Iíll tell you what cyborg race-ships are again, in case you donít know: they are pretty much people who have been surgically attached to machines that race in space. Itís tradition to name these after songs, so this one is named after the Kraftwerk song. Feel free to skip ahead to a minute into the video, because thatís when the song really starts. I donít really like this music, but, like the song that I named my last cyborg race-ship after, it tends to get stuck in my head. Plus, the name seems appropriate for a racer.
Anyways, Aero-Dynamik is human brain in a big robot body with a powerful jetpack. This versatile humanoid form gives Aero-Dynamik an advantage during a race, as most of the other cyborg race-ships are more like spaceships than people. I tried to give it as much articulation as possible while only using ball joints for the ankles and torso. Since the other cyborg racers that Iíve posted didnít have a backstory, Iím going to try to write one for this. Plus, cyborg race-ships are supposed to have backstories. I donít care if you donít read it, so go ahead and skip the next paragraph if you want to.
Unlike most other cyborg racers, Aero-Dynamik was never a fully-grown organic human. Two people that were selected to have above-average reflexes and spatial skills volunteered to have a child for the sole purpose of becoming a cyborg race-ship. Soon after birth, the childís brain was moved into a small robotic body which it learned to control (the leftover human body was used for a dissection in a high-school biology class). Once the brain was mostly developed and had learned to control the artificial body as precisely as an organic human can control his or her body, Aero-Dynamik began a life-long training program to become the best cyborg race-ship there ever was. To this fictional day, Aero-Dynamik has maintained an almost flawless racing record.
Front view. Since the Barracuda is #3 and Dizzy is #4, Aero-Dynamik had to be #5. Am I the only one who is numbering the cyborg race-ships?
Aero-Dynamikís organic brain is contained within this robotic head, which is tiny compared to the rest of its body.
The small claw is used for delicate tasks, while the big one is used for tearing up obstacles and the armor of other racers who get in its way.
The jetpack is usually vertical for takeoff, but it can move to be horizontal for forward thrust.
Response to Matt S:
Yeah, there's really no detail on the feet. I just didn't want to cop out and use a Bionicle piece like I did for the Onachus.
I think it's the first "robot" cyborg-race ship I've seen, it's a great idea ! The design is clean, clever, it has something from the spirit of StarWars design. And it's cool that it's named after a song from Kraftwerk (great band) - Thanks for your review !
Its good to see a humanoid cyborg race ship, rather than a plane looking one- that's a pretty sweet idea. I also like the VTOL engines, they add alot to the overall appeal of the creation. Keep up the great work, and thanks for the review.
Good job sticking with the "slim" look, it all goes wonderfuly with the head. Also like the jetpack, I really like the shape of it. One part I'd like to mention though would be the feet, they seem a bit clompy. Although they don't look bad I think they could use some detail like greebles or something, mabye they have some but I cant see it.
Dude! That is one weird racer-in a good way I mean. That backstory is fantastic and the song choice is perfect! With the joints he has, it would be cool to see if he could transform into a jet-like shape. Very tricky though-I haven't been able to do it yet but still I'd love to...