My Customized Batmobile

This was my weekend project. I know some people will think I am strange but I saw this toy car on sale and knew what I had to do.

I’ve never been a fan of Speed Racer but I have been a Batman fan for as long as I can remember. In fact, one of the few toys I still have left from childhood is this old Justice League Batmobile.

I’ve been searching toy stores for a Batmobile just as cool for some time now. I haven’t been able to find one where you can just easily put the figures in and zoom the car around. I remember having so much fun with the above car and I wanted to share that feeling.

So I looked at this Speed Racer car and thought, hmmm. I could paint it to look like a Batmobile. I wanted to use model paint for it when I saw the warning about cancer-causing chemicals I realized that I couldn’t paint a child’s toy with that kind of paint. So I bought spray paint instead.

I prepared the car for painting.

I painted it black first.

I left two red stripes on it as a throwback to the old 1960s television version of the Batmobile.

Next I added some yellow highlights on the running board and tail fins, I put stickers on the side, and I then put in the latest Batman action figure.

It’s not perfect. I wished I could’ve used model paint so it could be more detailed and have a nice even finish. But I think it turned out okay.

I know, strange weekend project. But I know the kid who gets this is going to love it. He will have a completely unique, one of a kind, Batmobile. Nothing much cooler than that.

3 Comments on My Customized Batmobile

  1. Three words, Chase:




  2. Gotta love it when the creative urge takes over and you create something very cool.

  3. Hi Calvin,

    It was fun to make. It brought me back to the model making I used to do with my dad when I was a kid.

    It was even stranger to see that you featured a Batmobile on your blog the very same day I posted this.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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