the road warrior

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wednesday

3 weeks til Boston, we’re tapering

In Delaware Park, where it seems I run nearly all of my runs, including today’s blissful 12 miler, everybody seems to know your name.  Buffalo’s running community, though relatively small, is arguably among the country’s most vibrant and passionate - that according to no less than Runner’s World’s estimable Bart Yasso.  And on a sunny spring afternoon like today, you will run into at least a couple of runners you know at the park, I ran into four and we had the typical runners’ conversation, ‘nice race Sunday, what are you running next, the…’ as we ran by one another.  Lots of other people out, walkers, strollers, bicyclists, tennis players…

The arms and legs felt like they were recovering from Sunday’s Half, much better than during yesterday’s 9 miles.  Looking at a 5k this weekend to stay sharp.

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I haven’t seen anyone else do this, so here goes, the evolution of the Mad Max XB GT Falcon. The last of the V8 Interceptors.

  • In Mad Max the car is pristine gloss black with flat black accents. It has a (non functional in real life) Weiand blower activated by a button on the shifter, full interior, open headers going to zoomie exhaust pipes behind the doors, MFP badges and a very Monza-like custom nose cone In general, it is one mean looking police car. Max steals the car to avenge his family, killed by a marauding bike gang.
  • In The Road Warrior the car has been through some stress in the wasteland. The interior has been removed, the lower portion of the nose has been removed to clear the desert terrain, the badges are gone, the zoomies have been replaced by straight pipes, the finish is much more distressed and most importantly, the trunk lid and rear window have been removed to make room for two massive fuel tanks, which are armed with a bomb that is later used to detonate the car and kill Max’s persuers. The nose is also smashed off during a chase sequence early on. The Weiand was also, according to some sources, functional in this iteration. 
  • The car does not appear in Beyond Thunderdome.
  • The car is resurrected in Fury Road, almost the same as it appeared in The Road Warrior, though one tank has been removed and the car overall is looking very tired, it is captured by the War Boys early on, and returns later with the infamous Black on Black paint removed, a Ford truck rear end and a second Weiand blower. The fuel tank has also been replaced with propane canisters that are chained below the rear bumper of the car, to make room for a mounted gun and spiked drop chain system. The lower nose has also been reconstructed in a much more rugged and aggressive fashion. Both versions of the Weiand supercharger were functional here.
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I was going to have the first bit of footage I showed to the world be the trailer, but with Net Neutrality in jeopardy, it’s probably better to start showing stuff sooner rather than later.  Plus, you guys are cool, so… why not?

This is just a collection of almost-finished FX shots I put together and slapped some sound on.  As you can see in posts below, I’ve been working on getting the full-sized bus set ready while I wait on the final puppets to come in.  Until those last pieces are in place, I’ve just been working on vehicle FX and getting my ducks in a row.

Most of these shots are from an early sequence where our heroes are escaping Beverly Holes Maximum Security Prison.  The prison itself is in the last long shot.  Nothing is final, so don’t get clingy.

More to come!