I wanted to make a Batman that would be more realistic and have more articulation. I loved the colors of the series 7 Batman as the gray is a little lighter than the original figure. I really did not like the hands at all, so they were replaced with modified Captain America hands with fins from the original Batman figure. I wanted the figure to have more flexibility in the legs so I cut off the belt and replaced the front pouches with pouches from a Bullseye figure.
I have to credit my girlfriend with some of the ideas behind this figure. This is the first Batman figure that I have made with a short cape but she posed the question, "If Batman had a long cape in real life, wouldn't he choke himself or trip himself if he took a step back in a fight?" It was an excellent point but the other challenge she presented was for a realistic figure, shouldn't I fill in the holes for the joints. So this was a first for me and I was pleased with the way that it turned out and the paint match on the gray. Let me know what you think.
Base: DC Superheroes Series 7 Batman
Hands: Marvel Legends Series 8 Captain America
Belt: DC Superheroes Series 3 Batman modified and combined with Marvel Legends Bullseye pouches
Cape: Cowl from Attack Armor Batman and the cape is from curtain material