Batmobile - 1966 Deluxe Edition

trekriffic

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Looking awesome! Are you planning so weathering or do you want to let her clean?
I weathered the tire treads, the engine, and the undercarriage. The upper body will be clean, hard to weather being all black anyway. Might do a little more weathering on the lower front grills though.
 

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First order pod racer ...?:cool:
I remember ...back in '70 running uphill ,..home from school,.. both ways,...
To get to watch this show...4:00 am in syndication
Followed by an equally exciting "Jonny Quest" just after dinner...
Cheers
 

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Before launching into the decal phase I decided to fix a gap between the nose on the hood and what would be the hood latch in the body...


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Batmobile Rhinoplasty
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Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Hood Work
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Should improve the Batmobile’s profile.

After redoing the nose I removed most of the old varnish before respraying with Krylon Satin Black:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Hood Finish Rework
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I added some AVES to make a smooth curve from the hood to the body:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Rework
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Rear end stripes. The fluorescent orange decals tore or broke off in a few spots but I found Italian Red acrylic is a perfect match. After touching up with paint I will apply a top coat of MM fluorescent red “enamel”. I put that in quotes because the bottle claims it’s enamel but it doesn’t smell like it. Anyway, you have to put the fluorescent on over an under layer of red:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Decals
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Rear wheel well and lateral stripes. the kit decals had a pair of scalloped decals for each fin so all I had to do was paint the small gap along the edge of the fin between the decals:


Batmobile WIP - Decals
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The decal wrapped around the sides of the headlight cowlings then down over to meet the top to the hood. I had to paint the front edges using Italian Red which was a perfect match with the decal color fortunately. Have to do the decals around the grills next.
I used Italian Red to paint the stripes on the 1/48 scale “Aurora” Batmobile I think:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Decals
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The hood got its decals:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Hood Decals
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The hood in place:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Decals
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The improved nose profile is a much smoother transition from the hood to the body:


Batmobile WIP - Nose Job
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Some extra decals were included with the kit...

The instructions show no decal 35:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Mystery Decals
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The forward grill decals. And an extra set of wheel well decals:


Batmobile 1966 - WIP - Decals
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That’s it for now. Once I have the rest of the stripes on I’ll seal with Future before applying her finishing coats of varnish. Then a rub with some Novus No. 1 polish.

Stay tuned Bat fans!
 
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Meanwhile in the Batcave...
Robin slams his fist into his palm...

"Holy Shucks Batman! Trekkriffic is charging us a fortune for all the work he's had to do on the Batmobile!"

Batman smiles as he raises an index finger...

"It's a good thing I'm not just a caped crusader, I'm also a millionaire.
I suggest ... a long, scenic ride in the countryside.
It will serve to lift your spirits old chum!"

And with that, Robin flung himself into the passenger seat (remembering to fasten his seat belt) and the Dynamic Duo was off on another adventure...

Here are some quick pix I took until I can get my garage photo shop set up with all the pipes, lights, and backdrops.
Then I'll have better lit pix to show everyone...


Batmobile 1966 WIP
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Batmobile 1966 WIP
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Batmobile 1966 WIP
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Batmobile 1966 WIP
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Batmobile 1966 WIP
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Quaralane

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Looks really good, Trek
Excellent work on this bad boy
 

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