HUMVEE Driver's second Humungus

Before you begin, PRINT OFF AS MANY PICTURES AS YOU CAN of the vehicle from websites, watch the movie, and make sketches. I also recommend getting a Dremel Tool; mine is indispensable.

Humungus

Base kit: For my next shot at making the Humungus F100, I used an actual Ford truck, the Boonie Boss


Extra Parts:

Lots of .030Ē thick plain sheet styrene

Rubber insulated copper wiring for the roll bar, exhaust piping, intake tubing, and the frames holding the prisoners

Some .060" x .060" (1.5 mm x 1.5mm) square strips also for the prisoner frames

Very thin wire for the speakers and the mike

Two scale 55 gallon fuel drums, I got mine from a very old Playskool floating barge playset

Rubber tubing for the gas nozzle and the fuel pumps

Some engine pulleys and fan belts to make the fuel pumps

A small chain on the hood

A large round headlight also for the hood

Six small tanks for the Nitro boosters; I used modified Tylenol Gelcaps. A friend helped me cast some better ones, and if you are interested let me know and I will sell some to you at cost.

3/16" tubes (.188 diameter) for the exhaust pipes

M.A.S.K. toy figures for Humungus himself, the Bad Cop, and the victims. You could also use 1/25th scale model figures. The victims were covered with cloth cut to size, then painted the right colors.

The rest you should be able to fabricate yourself.

Modifications: I built the frame just as the instructions show. Then I added the middle axle with leaf springs and drive shafts. For the tires I used Super Swamper off road tires by a company named American Satco. They may not still make them, however. Try Ebay. After that it was mostly custom work. I tried to use as many of my old Humungus parts as possible, because they are basically the right shape and they are already painted black. I have a picture of Humungus standing on his vehicle, and that provided me with the correct scale. Customizations include the roll bar, the speakers there, the wire connecting them, mike with wire, dual knives on either side of the seat, two spear-things, gear shifter, tachometer, gas nozzle with hoses, and two fuel pumps. The only thing still left to be done is for me to cast and mount three more nitrous oxide bottles for the left hand side.

Paint: The vehicle is all black with a very dark red camo pattern. Make some sketches of it to get it right, but remember that in the movie, there are a few scenes where the image is flipped, and the right side is actually the left side. If you like I'd send you images of the sketches I made. The exhaust pipes are silver, at least until Wez rips one off to bash the Interceptor. The replacement exhaust pipe is a flat grey. After all the painting I weathered the vehicle with Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders.

Any questions, please ask! Good luck and letís see some pics!


Under construction


Still a work in progress


Start of the paint job


Finished vehicle


Right side front


Right side


Right side rear


Rear


Left side rear


Left side


Left side front


Front