I'm a fan of both the original and the Bat. Some of the ideas would be used on production cars though the bubble tops were never really in the running. As to the comments on all the junk Barris put on it! Hey, it was for a TV show about a crime fighter. You don't hear many adverse comments on James Bond's Aston DB5 with all the guns and stuff and that was just as far out as gadgets go. All the arguments count for nothing if Barris had not bought it, the car may very well have been scrapped looking at the state it was in when he got it. Fantastic, in both versions
Thats gorgeous, especially in black I love the 60 Cadillac, probably because I owned one(see my avatar ) and more so that the much more popular 1959. This looks really great, is it a Modelhaus body kit with their front and rear ends? Just looking though, the side trim looks a little more 59ish than the 60 as 1960s Eldorado had two smaller bands of chrome trim following a similar line to the 59 with paint separation in between. Cheers for doing a 1960s, John.
I have done it once or twice just as a comparison but with no intention of hi-jacking someone else post. If anyone took any interest in my pic, discussing what I had used or done etc I would start a new topic on mine.
There was an episode of American Pickers where they were raving about a motorcycle Dutch built, a combination of an old Harley Davidson with a VW engined hybrid. Much as I love Dutch's style etc, personally I think this bike just looked like what it was, a Harley with a VW engine in it. Nothing special, did not have any real 'Classic' look about it, the only real thing that made it interesting was Von Dutch built it. The way Mike Wolfe was going on about it you would have thought it was the greatest custom bike ever built when in fact it just looks ugly(to my eye). I also think Mike Wolfe used up the show's quota of the word 'Cool' just on the bike
Great model Bernie, I have an old original to restore, one day . Just don't seem time these days but thats life. Hey Bob, just how many $$$ to chrome the full size, and worse, how many hrs polishing it out And for anyone visiting the Wiesbaden area of Germany, here the Baron finally lies. This is a family grave as the Red Baron was originally buried in both France and (East Berlin)Germany. His stone is at the front. Anyone wishing more details PM me please as this is a modelling forum