Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

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Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby Artemis Flow » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:40 am

A hovercraft was mentioned in the Art of Fury Road book as was the flying contraptions slated for the oily bog scene , we have since found out the flying machines were built but did they build the hovercraft ?
Look at this aerial shot we grabbed back in the day when the movie was in its infancy ....

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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby Taipan » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:47 am

I doubt it. That's probably a wind machine.

The hovercraft tribe/quicksand idea was just that - a very rudimentary idea Brendan McCarthy had somewhere between 97-98 and it was discarded before the first version of the movie. I really doubt it would survive until 2010 when those pictures were taken over Sydney. I'm actually really surprised the Rotoraider machines were built in the first place, but then again - Rotoraider scenes were boarded out fully, whereas the hovercraft/quicksand was just a very early idea, nothing more.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby roadwarriormfp » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:00 pm

I do recall seeing concept artwork on here, it wasnt a hovercraft, but looked like a vehicle (4 wheels) with a huge fan at the back, possibly a paraglider type set up.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby Artemis Flow » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:14 pm

yes confirmed its a wind machine :lol: why the hell it was there waaaaaaaaaaay before filming :roll:

My source is saying the roto raider machines were not built ... ?

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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby Taipan » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:46 pm

roadwarriormfp wrote:I do recall seeing concept artwork on here, it wasnt a hovercraft, but looked like a vehicle (4 wheels) with a huge fan at the back, possibly a paraglider type set up.


You mean this one?

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Made by John Eaves, I think he sent this concept art to get the job on Fury Road who knows when.

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My source is saying the roto raider machines were not built ... ?


Ask tehCal where he got his info from, safe to say it was legitimate.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby tehCal » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:00 pm

The information I've seen is essentially a workshop schedule -- has what appears to be manufacturing and testing deadlines, as well as production names and (in some cases) nicknames or make/model in shorthand.

It lists this between the RockRider bikes and the Vuvalini bikes (which were called Vulvalini on the document):

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RotoRaider #1/manufacture 91 218
RotoRaider #2/manufacture 92 219


It doesn't appear to have dates listed however so it could have possibly just been a planned build that never got started.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby AquaCola » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:38 pm

Taipan wrote:Image


I love this! It just screams Thunderdome. A little over the top but I quite like the idea of a whole gang living on one vehicle.

Actually this is a bit more Waterworld than mad Max for some reason.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby owenmp » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:23 pm

A mining truck armed and armored has been a concept in the tabletop gaming world for many years. :D

Star Wars author Aaron Allston (who passed away in February 2014) published in 1984 a car combat gaming supplement titled UltraForce. The module had a military fanatic (not unlike Immortan Joe) who had a heavily armed and armored mining truck.

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The New Omaha Vehicular Association (NOVA), a Car Wars gaming group that has existed for over 25 years, has an article regarding "supertrucks" for Car Wars on its Web site. The article includes a great drawing (attached to this message) of an armed mining truck that was published in the rulebook of the Games Workshop miniatures game Dark Future.

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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby Nightwalker » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:15 pm

Such a mining truck always reminds me of the 1983 movie "Warrior of the Lost World" with Donald Pleasence.
In this movie such a truck is used as an assault vehicle.
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Re: Hovercraft ? did it exist ?

Postby BRC1974 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:22 pm

Nightwalker wrote:Such a mining truck always reminds me of the 1983 movie "Warrior of the Lost World" with Donald Pleasence.
In this movie such a truck is used as an assault vehicle.


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