Thursday, April 26, 2012

To Boldly Go...

Open shuttle-bay doors and begin docking sequence...

Buddy has his own spaceship!

A classic Star Trek type-4 shuttlecraft with reinforced cardboardium hull plating, named after Buddy's favorite stuffed animal.

Buddy is already adept at laying in course adjustments via the control panel.

Several months ago, this intrepid space vessel was nothing more than a large cardboard box...

We trimmed and folded the front of the box to create the front point and then cut out some windows.

Rear doors and internal reinforcement (in the form of mailing tubes) came next.

Buddy turned out to be a great quality inspector!

We reinforced all of the exterior edges with additional "cardboardium" for extra durability.  Astronomical anomalies can really give a ship a beating...

Next, we integrated the ship's control systems and installed a tactile interface.

Propulsion systems came online after that.  We constructed warp nacelles out of extra-large mailing tubes and extra-large sports-drink bottles.

Finally, we gave the ship a proper paint job and registry number!

U.S.S. Crazy Monkey, ready for launch.


1 comment:

  1. Live long and prosper!
    Love your spacecraft.
    Scotty would approve.