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Old 05-27-2014, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: 1989 Keaton Batmobile

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Originally Posted by beeblebrox666 View Post
Looks good.
Thanks beebs!

Yesterday's progress...
The blastproof windshield was glued into the cockpit hatch using canopy glue. The fit was not real good so I clamped it with clothes pins and set it aside to dry overnight:


Windshield Glued wih Canopy Glue by trekriffic, on Flickr

The tires and rims were mounted to the chassis front and back. I used some thinned grey enamel on the treads to simulate wear. The rear axle was a metal rod that I had to hammer into the inner wheel hub halves using a small tack hammer:


Chassis with Tires by trekriffic, on Flickr

The interior engine mount frame was glued into the front of the chassis:


Engine Mount by trekriffic, on Flickr

The cockpit was glued into the upper body:


Cockpit Installed by trekriffic, on Flickr

The rear jet engine nozzle, exhaust ports, and tail lights were glued in place:


Rear by trekriffic, on Flickr

Front headlights were glued in place using canopy glue:


Headlights by trekriffic, on Flickr

The jet engine turbine got some detailing with silver enamel:


Turbine Engine by trekriffic, on Flickr

A modeller on another forum noted I still needed to fill in the seams on the inner winglet halves which I hadn't noticed before so there is that to do now. After that I'll see about shooting the body with some flat lacquer before gluing the chassis to it. I'm still up in the air on the final finish. I've heard that the actual car itself was matte black (a flat finish is better for photography to avoid glare spots) but I do like a little glossiness myself. So I may give her a shot of Testors semi-gloss lacquer before I'm finished. It seems like it would be a nice compromise between a flat and a glossy finish.
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