How Weta built a real-life Warthog
(Just so Bungie & Microsoft reps could smash things with it…)
©2009 Grant Smythe
When we were at the recent Halo ODST Media Event held on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, I met up with Tim Launder, the General Manager for WetaNZ on board a water taxi travelling Sydney’s beautiful harbour.
Update: • Our ‘huge’ multi-faceted Halo Reach Review.
Update: • Halo Reach Release Article Bungie’s Last Big Stand.
Tim was over here to present the glorious Weta Workshop’s Halo Warthog which they built for the proposed Halo Movie, which sadly got put on hold after making the movie shorts [trailers].
Tim was hand-delivering the hand-crafted Cortana figurine which was to be displayed at the event, alongside several other Halo Collectible figurines and a brand new item, the Halo Ring, as well as do a presentation for WetaNZ regarding the Halo Warthog of course.
NB: You will see some discount codes on the various Halo gear currently in stock from WetaNZ which are valid until 18th September 2009 worldwide. Check out their other collectibles (Hellgate-London etc) and weapons as well.
• Halo Full Combat Trailer Extended
• Yes, they DID smash through that wall in The ‘Hog – no CGI
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