View Full Version : Keaton Batmobile, Lighted
02-18-2008, 03:29 PM
So here is one I did a year or so ago. This is the standard AMT Batmobile. Color is Tamiya Satin Black. I like this color for the car as it realy comes close to how the car looked on film. At least to my eyes anyway. The car has two yellow LEDs for headlights, two 5mm and two 3mm red LEDs for tail lights, a 10mm red LED for the exhaust, a blue LED for interior illumination, and a white LED powering the fiber optics going to the dash. The optics ends were then picked out with Tamiya clear acrylics in red blue green and yellow. All powered by a 9v battery under the base. The power wires exit the top of the left rear fender, enter the inside sidewall of the tire, exit thru a hole in the contact patch of the tread, and then thru a hole in the base. The side air vents were opened up and back with PE screen material. All the chrome was treated to a light airbrushing of Tamiya clear smoke for that sexy exotic metal look. Enjoy the pics!
Sci Fi Smoker
02-18-2008, 03:33 PM
Very nice! I think Tamiya Satin Black was the perfect choice!
02-18-2008, 04:48 PM
02-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Nice job man!
02-19-2008, 10:25 AM
Darn, I did not know you are such an accomplised builder! Man, don't be shy and show more of your works here!
I am a big Batmobile fan. Seeing your work now, I am shy to even mention I build these too! LOL
I like the lightings and the interior details, very nice, I like it a lot!
02-19-2008, 10:32 AM
Very cool! I loved the turbine exhaust effect, and the paintjob looks great! Tamiya also makes a metallic black paint which has a similar effect as the satin, but as the name suggests leaves a faint 'shine' to suggest a metal body. It's not too over-the-top glossy, nor is it glaring...balances out pretty nice. I'll have to take some pictures of my Batmobile as I used the metallic black for it...both it and the satin black leave a very close look of the car used in the film.
Awesome job, sir!
02-19-2008, 10:36 AM
I have been building models for over 30 years, lol. Four years ago I had a major flood in my basement when I lived in Michigan. It destroyed the majority of my collection. I had over 150 built cars and about 100 or so unbuilt kits stacked up. The sewer line broke due to tree roots and flooded my basement with you know what! We were gone for the weekend when it happened and found about three feet of water. We lost just about everything. So, over the last few years I have been building like crazy! Thanks everyone for the nice commments. One thing everyone may have noticed is that I like to light up models! Stay tuned for my lighted Klingon Bird of Prey!
Oh, also the "smoke" from the exhaust is tufts pulled from a cotton ball!
02-19-2008, 10:44 AM
Holy crap man, sorry to hear that! I hope you managed to salvage some of them kits.
I can imagine how busy you are going to be now!
Lighted models always added more live to it so its something I hope to be doing more often in the future.
Love to see your Bop, R!
02-21-2008, 01:51 PM
I sent you a PM on this.
02-22-2008, 03:18 PM
PM replied too!;)
02-22-2008, 03:59 PM
One word... WOW !
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