Hardened Highway

Discussion in 'Fan Art/Fan Fiction' started by Demonslayer, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 8, 2005


    I always confuse the name of the car with the name of the highway men, so blame me if you also got confused.
     
  2. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    That can't be real can it?
     
  3. st0lve

    st0lve Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    316
    Nov 14, 2004
    That is more than awesome
     
  4. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    May 18, 2003
    Cool. Where did you find this picture?
     
  5. DoughboyJones

    DoughboyJones It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 24, 2006
    oh great, something else I desperately need
     
  6. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    861
    May 5, 2006
    Seconded... What better way to clear the gridlock that a field gun mounted in a car, LOL.
     
  7. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 22, 2006
    Ooh, explosive goodness in a mobile package, and all rolled up in a nice post-apoc texture job. I'll take it, kthxbai.

    If there were vehicles this deformed, that actually ran, I'd give the mastermind of it a dollar.
     
  8. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thats is the most badass thing i have seen all month actully no its ties with Grindhouse. Is thats a Chevrolet El Camino?
     
  9. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Look at the other cars parked in the upper right hand corner of the image, as well as an auto shop.

    But yeah, wow. :shock:
     
  10. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Dec 23, 2004
    great inspiration to make such one into game!
     
  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    scour the internet, there are a lot of such things in africa.
     
  12. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 8, 2005
    In here my friend Wooz

    Btw, a description of our vehicle:

    This heavily-modified vehicle is the sort of thing one can only find in certain post-apocalyptic settings. The ones where radiation and the wreaked ecosystems haven't doomed everyone to a slow, painful death. In fact, this sort of machine could almost be seen in the Mad Max series of movies, specifically in the time period of Beyond Thunderdome. It also seems to be the perfect vehicle to appearance in something like Six-String Samurai. I also see it as a sort of hyped-up "technical" seen in such locations as Somalia.

    As near as I can tell, the engine is now in the rear, and powers the primitive track-laying drive mechanism. The front wheels seem to be made of solid metal, while a modified steel support beam serves as an impact ram. More steel tubing forms an impact shield in the front of the car, while sheet metal has been used to cover the windows and provide basic protection for the driver and gunner(s). This protection is presumed to be part of the basic vehicle DEF, which hasn't taken any Limited Coverage Limitations. While it makes it hard to see out, it is also hard to see in, and many weapons will prove ineffectual until the louvered front windshield is either breached or removed.

    The antitank gun is aimed by pointing the entire car at a target. It doesn't have many rounds (perhaps no more than a dozen at any one time), and is almost never fired while on the move. Technically, the gun is a crew-served weapon, with 2-3 people needed to properly aim and fire it. Game Masters can add in the proper Limitation if they so choose.

    As can be expected, the car doesn't go very fast, and does best on flat and fairly smooth roads, be they dirt or asphalt. It doesn't maneuver very well, either, and is missing almost all of the typical ground car accessories (such as lights and a radio), but does have an externally mounted loudspeaker (usually used to harangue and intimidate potential victims). It is possible a Somalia-styled technical would have a radio, and even headlights, however.

    Source

    Actually this could be brought to the game 8)
     
  13. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Just the color scheme and surface texture of the car are post-apocalpyticly awesome! Not to even mention the tank treads replacing the rear axle and the heavy gun mounted through the windshield.

    That picture is hella awesome. I want to go play Twisted Metal now...

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  14. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 18, 2004
    It seems they are unaware of the origin of the car as well. It would be nice to know why it was built: was it an individual hobbyist, created for a movie, or something else entirely?

    By the way, this website has pictures of a number of different vehicles from Mad Max (though the photography is generally of poor quality).
     
  15. EyeMaster7

    EyeMaster7 A Smooth-Skin

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    Jan 20, 2004
    Now that is a challenge for the <a href="http://jalopnik.com/cars/auto-shows/landmaster-returns-from-post+apocalyptic-disrepair-224946.php">Landmaster<a>. If there was a higher resolution picture, It would be my wallpaper. Anyway great piece of post-apocalyptic art.
     
  16. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Dec 23, 2004
  17. Markus#

    Markus# It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 9, 2005
    It's not car.. its tank! but i like wheeled tanks like this one ;)
     
  18. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    WTF, please post the link to that page please.
     
  19. mr. pastorius

    mr. pastorius A Smooth-Skin

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    Aug 26, 2006
    Looks like a ferris wheel gone berserk. Awesome.
     
  20. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 18, 2004
    You can look it up from the image location, the original page reveals it as the Tsar Tank.

    You can find more information on the Landships website, as well as a digital mock-up at Tank Club.