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Posted 11/9/2011 6:59:51 PM
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i was lookin at your wire frames and thinking of how to build a full size body comparing it to the 89 for size

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Posted 11/10/2011 5:02:58 AM


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See I was thinking about the canopy opening. There's no where for it to slide on a rail system like the '89. Plus the engine block will obstruct the canopy anyway.

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Posted 11/10/2011 5:05:00 AM


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d.psiras - Mate, I based the length of the Arkham car on the '89. Now I have a model in front of me I'd say the Arkham car isn't quite as long as the '89. If it was, then these tyres would be HUGE.

I'll snap a pic later of the car next to a 1:6 scale Batman figure so you can see just how big the car is compared to him. Based on that, I'd say my car is more like a 1:5 scale.


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Posted 11/11/2011 11:51:48 AM


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Little update.

I poured around 2kg of urethane resin into the car yesterday. I'd already added reinforcement in the wheel arches, base and some inner supports to help keep the car stable and to maintain symmetry. So when the resin went in I just slushed it around the car in sessions of 300g of resin, building up layers. I could have fibreglassed it but fibreglass is heavier and takes longer to cure so could have caused warping of the bodyshell. Urethane resin cures much quicker, is generally lighter and I had plenty of it.

Once that was done, it was time to start the task of adding a skin to the car. I like working in small sections(I've made armor and helmets this way) as it stops you from rushing too much and you can see what needs improving as you go along.

Not much to see but I started one of the front wings today, with any excess filler(pretty much the same as the US Bondo) being spread over on the other side to prevent waste.

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Far from finished, but it's a start.


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Posted 11/12/2011 5:04:56 PM
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really nice work, ive been trying to find a pic of the canopy set up from the comics in between the games...no luck but i think it lifts out and up to clear the motor

Dan
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Posted 11/13/2011 1:07:43 AM


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I'd certainly like it to open that way. I always preferred the look of a canopy that opened on runners/rails over a canopy that flipped up on hinges.

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Posted 11/13/2011 7:46:33 PM
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do you think your wire frame could transfer to a full size build, or would it obscure to much

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Posted 11/14/2011 1:13:41 AM


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d.psiras (11/13/2011)
do you think your wire frame could transfer to a full size build, or would it obscure to much


I'm not sure mate? I've never tried anything that big. In theory it would work I guess? But in the same way I'm using Bondo to smooth the body out, you would need to for a life size build too or it wouldn't look right? That would be a whole lot of Bondo/filler!


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Posted 11/14/2011 2:27:20 AM


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That is friggin sweet. Looks like alot of fun. I cant wait to see it finished. Great Job
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Posted 11/14/2011 6:15:11 PM
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it might be worth it , get a good plug out of it you could pull a few bodies off it and break even

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