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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


Discussions

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crapflinger
crapflinger

10 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
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

O M G !

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

This contest ends June 30th, midnight GMT

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Still 27.5 hours to go...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 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
crapflinger

10 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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Patched!

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 10 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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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 10 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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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 10 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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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

But all of our automobiles come with chauffeurs.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 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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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

not if you are Howard Hughes.

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 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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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 10 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
CameronSS

10 years ago

Presenting: The Mini-Steamer!

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

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

A little better...the Miniterprise-E.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Ah, that is better!

Patched!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

That's great!

(What, you want more than one patch?)

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

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

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

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

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

 H.M.S. Sir Sink-A-Lot

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

10 years ago

 Introducing...

THE KITEMOBILE

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I guess I asked for that...

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 I would have thought it was your wildest dream!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

I actually laughed when I read that! :D

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

 Haha!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Kiteman's shed is full of...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

watch that potty mouth, Missy...

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

She ought to get off the pot or...

...post an image.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

 NO I DONT WANT TO GET OFF POT!!!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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

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n8man
n8man

10 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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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

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

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 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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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, that's outstanding!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

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