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Friday, August 6, 2010

Batmobile














Here are some images of Polar Lights 1/24 scale 1950s and 1960s Batmobiles from the comic books. From Wikipedia "

The Batmobile is the automobile of DC Comics superhero Batman. The car has evolved along with the character from comic books to television and films. Kept in the Batcave, which it accesses through a hidden entrance, the Batmobile is a gadget-laden vehicle used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities.

Batman first drove in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939). A sedan, the vehicle was simply referred to as "his car". It soon began featuring an increasingly prominent bat motif, typically including distinctive wing-shaped tailfins. In the early stages of Batman's career, he modified it with armor and technologically-advanced automotive customization and turned the Batmobile into a sleek street machine. The Batmobile has gone through numerous incarnations, and as state-of-the-art technology has continued to advance, the vehicle has had to change to stay a step ahead of real-life cutting edge advances.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to say that these Bat Mobiles have a lot more style than the newest incarnation. Nice clean work on these models. Cars seem to be less forgiving than armor or aircraft when considering the minimum skills required for a nice result.

Dave

Warren Zoell said...

If I understand you correctly I disagree. I have found cars with the exception for the body to be the most forgiving next to armor.. Personally I find ships and aircraft to be the more challenging.Wooden ships of coarse being the most challenging.

Warren Zoell said...

Mind you I'm only speaking from my own experience. I suppose if I got more into cars I might change my mind.

Anonymous said...

You're not alone. A lot of modelers agree with you. My personal experience is indeed what I'm referring to. I should have said that. Anyway I have found that in the competition arena I must put far more effort into a car build than in an aircraft or armor piece to be able to place. The requirement is to fully wire and plumb the engine compartment, wet sand and polish the finish, and foil all the trim. I know modelers who will polish a 1/25 scale car for 50 hours for the desired result. If they polish through to the primer......they start over. Of course these finishes are like mirrors. To be able to execute that is a real exersize in patience and skill. As well; I can only compare the constuction of plastic models as I have no experience with wooden ships. I can imagine that would require a somewhat different set of skills and it could be very demanding.

Dave

Warren Zoell said...

The things you've just mentioned can be applied to aircraft as well even polishing in some instances plus there is on average more parts and detail to deal with. As for wooden ships they are the most difficult.They will make you tired. At least that's been my experience.

Anonymous said...

Sure. I have done all that to aircraft myself. But in my competition experience all the extra work is a requirement for a car category if you desire to place at all. I'm more picky about my cars too. Model cars seem to fall under the scrutiny of the general populace because everyone has a car.

Dave

Warren Zoell said...

Shouldn't one apply that much attention to detail with all models?