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 Post subject: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I'm planning on using a Kenner Shadow Thunder Cab as a base for a 40's style batmobile. My question for the experts is what would be the best way to make the giant bat-fin that goes on the top of the car, and the bat-head that goes on the front? would sculpey or something similar do the trick? thanks!

here is a pic of what I am trying to achieve. From what I have read this was an unproduced batmobile for the animated line which also used the shadow cab.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:52 am 
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For the head, I would make a sculpy model of it, make a mold, and cast it in Alumilite resin. It will be lighter and stronger. The back can be hollowed out to fit. For the fin there are many possibilities, but if you resin the head, you could resin that too, just to be consistent. Paper mache is also an option, and cheap on your budget too.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:06 am 
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I'm pretty sure that that one is a custom, but I can't remember where I saw it. I thought it was Casmir's but it's not.

HOWEVER - here IS Casmir's and he mentions what he used to make the extra parts:

http://www.pilliod.net/Pages/CustomsPag ... eretro.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Johnny Lightning made a 1:18 scale metal model version of the 40's Batmobile. Came in pieces and you had to put it together. You could probably use the pieces from it to help you with your custom. I used to have it but sold it a while back.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
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Krypton1976 wrote:
Johnny Lightning made a 1:18 scale metal model version of the 40's Batmobile. Came in pieces and you had to put it together. You could probably use the pieces from it to help you with your custom. I used to have it but sold it a while back.

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Does it have room inside for a figure?

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:08 am 
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LordMudd wrote:
Does it have room inside for a figure?

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Once the model is completed, the doors, etc., won't open. You'd have to place the figure within the cabin as you're building it and seal it inside.


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Krypton1976 wrote:
LordMudd wrote:
Does it have room inside for a figure?

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Once the model is completed, the doors, etc., won't open. You'd have to place the figure within the cabin as you're building it and seal it inside.


and you said it is metal, which rules out customizing, unless you made molds of the unassembled model, which would mean finding one.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:52 am 
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What about the Brave and the Bold Batmobile? http://www.google.com/imgres?q=brave+an ... 29,r:1,s:0

You can use it, or it's parts.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some advice on a custom 40's batmobile
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Thanks for all of the suggestions, guys. I will be sure to post pics when I finish, but it will be a little while because I haven't even bought the cab yet :lol:


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