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Old 05-26-2014, 08:02 PM
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Default 1989 Keaton Batmobile

Now that the Mach 5 is done I thought I'd get back to my other favorite car-the Batmobile! Specifically, the 1/25 scale 1989 "Keaton" Batmobile by AMT:


Box Art by trekriffic, on Flickr

I've always loved this design, moreso than any of the other movie Batmobiles I think.
I bought this kit about 10 years ago (the box shows a 2003 issue date), started it, then set it aside and never got back to it. I did get as far as painting the body, chassis, cockpit, and "antiquing" of the chrome parts:
The body was previously sprayed with a shiny metallic black enamel. I gave it a light sanding with 600 grit and plan to give it a semi-gloss finish when I'm done:


Car Body by trekriffic, on Flickr

Antiquing is when you give the chrome parts a wash of diluted black enamel then rub away where you want highlights to show:


Side Details by trekriffic, on Flickr

Underside of the chassis with 10 year old paint details:


Underside of Chassis by trekriffic, on Flickr

The cockpit. Dang I was good with a brush back then . Look at all those dials!


Cockpit by trekriffic, on Flickr

Chrome bits for the turbine engine. I'll probably give them another antique coat:


Engine Parts by trekriffic, on Flickr

I'll post some more pics tomorrow showing today's progess.
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