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Old December 18 2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

"Next Tuesday" is finally here and the Prius-class Shuttlecraft Zhang Heng is having phasers installed.




I am going to be adding TNG style labels. Which layout do you think is best:
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Which do you favor?
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Old December 18 2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

The smaller blue one.

That said, I'm too distracted by the TOS phaser 2 being grafted on there. It looks awkward. If the rest of the shuttle is TNG-inspired, it would make more sense to have some kind of phaser stripe there instead.
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Old December 18 2009, 03:31 AM   #3
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

Are those easily removed? Otherwise your resale value just went down the tubes.
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Old December 18 2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

The mirror covers are easily removed. I bought a set of new ones, when the originals got a bit road worn. I am using those (the old ones) for this project. So far, I have done nothing to the car, other than the upgrade to the stereo system, that I couldn't reverse in a day or two.

OTOH, some Trekkie may want a car . . .
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Old December 18 2009, 07:31 AM   #5
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

Well, it could be worse:
http://io9.com/photogallery/fanpimpedcars/1000470597
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Old December 18 2009, 09:37 AM   #6
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Somewhere deep inside those people there's a part of them that's screaming "WTF HAVE I DONE TO MY CAR! What was I thinking?" It must take a fair bit of suppressing.
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Old December 18 2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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Not me. It brings a smile everyday, and has literally changed my life. Almost everyone in the Road Squadron (which includes Shawn's X-wing linked above), loves their cars. Noone has reversed their alterations that I know of, and several have driven them till they fall apart or are totalled.

Break the mold, I say.

Now, which of the label designs did you prefer?
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Old December 18 2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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Number 3, the small ones. They look more like the warning stickers you'd get on a fighter, rather than the big explanatory label you might find listing contents in a cupboard.
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Old December 18 2009, 06:07 PM   #9
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I think they look silly and out of place there. Mount them some where under the front bumper, like where the fog lights go.
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Old December 18 2009, 10:34 PM   #10
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i like the smaller stickers too.


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Old December 19 2009, 09:33 PM   #11
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

I have decided, with the help of all your suggestions, to go with # 2, slightly larger, and in red. A compromise with elements of all three designs.



Thanks for your input.
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Old December 19 2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

Looks good. Red is always a good choice for a capsule label. I still find that amputated TOS phaser really distracting, though.
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Old December 20 2009, 12:00 AM   #13
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

Maybe it needs a base plate to make a transition between it and the mirror cover. Like this?

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Old December 20 2009, 11:13 AM   #14
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Re: Shuttlecraft Phaser Labels

Better...
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Old December 20 2009, 01:22 PM   #15
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A smaller, simpler (though more detailed) base?

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