• Jul 25, 2007
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Halo players are familiar with the Warthog, the mil-buggy you (and often a friend) use in some scenarios to help the Master Chief dish out death with extreme prejudice to the Covenant's alien baddies. Well, the truck has made the jump from your DLP screen to the real world thanks to the guys at WETA, who have produced a running full-size replica complete with gun (natch) and four-wheel-steering. The full-scale Warthog's being used in a series of live-action shorts designed to ramp up gamers' excitement levels in the runup to Halo 3's release. You can get an idea of what to expect in the teaser trailer, which we've included after the jump. So that's what the Warthog assembly line looks like...

Thanks for the tip, Travis!

[Bungie, WETA via Joystiq]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I want one!, lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jeep shmeep, If GM built that as Hummer4 (even without the cannon) I would stand in line to buy one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Much better video quality on IGN.com!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if they actually built it using the Warthog individual swing arm suspension design, or cheated and used axles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Picture looks like it could be a swing-arm, although it's difficult to tell from just one angle. If I had to fab up something like this, I would probably go with 2 sets of front axle bits from an HD GM truck, simply because of the good availability.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is just too cool, anyone have an idea of what they used as a base?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll go for a test drive in Blood Gulch with that!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Heh, this was probably a byproduct of the fact that Peter Jackson was well into planning (and evidently beginning development) a live-action HALO movie...

      Very cool! I'm glad they're still involved in the franchise even if the movie's been back-shelved.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice. In the first game I was obsessed with taking buggy with me everywhere it could possibly go, even if that meant throwing a plasma nade underneath it to get it to through.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks more like some sort of big cat to me... like a puma.

      (Thank you RvB)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Blake, are you making up animals again?
      Feline_Jay
      • 7 Years Ago
      HEY! A Warthog I can actually *DRIVE*?!?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks more like a... what are they called... chupa-thingee?
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