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Houston 3 Death Ray by wondermanrules Houston 3 Death Ray by wondermanrules
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This is Coyote member Houston 3. A mystery woman who was implanted with cybernetics from OMAR scientists and turned into a ruthless killing machine whose only mission is to destroy the Vigilantes.

Houston 3 was a loyal member of the Coyotes and followed every order Sid Burn gave her throughout their reign of terror in the Midwest. Despite knowing what she was doing was wrong Houston could not break her control bracelet’s programming.

When the Vigilante’s attacks on the Coyotes become more frequent and devastating Sid Burn panicked and sent Houston 3 to track down Convoy, the Vigilante’s leader and destroy him. During this mission Houston 3’s curiosity about Convoy turned into admiration for the man and his cause.

When it finally came to their final confrontation Houston 3’s feelings for the Vigilante leader overrode her programming making her hesitate when she could have destroyed him which allowed the man to escape. Witnessing her fight the programming made Convoy determined to help her once he defeated Sid and the other Coyotes.

After losing Convoy, Houston 3 found herself the target of Vigilante member Slick Clyde who dogged her relentlessly. Houston 3’s weariness of the constant fighting began to break through her programming more and more but Slick’s constant threat gave her no choice but to fight him.

After the final battle between the gangs Houston 3 escaped and made her way to desert gas station to recover. Standing in front of a restroom mirror she summoned her will and finally broke through her programming and managed to break her damaged control bracelet off her forearm leaving it in the sink.

Houston exited the restroom only to see the victorious Convoy was waiting for her. Convoy, who had developed a mutual attraction to Houston, offered to help her break her OMAR conditioning and help her find out who she really was.

Houston gladly accepted Convoy’s offer and the two drove off into the sunset in the embrace of a budding romance.

For Houston 3’s 1975 Palomino I went with a custom 1970 Boss 302 Mustang since it resembled her vehicle’s make and model more closely than the 1975 Mustang which didn’t fit the look I needed.

Btw the full name of Houston 3’s special is the Super Fantastic Death Ray 3-Ax but it was too long to put as the title. :XD:

Houston 3, Super Fantastic Death Ray 3-Ax Convoy, Vigilant 8 and above mentioned characters and vehicles are copyright Activision.

Mustang copyright Ford Motor Company

If you don't know what Vigilante 8 is, read this:

In the 1970s the world was suffering from a world wide oil shortage. The USA was heavily dependant on affordable gasoline and was on the verge of an economic breakdown. Strikes, riots and crime were running rampant and all available law enforcement were brought into metropolitan areas which left the outlands unprotected.

The Oil Monopoly Alliance Regime (OMAR), a foreign multinational oil consortium had it's sights set on monopolizing the worlds oil trade and it's biggest opponent was the USA which opposed OMAR's price fixing schemes.

Bent on forcing the USA to its knees OMAR hired terrorist Sid Burn to go to the US and commit acts of mass destruction and chaos designed to send the country's economy over the edge. Sid immediately traveled the American Southwest and formed a gang called the Coyotes and began targeting American oil refineries, alternate energy sources and terrorized and robbed small towns and settlements along the way.

With nobody to turn to for help, a ragtag group of citizens victimized by the Coyotes led by the trucker known as Convoy banded together as The Vigilantes, who quickly became a major thorn in the Coyote's collective side.

Desperate to get an edge on his enemies and looking for a way to cause more destruction, Sid Burn heard the rumors of advanced weapons based on UFO technology housed at the mysterious government installation called Site-4 located somewhere near Papoose Lake, Nevada.

Ambushing Site-4 Sid's robbery went bad when the Vigilante's unexpectedly showed up and as a result the world's most advanced weaponry found it's way into the hands of both parties.

With their normal vehicles modified into rolling engines of destruction the Coyotes and Vigilantes now wage a war across the American Southwest with the fate of the USA hanging in the balance.
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:iconlucas01lima:
lucas01lima Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic, this is the game of my childhood,but now i dowloaded v8 2nd offense in my pc
!!!
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I have more Vigilante 8 art in my gallery if you're interested. :D

I love both the V8 games :love:
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:iconlucas01lima:
lucas01lima Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
me too
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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:iconlucas01lima:
lucas01lima Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yeah!!! you play this games?
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Yes :D I own Vigilante 8 and Viglante 8: 2nd Offense for PlayStation :)
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:iconlucas01lima:
lucas01lima Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
vigilante 8 2nd in pc Wink/Razz  and vigilante 8 i have the disc :D (Big Grin) 
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Personally I like the generation of Mustangs that her original car was. But I must say you made this car look the part quite well.

One of the quickest ways to total a car in V8 2nd Offense is using Houston's special and then an Afterburner combo with the missiles. Just watch that opponent's health bar drain! =D
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :D 

Yeah the 1975 Mustang was nice but like I said in the description it looked nothing like her car  in the game so I went with the 1970 Boss. I think the only Mustang I really liked was the Shelby.

I never really went in for the quick kills unless I was facing Dave's cultsmen. Their spam attacks with the mini flying saucers pissed me off constantly. Especially at the port where you have to make a roadblock on the bridge. :XD:
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Not a problem.

Actually her in-game car is more based off a 1971-1973 Mustang. 1974 was the start of the Mustang II.

Definitely. That roadblock was not my favorite quest goal. Only thing worse, in my opinion, was anything in Louisiana that involved needing to flood the map. 
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Traditional Artist

Right, but they said her car in game is a 1975 Palomino which is their generic term for a Mustang. Almost every car in the original game is based on a real car of the 1970s or earlier.  So instead of something being a Mustang, it's a Palomino and instead of a Ram it's called a Stag and so on.

 

The booklet for the game lists her car as a 1975 year model so either it was a mistake on their part or they just got lazy and picked a year in the 70s instead of going with the actual model year of Mustang it was based on. :shrug:

 

Yeah because every single time you had to make a roadblock someone like Dave’s Cultsman or Team Fast would spam attack with their specials and destroy the bridge to get at you. :XD:

 

The Bayou map was a huge pain in the balls if you had any vehicle that was too light or too heavy. Either you were too slow to get all the briefcases in one shot before the flood water drained or so light your vehicle would capsize if you went to fast and either way the friggin alligator would start messing with you. :lol:

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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Right. Good old copyright infringement avoidance names. I think they just got lazy with the year on the Palomino. :XD:

On the subject of difficulty, it seems like each console version of V8 and V8 2nd Offense was on had a different level of true difficulty. The Dreamcast AI in V8 2 was way too easy. And from the few times I played V8 on the N64, it was the hardest of all.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think they just went with that year to make it sound cool. 75 anything sounds cool. :XD:

I've only ever played the PS1 versions of the games. I know they did a sort of remake of the original for XBox Live but from all I've heard about it the game is great graphics wise but sort of lacking in what made the originals fun.
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426maxwedgie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I agree. :nod:

I bought that remake, and it's true. They tried to do too much with too little money and wound up dropping the ball. For starters, the soundtrack is just a "remix" (if you can even call it that) of the V8 2nd Offense soundtrack; just splice up a great soundtrack to make a mediocre one. All it makes you want to do is play the old V8s. They changed some of the combos from V8 2nd offense. Gone are the crater-maker for the mortar and the missile swarm for the missiles. The cactus patch for the mines doesn't use up all your mine ammo like it used to. Sid Burn's special is now just a mere flamethrower. The DLC characters don't have quests. I could go on and on...:XD:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
See I always did the CD trick where I would load the level, eject the game disk and put in my own music CD and listen to it while I played so the soundtracks never mattered with me. :XD:

I also saw they remade the looks of some of the characters and I thought what they did to Loki was idiotic. He was supposed to be a demented test pilot not some 60s hippie with an army helmet. :wtf:

Who were the DLC characters in it? 
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All these cars are excellent, especially this Mustang :D
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I use the real world counterparts to the game cars :D
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NissanGTRFan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
She is one of my favourite characters in Vigilante 8 series because in Second Offence she is ability to hook Coyotes or enemies during the battle with a tow truck.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
I plan on drawing her Towtruck as well. :D

I'm working my way through all the original game's character's first. :work:

She's one of those characters I love playing as but going up against her was always a pain in the ass, especially in 2nd Offense. :XD:
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NissanGTRFan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
So can you draw John Torque as well?
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
I plan on drawing him soon. :)
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yoshi-dude Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
cool
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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yoshi-dude Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
your welcome
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
im buildin a model of the car side burn
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome, I hope you post pics of it once it's done :)
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:iconcrashandcynder:
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
ill have it on my youtube
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
cool :D
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crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
heres the vid [link]
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's pretty cool. :)

I think the only things I would change would be to give it a glossy black finish and give it chrome mag wheels. You can easily chrome them with a silver paint pen for cheap.

Also there are blank decal sheets you can get at most hobby stores and I think Copy.Office Max has them that would allow you to make your own flame patterns or decals in general for your stuff.

Here, this shows all the weapons and stuff in more detail from the original games. [link] I think this will help you with future models. :)

Oh and a really good place to look for car models is on eBay. You can find practically any year car model on there.

Btw I love the 49 Merc cop car. :love:
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:iconcrashandcynder:
crashandcynder Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
thanks i love my 49 marc cop car to
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
One of my Uncle's friends had one when I was a kid. The thing was fucking sweet looking in person. He made it look like the one from the movie Cobra.
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Death Ray!

always loved her weapon :D
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
I always liked that vehicle as well. :D
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing is better than a hot woman with a great car and cybernetic implants :D
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I prefer natural over implants :P
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:icondonatien1740:
donatien1740 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
:bow::iconbreastplz:
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Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha nices! ^_^ I like the care musts take! *_*' :D
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
hehe you can probably buy one if you have enough money :XD:
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:iconniqua10023:
Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Hahaha Well, I have a long way then! XD Lol
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Just keep saving up, you'll get there :pat:
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Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
-_-' nope
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
You will, believe in yourself :hug:
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Niqua10023 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
-_-'
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
:iconsmileyplz:
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Alpinegremlin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Great job! I loved your V8 work. Houston was one of the most BA characters!

DEATH RAY.
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I loved her in the original. In second offense her catch phrase drove me insane :XD:
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