I think we need a Crankyfied Batmobile.
Lots of great eye candy here, please keep it coming!
We need a Penguin vehicle!
Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:29 AM
Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:32 AM
Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:46 PM
Sorry they're a bit on the fuzzy side, i'll get some clearer shots together tomorrow.
Edited by Futurabat, 30 September 2011 - 06:47 PM.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:20 PM
1.5 mm diameter. Nearly went blind making it! Rather than try making three more from scratch I believe i'll be making a mold tomorrow. I'm trying to figure out a way to make the lens/stem combo seperate. Then I can just cast those, paint them clear red and slip the chrome crimp bead on them, but of course that would be too easy! I originally tried some lenses for model trains but the smallest ones I could find were 2mm.Sooooo, I remembered when I pressure cast some clear parts that the excess resin that got on the outside of the mold beaded. After scraping the clear beads off onto a piece of paper I used a magnifying glass to find one that matched the inner diameter of the crimp bead. Then turned it flat side up and glued on the plastic rod for the stem and slipped the chrome bead on. Nuttin toit. It's totally going to be a pain to make three more, so since it takes up like zero space, i'm going to mold it with a couple parts i'm molding tomorrow and cast up four of them. Then i'll add the four markers to the beacon lense i'm working on (and any other clear parts) and cast them four at a time.
Holy yikes- those things are tiny!
Then it's just a matter of a little Alclad and some clear red.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:44 AM
Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:55 PM
Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:39 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:08 AM
I left the steering wheel removeable (opened the hole a bit more) so I could remove both Batman and Robin from the car if I wanted to.
I have to thank Jaycen for the reference pictures and "Drake" for being the guinea pig builder for the snap kit. Your insights were most helpful!
OK...I have two done on this CBP...
Edited by Tony T, 09 October 2011 - 08:10 AM.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:20 AM
By the way...The Deluxe Batmobile kit IS CONFIRMED! They will be hitting stores in December for the Christmas buying season AND...there's some new tooling in it too!
One letdown though...check the other thread to find out all the particulars.
Posted 20 October 2011 - 07:32 AM
Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:25 PM
I'll shorten those studs later tonight, then it's on to working out the exhaust.
Edited by Futurabat, 20 October 2011 - 05:44 PM.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:31 PM
Posted 22 October 2011 - 01:36 PM
Hmmmmm.... I spy some late '50's FoMoCo lower control arms. I'd recognize those puppies anywhere.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:04 PM
The Batmobile console needs to be shaped overall like the Futura's.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:51 AM
Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:41 AM
As long as it's a Batman style vehicle it's welcome here.
Temptation. I would actually like to convert a Speed Racer vehicle into something more sinister! LOL.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:04 AM
No deadline. This one stays open as long as folks are contributing. PM me and let me know what bat decals you need. I may be able to help.
Is there any deadline? If someone has said it already, I'm sorry but didn't find it... If there's not, I might jump in in some time, with something pretty rarely seen... Needs to get BAT decals from somewhere and stuff like that...