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Flying Mini by torokun Flying Mini by torokun
A blast from the past.

Something I designed about 7 years ago!!! i dont' know if I can even call it a "design" since, i'm using an existing car.

But, it was designed in conjunction to a story/characters I am developing. Some variation of this will make it into my future project... I am sure...

Anyways, It's done in water color...
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chasbanner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
“I’m out of here General!”
“Not quite yet Sullivan! There’s something I need to show you”
“Listen Patterson. I don’t want to see anything you have to show me. Not after what happened in Mozambique. Just show me...?
What the hell is THAT!?! “
“That is the product of over 7 years and 600 million in aerospace research.
THAT is one of the most sophisticated piece of weaponry on the planet.
THAT is the first Mini specifically designed for high performance aerial combat.
That is… Skyfox!”
*cue theme tune to 80s tv series airwolf*
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DerZocker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow it reminds me of Lone Starrs Space Van from Spaceballs. Great Work!
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netdiverkai Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
reminds me of those old ads from magazines of the 50's.
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60512 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
You could consider it to be a design, or a modification. you've designed a modification. I bet It'd fly, too.
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schwa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
oh man I want this carplane so much. and it's drawn and painted perfectly! I wish I could get watercolors to look that good! :)
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torokun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Practice! Practice! practice!
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Pyro-Hero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
man this car totally exists, it works too!
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BazookoidBen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, if it only worked. The mini is normaly very front heavy so I doubt it would acctually work. Still the rendering is very well done, the shine effect on the side is a very effective touch.
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foto-grafik Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
great piece of artwork, should have loads more favs than this.
great job mate
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torokun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
:)

Thanks for the kind words!
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Sbags Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
man thats awesome, looks like something made in that channel 4 show scrapheap challenge :D (thats a complimrnt btw ^^)
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SovietMan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
I want one
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teemunkle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Digital Artist
Nice!

I would love to use this bad boy as my commuter vehicle.

no more A55 nightmares :)
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torokun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
He he he...

touché
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wraith11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Heh, very cool...
...Jesus, don't let the blokes from Top Gear get hold of this one, they might actually try it. =P

I like it, especially how it all fits onto the mini so well, kinda cobbled together looking, but at the same time like it's meant to be that way since day one (I don't know if that made a whole lot of sense actually). Plus the proped open boot reminds me of the old Arbarth Fiats :D
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torokun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hopefully, it will end up in my animation one day...

:)
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racejasonulose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Mini Power! Hooray for S! Fly, Mini, fly!
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Raiden-no-Kishi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
Monster Garage, anyone? XD

It's anachronisms like this that bring a smile to my face. It's a Mini with WWI aircraft bits on it, and what appear to be . . . jet engines?

A minor note is that the engines [if those are indeed jet engines or maybe liquid-fuel rockets, since the intakes of a jet would suck the air out of the Mini?] would likely fry your rear control surfaces ~ jet or rocket exhausts are hot stuff. But what do I know? Besides, none of that would likely really work, so who cares? ^_^

.rai//
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torokun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
This was designed back in 1999. Years before Jesse did his flying Viper mod. In fact, I did post this picture in the Discovery channel's forum when he was making that flying car.

Also, as I have noted, flying car concept is not such an original concept. Not only that, early fathers of designers like Norman Bel Geddes was already designing flying cars in early years.

Lastly, this is not designed to be a real flying machine. But, it's for a fantasy based story line that features "believable" and familiar objects from our world.
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Dubhghall Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006
an absolutly spiffing idea too, if i do say so my self.

(and i do!)
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MeganeRid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
nice color :) looks believable :P
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Creator350 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
:eyepoping: Cool.... love the design. Simple but very inspirational.
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bigwillieswanga Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of all my friends on my list, Im glad to have you on. Your gallery is refreshing. And this pic just adds to it. Great job.
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torokun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Whoa... I don't know if I deserve such compliment... There are so many better artists out there... Especially on Deviant Art... Try my favorites list. You might never come back to my page :)
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bigwillieswanga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well some people stick to what they know. Its nice to see a gallery that has so many diff pictures from eachother. Im just here to give props when they are due.
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torokun Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ha! Thanks for the kind words...

Eventhough... that's also my biggest weakness... The nature of my job had me do a lot of different stuff in different styles... And I think I can cover most of those with relatively good quality work... But, I can't say I am really good in one area. I really am jealous of some people who had patience and opportunity to develop one area they are strong at.

But, then again, my goal isn't to do that... so I hope it balances out...
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bigwillieswanga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Balance is good though. Some ppl (me) wander off from what theyre good at and explore diff areas and tend to fail. I try to use photoshop for different things. Whether it be wallpapers, photomanips, and now digital ink/paint. Its all bout enjoying what you do. And it seems like we both achieve that. As long as we keep the love and in most cases patience, for what we do, we'll be fine.
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tomsaville Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006   Filmographer
Thats awesome. Do you think she'll fly? Assuming the vehicle is of a female gender.
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torokun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
In real life? No way.

This Mini was designed to give an illusion of certain level of believable realism in a semi fantasy world. Things like this car exists in the world I am developing. And if it serves to have people think it's possible, than it served its purpose.
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tracyjb Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
fantastic! I wish I could render vehicles that cleanly.
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torokun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks Tracy. I will see at the E3~!
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