747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2742 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 666 times:
Hello all. It's truly pathetic that Johan's too-tight forum rules force me to keep this out of the main aviation forum, but I consider it his loss, not mine.
Anyway, I have given up. After four years of designing this bloody jetliner, I have managed to exhaust myself to the point where I really don't want to invest the intellectual and artistic energies necessary to make a really good house/demonstrator color scheme similar to Boeing's Triple-Line Patriotic or Airbus' Half-Rainbow/Bluetail. The point is, I find that when things like this are opened up to other people, a lot of really amazing ideas come in, and with this motley crew it should be fascinating to see. It would probably just be for fun, because no matter how much energy I've put into making this thing fly the fact is that there just isn't going to be anyway to sell it to LMC (though I have also considered taking it to Boeing and offering it as a replacement for the failed 747-XStretch).
So... before I ask you all for livery ideas, I'll ask you all for ideas on how to conduct such a contest.
(I did offer this exclusively to Air Orange but he wanted to charge me several thousand dollars, so I skipped on out of that!)
Things to keep in mind:
In order to make this thing work, I will be more than willing to send anyone who wishes to participate a dozen 1'-long copies of the airplane profile for "practice runs" and one 2.5'-long copy for a finished suggestion, as well as prepaid envelopes large enough to send back the completed 2.5-footer.
There would be basically no rules except the obvious stuff, no naked people, no cursewords, etc.
And of course, it would have to have some words (L-1011-600 and TryStar, for example).
And lastly, I don't have buckets of money, so the biggest reward I could offer given that this thing is totally non-endorsed by LMC would be like US$200. You would also receive a 4-or-5 foot-long laminated computer-rendering (Adobe Illustrator) of your work. For those of you getting into artsy schools that would make for a pretty good sample of your work... Actually I'd probably frame it rather than just laminate it (or do one of both).
Anyway, I'm not sure how to structure something like this, so any ideas are much appreciated. (If you want to go ahead and sign up also, let me know.)
"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
BRANIFF PLACE From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 644 times:
747-600X I would very much like to enter this competition! When it is convienient for you i would really like further details on this competition, could you please contact me. Thank you very much for providing such a good opportunity.
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5264 posts, RR: 63 Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 624 times:
I find it truly stupid that you can't post this in the main forum, just look at all of Air Orange's posts along the same lines (not attacking him, just making a statement)
What you are offering is extremely kind, probably the kindest contest ever on Airliners.net, the first one that isn't some kind of self-ego boost. I wish I could participate, however, this year with exams etc.. time is an issue.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 610 times:
777236ER, and do you know how it annoys then someone says so... Such posts like "go elsewhere" appears almost in every topic discussing about the site and even in ones which aren't discussing about site. It seems like people only wants to get bigger number in post count for these posts.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 601 times:
You may find it annoying, but i find it annoying when some one call's Johan's rules "too-tight" and "pathetic". If you've got a problem, take it up with him directly. If not, don't whine. Johan works hard on this site. Don't critise openly and then expect to post that he has provided FREE OF CHARGE for you
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 576 times:
747-600x, if and when you have a winner, if you will email me a pic ( in a smaller resloution jpg.) in front, side, and perpective, I will do a photorealistic render for you free of charge if you want. I have been doing CG for a little while, about 4 years. As far as your contest good idea, even though I have no clue what it is about.
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 562 times:
I use the educational versions of all my software, so payment would be unethical. But as I enjoy doing 3d modeling and rendering as a hobby, I would be glad to do it for free. Just email me and I will see what I can do.
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 16 hours ago) and read 560 times:
Oh and my DSL connection doesn't become active until the 29th, so can you wait that long? My only email right now is from work, so just email me your email address and I will contact you on or about the 29th cool?