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by PhNx Survivor
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Well that's a good enough update for me.. it sure is getting there! Won't be long now till we see the second hill start to take shape as soon as the lower sections of bents are in!
by PhNx Survivor
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454584

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Depending on what is in the maze, I would like to hope that the tunnel you go through first after the station will have a bit of theming in there.. wouldnt think they'd leave it empty?
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Nice to see they are making preparations for the final concrete footers!
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454584

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Working on the Minotaur theme, it looks like the theming structure could be based on the Pagan theme of  Moloch although the ancient pagan god seems to be based on the sacrifice of children, although Alton may twist the theme and play on the sacrifice of riders in general, or that we are indeed all...
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Not gonna lie.. That structure looks similar to a dragons head, as T0mPr1ce stated, could be coming out of the ground.. hence 'Ground Breaking'.. And that banking! Holy cow!
by PhNx Survivor
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

If these runes/symbols are pagan related (or just something AT made up), this could open the opportunity of the structure being a Minotaur.. since it kind of relates to pagan stuff.. but more Satanic, Black Magic relativity. As urban legends go, Black Magic was used to create a person from their mor...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

soo.. this could also confirm that it is half way constructed? (Thought about the Smiler then.. miss that audio :( ) You asked this question (and it was answered) at the top of the last page of this topic. In terms of bents being constructed I would say they are more than half way there but in gene...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454584

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

 Elaborate?
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

soo.. this could also confirm that it is half way constructed? (Thought about the Smiler then.. miss that audio :( )
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454584

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

 I've just searched up all 8 symbols/runes on a database and cannot find anything outside Alton Towers that relates to this.. So I'm thinking this is their own theme, in which I wanna say the Skin Snatchers theme from last Scarefest. EDIT: I would not be surprised if that is the name of the ride but...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I know that they basically have no choice about the tunnels but I really don't like the idea of the track being enclosed, the whole point of wooden coasters is that they look visually impressive as well as fun and thrilling. Hopefully they dress the sound tunnels up a bit and not just have a big wo...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

On the plans it states that the sound tunnel is rather long.. but looking at pictures it ends before the bottom of the first drop? Do we know if it's changed or if there is still more tunnel to be made.. It's not really possible to know for sure until they start work on enclosing the tunnel, howeve...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

On the plans it states that the sound tunnel is rather long.. but looking at pictures it ends before the bottom of the first drop? Do we know if it's changed or if there is still more tunnel to be made..
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

As long as it ain't an ass killer like Grand National at BPB.. I'm happy :D (I doubt SW8 will have any painful points unlike GN) Also for anyone who is worried about the ride being slow at points.. this guy makes the coasters to a near 1:1 scale using the plans as guidelines (made quite possibly the...
by PhNx Survivor
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Think it's clear to say we are definitely more than half way constructed now?!?!?! Getting exciting now :p
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I just had a look at the same panorama, I can see what you're referring to, what I also noticed was the smaller wooden beams that go under the rails starting to be mounted to the top of the lift, so I'm thinking track laying could be happening soon! Yeah I wouldn't be too surprised if track is laid...
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also this image popped up in a discord server showing the turn around half way through the course... https://s2.postimg.org/5ycq43zu1/IMG_3378.jpg I seriously doubt that AT will install a second spinning coaster.. Especially since its a woodie! Also TS have uploaded a 360 Degree photo that shows th...
by PhNx Survivor
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thoses covers that state Alton (followed by a number), I would not be surprised if that is track work.

Also the look of that roof tiling, and the new structure being built along with the new see through mesh? I can't place my finger on what this theme will be :|
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Yeah he doesn't take the most clear pictures does he lol.. you can see the end of the helix to the straight is going up or has gone up by now.. so I would assume the bents are almost all in place, or are in place and now need the rest of the bents putting on to complete before track is lay.
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

TPW have got pictures.. it also shows that the queue may no longer be under the track or is and I'm just blind.. either way I mentioned it on the last page but I don't think anybody cared :D
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