I am getting very excited about the new über creative design and build a Tea Cosy for your Rig category, for the SteampunkNZfestival at Oamaru, Queens Birthday Weekend.
In this category I hope you, even if you’re not racing, can make a tea cosy that ‘could’ either cover your own/partners/friends/ assorted small children and Snark’s Rig (imaginary).
Let your imagination run wild, theme it fantasy, Victorian, modern or steampunk.
Here is a bit of inspiration for you.
I can’t wait to see you there with your creations.
This is the Captain Various Miscellaneous Bitsandpieces and my first rig made for the inaugural event at the Steampunknz Festival 2014.
Teapot name and description: One highly modified common aluminium char pot has taken the Incredibly handsome and virile Captain who has travelled the aeather and the seven seas, fought dragons, wrestled krakens into submission with his bare hands, survived the Medusa and reluctantly left the sexy sirens of the sea behind to conquer the perils of doom and to defend the Countess’s’ honour.
His first outing in 2014 was very good and he had a very fast time. His second outing ended in disgrace because someone took of the rubber bands for traction of his wheels and he was ‘outacontrol’. Did you notice that wee hint…..
He is made on the body of a NIKKO $30.00 (on sale) remote control car from the Warehouse.
And has enough power to get up the ramp and just enough height to get over the jump.
Salty is very light weight being an aluminium pot.
Summary of hints:
- Make sure RC unit has several bands ( this will become important in the Drag of Mayhem Race)
- That the rig has enough clearance not to bottom out on jump –an ability to have at least 3 cm
- Think light weight – not top heavy. The ramp has a significant banking on it.
- Have fun, the object is not to get to caught up in the competitiveness it is much more fun for the spectators when you knock stuff over, get stuck or fall off an obstacle. This is a spectator sport!
The Splendid Teapot Racing event is the NZ National Champs held in Oamaru at the end of May 2015. This event is hosted by the Steampunk NZ Festival.
Location for the event here.