Star racing across the universe

Cast your mind back to 2006 and you might remember the obscure anime, Oban Star Racers. Charlie Mann has recreated the Whizzing Arrow from the show, which served as the main character’s racer. The large engines have smooth rounded forms with the ability to splay out in sections for when the boost function is engaged. The orange dome on the side acts as a gunner turret to fight off aggressive opponents. I tried to build this vehicle when I was young but gave up, so it’s great to see that Charlie has succeeded in constructing a model accurate to the original design.

Whizzing Arrow Collage

2 comments on “Star racing across the universe

  1. hntrains

    You have to be passionate about a show like that – or Star Trek, or Star Wars, or Star Soup, or Star Cross… – to build a machine which no scientist will ever consider building. It’s got the looks, and that is all that matters for an object only used for display.

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