World's Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats - created by BWR


Worlds Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats
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Posing for a victory picture, these two men just broke the world`s land speed record in their jet powered vehicle. In case you don`t know, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in Tooele County in northwestern Utah, USA. It is totally flat and smooth for miles. Most of the land speed world records are done here. (1 year and 53 days ago)

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avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Very cool vehicle. I would have added a tail fin, but that's just my preference. It looks like there's a bit of red stuff to clean up under the rear of the fuselage.

author says:

TY CM. Originally it had a tail fin, but I removed it because it made the vehicle look way too much like a plane. As per your suggestion I re-added the tail, and in my opinion it does make it look less like a "land vehicle" and more like a plane. Thoughts? https://i.imgur.com/AbJdpgv.jpg

I saw that yucky stuff under the tail you pointed out, and took care of it. Surprised that got passed me, so TY for your eagle eye. If anyone wants to know a trick for finding stray stuff that should have been masked or cut out, just use a temporary "Stroke" and it will reveal the bad stuff.

(1 year and 52 days ago)


avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

As I said, it's your preference. I thought a long low fin would look cool. Lots of the land speed record cars had fins. https://www.google.com/search?q=world+speed+record+cars&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikhNrvw_3WAhUB5IMKHY56Ag4Q_AUICigB&biw=1724&bih=924
PS: I like the goofy guy in the back seat.

author says:

Thanks again for your help. I tried quite a few tails. Tall ones. Short ones. Long ones etc and really thought it made it look too much like a plane. Here is what I think was the best one with a tail. https://image.ibb.co/gLdvwR/rebuilding_car.jpg

I did however raise the wheels (or lower the body) and I like it a bit better.

(1 year and 52 days ago)


avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Definitely an improvement. (I do like the one with the tail, though).

avatar madamemonty

Congrats again BWR

author says:

Thanks MM.

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats BW!

author says:

Mahalo sister Z.

(1 year and 48 days ago)


avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations BWR. I like the one you did with the tail fin better though.

author says:

Haha. Such a hard decision sometimes when making these Chops. Probably should have listened to CMYK46.

(1 year and 48 days ago)


skyangel says:

You won anyway so it would have made no difference except you might have got an even higher score than you did. 60% always looks so much better than 59.9.

(1 year and 48 days ago)


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