Tip for October 2004:
Using Glowinc.com Paints:
Building the Batman Forever Batmobile

When I decided to revisit my Batman Forever Batmobile, I knew that I wanted to include the glowing engine panel effect. I had used Glow Inc. powders in model building before, and was now ready to use their glow-in-the-dark paints.


Step 1

Step 1: Surface Preparation

I completed all subassemblies (including paint) before applying the glow paint. I then prepped the surface by applying a layer of metal foil. This serves two purposes: first, it works as a protective layer - GlowInc. paints use a similar carrier to nail polish, and can damage plastic and enamel paints. Second, the reflective surface increases the brightness of the glow.
Step 2

Step 2: Application

Once the foil was in place and cut out around the ribs of the car, I applied Glowinc. "Pure Blue" (PTPB) using the brush included in their 1/2 oz. bottle. I applied 2 coats to the ribs and chassis, and one coat to each of the wheels. Even making sure the parts were thougroughly coated, I still had plenty left over for other projects.
Step 3

Step 3: Lights Out!

Much like the real Batmobile, the lights come on at night. Full daylight shows off all of the engine details between the ribs, but in the dark the panels glow a nice, even blue. The color and brightness are perfect - bright enough to be seen clearly, but not garish at all. Once again I'm quite impressed by the product quality from Glow Inc, and highly recommend them to other modelers.