhowe

9 years ago

 Introducing...

THE KITEMOBILE

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

I guess I asked for that...

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gmjhoweKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

 I would have thought it was your wildest dream!

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

There's a British phrase used to describe poor handling; it corners like a shed.

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KryptoniteKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I actually laughed when I read that! :D

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gmjhowecaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

 I swear these young girls need to learn some manners..

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Kitemangmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

She ought to get off the pot or...

...post an image.

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KentsOkayKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

 NO I DONT WANT TO GET OFF POT!!!

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KentsOkayKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

 Err uhh...  I mean, yea, one I finish the paper!

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n8man

9 years ago

 I just got Photoshop back on my computer, I am going to have a lot of fun with this.

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caitlinsdadn8man

Reply 9 years ago

GIMP is free and there is a Windows version for those no haz Photoshop.

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

NEWS FLASH!
 I shall add two patches to the prize pot.

The first and second to put up a complete instructable detailing the methods used to create your masterpiece, not necessarily the image to be picked to please 'is Majesty, shall receive a custom patch created by my arbitrary cartoon whimsy.  You must  comment and link here after they are published to let everyone know you have skillz( or a case of SPAM).

Good luck.
5...4...3...2...1...




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Kryptonitecaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

What!?! I'm still working on my hexadecimal numbering Instructable! Gah!

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Kiteman

9 years ago

Update: I've created the patch, and sent the first one to Caitlinsdad.