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Chimera [RLRides B&M Floorless]

bob_3_

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Soooo it happened again. Feeling abit exhausted of the bigger projects I went into FVD and started playing arounf with a modern shaped B&M Floorless (like Hot Wheels Nitro in India). I asked around about what elements to add and was challenged with a few ideas then worked out how to make those suggestions work. It actually turned into quite a good layout that I actually like (this was never the intention) and this is what popped out.

I named it Chimera which is an organism made up of cells of another, or a mythical beast made up of the parts of other animals, which is fitting considering the elements used and the way the thing was designed. I may look to do more with the ride, but I just wanted to show some of the shaping in it's rawest form.

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Hixee

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Either deliberately subtle, or coincidently unfortunate - you haven't included the turnaround after the airtime hill in either of those shots. Knowing you, there's probably something strange lurking out of shot. :p

Non-inverting loop aside (which is no criticism I might add), that looks wonderfully new-age B&M.

I do wonder about the tightness of the roll at the top of the loop though - do the trains have enough articulation to make it through that?
 

bob_3_

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Quick update, change of tone and theme and colours. Gone for something a little unconventional, I've always thought B&Ms should have bright bold schemes, but I decided to give this one a pastel pallette, but added a hot pink to punch through it. Brain storming with ParkScape on how the area will look, but heading down a summer, boardwalk, surfer type vibe. I wanted something positive and bright to escape the winter we're having. Anyway, screens.

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The shades are still in the process of being tweaked, but I think... it's working.

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Hixee

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I like it! I think the palm trees are setting the tone well, and I reckon some nice boardwalk decking and sand around the area and that could work really well.
 

bob_3_

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Just a few more screens, small progress but taken forever to get the colours working. The trains are now properly painted and we now have a beach!

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And that turn around I hide from ya.

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If anyone has any references to places, buildings, artwork or music that would work with this, that'd be much appriciated. I'm trying to make something to escape to out of winter and into the height of summer.
 
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Hixee

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I was thinking something like:

Santa Cruz:
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Monterey Bay Wharf:
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Fisherman's Wharf / Pier 39 San Francsico:
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Gotta do a bit of flicking around for pictures. For every one of these decent ones, there's half a dozen **** ones. :p
 

oriolat2

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Strong Millennium Force lighting package vibes right there!

Chimera looks great and a bit unconventional for a B&M, but I think you've done a great job with the ride and its surroundings!
 
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