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My 1/18 1989 Hot Wheels Batmobile mods...

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    December 2013
My 1/18 1989 Hot Wheels Batmobile mods...
Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, July 13, 2018 6:08 PM

A project completed awhile ago, my 1/18 Hot Wheels 1989 Batmobile. This is the most accurate Model of the car. The body is dead on to the original. I wasn't totally happy however so I performed a list of mods...I added lighting, repainted the car to mimic the flip/flop paint on the original, detailed the side pipes with painting and bare metal foil, per the car as it was seen in the original film. I also sanded the tires down a little to simulate wear and repainted the hub caps, again per the film. The machine guns were weathered and detail painted. the rear after burner was also weathered The inside rear fender vents were dry brushed with silver. The cockpit controls were accurately painted to mimic the look of the film.






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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, July 13, 2018 6:27 PM


That looks really nice.  Its interesting to see the different incarnations of the Batmobile over the years. 


PS. I sometimes think it might be a neat idea to have a group build where you could either build a model of an existing Batmobile, or mock up your own idea for a future one Stick out tongue

1st Group Build

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, July 16, 2018 10:04 AM

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:08 PM

Beautiful ride bud. Very nice!!




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