If you can't tell by now, I'm a Batgeek, and this time I finally came over my fear of making a comic based vig. This one's in honour of Brainbox, who hasn't been seen in a while, I miss ya buddy! :'-(
Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2.
Today I have:
2 Mini vehicles
2 Custom Figs
2 Comic Based vigs
and a sad scene.
Okay, here we go, as usual the Batmods are up first:
Part 1 - The Mods:
Killer Croc's speedboat:
Reinvented to be sleeker, faster and deadlier. FF missiles removed and replaced by swerve jets, and the cockpit is more enclosed for a smaller and more nimble machine.
Though it seems like a strange one to mod, I am very happy with it, it is a lot better proportioned and cooler now I think.
Scarecrow's Cropduster: (Full credit to Brainbox for the better controls and partial design)
Better controls and gear stick added, wing wires put in, guns removed, tail dragger added and bomb bay filled in.
I am also extremely happy with this one, the wire worked better than I thought, and the gearstick and dragger I think add that nice touch. Other mods Here.
Part 2 - The Minis:
A mini version of the sleek Batboat, I'm not entirely happy with it but I think I did okay.
Still, I like how the trans cones came out, the Batboat was really hard, so go easy ;-)
I am REALLY happy with this, I'm keepinf it together, it may look like a simple design, but it took me over an hour to get perfect :-$
The shape is based off the normal depictions really, mostly the animated series and Lego product version, the comics being pretty the same most of the time:
Stand shot, Front shot and top shot.
Part 3 - The Customs:
I haven't read much Black Mask at all, but I do love how he looks in this wiki picture. So I based him off that using the appropriate Black skellie head and tuxedo torso:
A fig I'll keep like that, for those wonderful BTAS and comic scenes where Batsy appears as a supernatural silhouette in the darkness. I used plasticine to fill in the mouth, the hole looked weird and I think it works well:
Hastily rushed poorly lit night shot. Other customs Here.
Part 4 - The Vigs:
Death of the Joker: (Credit goes to BB1 (Brainbox) for the SFX lettering, despite the fact I my vigs are obviously better :-P )
Based on This scene (yes that is my toes holding the book open :-D ) in the non-canon Dark Knight Returns where, after being paralysed by Batman in the Tunnel of Love to end his murder spree, the Joker plays one last "joke" on Batman by twisting his broken spine further, killing himself laughing all the way. This is so the police will think Batman murdered him and start a manhunt against the Dark Knight:
I would of made the "Krak" light grey but it was used up in my Interactive Apocalypse, but I think it turned out fine. That is Batman bleeding btw. For the Joker's cracked neck I though it would look cool to literally have it barely attached, so I stuck it on with putty like this:
Another shot and Another Shot again.
The Long Halloween is Over:
Based on This scene (yes that is my foot again :-D ) at the end of my favourite graphic novel The Long Halloween, where the newly created tragic villain Two-Face has resorted to killing mob boss Carmine Falcone to end his reign of terror in Gotham. The once district attorney declares the Long Halloween over, but shows he still has good in him by handing himself over to the police. This scene is a maxi-vig:
I know Gordon has glasses and browny hair in this, but that was the best fleshie head i had and I'm pretty happy with it:
Another shot, and a Comic Shot.
Other vigs Here.
Part 5 - The Creation:
Here it is, the Sleek Batboat:
I love the Bat Hovercraft in the Killer Croc set, but I wanted to have a more classic sleek Batboat that was small, nimble and submersible:
I'm really happy how it turned out, I wanted it to fit in with the other sets so I left some studs showing, and I'm happy with the sleek design and size:
This is my first successful attempt at a new Batboat, my other attempts proved failures, and this time I remembered the propeller :-D :
Batman fits in perfectly, I have yet to put in controls but the cockpit is so unviewable I don't think I'll bother, I'm happy with how he fits in though, that was the hardest part, he still manages to sit up fairly good:
Comparison shot with the Bat Hovercraft, I love the differences between the two, in size, design and usefulness:
Last part, Part 6 - Missing you Brainbox:
While the rest of EB chats happily away, Batbrick sadly misses Brainbox and hopes he returns :'-( .......
Please come back Brainbox!
Hope you enjoyed, comments appreciated, thanks!
Oh, and the Batgallery: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=295368
To the Bricksignal! >:-)
Edited by Batbrick, 27 March 2008 - 09:54 PM.