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Hey guys!

Something cool has been brewing within our little sketchup community here at DA!

Triggered by :iconscifiwarships: 's deviation Martian Aeroracer1 by Scifiwarships , a spontaneous competition is being formed to create the coolest and fastest air-racers known to man! Several folks have already accepted the challenge and are currently hammering away at their very own Martian Aero Racers! Racing on Mars, you ask? That is correct folks, racing on Mars. Check out the minty fresh group folder 'FCAI Martian Aeroraces' for designs submitted thus far. Almost anything goes, as long as it looks SERIOUSLY fast. Want to know more? Check out this background write-up:

Martian Aeroracer Challenge2 by Scifiwarships

Basically it's just great fun guys. So, our simple question to you is not 'Who wants to join?', but:

WHEN will you join?!

This isn't simply for the money guys, it's for eternal glory!
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The Age of Grandeur by retromaniak
Latest Scene.12 by retromaniak
kitchen zone by 600v
SRT5A1 Spectrum Stellar Refractor Tank (HD) by Duskie-06
The Need For Speed
Antigrav Colonial Transport by Marrekie
Patrol Craft 'Yukikaze' by Marrekie
Crimson Robot by raskayu77
From the Steampunk Empire to a Diesel-driven World
Deep Forest by fumar-porros
White Land by fumar-porros
The Weekend Starts Here by fumar-porros
Witch's Cottage by fumar-porros
Mecha Arena
EMP Mech by Marrekie
revelation by Jose-Melo
Inferus by Jose-Melo
Uptown Chuck Jaeger - Indianapolis by darrenstrecker
The Conquest Of Space
Dragon's Egg by Vumpalouska
Empyrean Class Scout Carrier by Vumpalouska
Spaceship Collection 01 SUbD-Scene 13 by duanekemp
Your Tax-money At Work
Cavalier-class Heavy Cruiser Post 1942 Refit by TheoComm
Magnificent-class Heavy Cruiser by TheoComm
Prodigy-class Light Cruiser by TheoComm
Justice-class Destroyer 1990 refit by TheoComm
Building The Future
Glass Stairs by Callsign-YukiMizuki
Tropical Resort (Visual Novel) by Zydaline
Apartment - Day by Zydaline
CShibDay by Zydaline
Blue Collar Hardware
Firefly Thea-Scene 2.img by duanekemp
Firefly Thea-Scene 4 by duanekemp
Scene 31 Studio Glare 02 post Kenan by duanekemp
The Saints Are Coming by Marrekie
Adkeco's way of car modelling using SKETCHUP - Pt1 by aconnoll
Quad Based Tuts by Scifiwarships
Sketchup Modelling/Rendering - YouTube Workflow by aconnoll
TUTORIAL How 2make a Mobile Home in 10min by scifilicious
FCAI Martian Aero Races
Win Some, Lose Some, Wreck Some by Marrekie
Martian Aeroracer Speed2 by Scifiwarships
Martian Aeroracer23 by Scifiwarships
MARTIAN AERORACER No 23 by Scifiwarships
3D Prints
A Game of Chess by chrisryder123
Apocalypse Now
Centerville 2048 by GP38-2

Welcome to Sketchup Overdrive!


This group is for conceptartists who use Google Sketchup to explore the future, or to create alternative history. It's for those who love out-of-the-box scifi and fantasy. Our goal is to develop a community, joined by shared themes / settings, which we'll create and expand together. Feel free to join us!

[Membership policy]

Everyone may join Sketchup Overdrive as a member! We just ask you to respect other members and to respect the group's policies.

[Submission policy]

:bulletgreen: Members may submit three deviations per week.
:bulletgreen: We aim for quality! Submit the work you're most proud of!
:bulletgreen: The 'featured' folder is an 'admins choice' folder.
:bulletgreen: All submitted artwork is evaluated by the Overdrive-team.
:bulletred: In general, WIPs will not be accepted in our galleries.
:bulletgreen: The only exception: WIPs ARE permitted in the FCAI gallery.

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TheApprentice225 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Oh yikes, I might not be as good as other people in this group, and Idk if I could manage 3 pictures a week because I'm a rather slow artist, but I'd be happy o submit art to this group. I've been working on my own sci fi for the last 13 years and I'd like to think I have a decent universe put together! I'm actually aiming to release the first novel soon.
ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anybody got any tips, tutorials, or examples on how to make an astronaut helmet?
Marian87 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for the delay.  This clip might help.…
ONLYoneCANNOLI Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats really cool and totally helpful thanks.
is that extension/plugin free?
Marian87 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That plugin was in 2010 and I think it's obsolete by now but there quite a few free ones to experiment with.……

You don't really need plugins for the overall shape of a helmet but experiment and see which workflow works for you. :)
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WarrGon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Hi guys I just upload new mech design here. you can check out ! 
spyderrock48 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015

Hey guys, I saw the Martian Aero Racer thing going on and thought I'd give it a shot. That's a link to the WIP shot of my racer, but I'd love to get some feedback to help me out, as this is a bit outside what I usually do, but it's definitely interesting to work on. 
Scifiwarships Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome to the party!
JazzLizard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Can we post images of 3D prints we've built with sketchup? I got a 3D printer a few months ago and wouldn't mind posting some pics of the physical models along with the digital ones.
flaketom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
I'd say yes! And cool, I ma really interesred in them!
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