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« on: September 08, 2011, 11:34:54 AM »

A thread for all subjects black and batty........

Having just bought the Polar Lights Batplane on a whim, I now find myself wondering what, as a whiffer, to actually do with it. Of course, I could paint it any colour I like, but with the scalloped flying surfaces, it's always going to look like nothing else except a Batplane. My only real idea so far is to take it very seriously: it's a fairly crappy old 1960s kit of a silly, fictional subject (plug-in undercarriage with no bays, heads-on-a-shelf cockpit etc...) so you could take the mickey out of the JMN brigade by lavishly super-detailing and "accurising" it the way they'd do with yet another F-16/Spitfire, complete with exhaustive list of mods..... evil

There is one interesting, if difficult "accurisation" you can, or at least could, do: the Polar Lights re-pop has downwards-curved wings which they never questioned while they were laser-scanning an old Aurora one as a pattern, since they look pretty "batty", but in fact, the wings are meant to be straight. Aurora's quality control was poor, and a lot of these sprues were taken out of the mould while still too hot, and subsequently sagged: Polar Lights copied a cockup!  Grin

Apparently, someone was making a set of resin replacement straight wings for a while, but the thread where I found all this also had a post from the man himself, saying that he was no longer doing them. People have also tried straightening the original ones with heat/hot water etc... but apparently, the plastic is quite resistant.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 10:53:35 PM »

Hmmm, I have Polar-Lites' Star-Trek Scorpion which also has downward curving wings (4 of them !) -- seems to be favourite thing with them  cheesy

I'd have thought that "accurising" the Batwing was essential -- you definately need to buy the Eduard pre-painted seat-belts for it.

Also add the motorised wing-flap option .... Blink

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 12:33:43 AM »

I have built the two movie Bat boats as is and have the '66 Batboat still to do.  I got PLs new 24th scale snap kit of the only true Batmobile and plan on doing it right.  Has got to be my fav movie/TV vehicle with Ecto and Herbie very close.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 01:45:26 AM »

I've actually been thinking of doing my Fisher Model and Pattern 1/24 Alfa-Romeo Bertone B.A.T. 5 as a Batmobile. 
A paint scheme that would give a few hard-core car modellers apoplexy. Grin



http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z10320/Alfa-Romeo-BAT-5.aspx
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 02:32:09 AM »

Couple of Batplane concepts:



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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 02:40:03 AM »

Nice ! The Batplane profiles are wicked !

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 03:20:29 AM »

the batmobile from the batman/judge dredd crossover was pretty cool
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 05:27:53 AM »

Some fun Bat stuff:




Both found here:
http://tomztoyz.blogspot.com/2009/04/bat-rod-super-wacky-custom-1966.html

And lots of Batmobiles and Batplanes here:
http://ourworlds.topcities.com/batman/index.html
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 10:41:43 PM »

Well well, I went poking around on Hobby Link Japan and look what was the first thing I stumbled on:



http://www.hlj.com/product/PLZMOE920

Batman Batpod (the folding motorbike thang)  Wub But why the FRACK is it 1/25th scale not 1/24th? huh
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 10:46:55 PM »

But why the FRACK is it 1/35th scale not 1/24th? huh

1/25th ya mean?  Wink  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 11:16:42 PM »

But why the FRACK is it 1/35th scale not 1/24th? huh

1/25th ya mean?  Wink  Grin

Quite right - corrected: cheers!  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 08:39:54 AM »

at a guess, its easier to do the maths, or possibly to ensure that whiff minded folks cant use it for "non standard" things
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011, 10:48:11 AM »

Batpod or Catpod:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrUiPPGKaO8&feature=player_embedded

I'm quite happy to take the pillion seat Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 12:04:53 PM »

Batpod or Catpod:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrUiPPGKaO8&feature=player_embedded

I'm quite happy to take the pillion seat Grin

Given that the only thing behind her behind is the back tire, you might not be happy for long.....
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2011, 05:02:04 PM »

We don't have a drool emoticon, right? 

One thing about the Batpod kit.  According to Culttvman, no figure is included.  So, does that mean the aftermarket people are going to give us an optional Batman/Catwoman to go with your kit?
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