This is the Batmobile form the first Batman movie. I wanted to capture the iridescence of the colors as they would shift like that of a beetle’s shell. I painted the body silver,then highlighted the edges in purple. When that was dry I sprayed on gloss black being careful not to cover the highlighted edges. After that I toned down the gloss on the black by spraying a semi-gloss clear coat. You may be able to see but the clear coat cracked where the highlights are. Rule #1 take your time!!!! The next one I do will be done with paints used in taxidermy to paint fish.
originally posted in 2003