Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:11 AM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:25 PM
I don't/can't build models anymore, so I hire out a kit bash occasionally. Right now a fella named Jairus is converting a snap kit '66 Batmobile into a looooow slot car with a few amazing details for me to race at a new track facility south of me here in Atlanta. I got another idea for a companion slot car using a sectioned and lowered 1966 A-100 Dodge van. I borrowed a .jpg from the internet to illustrate one idea (thanks unknown builder!).
But, I keep arguing with myself that a Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service truck should be a pickup, not a van, after all. And it needs matching single-rib Radirs, a turbo-shaft engine and a couple of atomic batteries to power its computers and starter motor.
Edited by RunawayChair, 26 May 2012 - 01:31 PM.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:49 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:30 AM
This is more mine than batman's!!
Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:21 AM
That's a Batgirl figure next to Batman by the way.
It is now in the possession of Runaway as he asked me to build it. (post #223) He's a real Batman nut!
Edited by Jairus, 28 October 2012 - 09:23 AM.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:37 AM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:43 AM
Nice job but why so angry? ( ) or should I say...Why so serious?
NAH--That's what batman will see when he want's to borrow my boat...!
Thank's, and that trailer was a blast to build too. I did't like it as a bat boat, so I put the drive's on the back,got rid of the dorsal fin and a couple of other thing's.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 02:52 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
I'm actually thinking of taking my '66 in another direction.
I haven't seen the latest Bond flick, but I hear he's back driving the old Aston Martin DB5. So, I got to wondering... what if Christopher Nolan decided to do a fourth Batman film and decided to just bring back the '66 design? After all, at least one person knows the Tumbler is a Wayne design, right? Of course, it would be modernized a bit- I'm thinking modern run-flat tires, a flat-black 'stealth' paint job, possibly a roof, you know, stuff like that.
Just a thought, but I figured I'd put it out there.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
You know, adding a sliding canopy, like a plane would work good with your idea. Maybe some ground effects and wider tires.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:05 AM
I'm thinking about a chopped '60 Skyliner roof with blacked-out windows. It's gotta look good too, right?
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:48 AM
where did the batgirl thats in the batmobile come from?
Sorry, I missed your question the first time.
Answer is I made her out of various Tamiya bits (Trophy girl) and a resin head from one of Scale Equipment's girls.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:35 PM
Batmans getting kinda handsy there.
You watch the TV shows and he always looked like he wanted to...
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:19 PM
So, has anyone got to the stage of decaling a 1/25 glue kit '66?
(i've just speed read all 12 pages and can find no mention)
I've just started decaling mine (streetfighter Batmobile - big & littles, raked and powered by a cammer with dual quads) and i'm not too impressed with the fit. So far i've done the tops & ends of the fins & the lines across the trunk.
The trunk lid chevrons are not symmetrical - one side is 2 mm longer than the other.
I also have a gap at the tips where the fin top stripes meet the scalloped fin end stripes (and yes, everything is lined up & I put them where they fitted best & not where the instructions said to).
That's all i've decaled so far as i'm marinating what i've done in Micro Set so they snuggle down nicely.
It's nothing I can't solve (looks like there is spare stripe material to cut up as gap filler) but it's annoying and is making me think i should try striping the deluxe kit with paint when I get to it.
Speaking of which, on the box of my deluxe kit it says there is a paint mask included. Not in my box there isn't. Did anyone get one and if they did can I have a scan?
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:59 AM
Fred- We worked and worked on those striping decals after all the problems with the 1/32nd scale decals and to meet production deadline...well, they were as good as they were going to get. I always paint the stripes on my Batmobiles because the decals are the right color, for the first three or four episodes. After that the stripes were re-done in neon which was what the producers wanted in the first place.
Subsequent runs of the kit had the "paint masks included" removed from the box. This was something they really wanted to do, but just couldn't get a quality mask due to all the curvatures of the body so it was scrapped. Unfortunately several thousand boxes had already been printed by then.
To stripe my cars, I start by spraying the neon red using Tamiya TS-36. I give that a few days to cure while working on other parts. Then mask it off using 1mm strips of tape to spray the black. All the stripes on the car are three quarter inch wide except the ones on the nostrils of the dual hood scoop. They are closer to half inch. I hope this is a help.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:15 PM
Thanks for the info Jacen. I'll be doing the deluxe kit Red under Black as you suggest but with this one i've come too far to go back so i'll persevere with the decals and then custom mix some paint to fill in the gaps (relying on the gloss clearcoat to cover up sheen differences - the decals are very flat).
Shame about the paint mask.
I've just finished watching all 120 odd episodes of the TV show on DVD (one of the plus points about being made redundant - 2 eps a day with lunch!) and I noticed that quite often the Batmobile wasn't polished before filming and had smeary paint (i'm guessing from where it had been handled when setting up the batcave set for a shot - that's the trouble with black!).
What i'm saying is that if your black isn't perfect you might not necessarily have an inaccurate model!
Also, on one of the very late episodes the bat symbol on one of the doors looked like a sticker as it appeared to be peeling off.
Edited by zenrat, 21 December 2012 - 10:15 PM.