Time for an update!
I built a big Bat fin for the BAT 01.
It's lightweight, mounted, lights up, and is strong and stable.
I wanted to experiment with rivets, thin aluminum sheet and coroplast.
It's fun to fabricate with, and the results are about as good as I
I added dual rocket exhaust (tail-lights from a 61 Thunderbird.)
I'd say it's a Batmobile!
So far I've overheard several people say so, and one fine but mistaken gentleman called me Batman in the grocery store parking lot.
One dude cruising in a big hoopty with chariot wheels and an extra wheel and all that was checking me out as he drove by. He had a look on his face like, "Is THIS the new thing that I have to do to my car? How the #@*& did I miss this one? This *%$# gettin' too crazy."
Anyways, Batmobile Stage 1 achieved.
Everything I do now is simply an upgrade. And I have a few upgrades in mind . . . .
Right now I'm mocking up trunk sides and rear quarter panels in cardboard: