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Old 06 June 2013   #1
Batmobile '89

Since the release of BATMAN in 1989, not only did I become a huge fan of the character but a massive fan of the Batmobile conceived by production designer Anton Furst, slick, tough and gorgeous this version deserved more than two film appearances.

 
Old 06 June 2013   #2
I plan to model this in sections as the actual car is built with visible seam lines... Here is the first section.







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Old 06 June 2013   #3
The most beautiful batmobile version so far. Your foreword! great modeling so far
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Old 06 June 2013   #4
Thanks Scote, much appreciated... and true
 
Old 06 June 2013   #5
The good ol' days

I like this Batmobile much better the one in the movies now
 
Old 06 June 2013   #6
I like this model too.
First I thought the front should be longer, but I remembered that was the one in Warner Brothers Batman animated series.
 
Old 06 June 2013   #7
i love this car , very good details right now
keep on
 
Old 06 June 2013   #8
I tried modelling the nose end which leads to a centre line to the windshield, I considered adding this on as a separate object but it didn't have the look I wanted (a molded all in one look) then I thought about not having any smoothing but still not the look I wanted.



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Old 06 June 2013   #9
I was apprehensive about modelling this all in one because of the weird ceases that can occur but this was the approach I took and I believe the result is OK.



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Old 06 June 2013   #10
I also started on a second section behind the bonnet but then realise I need to make the gun plates larger...



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Old 06 June 2013   #11
Started on the back intake...


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Old 08 August 2013   #12
Topology issues...

It's been a while since I have made any progress on this project so I decided to do somethink about it but find myself running into topology problems, to minimise 'bumpy areas' I felt I needed to collapse some edges. If you look at the side vent it is quite detailed yet when it gets to the back wheel base it needs to be less...



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Old 08 August 2013   #13
Here is the model so far...I also raised the specularity level to help spot any topology issues from different angles...



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Old 08 August 2013   #14
Fuel cap issue...

I also had issues with creating the fuel cap on the side vent, the mesh started looking messy, on my third attempt I think I got it to look OK...



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Old 08 August 2013   #15
Starting side wings...

I decided to model side wings an neaten up back wheel arch, place in fuel cap..


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