Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 by Shaun in Labels: , , ,
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Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Thanks to Arthur and Pro Bro for the suggestions, and my 1:6 Guru for recommending Abes Plastics for fabricating this custom acrylic case for my Hot Toys 1:6 Batmobile.

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

I felt it was necessary to purchase this custom case to keep dust away from the Batmobile and offer a bit of protection in case anyone tripped over their own feet in awe and landed on it. I provided the dimensions (rounded up in centimetres) of the Batmobile's package to Abes Plastics and they delivered the item within three working days.

EDIT: Heeding Jon's warning (see comments) about the potential of the rubber tires fusing to the plastic and his advice about wedging pieces of paper between the wheels and base, I added a old free poster to the base.



This is how it looks now.

Custom Acrylic Case for 1:6 Hot Toys Batmobile

18 comments:

  1. Jon Loh says:
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  1. JonLoh says:

    Nice display case there! However, the rubber tyres may fuse with the arcylic base. I display my RID TF the car brothers in arcylic cases and realised that the tyres actually 'melted' and stick to the base of the case. Now, I place a black paper in between plastic and rubber. Btw, I have opened up mine after reading Crawford's misfortune of one headlight. One word to describe this piece. AWESOME!!

  1. Shaun says:

    Thanks for the tip, Jon, I shall add the black paper now. Hope you find a cool place to display this great piece. :)

  1. desmond says:

    The batmobile looks nice with display case..

  1. Chan says:

    hey how much did the case cost???

  1. Shaun says:

    Thanks Des.

    Hi Chan, do call Abes Plastic for a quote. They can be reached at 6382 6865. Their website is: http://www.abesplas.com/

  1. woah Abes certainly outdid themselves :) the display case looks mighty FINE and the Batmobile certainly makes it look damn solid too - CONGRATS on a great purchase and i am glad the whole deal turned out SWEET for you ;p

  1. Laurens says:

    nice............i wish i cud do more to help :)

  1. Shaun says:

    @Alex: Thanks again for the recommendation, my Guru, much appreciated.

    @Arthur: Don't worry about it, thanks for the advice.

  1. JonLoh says:

    Great idea by adding the poster. Nice touch.

  1. Shaun says:

    Thanks for the warning in the first place, Jon. :)

  1. LEon says:

    Can this batmobile spit to the bike mode like in the movie?

  1. Dion says:

    Hi Shaun care to share the exact dimension of the batmobile and for your custom case.Thanks

  1. Shaun says:

    Hi Leon, it can't.

    Hi Dion, here it is: Length = 85cm, Breadth = 60cm, Height = 35cm. I rounded the numbers up from the dimensions provided on the cardboard box. The black acrylic base is 1cm thick and the acrylic case is 3mm all round. Hope the info helps.

  1. Was the Signcraft too expensive? or were they did not understand what you wanted?
    Anyway nice stuff there!
    Why is the packaging a paper carton?

    Anyway you should ask Arthur to make and airbrush a cool tarmac base!

  1. Shaun says:

    Their quote came to the same, and since Abes had done work for Alex previously, I decided to go with them. No side table, so I'm using the cardboard box that came with batmobile to prop it up.

    I think getting Zhenfang's dad to create a table for me would be more appropriate.

  1. GeekFit says:

    hello,Hello, Congratulations on your purchase.
    When I entered the site there are several links to click, in which I click? thank you

  1. GeekFit says:

    hello,Hello, Congratulations on your purchase.
    When I entered the site there are several links to click, in which I click? thank you