Model Of The Week: Original Batmobile

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    peter taft Senior Member

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    Hi. Here's a W.I.P to my build of Claudio Diaz original Batmobile. This is a great model to build {i made this quite a while ago now} I wish i had built her using the high gloss card, but i had problems with the coating de-laminating when cutting and folding, so i gave up with that... i went with standard card stock for this. My only up-grade was to make the front wheels poseable {not steerable}. Anyhoo, hope you like her.

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    Final pictures - Edge clean ups and tweaks here and there. I was quite happy with the results, but just wish she was shiny... next time i will try the glossy card, but with some techniques i have found since i made this model. Hope you enjoyed the WIP.

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    Hey Peter. I don't think I have ever seen this one before. You've done a splendid job here. Love the wheels and the seats. Indeed this model has a lot of character.

    Thanks for the pics mate. See you around. :wave:

    Jim
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    Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah BATMAAAAAAAN!!!

    And, Model Of The Week! :thumb::thumb:
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    peter taft Senior Member

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    Thank you kind sir - Means a lot to me :mrgreen:

    And THANK YOU - this has made my day Whoooo Hooooo !! sooooo pleased YOU like her :mrgreen::mrgreen:
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    congrats buddy i am happy for you
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    Model of the week!! I thought we had standards!:twisted: sorry me old matey,bloody well deserved I'm surprised none of your rockets have been awarded it,in fact I think any of your models could take the prize.
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    And another great build from Peter.

    I had a simular problem with glossy photo paper when doing the bumblebee build, plus it's a nightmare to glue.
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    Thanks Mike.... Means a lot :mrgreen:

    Hey....... cheers Phil, much appreciated mate :thumb:

    Thank you kind sir. Yes the GETTING it to STAY glued on the glossy paper was another problem - but got round that, it was the de-lamination that put paid to it in the end.
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    awesome pete!
    great job.....you have inspired me to build this as my next model
    congrats on POW :wave:
    ...to the bat cave
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    Glad to hear i actually inspired someone - if you go for it, and you go for the Shiny version, please post the results or even a thread of your build. I cracked the sticking problem with gloss paper, but then the de-lamination was the REAL problem....:cry: {and finger prints wall1 } perhaps the paper i used was too cheep. Good luck and enjoy your build. Pleased you like mine and thanks for your kind comments. :wave:
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    pete....i plan on making it with matt paper then a few coats of acrylic semi gloss....thats what i did with uhu's time machine....http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=168265

    i also hate using gloss paper for the same reason as you....but i like the acrylic coat look

    cheers mate
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    Hey............. I just took a peek at your build "Time Machine" - i left a remark there for you and the other guys.. Top dollar :thumb: