HCR Modeling #46: Movie Wheels Tribute!


The Challenge:
Model an Iconic wheeled Vehicle from Film,TV or Gaming.
You can model the vehicle with a Model character and an environment IF YOU WISH.,
The vehicles can be Cars, Motorcycles, tanks, buggies etc from any era. The final model can be an original interpretation of an existing model, 3D Pixel art, an accurate reproduction or an stylized sculpture. You can also find inspiration in unused concept art used for films/tv./anime. And NO you can not do Transformers. that will be a different challenge.

You get the gist, now show it to us.

◦All Artist of original concept art must be given credit
◦If you decide to do an original interpretation of a character, please post ALL concept all art.

See list at the end of this post for inspiration.

There are FOUR ways to participate:
Imagine game classic characters from a classic TV show
from series like:
MASK (All the Matt Rider crew vehicles)
Mario Kart (all the Go karts + Riders)
Batman (All the Batmobiles)

Model an individual classic Vehicle
GhostBusters (Ecto 1)
Akira (Tetsuo Bike)

◦Car Detail
Do a specific Car part that tell us a story
KITT (Its from bumper with the Sensor)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Inmortan Joe’s Steering Wheels)

◦Car Environment
Imagine doing an environment based on the topic
Knight Rider (Kitt vs Goliath)
Lost in Space (Chariot )
THE CHALLENGE:___________________________

Sculpt, in a period of 1 month and two weeks, one or more 3D representations of one or more vehicles based on extensive research… For this challenge, attention to detail an imagination are essential.

The idea of this “mini-challenge” is to simulate an impossible deadline for a project. The artists will have at their discretion how detailed the models they will be working on, what program they will be using, the amount of models, and if the models will be shaded/ rigged. But the model will have to be original creation based on EXTENSIVE research.

At the end of the challenge the final model will have to look like a scene that we might see in a cg movie or a commercial.


Detailed RESEARCH, and attention to detail are key for ALL entries. Please before doing an entry do your homework.

The best model will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:

and the big one of course:◦BEST MODEL
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.

DATELINE! Monday, November 2 2015
YOU HAVE One MONTH & TWO WEEKS to do the challenge.

CHALLENGE SPECIFIC RULES:◦No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
◦You may NOT use a pre exiting models. All models must be done from scratch.
◦An artist may change from an environment/building/vehicle , a diorama, or model series whenever he or she wishes.
◦WIP thread should be posted on the Hardcore Modeling Challenge forum and should follow the following naming convention: HCR MINI-Challenge #46 : Movie Wheels Tribute Ages<<TYPE OF ENTRY >>
◦For each image you should post:

Title of Model Completed[Model Images]

And should be posted on both the individual WIP thread on this master thread.
◦For each model 1 TEMPLATE RENDER [see Below] 3 Orthographic renders ARE REQUIRED. These renders are for TOP, SIDE, BOTTOM views and a BEAUTY RENDER.BEAUTY RENDER:
Final RENDERS should be rendered at 1600 X 1200 OR 1200 x 1600 in JPG format. (Post only as link) A smaller 800x 600 OR 600 x 800 image should be posted on the threads.


Orthographic renderings ARE REQUIRED for EACH entry and should be rendered at least at 800 x 600 OR 600x800.

  • This means you need to submit renders of the from the Front, Sides (2), Back, Top and bottom.

  • I recommend to aid the voters a turntable rendering of the model. It would have to be done in QuickTime or Windows Media at a resolution of at least 600 x 400 OR 300 x 200. The render might be done as a Quickshade or Beauty Render.
    ◦Please add a brief text description about your piece.
    ◦The artist also has to post total length of time it took to do and program used.
    ◦Future topics for hardcore Challenges will be picked at random from the list on this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
    ◦Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.
    ◦Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
    ◦Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.


I remember n the last car challenge that you add an other category: Best Interior. Would be great to have it back, since maybe sometime car modelling can be to simple, interior could show more the hardcore part of the modelling challenge. What do you think?


If only I had the time I would so do the Doof Wagon from Fury Road.
I can’t think of anything in any movie that hit me as hard as that war drumming, flame throwing, metal thrashing monster.
I’d even put it over the T-Rex in Jurassic Park and for me that’s saying something.


Just a note that you have two categories BEST WIP there!

Otherwise thanks for the challenge :beer:


Argh!, I made the Kaneda’s bike years ago!, I can’t submit an already made model, can I? :smiley:


No sorry but we could showcase it as a NONCOMPETING entry


That would be AWESOME! :smiley:

Thank you very much in advance.

P.S.: By the way I have to images, with and without fairing.


Say I want to model a batmobile. Do I need to model all the batmobiles, or is one enough ?


Just foudn out about this. when is the deadline?


There’s about 3 weeks left, maybe a hair more


I tend to be lax about the deadlines…


Hi everyone!
This is my first challenge… and i´ll begin with this: The A-Team Van!


Airplanes have wheels…


Okay… I’ll get my coat :slight_smile:


So I believe the final output needs to be an ambient occlusion render?
No texturing involved, yes?


I hope I’ll have enough time to do this. Might not be able to but I’ll give it a shot. I’m going to base my design off the trailer from Breaking Bad.

EDIT: I don’t have enough time for this so anyone else feel free to try this concept.


It’s a modelling challenge. So the voters suppose to vote for the model and is topology, not lightrig or textures. Of course, if people have time to do Textures they can for a beauty render. But Ambient occlusion should be fine. Simplistic but fine.


Hey guys I’m posting my final entry here:

click here to go to the WIP thread with more images!


work in progress

(I is not directly managed to post photos so I give you the link that allows the display)




Brisacier… you need to post them in your thread


This is my first challenge. I’m using Blender 3D.

I’m going to try to get it done by deadline starting on it today. IF I have time I might do R2D2. but if not I’ll create Eve or both in addition to Wall-E.