A pair of quick, easy to build Warthog LRVs based on the Halo video game series.
About this creation
Now four years old, this pair of Halo Warthogs was finished by mid 2012. They are actually the fifth version of Warthogs that I have made, with the first version originally completed in early 2008.
A quick history of the older versions of my Warthogs:
-V1(also known as M13 since in the game they were called M12 Warthog LRVs): Very fragile, attempted four-wheel steering and failed, and didn't look much like an actual Halo Warthog. Made early 2008.
-V2(also known as M14): Very simple and extremely compact 6-stud-wide build. Allowed me to make two of them, but could barely fit minifigures and looked like Humvies trying to be Warthogs. Made mid 2008.
-V3(or M15): Overhauled 7-stud-wide build that went for maximum detail including the first turret faceplates and successful suspension. Best looking and very accurate, but extremely delicate. Made during 2009.
-V4(stopped with the M thing): Prototype V5 design that went back to V2 roots of sturdy simplicity. Noticeably less accurate than V3, but could once again make two Warthogs like with V2. Made early 2012.
-V5: Same body as V4 but reworked to re-add suspension. Finished early 2012.
I am aware that these are not the most accurate Warthog MOCs, but I do still feel pretty good about them regardless.
Ironically, although originally created to look like the original Warthog design from HCE, H2, H3, H3 ODST, and Halo Reach as well as CEA, the new more square-ish looking design from H4, H2A, and now H5 actually look more like my Warthog MOCs than the original design did. At least I think so, anyway.
I very much like the silhouette of these Warthogs from the side. They capture my favorite Warthog feel pretty well, in my opinion.
The signature standard Chaingun Warthog, driven by a blue Spartan with an ODST passenger and gunner.
Once I started giving the passengers Rockets, Legendary difficulty playthroughs got a little bit easier.
That minifig-scale SPNKR rocket design is my own design, but was originally inspired by Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins.
The Anti-Armor Gauss Warthog. Driven by my old custom decal made Master Chief (HCE Mark V armor). Some Star Wars Rebel Commandos act as Marines for the passenger and gunner seats.
The Gauss Gun is awesome. Pair it with a SPNKR wielding passenger, and this Warthog outright wrecks other vehicles when driving in circles around them for hit-and-run attacks.
Fun to fight Scarabs with in Halo 3, or spam en masse in Halo Wars.
It is this gun that I like to imagine having multiple pre-charged barrels to form one heck of an OverPowered Gattling Gun.
Yes, that BR design belongs to Justin Saber-Scorpion Stebbins.
In the next three pictures, you will see that they both feature my version of the rubber band suspension found in many other good Halo Warthog MOCs. My fingers invade to demonstrate.
The rubber bands are NOT Lego brand however, but they work well.
The next four pictures show that my 'Hogs are really not that great looking if viewed from angles other than from the side.
Not too bad though, I guess.
A comparison with some old official Mega Blocks Warthogs(top picture). I must say that I definitely like mine much more(bottom picture).
A final 'action' shot of my Halo Warthogs.
The signature Halo vehicle, the Warthog requires a well coordinated pair of operators to be successful in combat, with the driver getting his/her gunner into and out of position as necessary, along with calling out important targets, and the gunner being a good enough shot to hit his/her targets as fast as possible, while having good target prioritization skills and calling out locations for his/her driver to position them accordingly.
Very interesting,I just finished my own warthog the other day. I could use some work. I like yours a lot. Considering that you actually did it in green. I did mine in grey, but it still looks cool. I haven't posted my design because I need to update java, but I'll have it soon.