It is with great pride that I present to you my entry into category 1 of the Batman Contest! After recently playing Batman Arkham City, I've been fixated on recreating a slice of the city for the contest. So here is an overall view
Arkham City by sok117, on Flickr
As you can see, I focused a lot on creating a living hell in Gotham city, the boarded up windows and doors, the spilled garbage, the assault in the alley way. There are two buildings, a deserted bank, and a small storage building, I used mini T-rex's as gargoyles, and lots of pillar-like architecture for the building. There are also a lot of details in and around the street, Street Lamp, fire hydrant, payphone, boxes, Joker Bombs (Purple Cones). I decided to make a nice snot road to display my batmobile, I built it and ripped it apart close to 14 times, I always wanted to make it smaller, but to get in all the details, it had to be 8-wide. It still looks very good in my opinion.
Inside by sok117, on Flickr
The back offers a lot of hidden surprises that give a nod to the game. There are holes in the top and bottom floor of the building to allow access from the outside. The top floor has lent it's roof to a number of bats, and whats that on the barrel? A riddler trophy! Riddler trophies are hidden all throughout the game, they unlock concept art, challenges, and character trophies. The second floor of the bank has been used as a base of operations for the worlds greatest assassin; Deadshot. It's a little dark, but his sniper rifles are on display on the desk along with a brief case. The first floor is a resting place for the thugs of Arkham City, if you've played the game, they always complain about how cold it is, so I built them a nice log fire.
The game also hints at Scarecrow planning to unleash fear on Gotham, the second building is devoted to Scarecrow, the top floor is housing viles of his concentrated fear gas, and on the lower floor Scarecrow works to develop a new more harmful strain of fear gas.
Batmobile by sok117, on Flickr
A better view of my slick Batmobile, Batman decided to use the car as a distraction so he can isolate and knock out armed thugs one by one. The henchmen however have no idea that there is no chance of getting through the security of the Batmobile.
Batman!! by sok117, on Flickr
Batman has grappled up to the roof of the bank to take out the armed henchmen, Now he can take out the rest.
Scarecrow by sok117, on Flickr
I liked the idea of incorporating elements of the game into the moc, here you can see Scarecrow perfecting his fear toxins on his victims. But players of the game will no a structural weakness when they see one. A dab of explosive gel and an instant KO to the unsuspecting villain.
Cryptographic Sequencer by sok117, on Flickr
Another gadget is the cryptographic sequencer, Batman can use these to hack doors and gates, perfect for collecting riddler trophies!
Grate Moves! by sok117, on Flickr
Grate Moves Batman! Riddler Trophies like to hide behind these pesky grate covers, but they fold to the strength of Batman!
Batmobile by sok117, on Flickr
by popular demand, I've added a better and cleaner view of the Batmobile for your viewing pleasure. If you wish to build this badboy, I should be able to post instructions on the weekend.
Thanks for looking at my entry, more photos are at Arkham City on Flickr
I'm really pleased with my work, and I'm impressed with all the details I managed to cram into the moc. Thanks again for looking, comments are appreciated!
Edited by sok117, 06 December 2011 - 10:06 PM.