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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2018, 10:59:32 am »



The frame looks like they nicked it from a Harley Davidson    ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2018, 02:03:40 pm »

The White Triplex took the brutal approach with three Liberty V-12s.


Following the good old American approach of 'There Ain't No Substitute For Cubic Inches!'  ;D  :thumbsup:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 03:49:43 pm »

The White Triplex took the brutal approach with three Liberty V-12s.


Following the good old American approach of 'There Ain't No Substitute For Cubic Inches!'  ;D  :thumbsup:

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2018, 10:18:18 pm »
Bearing in mind that in the context of this GB, as determined by Fred and meself,
any sort of competition is fair game it need not be limited to the types of
machines most usually build, howabout a Gundam Olympics or Decathlon?
Javelin and discus are easy as they fit the already exisiting military theme of the
genre, but how would you pose a Gundam for the long jump, or even more hilarious,
the hurdles?
Of course, for shot-put a Zaku is the only viable choice.  ;D

Then of course there are bio-mechanoid versions of familiar competitive sports,
like Syd Mead’s giant bio-mech race “horses”.


Nothing is too outré for this GB as long as it’s somehow competitive.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2018, 01:38:06 am »
Personally, I have been thinking for a while of a Star Wars Pod Racer. Ep. 1 might have been hilarious, but at least there's a racing theme with potential in it.  ;)

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 04:15:10 am »
I'm thinking about a sporting Gundam.  A team sport.


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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 10:07:34 am »
solar sail racing yacht.  just need a sliver skinned umbrella and a lot of greeblies
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 11:24:37 am »
Schneider Trophy!



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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 12:40:07 pm »
That looks a tad Colani inspired, which is all to the good,
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2018, 05:52:31 pm »
There are some CRAZY ideas here... I love it!
Thanks!

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2018, 11:28:29 pm »
Remote-Control race planes seem a good source too:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2018, 01:13:35 am »
Remote-Control race planes seem a good source too:
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Get a kit and you are almost done:

http://aviation-design.fr/?rc-jet-model-diamond

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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2018, 04:13:17 pm »
While digging in The Loft for some cars and stuff to build my 'Racing Team' for this GB I've found all SORTS of lovely 1/24 stuff I'd forgotten I had.  :thumbsup:

You non-car guys probably won't have a clue what I'm on about but some will I'm sure.

One was an original IMC 'Little Red Wagon' kit, and it looks perfect too, amazing. I also found TWO Lotus 56 turbine car kits and a repro version of the same kit as well. And a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II!!!!  :o ;D ;)

I wonder if I should build the last one as an Altered with a big GMC blower sticking out through the bonnet and the exhausts poking out under the doors?  ;D

RR would probably sue me though.  ;D
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2018, 05:56:42 pm »
Good stuff.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
As to R-R, hehehe, well I’m ratrodding an Italeri 1/24th Bugatti Royale.  :wacko:
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Re: Racing/Competition GB ideas (get a jump on your competitors)
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2018, 01:54:14 am »
Kit the RR sounds  divine  :thumbsup:  It would through a lot of people sideways, as everyone know the kind of variations that some of the Rolls`s were subject too  :wacko:
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