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  1. If I won the lottery I would probably just travel the world watching as many sporting events that I could. Definitely the following: Follow a Formula 1 season from start to finish. Follow the England Cricket team for a full year - basically drinking beer all day in the sun and getting rowdy and sun burnt in far away commonwealth countries. Rugby World Cup in a southern hemisphere country (although Japan 2019 would probably be quite cool too). Some ideas which are more realistic but still bucket list worthy to me: There are a few theme parks, and particular roller coasters, which wouldn't be too difficult for me to visit. Thorpe Park (London), Phantasialand (Germany), Efteling (Netherlands) and Gardaland (Italy) for example. Ireland (and NI). Particularly Co. Monaghan and Co. Armagh. My surname is Irish and my ancestry can be traced back to these places. Considering how close I live to these places and how easy and cheap it is to travel to them, it is amazing to think that I have never even visited these countries and seen what they are like in person. I could literally walk to the ferry terminal from my house and board a ship that day for less than £50. Just travel anywhere on a BAe 146 / Avro RJ aircraft. I have already done it when I was very young but would like to do it again. It is my favourite aircraft, which I realise makes me a massive nerd to even have a favourite, and as it is a regional hopper could be tied in to a city break somewhere on mainland Europe. I have a degree in aerospace engineering and I just like some of the unique and quirky design features which give the plane some character. A lot of these aircraft are coming to the end of their service history or being sold/leased to foreign operators.
  2. What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet
  3. So it would be OK for his Grandpa to sing a song about it but not him? (Just playing devil's advocate here for the sake of a little fun. I have no horse in the race but find it all quite funny)
  4. PSN: marble21 Steam: marble21
  5. I know this isn't meant to 100% be a "this is what Nike should/will do in real life" but you would need more than one sock choice if it were. Good concept otherwise though combining the rumoured shield on the shirt with the throwback look which actually reminds me of a retro spurs shirt I own - so great execution there. Nice presentation also.
  6. I am a concept creating robot sent from the year 2 and I have failed in my duties. I think for the number 8 I found a picture from Grosjean's twitter page and used the trace tool in inkscape - it was a long time ago that I did it. It looks OK on here but zoomed in even a little bit it's really not that good quality. The bold part I have quoted about the customink I don't fully understand. Is that a custom t-shirt making company or something? If it is that then that's not something I have considered. It would be cool though, sure. Yeah, I agree about Manor. The smaller teams can play an important role in F1 as not only do many drivers but also many engineers and mechanics start their career at the "back" of the grid and work their way up. The new ownership has addressed the current financial issues so hopefully we will see some change with that. McLaren for sure will be interesting. As well as the massive hint they dropped on twitter, there have been a few significant personnel changes so a 'rebranding' kind of makes sense. I'm hoping for a few more surprises on the grid too. We'll soon find out.
  7. Neglected this... I will post what I did before the actual cars start to be presented next week. These were my original ideas. I did most of these in December/January so I am doing it to see how much my opinions change once we know what the real cars will look like. A few teams like McLaren have posted hints at some changes and we've even lost Manor from the grid after financial collapse. Most of what I have done is only subtle changes at most, so it's a bit of a waiting game before the livery releases start happening and I can come up with some updates. Also, like previous years I will do some bonus fantasy concepts once it's all done.
  8. I bought 10 of these off of eBay only to witness a box of 100 get delivered to the stationary cupboard behind my desk the very next day. Not the end of the world though, as they are good pens considering the low price. I have one of these (Parker Jotter) which I reserve for my signature only. No idea why I do that.
  9. A nice concept and very well presented. I always like seeing stadium concepts here and this hasn't disappointed. I like how it is a generic modern stadium, so will be good for holding in atmosphere/noise created by the crowd, but the 'incomplete' end adds some character and a unique feel. I also like stadiums where the field is below street level which this seems to be. Is this on the site of the current stadium or at a new site?
  10. I agree with what other people have kind of been touching on. The removal of the ship leaves an empty yellow band which feels like is incomplete/missing something. Have you tried it so that the outline is the same thickness all the way around the shield? Or as suggested with MUFC or 1878 for example. Personally, I like the ship. It makes it instantly recognisable as Manchester United to me, particularly in those colours, as well as the historic links to the cotton industry in Manchester (despite any negative connotations that brings). Maybe it's not as simplistic as you would like with the ship included, so I understand your thinking.
  11. Are we finally seeing the side effects of Klopp's high intensity style? Players burnt out from all that running?
  12. So here is Mercedes. I personally prefer the look of the circa 2010 cars that were all silver as opposed to the current ones with the black elements. I am a big fan of the prominent silver and teal combination brought by the partnership with Petronas though. As mentioned in the opening post, this concept combines what I think the cars will look like with some personal preferences. I have included the black on the front and rear wing end plates but removed the black patterns from the side of the fuel tank which I am not a fan of. Each concept will also be presented with a team polo and cap (template by @raysox). Imagine these as an idea of what the drivers could wear in their post quali/race interviews for example. C&C welcome.
  13. Merry February everyone. It''s almost that time when the F1 teams release their cars for the upcoming season. Just like in 2015 and 2016 I have made some F1 concepts to tie in with that, which I hope you will enjoy. This year will be slightly different though. I have already created a concept for each team based off a combination of what I think teams will look like - slightly modified to my taste. Once the actual cars have been released, I will modify my designs again based on them and also any C&C that has been given. There will also be some bonus concepts just for fun at the end - suggestions welcome. 2017 will be interesting because of some significant rule changes which affect the design and look of the cars. This has meant a slight change in the template I use. The .png is below for anybody to use. I have created my concepts using Inkscape from an .svg file. If you would like a copy of that .svg then PM me your email address.
  14. Yeah, I've played the game for over 40 hours now. I'm getting used to the controls but still picking some useful things up as I go along. It's good that it's the kind of game that doesn't require your full attention at all times. I can have the game "on" all day but be watching sports matches / TV at the same time and switch between the two. The Steam workshop is a fantastic resource. I've only built 4 custom coasters and a monorail in those 40 hours. Everything else I have taken from the workshop. Some of the uploaders also post videos on youtube of how they made them, so maybe that could inspire you. It's certainly taught me a few tricks.
  15. That's one of the things about The Last Jedi I'm looking forward to the most. The main job of The Force Awakens, in my eyes, was to introduce us to the trilogy and a new set of characters. Now that's been done there's a lot more room to create a new story line and endear us to the new characters a little more. We'll see, I guess. I do agree that I can't wait to watch Rogue One on blu ray though. Think I was a little awe-stricken watching it on the big screen at the cinema.