This 1/25th scale model of the 1960's "Batmobile" was built from the "Caped Custom" kit made by Phantom Creations. The kit is made from urethane resin and comes with a flashing LED beacon, vacuformed windshields and a detailed engine compartment and interior. The "exhaust pipes" are made from aluminum tube which is included. The "Bat-phone" with a coiled wire is also installed. The kit is rather crude however, which is normal for a resin kit and would be difficult to build for the novice.

The model is sprayed with automotive lacquers and the pinstriping painted totally freehand, as any masking technique I tried was less than useful on the complex curves and corners. Decals were purchased from John F. Green and the tires were robbed from a "Dukes Of Hazzard" General Lee kit. The window frames and other chrome trim was covered with Bare Metal Foil.

If you want to get one of these kits, you can write to:

Phantom Creations
David Creigh
130 Waltham Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

When inquiring, because of licensing issues, you must use the term "Caped Custom", not  "Batmobile".

Another kit is also available from Magnetic Models. Although I have not yet built this kit, I have one in my possession  which, at this writing, is to be built for another customer. The Magnetic Models kit appears to be of even better quality than the Caped Custom, and is more detailed with cast metal parts and steerable front wheels. 


It seems that the links I once had to the Magnetic models web site have become obsolete, and I'm also not sure if Phantom Creations still makes these or not. Therefore, please don't email me about these issues, as I know not where you can get these models at this time. I don't know any more than what is written above. If you know where these sites are at this time, please let me know and I will update the links.

 The jet turbine on the rear was augmented with a removable afterburner flame made from a Q-tip cotton swab!  I added more detail to the engine compartment and studied photos of the original car to try to achieve a satisfactory replica. 


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