UPDATE: all these pics and more can be found HERE: http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s167/richc764/BATMOBILE/
So on Saturday, I took my new toy (literally) -a 1/18 scale (about 1 foot long) replica of the 1966 t.v. Series Batmobile out for some photos. There’s a great location in theh parking lot of Gold’s gym in North Hollywood where I can get some great perspective shots of miniatures, and it provides a great depth illusion that makes them look like fullsize originals instead just a replica. Afterwards, I remembered that the real Batmobile is only 6 blocks or so away, so I went over to George Barris’s shop to take some pics of my replica with the original Batmobile. George Barris built the batmobile in 1966 out of the Ford Futura concept car.
Below is a comparison picture of the replica with the actual batmobile. Pretty close, huh?
Barris wasn’t there when I stopped by, but if he’s there, he’ll usually let you sit in the batmobile driver’s seat. He’s a really, really nice guy.
This picture below was taken in Century City, where they shot all of the “Gotham City” scenes in the t.v. show. Note those distinctive lampposts in the background could always be seen in the shots. In fact, that citibank building in the background was used in the “Batman” movie as the United World building.
Here it is in my display case at home.