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    Nov 16, 2008, 11:00 AM - #1

    Hey guys and gals



    Since I've already gone and made press releases about all this and they've shown up on HBO, there's not much point staying much quiet about it.



    For those of you who may not have seen it, here's the original press release, which was sent out quite broadly and has had positive feedback (and has also garnered interest from a couple of 4x4 magazines here in the UK in regards the warthog build):



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    “Operation Chastity” Warthog Project Officially Begins

    31st October 2008



    Following on from the recent news that the Halo 3: Recon is in development by Bungie and Microsoft, news can finally be released that the not-for-profit fan-film of the Halo franchise, “Operation Chastity”, has officially entered pre-production. And what better day than Halloween to announce the official start of Operation Chastity’s M12 ‘Warthog’ LRV construction project.



    http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Image:H3_Warthog.jpg (the vehicle, as seen in the Halo 3 computer game)



    The story of Operation Chastity follows a group of United Nations Space Command Marines fighting the survivors of a crashed alien Covenant battleship, and their final battle in the conflict – a secret mission behind enemy lines which none of them are sure they will return from. The film is a self-funded effort, with an estimated budget of around £30,000, and shooting planned to commence in Winter 2009 in the United Kingdom. The film project is in no way affiliated with Bungie Studios, Microsoft Game Studios or WETA studios, and is an independent work.



    The vehicle that is going to be used for the project is an A-reg 1984 Land Rover Defender 110, rescued from the GumTree 4x4 yard before its eventual scrapping due to MoT failure. Being rebuilt by Props Studios, the vehicle will be fitted with a whole new body, chunky off road tyres, lifted suspension and a whole host of other upgrades to make it into the futuristic combat vehicle. This is certainly not going to be your average Land Rover!



    In the games, the Warthog LRV was the vehicle of choice for Master Chief John-117, the superhuman Spartan raised from a boy to become humanity’s greatest soldier as he went across the universe and eventually home to Earth fighting the Covenant. The vehicle being made for Operation Chastity, however, will be used by the Marines of the 267th Division as they fight the alien invaders on human soil.



    And it is also hoped that a second vehicle, in the troop carrier format, will also be able to be added to the Marines armoury in time for shooting to commence!



    http://images.wikia.com/halo/images/6/60/M...p_Transport.jpg (the M831 troop carrier, a variant of the M12 LRV, as seen in the Halo 3 computer game)



    More updates will be released as and when they come.



    Peter Cooper

    Writer/Director/Producer, Operation Chastity



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    The warthog went into the shop today. Our base is a rather tired Land Rover Defender 110 made in 1983. Here she is before the body was stripped off and delivered:







    More pictures to follow once more work takes place on it.



    As far as more relevant 405th details go - the current budget is between £25,000 and £30,000 pending further cash injection. The film will definitely have one warthog but, as stated, we are aiming for a second. Talks are currently under way with universities over the possibility of getting studio scale models of Banshees, Pelicans, Longswords, Warthogs, UNSC Frigates and the wreckage of the CCS class "Chaste Ascendancy". Armour is being sculpted hopefully in the next few weeks and will be made in fibreglass, and monster (Grunts and costumes will begin fabrication in the new year. Weapons are already under way, however, and I am hopeful that soon we'll have some nice photos of the MA5C prototype to show off.



    We also have a couple of names being touted as appearing in the film, which will be officially announced once we have pen to paper. We'll be setting up a blog about the Warthog's construction once we have more material to show off.



    Thanks for looking!



    Peter
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    Nov 16, 2008, 11:46 AM - #2

    sounds like you guys got a plan. hope all goes well with the builds.
    keep us updated
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    Nov 16, 2008, 11:52 AM - #3

    Good luck, man. I see a possible 405th publicity opportunity here...

    "Armor and weapons generously donated by the members of the 405th forums", etc. etc. Or something of the sort
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    Nov 16, 2008, 2:36 PM - #4

    It is very possible that the 405th could be mentioned. There are in fact several things that will need pepping for moulding such as Grunt and Brute armour, as well as a few other things that will need sussing out nearer to the time.

    I should also talk to that chap who does those lovely spikers!
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    Nov 16, 2008, 2:56 PM - #5

    that would be smick6
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    Nov 16, 2008, 3:33 PM - #6

    So what engine is going to be used?

    I recommend a diesel engine for a more authentic sound and better economy.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 4:05 PM - #7

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Reventorghini @ Nov 16 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>So what engine is going to be used?

    I recommend a diesel engine for a more authentic sound and better economy.</div>

    The engine is the original 1983 2.5 V8 SW Diesel. It's going to need a little work on it due to a slightly smoky startup. If/when we get the second vehicle (budgetary concerns are making this sadly uncertain), we're hoping to get the 2.5 V8 Turbo Diesel.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 6:31 PM - #8

    oh by the way, I know you can't see the Classifieds section yet, but you should pm Adam or something about his Marine set, I believe he has a few helmets or something for sale, and link has some ODST casts for sale too. Just a thought :-)
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    Nov 16, 2008, 6:36 PM - #9

    If you ever need any help, just shoot me a PM. I'd be more than willing to donate some time to helping out in this between work.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 7:29 PM - #10

    great man, can you get a picture of the truck striped?
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    Nov 16, 2008, 7:36 PM - #11

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(AI Blue Fox @ Nov 17 2008, 12:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>great man, can you get a picture of the truck striped?</div>

    Pics will be put up on the blog once it's set up, with a photo diary from start to finish.

    I have actually bought a set of Adam's armour for myself, however the armour we'll be using will be a custom sculpt. I can't wait to show you photos once we've done the masters - with any luck it'll look sick, and the thought of 20 or 30 Marines all in shot in the gear, weapons and all, excites me greatly.
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    Nov 16, 2008, 7:40 PM - #12

    can't wait to see all those guy's in the marine gear
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    Nov 16, 2008, 8:15 PM - #13

    Wow, either my imagination is running wild or this is gonna be some amazing stuff.

    Looks like we'll have to nuke our imaginations.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 12:47 AM - #14

    Good luck with everything, You guys will be legends when this is done.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 4:25 AM - #15

    I can only hope.

    Still not sure if I'll stick the Warthog on ebay afterwards to help pay for the movie.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 4:48 AM - #16

    You'd probably nearly cover the costs of the movie for it
    This is sounding very cool, i cant wait to see it start!!!
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    Nov 17, 2008, 12:11 PM - #17

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(p0rtalman @ Nov 17 2008, 09:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>You'd probably nearly cover the costs of the movie for it
    This is sounding very cool, i cant wait to see it start!!!</div>

    That's the hope!

    The final payment was made on the Warthog today. Fabrication will begin once all the supplies have arrived.
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    Nov 17, 2008, 12:45 PM - #18

    Amazing, I just saw this thread after I had written a synopsis of my own Fan-Film. I was literally about to post it when I saw this. Strange how all the warthog builds are starting up, along with these fan-film projects. Well I wish you the best of luck with this.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:31 PM - #19

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Twisting_Neather @ Nov 17 2008, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>Amazing, I just saw this thread after I had written a synopsis of my own Fan-Film. I was literally about to post it when I saw this. Strange how all the warthog builds are starting up, along with these fan-film projects. Well I wish you the best of luck with this.</div>

    Thanks for the kind words! I am happy to see people really pushing the boundaries on this stuff. Hope your own film works out.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 7:44 PM - #20

    (sigh)dang it yor gona make my series look like crap,all well best of luck .
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    Nov 22, 2008, 6:15 AM - #21

    Oh man, just heard back - apparently the Warthog could be done by Christmas!
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    Nov 25, 2008, 6:52 PM - #22

    That sounds awesome man!
    I wish you all the best of luck on this project, sounds like you are gonna take this challenge, smack it in the face, and move along quite fine!
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    Nov 25, 2008, 7:00 PM - #23

    I can't wait too more of this, and since I'm to far to help physically, if you need space to host pictures or videos, drop me a PM

    Good luck!
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    Dec 8, 2008, 3:42 PM - #24

    This will be amazing I can't wait to see how it will turn out, Please PM me a picture, this will be fantastic!
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    Dec 9, 2008, 10:54 PM - #25

    i've figured out were to go for vacation, back to the good ol UK

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