Introduction: KNEX Warthog (from Halo 1-3)

This the Halo Warthog that everyone's been telling me to build. It has suspension but has to have the solid axles front and rear because the real quad axles were to flimisy, the suspension kinda sucks but it works. It has a functional gun in the rear, and looks very similar to the actual thing. I will be devloping a winch and tow hooks for it in the week to come. I'll try to make some seats but i'm not that good at making seats. The gun doesn't show up in any of the pictures but I do have the assembley of the gun in the inst. and how to install it. If u need a more detailed pic of something I'll send it to u when i get a chance.

Step 1: Center Body

The center section of the body. WARNING: DON"T CONNECT ANYTHING TILL ACTUALL CONSTRUTION, your not smart enough to rear my mind!

1- Build two of these side panels
2- The center of the center
3- another view of 3
4- the center consel

Step 2: Front Part

This is the front of the Warthog

1- The front view
2- The bottom view
3- The top view
4- Notice that the center part isn't the same as the sides

Step 3: The Rear Part

This is the Rear of the Warthog.

1- the top view
2- the side view
3- the rear
4- the sides
5- the bottom
6- the rear bumper

Step 4: The Roof

The roof of the warthog.

1- The roof
2- U need the orange bendy rod, the size of the yellow/grey rods

Step 5: The Rear Turret

This is the double-barrel rear turret. You can attach a motor to this and control the spin via motor if you want.

1- the base
2- the gun
3- another view
4- another view

Step 6: Attaching the Body Parts

This is how to put the body together.

1- attach the center most peice to the front
2- attach the center most peice to the back
3- attach the side panels to the front
4- attach the side panels to the back (notice the grey rod)
PLZ notice that no grey rods hold the sides to the center yet (don't add any yet)
5- attach the roof here in the rear
6- attach the roof here on the front
7- attach the bend rods here on the roof
8- attach the rear bumper here on the rear
9- attach the center consel here
10- and here
11- grab the base for turret and connect here in the rear
12- make this
13- connect here on base
14- drop in the turret
15- clip in the turret with clips or mount ur motor now while the suspension is out

Step 7: Front Axle

This is the front axle, it is different than the rear so try and not mix them up. Dont forget the shocks (hard to miss). IF YOU DON'T HAVE SHOCKS GO TO STEP 10 FOR ALT.

1- The axle
2- another view

Step 8: The Rear Axle

This is the rear axle. IF YOU DONT HAVE SHOCKS GO TO STEP 10 FOR ALT.

1- The rear axle
2- another view

Step 9: Attaching the Axles

Attaching the axles, plz dont mix them up. You can adjust the front ride height, but with rear you have to move the shock forward on grey rod (towards the front for u idiots)

1- grab the rear axle and mount the rods here (between the sides and center)
2- mount the shocks here
3- grab the front axle and mount the rods similarly to the rear
4- the shocks mount on this, you can put a rod there if u want and clip the shocks in place

Step 10: Alt. Suspension

If u dont have shocks, this will show you how to use balljoints and rubberbands as shocks,

1- attach the ball joints like so, the ball parts are mounted to the axle and blue rod
2- place grey rod near axle arms, wrap rubberbands around axle like they are in 1st pic, and place round grey rods
3- close up of ball joints
4- now do the same thing to the rear, you might have to be a little creative (srry no pics)


Lightning Vex made it! (author)2012-12-04

looks awesome!wish i had enough pieces

knex inventor made it! (author)2010-10-27

its got a lot of pieces. lol =)

knex inventor made it! (author)2010-10-27

i built it and my mate was impressed by it. thanks for the instructions =)

pk linknight made it! (author)2010-05-12

i cant see any pics. why?

chris mayo made it! (author)2009-09-25

THE BEST TRUCK EVER,i made the suspensoin permanatly stay in place because i didnt have the right kind of pieces for either i got done and it still had THE BEST SUSPENSION EVER (without rubber bands).

chris mayo made it! (author)2009-09-25

what if you dont have either for the suspension,can i use dark grey pieces

binglebeebop made it! (author)2009-06-24

rear your mind..? typo btw

gremlinz_man made it! (author)2008-12-13

sweeet, and it actually fires stuff, definately a 5

mettaurlover made it! (author)2008-08-22

this.. is.. AWESOME!!!!!

peach_fart made it! (author)peach_fart2008-10-03


Hummerh139 made it! (author)2008-08-10

well done this post is realy popular, and also well done on the look of the car it looks just like the one in halo 3.

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-08-11

too bad i cant make the independant suspension like the one in the Halo series

AZIMUT made it! (author)2008-06-07

Nice!!!!! It looks quite realistic. were does every1 get those wheels from anyway?

Check out my build:

My Truck

Side View
Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-06-13

Thx, I got the wheels from a the Overdrive Monster Truck kit about 2-3 years ago. The truck is really sweet, you should post instructions

AZIMUT made it! (author)AZIMUT2008-06-14

do you know any place i could get them from? (apart from ebay, I already tried and no 1 ships 2 the uk...)

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-06-15

im' not real sure were you could get the kit in the UK

builder968 made it! (author)builder9682008-07-31


AZIMUT made it! (author)AZIMUT2008-06-15

Oh ok. Thanks anyway :(

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-06-16

you can try to build a small set of wheels with knex or try to find similar wheels like the ones on your truck

AZIMUT made it! (author)AZIMUT2008-06-17

ok thanx. if i build il use the 1s of my truck

harpuia made it! (author)2008-06-25

what if you do not have suspension pieces, what can you put in place of them?

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-06-27

on step ten there is an alt. suspension but it is either up or down you cant have the suspension half way (its a lot firmmer)

xm8 made it! (author)2008-04-14

i made a new varient of the warthog - its got the gun turret and the troup varient -looks a little more sleaker than this - probs is its a bit bulky

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-04-14

do u hav pics (if u do post post 3 at a time, so i doesn't go into the side)

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-04

well im going to just continue some smaller project when i get some more knex, i'll try to rebuild it

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-03

I had everything from the basic body to the wheels done, but everything else was harder to remember and see from the one pic

bobbyk881 made it! (author)2008-03-29

dude you should try and make it so where all the weals turn separate.

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-03-31

I wish i could but the axles would be to weak, and i've tried

bobbyk881 made it! (author)bobbyk8812008-03-31

Have you tried using a gear to help them turn?

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-04-03

thats not quite the problem, its the suspension part of it the rods that would go out to the axle would twist under weight and cause the warthog body to lower to the floor

bobbyk881 made it! (author)bobbyk8812008-04-03

make swivel points.

Hellchild made it! (author)2008-03-27

dude where do you get the wheels?

Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-03-29

yuse the treker ones if you have them

Hellchild made it! (author)Hellchild2008-03-31

what do they look like?

Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-03-31

this is what it looks like

knex trekker.jpg
Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-04-03

well thats not quite the kit i was thinking of but im sure it would work

Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-04-03

i know, these are the trekkers its what i used, i don't have the monster truck ones.

Hellchild made it! (author)Hellchild2008-03-31

cool thanks

Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-04-01


Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-03-27

i got them from the Knex Overdrive Monster Truck kit, along with the shocks

Hellchild made it! (author)Hellchild2008-03-28

could you post a link or something?

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-03-28

I dont think knex makes that kit anymore, you might have to get it through Ebay or something, i can't find a good pic and my camera hasn't been working real well

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-03

i've tried, the farthest i can get is the body and axles, i cant quite remember how the suspension was connected to the axles to keep the body from swaying from side to side. THe picture i showed u is the only one so far i could find

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-03


Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-01

unfortunatlly yes, i wish i didn't

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-04-01

no, i ment i made the truck 6 months ago, i had the profile for about a month and half

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-03-31

about 6 months ago, i miss it (RIP)

Ghostsniper made it! (author)2008-03-26

congrats ur the first to make it that i no of

Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-03-29

im the second that you know that made it i love it

Ghostsniper made it! (author)Ghostsniper2008-03-29

congrats u get pride points +1

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