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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Tue 18 Sep 2018, 9:11 am

Great work Curt.
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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Wed 19 Sep 2018, 7:04 pm

Thanks Gary.

More styling mods.

The rear fenders always looked unfinished to me, too flat. In an attempt to tie the rear fenders in with the rest of the car I have added a styling lip. I used .015x.080 for tha base of the lip, then laid .020 hex over that, I tried round .020  but it looked to baulkie.

Pictures pretty much speak for themselves. The last pic was taken after a few coats of primer filler, which was laid down after a minor scraping of the lip to give it a bit of an angle. As the filler dries it will naturally set in a radius shape. No idea how many coats this will take but I have all day.






Looks like it took about 5-7 coats to get to this point. The rough edges will be sanded down. One side to go.


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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Wed 19 Sep 2018, 11:09 pm

That looks much better Curt.

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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Thu 20 Sep 2018, 7:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Fri 21 Sep 2018, 2:49 am

Thanks guys, it's coming along. Working on some body panel layering at the moment, just trying to figure out how the attach them. Pictures to follow soon.

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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Fri 21 Sep 2018, 7:15 pm

Keep going Curt!
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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Mon 24 Sep 2018, 3:20 am

Excellent modding! The lip really adds some needed 'flair' to the fenders.
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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Mon 01 Oct 2018, 12:51 am

Thanks Shay and Kats.

So today I wrapped up the panel line scribing on those sooo long front fender tops. Who ever designed this car, IMVHO, really dropped the ball on what could have been a much sleeker design over all. I always see those long fenders and think something is missing so I decided to scribe a panel to out line the shape of  the fender and give it more depth.

I cut a template out of .020" styrene sign card, I then outlined where I wanted to place it on the fender with a fine sharpie. Next I sprayed it with 3M Super 77 adhesive spray. This is actually spray on contact adhesive. Super super strong and permanent stuff when both parts are sprayed. But, if only one part is sprayed it is only temporary. I have used this stuff for years for many many things, including joining window trim mitre joints.

Anyway back to the progress. This is a super long process, at least for me. I take my time starting off just ever so slightly dragging my scribing tool along the edges over and over until a trough starts to take shape, then I start to r lean into it. When the plastic starts to chatter I use a hair dryer to warm the plastic, this really helps. Time spent to complete both, about 6hrs to reach final primer.

I think I will be adding some Greebles and rivets to these panels before I go to final pre paint primer.

Greeble def: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeble

Next we move to the rear fenders again. I am going to try and replicate the lower flares found on the front fenders and nose area. I managed to get the left side built up with various sizes of rod. I had no set plan and just went with how it was looking. I plane to scrape and sculpt these into submission, lol.

You can see in the last picture what I am talking about with the front fenders.

Oh and the scoop has been attached. I nixxed the idea to sculpt the front  of it to replicate the TV car, simply too much work that I think may end up looking too hoky. I think the simplistic look actually ties in with the opening above the roof line.

Thanks for looking in.





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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Sun 07 Oct 2018, 9:29 pm

The additions look awesome! Subtle stuff that adds a lot of 'pop' without being glaringly obvious, can't wait to see what else you choose to add as well as the unification and development.
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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Mon 08 Oct 2018, 6:31 am

All looking very good, loving the mods.
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PostSubject: Re: The Batmobile from the '89 movie,   Mon 08 Oct 2018, 2:43 pm

Thanks for the words of support guys. I really appreciate the interest. Building of any kind has been stalled while we push to complete the renos on the recent house and get it ready to list this Thursday.
Model WIP's should resume this coming weekend.

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