It's Hawaiian theme this week at the giant snail races. So put on your grass skirt and hula on over to Hawthorne to see the big kahuna..uh..giant snail races.
Hawaiian Snail 1: My Hawaiian SnailHawaiian Snail 2: Hawaiian Snail from the front. Plumeria flower band on top of the head, Hibiscus flower on the left side. Coconut top and a grass skirt, drooling Hibiscus flowers, pearl earrings and a Plumeria flower lei.Hawaiian Snail 3: From the side. Pink Hawaiian pattern on the shell. Map of the Hawaiian islands, Ukulele on one side, surfboard of the other, greeting "Aloha" in the middle. Erupting volcano on top of the shell, with smoke, flowing lava and steam where it hits the water surrounding it.Hawaiian Snail 4: Hawaiian snail from the back. Showing off Elvis from Blue Hawaii.Hawaiian Snail 5: Over head shot of the snail, looking down in to the volcanos crater.
Arr matey, it be too late to alter course now, pirates be the theme this week says I. Set sail for Hawthorne for pillage and plundering, might be we take in a giant snail race while there, arr.
Pirate Snail 1: This be the pirate snail I made. Lots of work involved in this one, took nearly a week of pirating to complete.Pirate Snail 2: Pirate snail from the front. Flowing red hair, topped with a pirate hat and a bandanna with hanging beads. Choker with hanging heart pendant. Dark red top and skirt. Skull belly ring. Holding a sword in the right feeler and a flintlock in the left. Drool replaced with the falling word "Arr!".Pirate Snail 3: From the side. Shell cut in half and made in to a "bay" with a sandy bottom. Pirate ship in the "bay", at the front of the shell is a little beach. Treasure map on the side. Shell framed in wood planking over rock, pirate flag at the back. Name tag replaced with a pirate font. Peg tail at the back.Pirate Snail 4: Close up on the "bay" rimmed with rocks. Detailed pirate ship floating in the "bay". Sandy beach, hole and shovels, sitting next to it is an open treasure chest. Palm trees, fire ring, crates and barrels on the beach. Row boat beached.
Come on baby light my fire...
The theme for this weeks Giant snail race is Burn2.
I was wondering what to do for this weeks snail, and here's what I came up with...
Burn2 Snail 1: My attempt at a Burn2 snail.Burn2 Snail 2: Burn2 snail from the front. The entire snail was rebuilt from the ground up as a wood framed snail. Various points on the snail are aflame and smoking. The natural replacement for the snail "drool" is falling flame.Burn2 Snail 3: Burn 2 snail from the side. Name replaced with a wood log font, flames and smoke raging around and inside of the burning snail.
The Simmons are coming, the Simmons are coming!
The theme this week at the Giant Snail Races is the Simmons, the silly and spooky side of Halloween.
My snail this week is a bit of departure from the norm, new things tried and built for this one. It's definitely silly and a bit spooky.
Silly Spooky Snail 1: Two snails are better then one. Both are in a harness attached to a pumpkin carriage. Pumpkin headed carriage driver at the reigns. And who's that in the carriage...it's the Simmons!Silly Spooky Snail 2: From the front. Snail drool replaced with falling candy corn. Eyes on the snails glowing red. Harness invented and built for a snail team. Pumpkin headed carriage man seated with reins and whip in hand. Pumpkin carriage behind. Not shown, the scarves, rebuilt and tested so each snail has one around it's neck, had to make 8 versions since you never know what color you'll get.Silly Spooky Snail 3: From the side a view of snails, driver and carriage. Multiple Simmons in the carriage, three, one for each window. Name plate is in a pumpkin font. Not shown, dust trail added to snails as well as the collision indicator, first time in a snail of mine.Silly Spooky Snail 4: From behind. Pumpkin carriage, see the snail teams eyes up front. Added brake lights to the rear. You can see a couple of the Simmons peeking out from the windows.
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble...
It's Halloween at the Giant Snail Races, and naturally so is the theme. So come on down and join the vampires, witches and ghouls for the spooky Halloween races.
Halloween Snail 1: Here is my spooky Halloween SnailHalloween Snail 2: From the front. Black dress and witches hat, pentagram choker. Gray frizzy hair. Yellow catlike bloodshot eyes, green ravaged skin, hairy wart on the chin, black snail "nails", right feeler holding a sparking orange and black striped witches wand. Bats circling overhead, drool replaced with the words, "Double", "Toil" and "Trouble".
Halloween Snail 3: From the side. Black cauldron replaces the shell, spooky red name font on the side. Cauldron liquid is animated and stirring itself, with a few bits and pieces inside. Broom flying overhead with a jack o lantern at the back and a black cat perched on it.Halloween Snail 4: What's in the cauldron? Couple eyes, a hand, bat wings, few carrots...and snail pieces. Looks like Tindy was a bit slow, witch got her.
It's a wonderful day, to go out and play, with all that you face, in a Giant snail race.
The theme this week is our old friend Dr Seuss. Don't be a Grinch, hop with pop in your Whomoble, come down to Hawthorne, enjoy the races and some green eggs and ham with Sam I am. You may see a Cat in a Hat...or maybe that's a bunny, and you might also see a Thing or 2.
Dr Seuss Snail 1: The Dr Seuss snail
Dr Seuss Snail 2: From the Front. Decked out in a Cat in the Hat hat and red neck bow. Cartoon blue eyes and lashes. Body is covered in the yellow fur of a Sneetch with star on the "tummy". Hair is a fun Seuss pink. Snail "nails" done up with red & white stripes. Drool replaced with different colored Seussian clovers.
Dr Seuss Snail 3: From the side. On top we've got some green eggs and ham held up by a gloved hand. Circling the top is Thing 1 & Thing 2. Dr. Seuss name at the top, shell done in animated red & white stripes. Picture of Dr. Seuss in the middle, Lorax and fish on the left, Horton and the Grinch on the right, Cat in the Hat middle bottom. Name in a Dr Seuss font, animated. Extending from the back is a Whovillian horn.
Dr Seuss Snail 4: From the top. Looking down at the plate of green eggs and ham, would you like some Sam I am? Also visible is the animated blue power feeds powering the gloved hand holding the plate. Trap door in the back which the horn is extending from.
Dr Seuss Snail 5: From the back side. Better look at the extending Whovillian horn and gloved hand holding the plate of green eggs and ham.
Let out your pants and get ready to be lethargic for the next few days, we have Thanksgiving as the theme this week at the giant snail races. Head on down to Hawthorne for a slice of turkey, some stuffing, cranberry sauce and of course giant snail racing...and don't forget to leave some room for pie.
Thanksgiving Snurkey 1: Not quite a snail, not quite a turkey...it's a snurkey!Thanksgiving Snurkey 2: Snurkey from the front. Wearing a pilgrim hat, with a beak out in front. Skin is a yellowish poultry look, normal feelers replaced with turkey feet. Drool replaced with falling leaves.Thanksgiving Snurkey 3: Snurkey from the side. Brown feathers cover the shell and main body. Tail a plumage of turkey feathers, wings on the side of the shell. Cornucopia on top of the shell, Happy Thanksgiving sign under it. Name plate with an autumn background, pumpkin pie letters at the start of first and last name and in a pumpkin color.Thanksgiving Snurkey 4: Snurkey overhead view. Looking down and seeing a better view of the cornucopia.
Space the final frontier...
Not a regular race today, instead we're have a cup race though the sims Space Frontier, Space Studies Institute and Space Island. So naturally the theme today is about space. So, climb in to your rocket, blast off and join us for the space race.
Space Snail 1: The space snail in to the great unknownSpace Snail 2: Space snail from the front. Wearing a space suit and with helmet, eye stalks protected with see through globes. Instrument panel on the front with air scrubbers on the side. Name and rank on both the helmet and front of the suit, along with a NASA patch.Space Snail 3: From the side. Tubes extending from eye "helmets" and main helmet, leading down to the air scrubbers. See a flag, NASA and space shuttle patches on the side of the helmet. Shell is a star scape with a rotating solar system inside. Jet pack on the back by the tail. Satellite on one side, Sputnik on the other. Comet trailing behind, Space shuttle above, name circling the center in a NASA font.Space Snail 4: From the back and side. Showing the jet pack from behind, another shot of Sputnik and the shell with the solar system.
Lion's and tigers and bears, oh my....
The theme this week at the giant snail races is Animal's. So head on down to Hawthorne and watch the fur fly.
Kitty Snail 1: Here is the animal theme kitty snail.Kitty Snail 2: Kitty snail from the front. Red hair, naturally, blue blinking cat eyes. Drool replaced with a "Purr" wearing a pink collar with a bell. Cat paws in place of the normal feelers.Kitty Snail 3: From the side. Shell with a pink and white paw pattern. Animated mouse eating cheese on top. Balls of yarn on the side, a few fishes and a bag of catnip. Animated paws on top and bottom of the name, longer puffy tail in the back.
Oh the weather outside is frightful....
The theme this week at the giant snail races is all about winter. Cold it be we were all in a flurry? Snow body knows who'll be the winter this week. So hop on a sleigh and dash through the snow to the giant snail races at Hawthorne, we'll have a blizzard of a good time.
Winter Snail 1: The Winter SnailWinter Snail 2: Frosty the Snowsnail from the front. Coal eyes and mouth, carrot nose. Top hat with a blueish flower, along with pink ear muffs. Coal buttons, which are under the pink scarf. Branches for arms and pink mittens at the end. Drool replaced with falling snowflakes.Winter Snail 3: From the side. Rotating snowflakes on top of the shell, shell has a light blue, animated snow texture. A few iconic winter images, Snow Miser on the left, Frosty on the right, Jack Frost on top. Name in a winter font, surrounded by animated Christmas lights. Tail replaced with a long branch.Winter Snail 4: From the back. Another view of the rotating snowflakes. Sled on top of the shell, ice skates hanging from the back. Ice & Snow warning sign on the back as well.
Set your sights for adventure...
It's an cup race this week, taking place on the SS Galaxy - Queen of the Sagittarian Sea. So naturally the theme this week is all about cruise ships. Set sail and join the giant snails as they race aboard the ship.
Cruise Ship Snail 1: The snail on a sea cruiseCruise Ship Snail 2: From the front. Snail with a short hair style, sporting a captains hat. In her white cruise ship uniform, name tag on the front. Wearing pearl earrings, a heart choker and sunglasses.Cruise Ship Snail 3: From the side. Shell cut in half with a glass cover. Cruise ship inside, built by me, floating on an animated ocean surface. Outside of the shell has water and bubble textures, separate layers both animated.Cruise Ship Snail 4: Close up on the cruise ship inside the shell.
Just registered. I made one for the SS Galaxy as well but apparently no one noticed I was wearing a classic sailor outfit.
Buster Keaton Snail in sailor suit
Porkpie hat, classic sailor shirt, life preserver shell of the Navigator from the movie of the same name, plus the smaller life preserver for the Damfino, a name used often in Keaton's nautical films and scenes, and always destined to sink LOL. The shell sort of obscures the classic square collar in the back.
Snurky!! Cute sailor suit - I love the white captains stripes on the cuffs of all ... 8? 12? arms/legs. I wish we would have seen you on Sunday - there were so many camera problems I'm surprised we caught anything at all. Typical crazyness. Nice job.
Previous snail is for winter, with icey shell where you could see subtle snowflakes in depth perception under the right lighting, snowflake drool, and somewhat frostbitten skin.
My first track race (my first actual run was in Relay for Life last summer on Skybeam)was for cute animals, so I made Snoodle the Poodle. I guess it does kinda look like Lamb Chop!
Snoodle the Poodle
Dressed my snail up for today's theme. Just have to remember how to add images. I'm sure it will come to me :)
After eating all that fast food, the snails are gonna be thinking of this :)
Alka-Snurky: Alka-Snurky 1
Detail of the shell:
Alka-Snurky snail wears a tablet like Speedy :P
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger!
It's Fast Food theme at the giant snail races today, so drive thru, order up and head on down to Hawthorne for some racing.
Fast Food Snail 1: My Fast Food snailFast Food Snail 2: From the front. Wearing her Drive Thru uniform, headset on the head to take orders. Happy Meal in the left feeler, bag of food in the right. Drool replaced with falling Linden's and quarters, making change of course.Fast Food Snail 3: From the side. Shell with a fast food texture. Name in a Drive Thru font. Various well know fast food logo's on the side. Ronald McDonald racing behind the snail. Food and Burger King crown on top spilling off due to quick acceleration.Fast Food Snail 4: From the back. From here, another shot of the items spilling off the shell, the Burger King King on the back of the shell.Fast Food Snail 5: Special Bonus. Since the snail races for this theme took place on January 2nd, which happens to be my RL birthday, I made an extra accessory, a snail sized birthday hat to wear.
here are some pictures I took of the entrants to the best of show for our fast food theme. hamburglor snail by Howdy Colter
Alka Snurky snail by Snurky Doodle
hamburger front by Link Dembo
burger ear muffs by Capability Frog
Tindys all fast food placeshamburglor snail By Howdy Colter
And the Winner is Howdy Colter for the hamburglor snail!! Great job everyone!!
We should have someone do this every week this format. Maybe with a short description from each snail. Since we seem to be getting more snails involved in this. Anyone want to volunteer?
Or we should get the rest of the snails to post pictures. That might be Easier and spread the work around.
What's that music in the distance, sounds like a calliope. Could it be? Yes, the circus is in town at the giant snail races. With two headed elephants, scary clowns, weird acts (like giant snail racing), it's a bit creepy. Head on down to the fairground in Hawthorne anyway, it'll still be a lot of fun.
Creepy Circus Snail 1: The creepy circus clown snail. Modeled after the original, which was the 7th snail I made, but since I've made a lot of improvements to my snails since then, I totally rebuilt my circus snail using some elements from the original.Creepy Circus Snail 2: From the front. Done up in clown makeup with a blinking red nose. Red frizzy hair sporting a lavender hat. Multi-colored, spotted clown outfit with ruffled collar and purple puff balls on the front. Wearing a rotating lavender bow tie. Colorful feelers holding a clown horn.Creepy Circus Snail 3: From the side. Animated shell with a red and yellow stripped texture. Colorful balloons holding up the name plaque. Name is animated in rainbow colors, animated light marquee around it. Trapeze silhouettes on the side, along with a clown holding a circus sign and 3 rings of acts below. Better shot of the clown horn and the striped lavender and purple "pants".
Creepy Killer Clown for today's race :)
All custom textures. Hand drawn face. Took advantage of the advert shell's transparent level for the spatter. woowoo!
creeepeeeeeCheck out that creepy closeup
Axe me no questions...
Snurky SnoodleLink DemboTindalia Soothsayer
And The Winner was Snurky SnoodleSnurky Snoodle Creepy Circus Best of Show
It's a world of living color....
Color Explosion is the theme this week at the giant snail races. So adjust your hues, tweek your tints and make your rainbow connection down to Hawthorne for this colorful race.
Color Explosion Snail 1: A colorful color explosion snail. Based on the original color explosion snail, used some elements from it, but as it had been my 9th snail and I've made improvements since in both snail and modding skill, this snail has been rebuilt.Color Explosion Snail 2: From the front. Wearing animated rainbow sunglasses, red hair with a rainbow bow in back and tied up with animated rainbow ties. Animated rainbow colored heart earrings and necklace. Wearing a very colorful, swirly outfit. Drool has been added to with additional colored bubbles. Snail nails in a animated rainbow colored swirl.Color Explosion Snail 3: From the side. Swirling animated rainbow shell, with alternating animated rainbow marquee lights around the shell. Rainbow particles being spewed from the top. Name animated in rainbow colors with an animated rainbow marquee around it.
Here's my 'color explosion' snail:
Color explosion snail
Texture comes from a Google image search for 'color explosion', funnily enough. I had to re-do the hat and fins as I'd deleted them; they're still the best things I've built in SL :)
Curiouser and Curiouser...
We travel down the rabbit hole today at the giant snail races and head down with Alice to Wonderland. Enjoy some time at the tea party, paint some roses red, and watch the snails run a caucus-race around the track in Hawthorne.
Alice in Wonderland Snail 1: My Alice in Wonderland SnailAlice in Wonderland Snail 2: From the front. Alice snail, blonde hair with black bow, blue dress with a white apron, choaker around the neck. The word "Curiouser" falling in place of the drool.Alice in Wonderland Snail 3: From the side. Shell in an purple striped, animated Cheshire cat texture. Cheshire cats eyes and smile in the middle, surrounded by various characters from Wonderland. Name in a Alice font, animated background. Floating tea set on top.Alice in Wonderland Snail 4: From the back. See the floating tea set from behind. On the back of the shell is a card soldier and some singing flowers.
Here's a couple of pics of my Alice in Wonderland snail:
Alice snail 1
Alice snail 2
Follow the yellow brick road...
The theme for this weeks race is Wizard of Oz. This week is also a cup race away from the normal track at Hawthorne...it happens to be taking place, out of all places, my sim of Misty Acres. This week also happens to be my 50th pimped out themed snail, so woohoo to me. So catch a twister, put on your ruby slippers, ease on down the road to Misty Acres and watch the snails race around my sim.
Wizard of Oz Snail 1: Following the yellow brick road is my Dorothy Wizard of Oz snailWizard of Oz Snail 2: From the front. Red hair in pigtail braids with blue bows. Wearing a blue gingham dress. "Feet" feelers decked out in white socks and ruby slippers. Holding basket with Toto in the right feeler. Drool replaced with falling poppies.Wizard of Oz Snail 3: From the side. Shell in a yellow brick texture. The Emerald City with a rainbow over head on top. The Scarecrow, Tinman, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion on the side. Above is Tinman's heart, Scarecrows brains and Lions courage. I also had help with this snail, my SL daughter Amber helped create it.
A few pics of my Wizard of Oz snail:
Tin Snail 1
Tin Snail 2
Tin Snail 3
The hat, axe, oil can and chain are the new 'Best things I've built in SL', and the snail is held together by 213 rivets :)
Happy New Year...Chinese New Year that is.
And that's the theme this week on Hawthorne for the Giant Snail Races. It also happens to be the year of the rabbit, just perfect for RacerX. So wiggle that nose and hop on down to watch the races.
Chinese New Year Snail 1: Here is my Chinese New Year SnailChinese New Year Snail 2: From the front. Hair in a updo with hair sticks and flowers. Head replaced with bunny head, brown fur on the neck, body and hand feelers. Foot feelers in white stockings and sandals. Wearing a pink flower kimono. Holding red cards for people which contain money or coins for luck. Drool replaced with falling lucky bunny coins.Chinese New Year Snail 3: From the side. Shell in pink flower texture. Year of the rabbit picture on the side. Bunnies holding lucky coins on top, with a Chinese arch with lanterns hanging from it and the name plate. Poofy bunny tail in back.
Love is in the air...
It's a Valentine theme at the Giant Snail Races this week, with hearts, love, romance and all the gushy stuff. So grab your sweetheart, or come alone, get your heart on and come on down to Hawthorne for this love filled race.
Valentine MK II Snail 1: Here is my Valentine MK II snail. Rebuilt from the original 8th snail I made, I used some elements from the original but due to major improvements in both the base snail and my modding capabilities, I've rebuilt the snail for the Valentines theme.Valentine MK II Snail 2: From the front. Long red hair with a heart textured hair bow and pink heart shaped hair comb. Red heart and pearl earrings and red heart necklace. Wearing a pink heart textured dress, white socks and red shoes. Drool replaced with various falling hearts.Valentine MK II Snail 3: From the side. Shell in a red and pink heart texture. Gold and red hearts on the side. Rotating red hearts on top, pink hearts with yellow ribbons on top of the name plate, cute picture of kissing cupids in the middle. Name plate done in a Valentine heart font.
What could be more Valentines-ish than hearts and flowers? And a good excuse to dig out my Wizard of Oz chain again.
Valentine snail 1
Valentine snail 2
Snail racing is hell...
Which happens to be the theme for this weeks race, as Wae calls it, The Hell. Come on down to Hawthorne to watch things heat up, it might fan the flames for your desire to race. I just know you're in for a hell of a good time.
Hell MK II Snail 1: My Hell MKII Snail. Used some elements from the original 6th snail I built with this theme, Horns, flaming drool and jewelry, the rest is all new.Hell MK II Snail 2: From the front. Red skin on the snail, red glowing eyes, glowing orange hair, topped with red horns generating a flame "crown" between them. Dark purple heart earrings, flame gem key to hell necklace. Drooling flames. Dress in an animated flowing lava texture. Flaming tips to the "hand" feelers, "feet" feelers with black hooves.Hell MK II Snail 3: From the side. Shell in a flowing animated flame/lava texture, pointy flaming devils tail in back. Name plate done in a yellow and red flame font.
Another fun week of Giant Snail racing. This week is a cup race taking place over in the Bay City sims. Grab your leather jacket or your poodle skirt as it's a 50's sock hop theme this week. Rock around the clock as you watch the snail race and you too might find your thrill on blueberry hill.
50's Sock Hop Snail 1: It's a blast to the past with my 50's Sock Hop Snail.50's Sock Hop Snail 2: From the front. Red hair in pig tails with pink bobble hair ties. Pink poodle skirt, pink sweater with a white button up blouse, pink scarf around the neck. Black and white shoes with white bobby socks on the feelers. Drool replaced with falling musical notes.50's Sock Hop Snail 3: From the side. Shell done in a shinny light blue paint job, with chrome accents. Spinning record player on top, belting out tunes, tray next to it with sodas, milkshakes, hamburgers and fries. Jukebox on the side, along with some musical notes and an additional selection of records. Name on the side done in chrome in a 50's font with a shinny pink background.50's Sock Hop Snail 4: From the back. Brake lights and chrome bumper, personalized 50's California license plate in the back.50's Sock Hop Snail 5: From the top. A closer look at the spinning record player and all the yummy foods on the tray.
Yabba, Dabba, Doo...
It's a caveman theme this week at the Giant Snail Races. So put on your leopard skin, grab your club and catch the next pterodactyl to Hawthore for a grand old time of snail racing.
Caveman Snail 1: Here is my caveman snail...or should I say cave-woman snail, Wilma.Caveman Snail 2: From the front. Red hair in a Wilma style with a bone through it. White dress, rock necklace and earrings. Drool replaced with falling rocks.Caveman Snail 3: From the side. Shell done in a granite texture. Flintstones and Rubbles on the side. Flintstones car on top, Fred driving with animated spinning wheels and moving road bed. Name done in a chiseled granite font framed in wood beams.
Put on your overalls and grab your tool belt, it's Tools theme this week at the Giant Snail races.
Come on down to Hawthorne and watch the snails swing their hammers, saw and build through several races. We'll construct a fun and entertaining show for you.
Tools Snail 1: Here is my Tools themed snailTools Snail 2: From the front. Hair in braids with blue bows, wearing a hard hat. Safety glasses worn over the eyes. Wearing blue work overalls, hammer in the left feeler, screwdriver in the right. Work shoes worn on the "feet" feelers. Drool replaced with falling screws, nuts and bolts.Tools Snail 3: From the side. Red toolbox on top of the shell, shell partly constructed in wood, exposed unfinished frame in the back. "Women at Work" warning signs on the side with blinkiing warning lights, building permit at the back. Saw, drill and hammer on top of the name plate, name in a tools font. Work bucket hanging from a rope and pulley at the back.Tools Snail 4: From the back. Back view of the exposed unfinished frame and hanging work buckets. Under construction sign with flashing warning lights on the back and couple warning cones.
Tool-themed snail: There would have been more famous O'Toole's featured, but I ran out of them after two.
For the RFL Winter-themed race, I went for an ice snail look:
Tool snail 2
Tool snail 1
Ice snail 1
Ice snail 2
Treet took a sick day this Sunday and was unable to film the Giant Snail Races. The theme we were going to have this week was pushed to next week and changed, basically, last minute to a sort of unofficial theme of "Sick Day". I decided to go ahead and make a new snail for this theme, literally last minute, a few hours before the race.
Nurse Snail 1: My attempt at the "Sick Day" theme, I made a nurse snailNurse Snail 2: From the front. In a white uniform and nurses hat, red cross on both, name badge on the front. Simple pearl earrings and a red heart necklace. Stethoscope hanging around her neck, thermometer in the right feeler, ear examination light in the left. Drool is falling red crosses.Nurse Snail 3: From the side. Shell done in a medical symbol texture. Animated EKG on top. Name with a flashing red background, red crosses on the sides. Another medical symbol on the side of the shell with two syringes crossed in the middle.
Hooray for Hollywood...
It's a glitter, glitz and glamor day at the Giant Snail Races. The spotlights shine, the cameras roll and the giant snail stars run on this Hollywood themed race day. Head down to Hawthorne for this red carpet premier and see the who's who of giant snail racing. Who knows, even you could be a giant snail racing star!
I'm ready for my close up Mr. Demille...
Hollywood Snail 1: Surrounded by paparazzi, at her big premier, is my Hollywood snailHollywood Snail 2: Strolling down the red carpet in her black evening gown and shoes. Hair in an elegant up style. Wearing pearl earrings, necklace and bracelets. Drool replaced with falling gold stars.Hollywood Snail 3: From the side. Shell done in a reflective flashbulb texture. Red carpet on top with a couple Oscars. Name framed in an animated Hollywood marquee with two searchlights on top, movie clapboard in the middle. Walk of Fame star in the middle of the shell flanked by two rolls of film. Filmstrip at the bottom showing some past themed snails.Hollywood Snail 4: Over head view. Better view of the red carpet and Oscars on top of the shell.
It's an anime theme once again at the Giant Snail Races. So head over to Hawthorne to see favorite or obscure anime characters, and get in some racing while you're there too. It'll be happy fun time, uh huh!
Anime MKII Snail 1: 2nd Anime themed snail I've made since I started racing, the Anime MKII Snail, it's Snailor Moon.Anime MKII Snail 2: Snailor Moon from the front. Blond hair with long pig tails. Gold headband with jewel. Skin changed to a pale skin color. Eyes changed to blue anime eyes. Wearing a red choker with a gold moon, pearl and moon earrings. White and blue uniform with red bow, wearing red boots, white "gloves". Holding her Moon wand. Drool replaced with falling moons and stars.Anime MKII Snail 3: Snailor Moon from the side. Shell done in a pink hearts and butterfly texture. The cats Luna and Artemis on top. Sailor Moon and Sailor Scouts on the side, Sailor Moon name on top. Name plate done in a flowing font on a stary background, animated in pink. Red hearts, framed in gold with a moon symbol on each side. Red bow with heart at the back of the shell.
It's time for another Giant Snail Race. No regular race at Hawthorne this week, but another Relay for Life cross country race. The theme for this one is Spring/Easter. Anybody can participate, you simply need to get a free snail and buy a scarf, scarves go from 1500L to as little as 1L. All who race get a race cup at the end. So join us, information available at Hawthorne.
Easter MKII Snail 1: This is the 2nd time we've done an Easter theme while I've been racing, so it's the Easter MKII Snail.Easter MKII Snail 2: From the front. Bunny snail. Red hair in pig tails, held up with pink bows. Wearing a pink dress with a flower pattern. Pink shoes on the "feet". Easter basket held in the right "hand", holding an egg in the left. Drool replaced with falling Easter eggs.Easter MKII Snail 3: From the side. Shell done up like a giant Easter basket, with flowers, pink bows, bunnies and eggs. Name plate animated with pastel colors, with colored eggs and bunny peeps on top. Spring theme as well, so several different flowers on the side along with a Happy Easter sign.
Yeehaw! It's western theme at the giant snail races today. So head em up, and move em out, saddle up and mosey on down to Hawthorne for the wildest, rip-roaring snail races in the west.
Western Snail 1: There's a new sheriff in town.Western Snail 2: From the front. Cowboy hat topping red hair in pigtails with pink bows. Blue bandanna around the neck. Pink gingham shirt with a silver sheriff badge and blue denim jeans. Cowboy boots with spurs on the feelers. Belt with 2 rose handled six guns. Drool replaced with falling "YeeHaw!".Western Snail 3: From the side. Half shell, done up to look like a western horse corral. Tan horse named Peaches, in back. Various western things around the corral, wagon wheels, lanterns, saddle, bridle, a few desert plants on the "ground". Bull skull on the side, various cactus and a wanted poster of a very bad bunny. Name done in a western font.Western Snail 4: From the back. A slightly more over head view of the corral and horse.Western Snail 5: Have you seen this bunny? Wanted for snail rustlin' and in connection with the torture of snail dude. Extremely dangerous, approach with caution.
All you need is love....
It's The Beatles theme at the Giant Snail Races once again. Head to Abbey Road, hop on a Yellow Submarine with Sgt. Pepper, and take the Magical Mystery Tour down to Hawthorne for some Giant Snail Racing. We promise you'll have a wonderful time, like running through Strawberry Fields, and never give you a Hards Day Night.
Beatles MK II Snail 1: Last Beatles snail was number 23, and as I've made improvements in both the base snail and modding techniques, I've updated my previous Beatles snail with a few improvements.Beatles MK II Snail 2: From the front. Added improved and updated eyes, along with rose colored glasses. Added pearl and heart shaped, rainbow, peace symbol earrings. Rainbow peace symbol choaker. Outfit is tie dye with matching skirt. Red hair with a multi-colored headband and yellow flower. Yellow tambourine in the left hand feeler. Drool various 60's type symbols.Beatles MK II Snail 3: From the side. Improved animated water effect on the shell. Swirling animated rainbow on top. Rainbow particles along the top, with a Blue Meanie. Name in a pink 60's font, animated rainbow background colors on the name plate. Cartoon Beatles and Blue Meanie hand on the side. Yellow submarine at the bottom. Wearing pink and white striped "pants".
This week at the giant snail races we're delving in to a bit of fantasy, Elves, Faes, Fairies and stuff. So come on down to Hawthorne and watch the races full of magic, mystery and mythical creatures.
Fae Snail 1: What's that in the forest? It's a Fae snail.Fae Snail 2: From the front. Bit of glow to the blue eyes. Long red hair topped with a rose flower head wreath. Pointy pixie ears with several gold earrings, gold choker with red heart around the neck. Wearing a pink pixie dress. Sparkling wand in the right feeler, drool replaced with falling pixie dust. Pink wings visible in the back.Fae Snail 3: From the Side. Pink wings more visible. Shell in a sparkling, animated, pink glitter texture. Name plate, framed in wood, with twisted vines and flowers, roses at each end. Name in a fantasy font. Various butterflies and flowers decorate the side of the shell.
Hello again, it's time for another RFL cross sim race. This time taking place again across the beautiful Skybeam Estates. The theme this week is summer, so dress cool in some short or a swim suit, apply that sunscreen and come join us in the RFL races.
Summer Snail 1: Summer snail, enjoying a sunny day at the beach.Summer Snail 2: From the front. Red hair up in pigtails, wearing a sun hat. Wearing a pair of sunglasses. Has on pearl earrings, shell necklace and a red heart belly ring. Wearing a blue flower bikini, sandles on the "feet" feelers. Enjoying some ice cream before it melts. Drool replaced with falling beach balls.Summer Snail 3: From the side. Shell done up as a sandy beach, animated water on the bottom, with animated waves and crashing particle surf. Sandcastle on top with bucket, shovel and beach ball. Beach umbrella on top. Animated blazing sun over head. Name plate in a sunny font. Rocks, shells, starfish, sand dollars and crabs decorate the side.Summer Snail 4: From the back. Beach towel and umbrella. See the crashing surf particles coming from the side of the shell.
No, you've not been abducted, it's aliens theme this week at the giant snail races. It's the final race of season 3, with Gareth and me tied for 1st. So follow those lights in the sky, no, not to Devils Tower Wyoming, but down to Hawthorne for the races. Who knows, you might have a close encounter with some little green men, or some giant green snails.
Alien Snail 1: Beware invasion from the ruthless Escargorians.Alien Snail 2: From the front. Black alien eyes, short blue hair, green scaly skin with antennas on top of the head. Wearing a shinny silver outfit and skirt. Wide collar trimmed in red, red belt around the "waist". Alien symbol on the front left, Atomic Space Navy symbol on the right. Wearing silver boots and holding an atomic ray gun. Drool is actually green drool.Alien Snail 3: From the left side. Shell in a shinny, silver texture. Animated UFO's at the top. Animated lights on the side of the shell, as well as the flames from the rockets in back. Name plate in an alien font with an animated blue background. Spines visible on the neck.Alien Snail 4: From the right side. Better view of the spines on the neck and a view of the atomic ray gun.
Dust off your Tardis and grab your sonic screwdriver, because it's the Doctor Who theme once again at the Giant Snail Races. Travel through time and space to get to Hawthorne for the races, but watch out, you might run in to some pesky Daleks.
Doctor Who MK II Snail 1: My second version of the Doctor Who snail, based on the original with some of the elements from that snail reused. Like the Doctor, this snail has regenerated in to the 11th Doctor snail.Doctor Who MK II Snail 2: From the front. On the head a short red hair style, topped with a Fez, because Fezzes are cool, and pearl earrings. Wearing a brown jacket, with a stripped tan undershirt and a red bow tie, because bow ties are cool, and dark blue pin stripped "pants". Sonic screwdriver in the left feeler, Tardis key in the right, brown shoes with tan socks on the "feet". Drool replaced with falling Seal of Rassilon.Doctor Who MK II Snail 3: From the side. Rotating Tardis on top, chased by updated red drone Daleks. Updated animated time vortex texture on the shell, new series logo on the side, surrounded by the previous 10 Doctors, starting 1st upper left and going clockwise. 11th Doctor on top with companions, River Song, Rory Williams and Amy Pond. Name in a Doctor Who font with a framed and animated time vortex background.Doctor Who MK II Snail 4: Close up view of the new red Daleks drones, chasing the Tardis.
Do you believe in magic....
This years theme at SL8B is "The Magic of Second Life", so it's a magical theme today at the Giant Snail Race, full of wonder and mystery. So hocus pokus yourself down to Hawthorne for the races and you will be amazed and astonished.
Magic Snail 1: It's my magician snail. There is one similar at the Giant Snail Races build at SL8B.Magic Snail 2: From the front. Short red hair style topped with a black top hat and pearl earrings. Wearing a black tux, white under shirt, black bow tie and black dress shoes. Holding a sparkling magic wand in her right feeler. Drool replaced with falling magical sparkles.Magic Snail 3: From the side. White rabbit sitting on top of the shell. Shell in a red glitter and animated sparkling texture. Magic cards on the sides, along with magical symbol and sparkling "It's Magic" at the bottom. Name in a magic font with animated sparkling letters.Magic Snail 4: The Tiny Snail Magician. This is the tiny snail I designed as the freebie give away at SL8B. Based on the main builds giant magician snail, and the snail I built for the races. You can only get one at SL8B, so come visit the Giant Snail Races build and get one. http://slurl.com/secondlife/SL8B%20Spellbound/214/39/22/
It's time for the final Relay for Life Giant Snail Cross Country Race. The theme this year for Relay for Life is Seasons of Hope, and we've raced with the themes of Winter, Spring and Summer, so naturally for this race the theme is Autumn.
Autumn Snail 1: This is my Autumn snail, looks like the weather is getting a bit nippy.
Autumn Snail 2: From the front. Short red hair style under a light brown wool hat. Wearing a brown sweater with a white undershirt, dark brown jeans, brown shoes with white socks. Light brown scarf around the neck. Drool replaced with falling autumn leaves.Autumn Snail 3: From the side. Shell in an autumn leaf texture with a cornucopia on top. Name plate done in a leafy font and autumn background, topped with several pumpkins. Corn stalks on the side, with a couple more pumpkins and an autumn basket in the center.
It's that time again, time for another Giant Snail Race. This weeks race is the first at the new track on Devon Dreams and this weeks theme is Fireworks. So light up a sparkler and come to Devon Dream for the oohs and aahs of the explosive fun that is snail racing.
Fireworks Snail 1: All decked out for the 4th of July fireworks celebrationFireworks Snail 2: From the front. Long red hair with a red & white and blue bow. Pearl earrings and gold choker with American flag hearts. Red and white striped dress with blue and white star skirt. Red, White and Blue "nail" polish and shoes. Holding a sparkler in the left feeler, drool replace with red, white and blue falling stars.Fireworks Snail 3: From the side. Shell with a star background, topped with red, white and blue sparkling particles. Name in a 4th of July font, with animated red, white and blue marque. Animated fireworks on the side.Fireworks Snail 4: From the back. American flag hanging from the back, another view of the particles on top.
All the worlds a stage....
It's classic theater theme at the Giant Snail Races this week, so head to Devon Dream and see the giant snails act out the moments from the races.
Classic Theater Snail 1: All the worlds a stage and apparently a snail shell as well.Classic Theater Snail 2: From the front. Long red hair with a dark pink bow. Red heart and pearl earrings, gold choker with red heart. Dark pink dress with gold edging, wearing dark pink shoes. Droll replaced with falling comedy & tragedy masks. Holding a playbill in the left feeler.Classic Theater Snail 3: From the side. Shell in a wood panel texture, with a theater stage built on top. "The Theater", Comedy & Tragedy masks and theater ticket on the side. Another shot of the Playbill. Animated marquee name plate on top.Classic Theater Snail 4: Close up of the theater stage on the back of the snail. Red curtain, lighting system over the stage, country side backdrop, plant props on stage, actress and snail actor on stage.
Tis the season...
Merry Christmas, or at least that's what you'd be saying at the Giant Snail Races this week as the theme is Christmas in July. Hop a sleigh ride and jingle your bells down to Devon Dreams for these festive snail races.
Christmas in July Snail 1: My Christmas snail, she would be the MK II as the very first themed snail I ever did was a Christmas themed snail, way back at snail number 2.Christmas in July Snail 2: From the front. Long red hair with a holly & berry headband. Snowflake and pearl earrings and choker. Red dress with white lace trim. Red and white shoes with holly. Drool replaced with falling red, blue and green ornaments.Christmas in July Snail 3: From the side. Shell in a red and green snowflake Christmas paper texture, wrapped in a gold ribbon and bow. Rotating Santa, sleigh and reindeer on top. Blinking Christmas lights in the center along with a wreath, flanked with candy canes, red bows and bells near the bottom. Name in a candy cane font on a gold background, boarded with candy cane stripes and animated Christmas lights.
Place your bets...
It's Vegas Casino theme this week at the Giant Snail races. So grab a cab and head down to the strip on Devon Dream for the glitz, glamor and neon lights of giant snail racing.
Vegas Casino Snail 1: It's the bright lights of the Vegas Casino SnailVegas Casino Snail 2: From the front. Wearing a feathered and jeweled headdress on top of her long red hair. Wearing a purple patterned bikini top and bottom with feathers on the sides. Has on pearl earrings, necklace and dark purple shoes. Drool is gold stars.Vegas Casino Snail 3: From the side. Glowing gold shell with blue neon. Animated moving lights on the top and sides. Rotating dice on top with playing cards. Poker chips on the side, rotating roulette wheel, Casino sign and animated slot machines spewing out quarters. Name in a neon font with a fancy gold background. Tail feathers at the back.