Batman Arkham City Custom Action Figure
I've never really liked Mattel's Arkham City Batman: the head sat oddly on the neck, the hands stuck out so he looked like a waddling penguin, the cape was cumbersome and flayed out behind him in a rather unnatural-looking manner, and he looked kinda stocky overall. Several customizers here on the realm have done some really nice reworkings of the figure, especially in terms of repainting. I found an all-black variant of the figure loose at a convention, I don't know if this is an official repaint that was unreleased or just a mostly-unpainted prototype, but either way it seemed ripe for a bit of a conversion. I tried sanding down the insides of his arms and the area where the arms meet the torso so Batman could bring his arms in closer, but I ended up creating large holes in the torso (it was my first day with a real dremel) and it doesn't seem to make too much of a difference. I trimmed off the sides of his cape (I know it would've been ideal to use a cloth cape instead, but this will have to do for now), then I smoothed his head into his neck so the connection didn't look as weird and sanded down a little of the inside of the cowl ears. Finally, I painted the whole thing up. The body was painted in grey with a bit of metallic paint mixed in, and the gauntlets and boots were painted in gun-metal black. I repainted the exposed mouth area and darkened the eyes, and went over the whole thing with a black wash to give it a more interesting and less plasticy look.
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