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Millennium Warthog


The Warthog
  The name stuck. Completed in 1983, the 24-inch long Warthog was based on original drawings. It was scratch-built by covering a hull made from eighth-inch thick balsa wood with plastic stock and spare model kit parts.

The following photos by Rob Lind
bye-bye

  Items used to detail the Warthog include kit parts from a 1950s Moon lander, a battleship, a motorcycle, a Star Trek Enterprise, an R2-D2, at least 4 assorted tanks and a whistle from a Crackerjack box. Other parts include a pair of flashlights for the fusion engines, above, and a plastic shot glass poking out of the top of an armored military vehicle for the conning tower, below. Many of the little details that look like they should move or swivel around do.

Take me to the bridge!

     Lighting operated on four separate circuits with a total of eighteen hobby and automotive light bulbs. A 4-switch control box provided 12 volts to the windows, fusion engines, hyperdrive and the forward sensor.

Photographed on location

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Top Plan

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Bottom Plan


Despite its size, the Warthog weighed only about a pound and a half.