1HDC 11.08 - Super Soaker - Submission Forum

Super Soaker Fun

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After a bit of a hiatus from the 1 Hour Design Challenge, we have decided to bring it back in a manner that many (in the Northern Hemisphere) could relate to about now. With the heat of summer bearing down on us, who doesn’t like a good water gun fight? Even better than that, who doesn’t love a good Super Soaker fight?

So, we’re lightening things up around here for the month of August and asking all our Core77 peeps to put pen to paper and design us the coolest Super Soaker known to Man.

Jon Winebrenner, OneOak Design, Inc & Creator of the 1HDC
Designs will be judged purely on subjective opinion of the judge. Minimum entry will be 1 8.5” x 11” page of thumbnail sketches, and 1 8.5” x 11” rendering of the final design. This 1HDC is more about your rapid visualization skills in conjunction with a fun topic. Good composition, line weight, and rapid concept development will weigh heavily in the final design…the judge will also consider bribes.

Participants must execute their design in only 1 hour, based on an honor system. To enter, upload your entries to the designated competition forum.

To discuss the challenge and the entries, visit the 1HDC discussion forum.
Bragging Rights.

All of the above will be published in the Core77 Newsletter and get blog coverage on the Core77 main page.

Needed a break from a massive CAD binge. Ended up overshooting the hour by about 15 minutes, was fussing around in PS a bit too much. Will be back with another one that’s under the hour hopefully!

My first time at the challenge. Used up all the time modeling and no time for presentation… 65 minutes.

I always pictured the water cannons at the Bellagio fountain in LV as the ultimate super-soaker engine, anything that will fire a ball of water 36 stories vertically, I want a part of that. Missing from the 3d sketch below are the 3000 psi carbon scuba tanks to power it. Two hand, dual shoulder braces, kick like a mule.

I say hook up a garden hose and make a gunner’s pit :slight_smile: Maybe it charges up and pressurises from the hose, so you can detach and run around-KERSPLASH! :laughing: maybe not so kid friendly. 45 minish g2g work on CAD now :slight_smile:

Nice sketches Choto- look forward to more.
@nxakt- what are you using for modelling? proE? It looks like it should be something like an Iron Man suit- repulsor jet from the chest :slight_smile:

…and one more

First time for me as well, time sure rushes up to you when nearing the end! Was an excellent exercise though, I might do some more.

Awesome! That should accept Coke bottles and drop mentos from the other side! Disgustingly awesome for a 9year old :slight_smile:

Food Dye ‘Tracer’ stream from upper nozzle, Water Spray from lower nozzle. I wanted it like a robot arm you wear.

This one’s a Bazooka, disguised as a pogo stick!
The water is pressurized by jumping on it until it’s ready, you then shoulder mount it by folding out the butt and trigger, then shoot and blast!

Little bit of a District 9 feel.
Standard pump action.
Any water bottle with the standard threaded top will fit.
Capacity anywhere from 500ml bottle to a 2 litre one.
Rather than having to go to the tap/hose every time you can carry bottles of “ammo”.
First time using SketchBookPro.

You WOULD use RF red.

MasterBlaster: nice sketch (first one)! What sort of brush settings do you use for that sort of effect?

Great stuff guys!
@choto: really good start with an eye catching presentation of your ideation sketches just in black silhouette style
@nxakt: that’s a freaking scary alien super soaker concept
@MasterBlaster: fantastic as always. looks like you are experimenting with charcoal and watercolor brushes?
@holtag: i imagine that you can keep your biceps trained by carrying that double soda bottle soaker concept
@sanjy009: looked like Rhino modeling to me at first sight. but cool that you can slide your arm into it
@fede21us: love the storyboarding of it
@SmartWorks: nice for the first time using SketchBookPro

I couldn’t resist joining this one. So I browsed through different types of super soakers and water guns, and also looking to some concept art of guns and rifles, and all inspired me to pick up my BIC ballpen and started sketching in my old and very empty sketchbook.

Sorry I didn’t monitor the time, as I got so focused on it, but I guess I spent more than an hour sketching 3 pages, but I only made a photo of one good page:

Then I placed it on top of a grunge paper background in PS, and added some basic coloring on the only perspective sketch that I did, based on the left sketch with the call outs:

Keep it coming people.



I got into it and kind of went a bit over :stuck_out_tongue: 1 hour and 20 minutes. I am a student so give me a break hehe but as I am doing a Sketch-A-Day I loved this great challenge. Lots of fun!!

soft plastic bubble bullets that on impact pop. The pump mechanism is to lock and load, and the blue handle has the trigger to fire.

@tarn- those are my sketching brushes from PS. Regular PS brush with some transfer and texture. I will upload the exact brushes Monday.
@Waikit- nice! Long time no see :slight_smile:

Soaker 2.0, “Wettling”, Sunday morning warmup. Stopped modeling at 30 minutes and rendered and composited for the next 35, just going over the time limit.

Inspired by MasterBlaster Iron Man chest repulsor comment, and distant memories of something from “The Mask” with every attempt to make it non-weaponized in appearance, (aside from the spherical pressure tanks of Biomarine’s MKI5 rebreather origin)

The nozzles don’t rotate, but the stream is cycled through the nozzles for a wider contact patch.

@MasterBlaster, modeling is done mostly in Rhino and rendered in Flamingo with a macro for all the views.
@sanjyoo9, apologies for the similarity of arm mount concept.
@Smartworks, District 9 rocks, the Weta workshop sells reproductions of the movie props, really cool stuff. Tribute in this design are nine nozzles and the inclined nozzle pressure reservoirs .
@fede21us, great sketch, the pogo concept is brilliant.

@masterblaster: heheh thanks. glad to be back with sketches.
@Nupky: exploding bullets rock! make them bigger :wink:
@nxakt: that looks fun, but i actually like your previous alien style concept more.

allright, my last round. Did some ideas sketching within one hour I guess:

and picked one for a final presentation sketch rendering, including a perspective and a simple exploded view:

@all: Enjoy the rest of the challenge!

havent draw in a while, this a try to came back

Here are the brushes I use for sketching. They are mostly intended for a 11x17 in 300 dpi document. Happy sketching- might post a video if I have time.

First timer for the one houre also, didn’t get as far as I thought I could. Just have to have a go again!