DAVID ECHTELER’S KUSTOM 1966 BATMOBILE – 1/6 SCALE

Written by on May 11, 2011 in News - 3 Comments

Here is my 1/6 Scale Batmobile “Modified Kustom” that was built to hold 1/6 scale Batman & Robin figures. The standard kit is made of a fiberglass re-inforced resin which is a very strong vinyl and also very difficult to work with. Lots of reshaping was involved to take it from a toy to a more serious looking model – areas needed to be cut out for headlights, Rocket Tubes, scalloped tail fins and the interior floorboard to accommodate the legs of the sitting figures. All sorts of Dremel tool bits, 3″ sanding machines and Aves Apoxie Sculpt was used to build up or fill in areas that required it. The body was then primed, re-sanded and shot with (6) coats of black lacquer, color-sanded and machine buffed to a mirror finish. The red pinstriping was done with One Shot “Tomato Red” Sign Painter’s Enamel and applied with a “OO” Mack Striping Brush. I also created a lot of my own details for it as well such as the Batphone, Fire Extinguisher, Shifters & Levers, Front & Rear Mesh Grilles, Headlights, Taillights, Chrome Rocket Tubes, Photo-etched Brass Radar, Dashboard, Carpeting, Parachute Packs, Detect-A-Scope, Interior Placards, 1/8 scale RC Chrome Wheels/ Rubber Tires and Rear Antenna. Machine cut vinyl Bat decals were also added.

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3 Comments on "DAVID ECHTELER’S KUSTOM 1966 BATMOBILE – 1/6 SCALE"

  1. Randy of AFTimes May 11, 2011 at 8:49 pm ·

    WOW!
    I’m always amazed at such large scale custom work.

    Well done!

    RANDY

  2. danversmablowhard May 12, 2011 at 3:01 am ·

    So the Bat fig is 12″?

  3. giink May 12, 2011 at 3:24 am ·

    Thanks so much for the comments and yes… those figures average around 12-13″. The Batmobile itself is close to 32″ in length.

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