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The Dark Knight Bat-Pod in 1/25 by Moebius - WIP


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#21 Edward Gore

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

You know it's just gonna be a matter of time before Cranky adds a flathead, some wide whites and calls it the Rat Pod.

And personally I'd rather have a Catwoman rider figurine.



Haha true that!

Yes this kit does have a lot of potential for kitmash projects ;)

Edited by Edward Gore, 19 August 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

The I-Sheet describe the main guns as 40MM Cannons.
The way they are molded make them look too solid and chunky so I drilled mine out at the flash suppressor muzzle

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I used a sewing needle and a magnifier lens to make a centered pilot hole for the 1/16" drill bit to follow


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The flash suppressor muzzle detail was then shaped out with a No. 11 blade

After painting these will look much more detailed. However I have seen some delicately painted without the drilling out and they look good too. Just depends on your own style and how far you want to take this

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

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The headlight dome detail is cast together as one piece with the black plastic of the Munitions Cluster.
They can be painted to the desired effect because it's so small at 3/32" (2 mm). I couldn't however let this go and decided to drill it out for a clear lens.


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The same 1/16 drill bit was used and then a micro rat tail file cleaned it up to the final cavity shape and size.
The dome shaped lenses are casting tabs from the clear parts sprue of the Revell '66 Chevelle Station Wagon 85-2890
They'll be cut and shaped at the dotted lines until they fit the look

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:39 AM

stance noun \ˈstan(t)s\
a : a way of standing or being placed : posture
b : intellectual or emotional attitude
Synonyms: attitude, carriage, poise, posture, station
from: merriam-webster.com

While dry fitting some of the parts together I played around with the stance.
This can be adjustable depending on the position that the Rear Wheel Assembly is inserted over the Chassis Assembly peg part.
I-Sheet page 4

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Prototype stance as designed

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riding high

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down low

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

Nice work!!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thank you

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

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Found this in my spares parts box. I don't remember what military kit this was from but it's 1/76 - 1/72


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This replicates something close to what the prototype CO2 plumbing looks like.
This part is glued to the CO2 Cartridges parts but not to the Munitions Cluster so they can be removed as a separate subassembly for painting

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

This is the part I'm trying to replicate. These parts are not included in the kit

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next: Hand grip controls and the plumbing and area

thanks for looking . . .

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

The hand grips and control details required a lot of web searching for the prototype in 1/1. It's tiny up there I know and I've seen some builds with cables running from the stock kit box parts and they look fine.
But, I couldn't let this go. I had to try and replicate this to some degree of accuracy because I admire the design of this vehicle so I wanted to make something cool with mine




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This sensor thing is not included in the kit so I made one with styrene and stretched sprue


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The drilling and most of the work was done before mounting them to the handle bars


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The Hand Grips should be glued to the Handle Bars in a position looking more like the front box art image instead of how the I-sheets indicate.
The "brake" and "clutch" levers should point slightly inward and the whole grip part pointed slightly downward.
This will conflict with the shape of the casted parts and their joining points.
This may be the reason why Moebius didn't include a Riding figure because the loose design of the fitting of the; Foot Rests, Knee Rests, Seat, Elbow Pads, Handle Bars, and Hand Grips.
Or maybe the figure is what a lot of model builders with this kit was waiting for before they start their Bat-Pod to fit the Rider in properly

This is what I came up with using various wire, solder, stretched sprue, and reference from the internets...

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notice the thumb control buttons included


another I-Sheet error alert:

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When installing the Arm Guard parts (4) and (5), follow the text instructions which are correct and not the illustrated picture. The picture above clarifies this

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

Man that's looking wicked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice detailing!!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:21 AM

Thanks Sixx !

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

I've been following your Bat-Pod build since the beginning, and I'm impressed with the level of detail you're adding. I must also say that I'm a little disappointed with the absence of detail that requires you to add it.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for the comment, David.
True that the details added are required to replicate the 1/1 prototype but are not necessary for a fun build.
The kit on it's own is pretty well molded and designed and looks good out of the box.
I just tend to get caught up in the details and sometimes go over board ;)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for the comment, David.
True that the details added are required to replicate the 1/1 prototype but are not necessary for a fun build.
The kit on it's own is pretty well molded and designed and looks good out of the box.
I just tend to get caught up in the details and sometimes go over board ;)

Yeah, but that's a good thing for those of us following your build man!!!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thanks for the support and motivation, Sixx ! :)






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started prime and paint. The handle bar sub assembly is on a separate block

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Great stuff as always !

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

Thanks for looking in :)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:44 AM

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Spiderman vs. The Dark Knight?!? 8/

I sprayed black primer on this part because there was mixed materials and wanted to see it all 'tied together'. It was a hot day so I left it in a shady spot to air dry. I forgot about it and left it outside for 1 night and already this morning...

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:50 AM

Oh man!!!!! Spidey want's to go fer a ride!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, it's spider-bat!!! Geez, that would be one bad hombre!! LOL!!! ;)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

:D Hah true that!