Jan Rukr's Astro-Racers (an independent's entry!)

Discussion in 'Jan Rukr's Astro Racer and Independent Entries' started by zathros, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Jan has sent me a emblem which should be mounted on the aircraft. There has to be some kind of vetting procedure. A clear build thread would be a 99% guarantee. Also, I think the ship should be assigned a number, like in real racing, that stays with it. The number has no significance, other than a way to keep tabs on it. I need feedback. I won't post the pics yet as I do not want anyone usurping this who does not belong to ZEALOT. This is our thing. All you have to do is join this forum to get into it.

    SO, please, help me with some ideas on vetting (Judging whether the model is in the spirit, and since just about anything goes, that shouldn't be hard. Any ideas, put them in this thread. I really need your input on this.
  2. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    1. Model in the spirit - If the plane / ship / racer can be imagined in a race course setting like a standard racetrack only flying (see wipeout for reference). No Vorlon planet destroyers. Has to convey a sense of speed.

    2. Numerology - Just have to make sure and keep track of a list of craft - like on Jan website now & maybe (if the model is good enough) put on Jan's site. Maybe possible vote on models and if accepted assign a number to said model.

    3. Adjustability of the Astro Racer logo on the model - Can make it big or small. If on the main top portion of the racer make it small. If on the bottom have it a large as you want.

    4. Artist's Name on the bottom - with suitable logo. Hmmm.. Have the Astro racer logo in the center with the artist's name below (centered).

    5. Stock entrees, special entrees, and just wacked out entrees (See St. Dragon on Jan's site for details).

    That's all I have for now.

    Sky Seeker
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    The models will stay on this site. I can't get into that, proprietary reasons, also in Jan's interest. It would cost him more money to host them.
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Jan Rukr has sent me some final requirements for out own creations of "Independent Astro Racers entries/creations"

    If you have an opinion, or idea, POST IT NOW!! :)
  5. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Z - Ok, but when can we see the requirements to comment one way or the other?

    Sky Seeker
  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    :iagree: Yup, that would help in the debate ....... :)
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Soon, like now ( won't post the logo till we get the system up for doing this, I don't want someone from any other forum sidling their way into something they do not have permission to. also, in the "logo" you see, ZEALOT will have to appear. This is again so that Jan knows it came from here. You build a model, you have thrown it to the wind. Of course, you build something and paing it some others colors, you can do whatever you wish with it, you just can't call it an Astro Racer. This is all pending as we are still going back and fourth.


    custom ship - logo (possible use).png Your Avatar Name, and smaller, under neat "zealot" go in the "By your creations Banner", everything is being done that I am able to think of to protect Jan's Astro-Racer design concept . That is imperative.


    Astro Racer staff:

    The craft must have a racing number between 1 and 1000 followed by AR letters or there must be at least one ASTRO RACERS sign somewhere at the visible surface (hood).

    The craft with the emergendy escape vehicle system have this sign eev-system.png (optional stuff - you don´t need to have some rescue vehicle for your pilot:D)

    No weapons allowed.

    Craft can be equipped with antigravity device branded by DUNAHILL (sign of the dunahill - dunahill.png - can be placed on craft)

    The craft must fit in the box 20x20x20 meters (starting box dimensions)

    Engine technology and shape of the craft is optional


    Papermodel is 1~2 pages of A4 format. Relatively easy construction with 30 marked parts at maximum. (Optimum is one paper sheet with 17 parts).

    One of the dimensions (h x l x w) of the papermodel is 15~17cm...(optimal case). There is no need small, high detailed model with plenty of parts.

    It is better to make a model with landing gear down.(open)

    it is good to have some background story + some graphic medallion.

    One easy graphic building plan and that´s it. Astroracer is finished :)
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  8. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Z - Looks great. One change I would make is that those of US in the states use 8.5X11 in lieu of the A4 european standard. Would that be acceptable?

    Sky Seeker
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Yes, and these are among the things Jan and myself are finalized. Paper size is up to the individual, as is model scale size. The "true size" maximum is 20 x 20 x 20 meters. Obviously, that is for reference. :)
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  10. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

    Z - Be Careful there! I know a guy that can supply a banner that size. I'd have to seriously laminate the paper and reinforce it copiously. Hmmm... this might go into the realm of fiberglas. Just thinking out loud, but it could be done.

    Sky Seeker
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  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    My brother-in-law's brother is a printer and can make huge banners also. :)
  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    What ?????? Bruce Banner is your brother-in-law ????
    That is Hulking it a bit, isn't it ????? :D
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  13. wulf111

    wulf111 Member

    now that's funny.

    seriously though this is a great idea i am so doing some of these i have several ideas already. my only problem is i cant create textures i can do 3D just fine but when it comes to the 2D apps.... so anyone interested in teaming up?
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  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    You can add textures in Paint. Making a "Independent" entry model means that having something maybe not so polished, adds to the realism. :)
  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Yeah, that is funny, only thing is his Bruces are really wide, but extremely thin! :)
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  16. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    reminded me of an astro racer
    astro racer.jpg
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  17. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member


    Great photo! Where did you find it? I agree with you it looks like an "Astro Racer" to me.

    Sky Seeker
  18. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    just in one of my google searches I randomly do
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