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Masterpiece Seeker Base Nameplate Sticker Templates!

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:45 AM   #1
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Masterpiece Seeker Base Nameplate Sticker Templates!

Okay, so... to commemorate the (near) completion of my MP Thundercracker custom, I decided to whip up a little something to re-christen the former Starscream's base stand.

I scanned my Skywarp and Starscream labels and checked Whatthefont...turns out they're both the same font: Impact, just with tracking adjusted and the resulting text Transformed (ha-ha) to fit in the 7 cm space.

Using the same general thematic rules they used to create the two existing labels, I made a bunch more, as illustrated below:

If you want one of these, they're all in the directory here, as transparent gifs and flat jpgs, each 600dpi, and sized to fit within the 7.2 cm space allotted on the base.

Also in that directory is the Photoshop PSD template I made, if you're interested in that sort of thing, or you want to make your own custom nameplate. I'm not entirely sure at the moment how I'll go about printing a white nameplate sticker -- I may end up having to just print a black nameplate on white label stock and make the best of things. After all, it can't look any worse than the existing translucent labels.

I hope this is useful to someone!

Originally Posted by Noisemaze
It's useful to me. Thanks!

I didn't get to the nameplate yet, I spent hours trying to match the font for the tailfin. I have SW on my Skywarp but I can't match the font to save my life. I want SS on Starscream, SS on Sunstorm & TC on Thundercracker.

If you can find this font let me know!
Originally Posted by Carl
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Originally Posted by ShadowStitch
Yep, Carl's found the font I would probably use. It's free, readily available, and very close to the real thing. The one on the Seekers is a stylized version of a USAF aircraft font, with a drop shadow and stroke. There are some (like the B-52 font family) that come close, but with a little tweaking, you can get a nearly identical result with Amarillo.
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-mp_stand_labels.jpg   -dirge.gif   -ramjet.gif   -skywarp.gif   -starscream.gif  

-sunstorm.gif   -thrust.gif   -thundercracker.gif  
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