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Hello Model Builders!

Those of you who are familiar with my model building trends probably know that I am a fan of the Batman franchise... a "BatFan" as it were. Consequently, over the years I've built a number of Batman related models. Mostly Batmobiles of various types plus a few others from the Batman universe.

I wanted to post my Batman builds in one place and invite others to post theirs as well. 

So, welcome to the Bat Cave!

Please feel free to post photos of any Batman related models. Figures, dioramas and vehicles of any type, finished or in progress are all welcome, as long as it is related in some way to the Batman universe.

I'll start with mine.

This is the Polar Lights pre-painted 1969 Batmobile snap together kit.

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Here is AMT's 1989 Batmobile kit.

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I built this in 1996 and it's in need of a good cleaning.

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And of course the accompanying Bat-Missile from the 1992 film Batman Returns

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And from the same era, the Gotham City Police Car based on AMT's '77 Dodge Monaco.

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This edition of the Dodge Monaco could also be built as a Joker's Goon car but I decided that a '49 Mercury would make a much better Joker-Mobile. So here it is with AMT's accompanying Joker Figure.

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Here is my least favorite Batmobile from the 1995 movie Batman Forever.

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From from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy here's the Tumbler by Moebius Models.

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And of course the revealed Bat-Pod emergency escape vehicle.

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Well, that's all I have for now but there are a few more builds planned for the future.

Please feel free to post your own!

Regards,

David G.

 

 

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I'm in!  This is an Polar Lights Batmobile with a few touchs of my own.  I wanted to build the 1966 Batmobile, but this was all the LHS had at the time.  I built this MANY years ago!

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Awesome thread! Here's what I've got so far:

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Detective Comics #27 (1939)

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Batman #20 (1944)

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Batman #25 (1944)

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Batman #47 (1948)

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Detective Comics #156 (1950)

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Batman #73 (1952)

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Batman #164 (1964)

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Batman TV series (1966)

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Detective Comics #377 (1968)

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Detective Comics #400 (1970)

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Detective Comics #420 (1972)

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Batman #246 (1972)

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Batman #288 (1977)

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Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

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Batman #330 (1980)

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Batman #408 (1987; cover)

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Batman #408 (1987; interior)

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Detective Comics #597 (1989)

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Batman Movie (1989)

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Legends of the Dark Knight #5 (1990)

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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

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Batman Returns (1992)

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Batman Returns (1992)

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Batman Forever (1995)

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Batman & Robin (1997)

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Gotham Knights #16 (2001)

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Teen Titans #9 (2004)

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Detective Comics #800 (2005)

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Batman Begins (2005)

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Batman/Danger Girl (2005)

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Legends of the Dark Knight #198 (2006)

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Batman/Man-Bat (2006)

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Batman and the Outsiders #8 (2008)

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

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9 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Here's mine:

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Excellent interior detailing.

1966 Batman looks like he's jealous of 1990's Batman talking with Cat Woman. 

6 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

Awesome thread! Here's what I've got so far:

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Detective Comics #27 (1939)

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Batman #20 (1944)

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Batman #25 (1944)

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Batman #47 (1948)

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Detective Comics #156 (1950)

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Batman #73 (1952)

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Batman #164 (1964)

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Batman TV series (1966)

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Detective Comics #377 (1968)

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Detective Comics #400 (1970)

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Detective Comics #420 (1972)

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Batman #246 (1972)

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Batman #288 (1977)

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Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

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Batman #330 (1980)

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Batman #408 (1987; cover)

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Batman #408 (1987; interior)

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Detective Comics #597 (1989)

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Batman Movie (1989)

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Legends of the Dark Knight #5 (1990)

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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

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Batman Returns (1992)

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Batman Returns (1992)

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Batman Forever (1995)

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Batman & Robin (1997)

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Gotham Knights #16 (2001)

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Teen Titans #9 (2004)

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Detective Comics #800 (2005)

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Batman Begins (2005)

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Batman/Danger Girl (2005)

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Legends of the Dark Knight #198 (2006)

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Batman/Man-Bat (2006)

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Batman and the Outsiders #8 (2008)

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

 

Dang! I thought I had a lot of Batmobiles... that's pretty much all of them.

Though they are all great, there are two in particular that catch my eye, Detective Comics #377 (1968) and the one from the Animated Series. Were these built from kits or bought as collectibles? 

A very impressive collection, thanks for posting it.

David G.

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18 hours ago, David G. said:

Dang! I thought I had a lot of Batmobiles... that's pretty much all of them.

Though they are all great, there are two in particular that catch my eye, Detective Comics #377 (1968) and the one from the Animated Series. Were these built from kits or bought as collectibles? 

A very impressive collection, thanks for posting it.

David G.

Thanks! All of these were at least partially modified, though I also have a few finished/collectible diecasts in my collection. I still have a lot yet to build, with three or four on the bench right now but going slow enough I don't know when they'll be finished.

The Detective #377 car was originally a Johnny Lightning kit that I built up with a few parts box additions. The animated car was an NJ Croce toy listed as being 1/24 scale and (judging by the cockpit) pretty accurate to that. I modified the canopy to lose the toy's giant ugly hinge, gave it new exhaust headers, repainted it, and added the lights. I need to go back and redo the grille, after I finished I realized I should have left the center vertical black.

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6 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

Thanks! All of these were at least partially modified, though I also have a few finished/collectible diecasts in my collection. I still have a lot yet to build, with three or four on the bench right now but going slow enough I don't know when they'll be finished.

The Detective #377 car was originally a Johnny Lightning kit that I built up with a few parts box additions. The animated car was an NJ Croce toy listed as being 1/24 scale and (judging by the cockpit) pretty accurate to that. I modified the canopy to lose the toy's giant ugly hinge, gave it new exhaust headers, repainted it, and added the lights. I need to go back and redo the grille, after I finished I realized I should have left the center vertical black.

I really had no idea that there were so many Batmobiles out there. I'll have to do some serious searching to see what I can find.

David G.

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15 hours ago, avidinha said:

Here are a couple of mine.

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The Batmobile from the 1997 Batman and Robin movie is one that I don't have in my collection yet, yours looks great.

It looks like you painted the pinstripes on the 1966 instead of using the decals. Either way, it takes a tremendous amount of work to get those pinstripes looking the way they should.

Two great examples, thanks for posting them Andrew.

 

15 hours ago, drodg said:

Can I add a Lego Batmobile to this?  Lol

You've piqued my curiosity David. So yeah, go for it.

I know that some of those Lego constructs are at least as complex as a typical model kit. Some even more so. 

Thanks,

David G.

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So I have built a couple but here is a 1966 Batmobile Lego that was pretty fun to build.  I have another one, the 1989 Batmobile which is a much larger platform but I don't have a picture  on my phone.  I would guess the 1966 would be closer to 1/32 scale.  

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21 hours ago, drodg said:

So I have built a couple but here is a 1966 Batmobile Lego that was pretty fun to build.  I have another one, the 1989 Batmobile which is a much larger platform but I don't have a picture  on my phone.  I would guess the 1966 would be closer to 1/32 scale.  

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That's cool David, thanks for posting it.

David G.

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21 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Good looking Batmobiles on here! I just have the Polar Lights Pre-painted Snap Together 1966 Batmobile kit with some added details like BMF on the window trim, and the 1989 Keaton Batmobile with figure.

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Great work on both Craig! I like the figure too. Thanks for posting them.

Polar Lights snap kits are the best, aren't they?

12 hours ago, Ceaser_Salad said:

Er.. heres something that pales in comparison to all of yours.

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Still technically working on it, but that's it just without the jet engine.

Very cool Declan. I'm afraid don't recognize the base vehicle.

It sure would be interesting to see how you would install a jet engine in that tiny thing. That would be an impressive feat of engineering!

David G.

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Van said:

AMT '89 Batman' kit VS  Jada die cast....both 1/25??? Jada the smaller. 

 

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Moebius Batmobile built from test shot for Moebius. 

 

 

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I can't stand the new batman but that batmobile is the stuff of dreams. Nice paint colour!

I really want to do one of them.

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