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I've had this thread going on a Batmobile forum but thought I might show the build here as well.

Been doing this for quite a while now so there's some catching up to do.

As far as I know it's a casting from the studio model car used in the Axis Chemical Plant scenes.

It's nearly 28 inches long and made of a mixture of resin and fibreglass.

There were quite a few bits missing and some of the remaining parts were badly cast or inaccurate. It had no underside/floor, no interior (but weirdly had seats and dashboard) and the wheels were terrible, and virtually useless.
Anyway as a model builder with a few years under my belt I thought I could polish this turd.
First thing I did was cut out the gun covers.

 

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You can see by this pic the uneven thickness of the shell.

I had new gun covers laser cut out of acrylic but had to add the vents/louvers with split plastic rod.

 

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Here's what I did to get the mesh into the openings on the gun covers.
I cut a slice off the back with a razor saw (very fiddly) and trapped the mesh in between.

 

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Looking awesome.

I have to ask... How the hell did you get such a neat, straight cut? Even with such a large scale that's a very thin slice. I can even cut tubing straight lol.

 

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On 05/04/2017 at 2:25 PM, Vanoyen said:

Looking awesome.

I have to ask... How the hell did you get such a neat, straight cut? Even with such a large scale that's a very thin slice. I can even cut tubing straight lol.

 

I used one of these.

They are brilliant

 

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Next I tackled the vents just behind the front intake.

There was just a hint of engraved detail there before, so that had to go.

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Then reconstruct with appropriately curved sheet plastic.

 

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And........sit back and relax.

 

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Made these parts for the rear of the car.
What a pain they were.

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Petrol caps next..

Take a couple of these,

 

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...a few minutes in the lathe and the addition of some carved sheet plastic

 

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Next on the to-do list was some parts of the side detail bits.
I tried to 3d print these but they came out shockingly bad ,

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So I decided to build them myself,

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Brilliant skill on show here.

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On 07/04/2017 at 11:38 AM, Neo uk said:

I used one of these.

They are brilliant

 

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One of the  best little tools, simple and does what it says on the box.  We've been stocking them for some years and they are still a best seller.

 

Paul

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