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Old 11-14-2017, 04:21 PM   #21
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ISTR that the Damnation Alley vehicles were modified RVs equipped with ATV capabilities.
Oh, it was much more than that: https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.p...dmaster&nojs=1 .
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:46 PM   #22
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Huh, I thought I read somewhere that it no longer existed. I wonder why they don't take it to Wasteland Weekend, since California City isn't even that far.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:49 PM   #23
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Wow, I had no idea. I saw that movie way back when when it first came out. An interesting experience.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:06 PM   #24
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Huh, I thought I read somewhere that it no longer existed. I wonder why they don't take it to Wasteland Weekend, since California City isn't even that far.
Last I heard, it was in Florida; but don't quote me on it. :)

And getting it anywhere is going to be painfully expensive -- I don't think it's road-legal, so it would have to be flat-bedded wherever it's going. If it was road-legal, fuel costs would be ludicrous. And most places it would be displayed don't exactly pay well, so good luck recouping expenses.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:11 PM   #25
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Last I heard, it was in Florida; but don't quote me on it. :)
That article says central California.
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And getting it anywhere is going to be painfully expensive -- I don't think it's road-legal, so it would have to be flat-bedded wherever it's going. If it was road-legal, fuel costs would be ludicrous. And most places it would be displayed don't exactly pay well, so good luck recouping expenses.
There are a number of vehicles that come out there on flatbeds (there's at least one M60 tank, two of the Fury Road war-rigs, a trawler hulk, and the fuselage of a B-29), and I get the impression that the owners do compensate some of the stuff they like (also if you asked for donations to maintain the Landmaster in that particular crowd, you would get them).

If it was there and I somehow missed it, I am sad.

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Old 11-16-2017, 10:53 PM   #26
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Not to get too off topic, but props for any shoot are a one time use thing, unless it's for a series or has some practical application in the real world. A small SFX shop I used to work for used to keep all of their props, even though they barely had enough room to store them.

For something like the ATV from Damnation Ally, I mean if you put it on tour to promote the film, then that's one use, but beyond that, unless you put it in a museum with lots of other props, it's best to unfortunately just scrap it.

Me, I hate to see good props like that go the junk yard, because they do have a kind of "Hey, it runs" appeal. But, it was never really meant to have a life beyond the movie. I hope that can keep it around for a while.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:40 PM   #27
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To get back on topic, here's a vid describing some of the latest of these behemoths.

https://youtu.be/Ie5LZupYgBA


Imagine trying to parallel park one >:)

In a more serious gaming note, I think battling one of these things would probably be a boring exercise in how many cars and bikes can you throw away. Still, in spite of the Ultraforce module, I'm surprised given all of the other vehicles that were added to classic CW that the mega-sized dump trucks never had any official rules.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:52 PM   #28
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I seem to recall a Jackie Chan film where a huge Dumper Truck demolishes the Villians otherwise inpregnable House/Hideaway ?

I'll have a quick search & see if I can post a link ...
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:08 AM   #29
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I seem to recall a Jackie Chan film where a huge Dumper Truck demolishes the Villians otherwise inpregnable House/Hideaway ?

I'll have a quick search & see if I can post a link ...
It may be this one; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117786/combined
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:42 PM   #30
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Not Quite in the same class, but check out the 2018 Ford Velociraptor.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2...r-6x6/preview/

I can just see the aftermarket Rubber Track set to turn this monster into a Halftrack.
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