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Is it just me, or is it that every once in a while a NiGHTS fan comes up with an idea so big and so epic that the finished product turns more than just SEGA fans heads and screams passion from every angle? As difficult as it may be (financially), one day I'm hoping to embark on the ultimate piece of NiGHTS artwork.

Many of you I'm sure remember this old signature I had floating around:
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For the longest time I've always dreamed of making such a car a reality. Sure, the price would be high and the labor put into it grueling, but nothing's impossible. With car vinyl sheets being offered at reasonable prices on eBay and other car part websites, the odds of making such a project a reality have increased. Of course, with the car above there are some obvious problems. The detail's too intense. The copyright and trademark issues involved would have SEGA suing me out of existence. And, above all else, it's BLAND. Two whole pre-rendered images slapped on the side of a car.

So...what if I decked out the entire car in a NiGHTS-inspired paintjob instead?
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I've been working on this for the last few nights. I was lucky enough to find a side-angle blueprint of my car (an '05 U.S.-spec Honda Accord sedan, you people in Europe get a rebadged version of our Acura TSXs over here) and from there I started tracing the thing out so I could get a clean outline to draw on. With only a mouse at my disposal it wasn't as easy as I'd hoped...anyway I'm starting to save up so that hopefully one day within the next couple of years I CAN do this, or something like it, to my car. While a Car NiGHTS would be awesome, it's more likely that I'll end up with some vinyls in a matching NiGHTS color scheme more than anything else, but it's fun to dream. We all know that. :angry:

Regardless, I do have serious intentions to give my car a unique paintjob in the coming years. So I figured NiGHTS is as good a choice as any!

I'm still iffy on the job I gave the car above. While unique and tasteful, it still feels kinda bland and off. I'm probably going to give it another go sometime soon. Just need to improve my artistic ability first...

Think you can do it better? Take a shot at it.
Blank car - http://i67.photobuck...ce/CarTrace.jpg
PSD with layers - http://rapidshare.co...4/CarNiGHTS.psd

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Ha! That is awesome. Ideya powered..

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If I ever saw that car in real life, I would sooooo take it.


(Kidding, Kidding. But still)


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If I saw that car in real life, I would chase after it relentlessly with a duck and a screwdriver, hoping you would give it up and I could drive away singing "Bananaphone" at the top of my lungs.

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It doesn't look too hard to simply do yourself. So long as you have the materials, and stencils.

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it would be awesome but really expensive. at the smash bros Brawl launch I saw a guy pull up in a civic completely decked out with gorgeous anime artwork. It must have cost a fortune to get that done.

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Perhaps a more subtle design? Maybe something that would look "normal" (or maybe just slightly strange) that would secretly send out a secret message to the secret undercover NiGHTS fans, you know, secretly.

(It'll be a secret.)

P.S.: I'm liking the fancy design (one on NiGHTS's arms/legs)... it should def. be used.

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I'd love to see a car like that. XD The epicness will explode D: I'll also chase it and sing dreams dreams. lol!

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That is amazingly shiny!! :lol: With this car all NiGHTS fans will unite and purify the earth! XD

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I'm with Gun6 on this. While that design really does scream NiGHTS, it might be wise to go with something a bit more subtle?

...I might actually have a go at this, once my workload clears up a bit. *ponders*

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No NiGHTS car is complete without a jester hat shaped spoiler :)

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Wow, jus-wow. =P
I would have a squeelfest if I saw that on the streets. XD
I like the first one better, the second one might wanna be more... as Icachan and Gun6 put it... subtle?

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No NiGHTS car is complete without a jester hat shaped spoiler :P

That. Is. A. Great. Idea.

I wonder if I can yoink one of those cool wings off of some stretch limos (you know the ones I'm talkin about) and paint it...

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That. Is. A. Great. Idea.

I wonder if I can yoink one of those cool wings off of some stretch limos (you know the ones I'm talkin about) and paint it...

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DO WANT!

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WOW!! i had this exact same idea too!! but i think im gonna do reeala now instead. but i cant even drive yet so i should steal my sisters car hahahahhaahha.

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ohmygod that is...SO BADASS.

One problem though: ...how do you get in it? xD

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ohmygod that is...SO BADASS.

One problem though: ...how do you get in it? xD

You.. dualize with it.. yes.. :lol:

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:lol:

Epic win. So...very...epic...

Who's up for driving to the Museum of Movie Automobiles (I think it exists?) in Hollywood and pimping the Batmobile?

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:lol:

Epic win. So...very...epic...

Who's up for driving to the Museum of Movie Automobiles (I think it exists?) in Hollywood and pimping the Batmobile?

Let's do it! *grabs duct tape.. because duct tape does it all..*


"This vehicle has been ViSiTED. Resistance is futile! "

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You.. dualize with it.. yes.. :P

For some reason I can just think of the scene in Adolescence of Utena where the title character is transformed into a car. Uh, yeah ^^;

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i so wish that was my car. :lol:

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@viperxmns - Holy crap...Righteous!
@TRAViS - Also very cool

If I were to do it though, I'd throw this design on a DeLorean. NiGHTS' arms would span the gull-wing doors, so when they're open it'd look like he's flying with outstretched arms. And of course, the car could fly. And not to mention the extra features at 88mph...

HA.

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*drools* DO WANT!!

Perhaps a more subtle design? Maybe something that would look "normal" (or maybe just slightly strange) that would secretly send out a secret message to the secret undercover NiGHTS fans, you know, secretly.

Now THAT is a good idea! Speaking of Ideya, maybe something like that on the front of the car, you know, like on the hood where sometimes theres a little silver thing identifying the company? A little red circle with a white star inside...what could it be?

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*drools* DO WANT!!


Now THAT is a good idea! Speaking of Ideya, maybe something like that on the front of the car, you know, like on the hood where sometimes theres a little silver thing identifying the company? A little red circle with a white star inside...what could it be?



It's called a hood ornament, and TRAViS and I already had this conversation: A hood ornament can, for aesthetic and structural reasons, only fit on a rectangular hood, like on my car:

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It's called a hood ornament, and TRAViS and I already had this conversation: A hood ornament can, for aesthetic and structural reasons, only fit on a rectangular hood, like on my car:

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That's true, I think the front of that kick a** NiGHTS car is flashy enough, maybe instead of fuzzy dice inside how bout fuzzy Ideya

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That's true, I think the front of that kick a** NiGHTS car is flashy enough, maybe instead of fuzzy dice inside how bout fuzzy Ideya


...fuzzy Ideya wouldn't look like Ideya at all...




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