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#1 nightmanmx

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:06 PM

I started to build the AMT Batwing 1:25, i put on the wings 2 3mm High intensity LEDs drill a hole on the wings put the LEDs just enought out side so de clrar part cann be placed also there are 2 navigation lights on the bottom of the plane, i use 2 3mm High intensity LEDs drill the hole locating the LED right throu the hole. the pictures are not very good but you can see my progress, also you can see on the base the 2 small cables for power the LEDS.

Next step is to work on the cockpit, i was looking for infomation on the cockpit but couldn't find anything i will try to make my oown photo etched parts for it. any suguestion will work or any informatin on the cockpit will be helpfull. i want to put some lights on the cockpit too.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

Sorry to hear you're having problems uploading files, what happens?

It sounds like a very interesting build so far.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hey all, FYI This is a friend of mine who I invited over here to share his "wing" progress. Hopefully we'll all be able to assist him in this VERY cool build. The progress pics are outstanding.

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Let me know if you need me to upload your photo's here.

I have a VERY detailed photo of the original Batwing cockpit, it was taken from above. I'm going to try and scan it in, but here is a photo showing the card its from. I'll scan some others in if I can, they would be mainly useful for weathering paterns and shading.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

Okay, sorry about the failed upload on my part. I put it on Flickr.com. The photo of the card is not perfect but should be useful. I'll try to scan it and upload it as soon as possible.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:40 AM

That is cool Marco !!!


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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:44 AM

Just to clarify, I'm not marco.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:47 AM

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sorry couldn't help it.. bout the only thing I can think of is see if DC ever put out a tech manual of the batman series vech. on the market.. or grab the movie that shows this vech. and maybe they show some interior shots. But I am looking forward to seeing this lil beast come to life though.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

here are some pics.

i just found out need to resize the photos to upload

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:23 AM

It looks cool..

Better focused pictures wouldn't hurt to see your great work!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:07 PM

Yes you are right Jojje, as you can see my canon camara is not very good taking pictures when you are very close is better the one on my cel phone , (why did i spend on that camera? )

here are more pictures
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here you can see the led with liquid mask i'm just getting ready to apply primer to check for any defect on the gap fillin.

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a contribution of my kid he lost one of the door from the front that cover the balloons hook. so i just had to put a styren part and fill it, will scribe the lines for it.


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the pictures were taken at night so i just had to use a lamp the flash won't let you see any thing, this is the base a glue a pair of wires to it, i fill it with green putty to make it stronger and cover the wires.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:17 PM

in this pictures you can see thewiring inside the wires conect the LED on the wings they are conected to the LEDs for the navigation lamps, they are conected in parallel the wires form the base will be connected to this.

by the way sorry if i misspell a word, and i will post in ship secction the other model i'm working on the Queen Mary 2 1:400 from Revell

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

Thats coming along nicely!

Can't wait to see the finished model.

What Canon camera do you have? Im sure that people here can help you if it's a question about settings.

I have a Pentax DSLR and I don't have the camera that close when I take a photo, just use the zoom!

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

Just to give you an update, I'm working on designing the instrument panel for the Batwing, i just put primer to the base. and painted flat black, on the batman logo on the out side i am doing a laminated with aluminum foil yes kitchen foil. and will be painted with patina yellow.

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i mask the outside with electrical tape is better than masking tape this is made of PVC and can conform very good on the form you need.
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

Wow, you're building quick. Coming along nicely.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:22 PM

Here are some pictures of the base with the aluminum foil.
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you can see I'm using a glue pen for kids, this glue is very cheap and you can find it anywhere, (here in Mexico) there are different brands i use very cheap aluminum foil cause is the thinner one.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:32 PM

Very clever use for those stick glues... I have them all through the house, now I can use them for something other than the kids sticking things on the walls :armata_PDT_01:
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:46 PM

Peter:

this may not be very nice but firs you need to pass your tongue over the glue this helps the glue to make it more soft, you can try without doing this but i think the glue is very solid and leaves a lot of it and may be come harder to make it flat, one thing, if you get glue over a painted surface don't worry just clean it with water. and i thing that the foil has two side one very bright and one flat is much easy to work if you place the flat color to the outside. but that's just me you can do it on both side.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

Thanks for the tip... .yummy glue :drool::armata_PDT_12:
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:32 PM

i finish of the base with the aluminum foil. i need to paint it i want to paint it as the logo of the movie that is like a mix of orange and yellow.
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here is what i have so far.

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this is a test for the paints , looks like i will need to put several coats of it.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:58 PM

Neat idea!

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