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Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:08 pm
by whodathunkit
Thought id try my hand at this.. Andy and Noah's way with a few hand chisel's ..
Just my luck.. no ware near to the like'n of there
beautiful hand chiseled shaped cars!

Well here's to a first attempt at trying the hand chisel's to shape a car with ..
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.. and a first for me at making a batty looking Bat mobile car.

Lot's of sand paper was used up to hide all the mistakes & chip mark's as well.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year every one!

Whoda.

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:03 am
by Speedster
WOW !!!! and I have trouble getting the sides of a basic wedge to match each other. Do you have any pictures of that little beauty being built? I think a lot of us would like to see how you did that and I'm one of them. Beautiful job, Whoda.

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:07 pm
by whodathunkit
Sorry late getting back to you Speedster!

Out here in the OKLA panhandle. living in the country.. are Phone, TV , & Internet all comes in threw the phone lines.
well my back up battery went bad and crashed the system so that's why i'm late at replying.

You asked if i had any photos of the build?
Sorry, I could not talk my Wife into taking photos of me while using the chisels as she was tied up with her work and Christmas plays.

Plus not once did I even think about taking pics of the build in stages.. ( the thought never even crossed my mind !)
As i just wanted to try shaping a car using hand chisels and worked away at it.
I'll do better on the next one for you! ( However I will say it was bad as im :oops: to say my skills are lacking!)
And that's why I wanted to try it.. to see if I could .. and make Andy & Noah proud to see someone try shaping a car with hand chisels.
But i'll still say this they are far better at it then I am !

Speedster,
The idea for the car came from two different Bat mobile car patterns..
One of them seen on the internet, and the next out of an older collector fender kit i had in my collection.

Pattern found on the internet:
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And then the older fender kit with the Bat Mobile car pattern:
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It was kind of a mixture of combining the two patterns together to come up with the batty looking car.
You'll see the difference's more so in the front & rear fender shapes, cab, and front jet fan.
I'll let you use your Imagination on how all the rest of the shapes came together!
It was a lot of work.. However the tools I used for shaping the car are seen in the pic below..
Wood chisels , special wood carving chisels, plus X-Acto knifes, and lot's of sand paper..
along with my scroll saw not seen.. for making the rough cut out's for the fenders, and air scoops.
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And the Dremel work table I used for clamping the work down.

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:23 am
by Speedster
Do you have an opportunity to help with any workshops in your area? I think the young scouts would like to see your car.

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:08 pm
by whodathunkit
Yes being on the activities committee
keeps me busy. And I always enjoy
helping out where I can with workshops.


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Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:12 pm
by ah8tk
Looks good to me , Whoda!

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:52 am
by whodathunkit
WOW!! Thank you Andy & Noah!
You guy's make shaping with chisels look easy.. but it's not!
Thanks for the inspiration on trying something new with the use of hand tools.

Re: Is it just me or are things getting batty?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 am
by ciodude
Sweet!