It seems I'm fairly hopeless at getting from an initial idea to a decent model, but I'm having a go anyway. (My photographic skills with a 9 year old Ixus 300 are also extremely limited.)
My entry for the challenge will (eventually) be the Spartan Slipstream
It started out as the "minimalist podracer" which I posted in the Building Tips thread
. The engines have now gone through several iterations, but always with a focus on keeping the PF motor as a main component (which rather limits the greebling possibilities, at least for somebody with my talent - or lack thereof).
The album on Flickr
has more pictures, including the original minimalist version.
At one point I considered adding the 40 tooth gears off-centre from the main axle. It seemed like a neat idea at the time, but I've abandoned it for the moment. I do wonder what others think of it though - ok, or just plain stupid?
P.S. There are no hidden weapons. A podracer is dangerous enough as it is...
EDIT: W(h)IPed the subject