Aug 22, 2017 | By Tess

It’s been 10 years since Halo 3 was first released, and if you’re like me, your memory of it may be a little bit foggy. Fortunately, maker Bryanthavercamp is here to jog our memory with this ultra-impressive (and functional!) Warthog vehicle, made with the help of 3D printing.

The off-road vehicle, inspired by the M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (aka Warthog) from Halo 3, has taken Bryanthavercamp seven years to build, and now we are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the buggy’s final stages.

Perhaps more impressive than the final photos of the vehicle is how Bryanthavercamp actually got there.

Nearly a decade ago now, the hardcore Halo fan began the Warthog project with a strong vision and a stripped down 1984 Chevy k10 truck. Over the years, he transformed the truck into the iconic sci-fi vehicle by installing a 350 Chevy 4 Bolt Gen 1 v8 engine, and “a stock cam from an 84 Chevy truck with L31 vortec heads with highflow aftermarket intake and 600cfm quickfuel carb.”

The exterior of the vehicle also required intensive work, as Bryanthavercamp made custom gauge clusters, bodywork parts, and accessories, mostly using 3D printing technology. According to the maker’s friend, CAPNJ1mmy, who posted photos of the vehicle on reddit, the real life Warthog will soon have four-wheel steering thanks to hydraulic cylinders and a custom rear axle.

The reddit post also notes that the impressive 3D printed M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle is expected to be street legal in the near future, perhaps even in coming weeks.

Understandably, fans of the Halo video game franchise have gotten very excited about the functional (though hopefully not destructible or armed) vehicle, and are eagerly awaiting more information and videos of the Warthog in action.

2015 video of Warthog vehicle stress test

To tide them over for now, Bryanthavercamp has shared a test video from a couple of years ago (above) that shows the vehicle driving off-road, though the full effect is not quite captured because the final 3D printed elements of the Warthog’s bodywork are not complete.

With Halo Wars 2 being the most recent release of the Halo franchise and the much anticipated Halo 6 awaiting a release date, perhaps Bryanthavercamp’s 3D printed DIY Warthog will inspire gamers to dust off their old copies of Halo to replay the original trilogy.

In any case, we'll be keeping a close eye on reddit to see any additional videos of the impressive Warthog vehicle.

 

 

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