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#1 Custom Hearse

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

I have been working on this build for awhile, but took a break on it. The photoetched parts are nice, and the parts are really well made.

interesting tip... The intake manifolds from the AMT '60 Ford Starliner kit fits with no modifications whatsoever. So if you want to build the Batmobile engine with dual 4 barrels(which is what I did), or the three 2 barrel carbs, the manifolds fit perfectly!

 

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I made the rocket tubes out of aluminum tubing. The instructions have the measurements:

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The bats for the wheels are photo-etched as well

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More pics to come...


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

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Here's the engine with the dual 4's from the Starliner kit:

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When I get done with the Turnpiker Pete I plan to finish this one...

 

I read somewhere that someone said the kit doesn't include the Batman/Robin figures, but they were in this kit. You have to assemble and paint them though...


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

although i always smiled when i saw this car and thought man thats ugly , i still think its got a lot of character and charm :)

looking great and the paint work and red lines look perfect !!!!!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Holy fins batman thats cool and Im liking the hearse in the background



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

Thanks David. It's a great kit, and I've had no serious issues with building it.

 

The hearse in the background is a replacement of the pro street hearse I built. Some very rude and obnoxious people decided to break into my storage unit and borrow a few things without asking. In the process, they destroyed the original hearse I had, so I'm doing another, but with a new twist... SSSSTTTTRRRREEEETTTTCCCCHHHHIIIINNNNGGGG it! :lol:

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

although i always smiled when i saw this car and thought man thats ugly , i still think its got a lot of character and charm :)

looking great and the paint work and red lines look perfect !!!!!
 

Thanks Richard! The paint is dusty in the pics, and the lines are decals... I do appreciate the compliment! :)



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Great job on the Batmobile.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:44 AM

Thanks John. It's a cool kit to work on, and the photo-etched parts easy to work with. I haven't used much photo-etched parts in the past, but I need to start. They help the look of the model.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:49 AM

Thanks Derick. I've had the same thoughts run through my head... Hmmm... pull out their fingernails, break their toes, make them watch Justin Bieber videos non-stop... :lol:



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:51 AM

Here's the figures that are included in the kit. They feel like they are made of resin, but there is no mention of what they are made of in the kit... On with the pictures

 

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Batman has his hands so they hold the steering wheel, and Robin is hanging on for dear life to the top of the windshield. :lol:

 

I'll be finishing this build right after the Pete is finished.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:25 AM

Nice! The figures are in the deluxe kit and the snap kit, but not in the regular glue kit. They are prepainted in the snap kit.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Yeah Tony... You'd think that Round 2/Polar Lights would add them to the regular kit...

 

These figures come unpainted and have to be assembled. The kit also includes the Penguins umbrella, and penguins decals but the penguin is absent. I guess this is in reference to the Batman movie, where the penguin gasses Batman and Robin, and steals the Batmobile...

 

The kit also includes 2 different chassis', and includes the turbine engine.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

When u finish, you should try to sell it. I hear some dude sold one for 4 million dollars

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

Sorry to hear your caddi got nicked I had a similar thing happen . a drunk ex freind trod on a realy nice 40 ford that I had just finished then made out he knew nothing about it ! I got my own back tho I accidently filled his TV with my beer lol poof :lol:



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

When u finish, you should try to sell it. I hear some dude sold one for 4 million dollars

Hmmm... Maybe I might be able to get more! It does include Batman and Robin... Although I don't think I'd get much for Robin... :lol:



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Sorry to hear your caddi got nicked I had a similar thing happen . a drunk ex freind trod on a realy nice 40 ford that I had just finished then made out he knew nothing about it ! I got my own back tho I accidently filled his TV with my beer lol poof :lol:

And I'll bet you knew nothing about his TV... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

No he thought that his cat had peeeed in the back :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

that car sure brings back memories, couldn't wait to get home from school to watch it, nice work on it Marshall



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:52 AM

No he thought that his cat had peeeed in the back :rolleyes:

LOL!!!! That durn cats been drinkin' muh beer and blews yup muh TV!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

that car sure brings back memories, couldn't wait to get home from school to watch it, nice work on it Marshall

Thanks Bill! I did the same thing... Rushed home, made a snack, and watched all the BIF's , BAM's, and KERPOW's fly across the screen! B) :lol:


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