Custom Jokermobile

I am a hugh Batman fan and I really like the original televison series Batmobile created by Barris which was a modified 1955 Lincoln. I have always wondered what would the Batmobile look like if the Joker stole it and made it his own? I took a toy replica and repainted it to what I think the Joker would have done to the car making his Jokermobile.

I started off buying the Batmobile toy in the style of the classic Batman television series. It is a big toy measuring in at 20.0" x 8.1" x 8.0" with room for two six-inch action figures, (sold separately). I will not need two action figures, I only need the Joker.

I sat down and decided on how I would want to paint this Batmobile toy in the colors for the Joker. Once I had my plan I began this project.

I took the Batmobile apart. It was not an easy task since there are many screws and pop in parts that had to be carefully taken out and removed.

I also removed the wheels which were extremely hard to take off without harming the Batmobile toy in anyway.

Once the wheels were off I was ready to look everything over and adjust any of my plans on how to procede.

I masked off any area of the Batmobile parts that I did not want painted or messed up.

I then sanded down the Batmobile to take the shine off of it so when it is time to paint the paint will have a surface to adhere to.

As you can see I even sanded off the Bat Logo.

I then blew the the Batmobile pieces off with the air compressor and then washed it. When dry I washed the Batmobile parts with rubber alcohol to prep it for paint.
I then started to paint the Batmobile in the colors for the Jokermobile. I began with the purple under color. I used Krylon Colormaster 51914 Gloss Rich Plum.
Due to outdoor conditions and lighting colors may not appear as they actually are in real life.

This is the top canopy section.

When dry I will carefully remove the masking tape.

This is the lower half of the car. I painted both the top and bottom section of the car's lower half to get all the little edges. I wanted to make sure that the seams and such all match when the car goes back together.

When dry I will carefully remove the masking tape.

This is the car with all the masking tape removed and the canopy put back together. Now it is time to start painting the green pin striping.

For the green pin striping I am not going to follow the Batmobile's design exactly, I will be making a few changes to make it more of a car for the Joker.

I am using VHT Engine Enamel SP154 Grabber Green. It was the only green color that I could find in the brightness I wanted to use.


I had to mask off each section and paint it. It took a lot of time each section. *Not all sections shown*
This is the Joker Mobile after the initial painting. I found out that the green Engine Enamel melted parts of the plastic and the masking tape making it rough when removed. But I found this to be ok. It is the Joker so he would not drive all nice, he would be bumping and crashing into things so where there was messed up paint, I went ahead and added some black and silver scuff marks on the car to simulate damage.
I removed the Bat Symbol from the seat belts. I left them black.
I removed the Bat Symbols from the wheels and with thumb tacks that I painted the same green as the striping I glued them into the wheels.

I printed out The Joker name and replaced the Joker face with that of Cesar Romero who played the Joker in the 1966 Batman television show.

I think I matched the color of the sticker that I made to the color of the car pretty close.

I also make my own License Plate to replace the one on the Batmobile.

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