Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

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Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:01 pm

One of my sons old toys that hasn't seen the light of day for some time so I thought that I would do a custom paint on it just for fun :)
I still don't have the decal set for my Honda F1 car and I messed up the english lightning with the Alclad chrome and airframe aluminium but we won't go into that just yet :shifty: :snooty:

Anyway :)
first a couple of pics before I take the beast apart

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first thing to remove is the rear wing assembly (four screws)

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remove the main body
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then I removed the gun mechanism and gun doors. The three buttons are for the lights, engine sounds and gun doors
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more later (ripper street in on) :D
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Re: Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:09 pm

Remove the side pieces/doors

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and remove the lights
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Then remove the guns
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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:10 pm

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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:12 pm

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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:16 pm

Remove the windshield by cutting off the plastic tabs that hold it in

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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:19 pm

masked the windows with vallejo masking fluid, I used far to much as you can see :shifty:

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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:21 pm

removed the front wheel assembly left and right

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Postby casper » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:23 pm

After masking the wheels all the parts were given a primer coat

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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:01 am

Not much to the cockpit just one seat instead of two and a couple of consoles, painted the seat in desert yellow and put to one side for later

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over the course of three days I airbrushed the main body parts with three or four coats of vallejo Desert Yellow
vallejo model colour paint thinned was very nice to use but it tends to clog up the airbrush so constant tip cleaning is needed and a full strip down between coats.
ended up with a nice smooth finish :D
looks a little darker in the photos than it really is :think:

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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:11 am

cockpit temporarily put back on the chassis to fill some gaps where the side guns were located.

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the gaps will be pulled down with screws on final assembly
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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:20 am

from the rear of the Tumbler there is a hole 30mmx30mm on either side that needs filling

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with the body removed the two areas in the photo will need some plasticard styrene cut and glued in place

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after measuring the gaps i cut and primed some black styrene and glued them in place

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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:26 am

added a small piece of styrene to tidy up the side pieces

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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:31 am

front windscreen was cleaned up and some toothpaste was used to get the shine back then a coat of Klear floor polish to finish
looks much better :D

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Re: Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby baby_astons » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:33 pm

will you go the camouflage route on it like first seen in the batman movie before bruce waynes famous quote: "one question, does it come in black?"
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Re: Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby steve131 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:21 pm

Great work Casper, surprised Vallejo's messing you about on spray gun :shock: never had problem with them :think: Is the, Lightning salvageable?
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Re: Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:59 pm

baby_astons wrote:will you go the camouflage route on it like first seen in the batman movie before bruce waynes famous quote: "one question, does it come in black?"

Hi b-a :)
yes mate I,m hoping to do the camo version, as far as I,m aware the colours are desert yellow and dark earth but the dark earth was much too dark.
If anyone can help with the colours i would be grateful.
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Re: Batmobile Tumbler custom (Camouflage Version)

Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:04 pm

steve131 wrote:Great work Casper, surprised Vallejo's messing you about on spray gun :shock: never had problem with them :think: Is the, Lightning salvageable?

thanks steve :)
have to keep the tip clean but today it worked ok, I used a .5 needle instead of a .3 and the paint flowed better
Will try to put a pic up of the lightning, I wasn't set up right with the airbrush and ended up putting on too much Alclad paint
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Postby casper » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:08 pm

underside of the tumbler and side pieces sprayed with desert yellow

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