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Posted 2/4/2018 6:55:49 PM
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planning to, and/or, actually building a Bat Vehicle.

sly,
"So, do you think it's worth it compared to the Mobius model? Your comparison before showed that they are both about the same size. And looking at that picture i see some great detail, like the side mechanics, but I also see some things that are not as good, like the front gun turret and the front clamps."

More importantly, do you think it is worth it when you consider the totality of your present information?
Is there any information that this model can really contribute to your build as you perceive it, especially since you have the computer model.

I have all the models, including the computer model, except for the Hot Toys 1:6.
If closer details are needed in the DOJ build one must turn their attention to the available photo-images.
Their are now thousands on the internet covering the DOJ/Justice League from every external aspect.
By the way, why do you think the computer model does not have the side mechanics? vertigo
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Posted 2/5/2018 6:41:28 PM
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Began the physical tear down of my donor vehicle and spent most of the next 16-hours on the process.
Proved to be more difficult to remove the heavy duty steel bed than I predicted.
The bed was 1/4 inch thick steel and fastened to the frame with welded 3/4 " thick steel plates.
Drained the fuel tank and purged the tank with continuous pressurized CO2.
Used a reciprocating saw with extreme cutting Diablo metal cutting blades to sever the plates through.


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Posted 2/6/2018 6:46:24 PM
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planning to and/or actually building a Bat Vehicle.

Sly,
“When I had a donor frame I was considering leaving the motor on the
end it's mounted to now, thus the front becomes the back and the back
becomes the front. Then all you need is a V-Drive and you don't need
to do much with the motor. But I only had a rolling frame so not
really sure if that idea was practical. What do you think?”

I carefully evaluated this method and concluded that it was way too
much work for what you get. Installing the engine, transmission, and
V-drive are a lot easier than moving front and rear end suspension
around.

Originally, I was thinking along the lines of full-size and movie
correct but then I decided to go street legal. I accepted that I would
have to skew this Bat Vehicle enough to fit within the 8’-6” maximum
allowable width to run it on the street.

My donor’s rear axle with dually wheels/tires mounted is exactly
8-feet wide. The combined tire measurement is 20-inches for each set
of dually tires. The wheelbase is 140-inches. It is almost like I had
planned these specifications into my donor selection.

Dramatically speaking, “After I committed my first skew on this build
and was able to fully accept giving up total movie correctness, I have
noticed how easy it has become for me to skew again, and again, with
less and less regret.”

Skewing in art and sculpture in particular:
If something is skewed, it is changed or affected to some extent by a
new or unusual factor, and so, is not expected, correct, or normal.
vertigo
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