Author Topic: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...  (Read 3410 times)

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13427
Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:34:54 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..... :wacko:

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!  ;D

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.

Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
Sealionclub.com (uncensored Twitter, basically): @hws5mp@sealion.club

Offline raafif

  • Scratchbuilds the entire model
  • ****
  • Posts: 643
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 03:53:35 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  :lol:

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:

you may as well all give up -- the truth is much stranger than fiction.

I'm not sick ... just a little unwell.

Offline philp

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5578
    • My photos on picasaweb
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 05:33:43 pm »
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.
Phil Peterson

Vote for the Whiffies

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5498
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 06:45:26 pm »
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. ;D



http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z10320/Alfa-Romeo-BAT-5.aspx

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13427
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 07:32:09 pm »
Couple of Batplane concepts:



Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
Sealionclub.com (uncensored Twitter, basically): @hws5mp@sealion.club

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 25908
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 07:40:03 pm »
Nice ! The Batplane profiles are wicked !

 :wub:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline arkon

  • Makes own decals
  • ***
  • Posts: 403
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 08:20:29 pm »
the batmobile from the batman/judge dredd crossover was pretty cool
the plastic gods demand sacrifice

Offline philp

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5578
    • My photos on picasaweb
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 10:27:53 pm »
Phil Peterson

Vote for the Whiffies

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13427
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 03:41:43 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? :unsure:
« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 04:16:13 pm by Weaver »
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
Sealionclub.com (uncensored Twitter, basically): @hws5mp@sealion.club

Offline joncarrfarrelly

  • Bertie Bassett
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5498
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 03:46:55 pm »
But why the FRACK is it 1/35th scale not 1/24th? :unsure:

1/25th ya mean?  ;)  ;D

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13427
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2011, 04:16:42 pm »
But why the FRACK is it 1/35th scale not 1/24th? :unsure:

1/25th ya mean?  ;)  ;D

Quite right - corrected: cheers!  :thumbsup:
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
Sealionclub.com (uncensored Twitter, basically): @hws5mp@sealion.club

Offline Steel Penguin

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1855
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 01:39:54 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
Redone 19/08/15  the things you learn, give your mind the wings to fly, and the chains to hold yourself steady

Offline Leading Observer

  • Scratchbuilds the entire model
  • ****
  • Posts: 666
  • Observation - The most enduring of life's pleasure
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011, 03:48:11 am »
Batpod or Catpod:

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

I'm quite happy to take the pillion seat ;D
LO

Forewarned is Forearmed

Offline Weaver

  • I'm either dumb or evil - you decide.....
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 13427
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 05:04:53 am »
Batpod or Catpod:

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

I'm quite happy to take the pillion seat ;D

Given that the only thing behind her behind is the back tire, you might not be happy for long.....
Neophyte: Is Eris true?
Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
MtY: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Principia Discordia

Twitter: @hws5mp
Sealionclub.com (uncensored Twitter, basically): @hws5mp@sealion.club

Offline philp

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 5578
    • My photos on picasaweb
Re: Batmobiles, Batplanes, Batboats, etc...
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2011, 10:02:04 am »
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?
Phil Peterson

Vote for the Whiffies