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ULTIMATE Dark Knight Batman V4 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:46968  
Name:ULTIMATE Dark Knight Batman V4
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:fitzjedi  
Date Added:February 8, 2013
Base Figure:NECA Ninja Gaiden
Height:7.00 inches
And another Dark Knight Batman,

However, this time I wanted lots more detail than I did before, and I wanted lots of accessories. He's BATMAN for cryin' out loud, right? He should have stuff!

So I've taken the standard Neca Batman recipe several of us have used, and really went to town sculpting the armor more correctly from the movies. I sculpted armor on his chest, shoulders, arms, thighs, front legs, knees, guantlets, and boots. The blades on his guantlets are cut pieces of AKUMA's coat, glued on first and then sculpted around the edges to secure them in. Rubbery but solid.

His head is ENTIRELY sculpted, over the Ninja Gaiden head. I tried to get as close to Christian Bale's look as possible, even sculpting his lower lip and jaw from close up photos, as his lower jaw is pretty distinct.

I'll leave it to you if I did okay on that, but I am happy with it.

His cape is, of course, HUGE, and POSEABLE, and it is anchored in my new technique, as described in my Vampire Batman custom. Short verion is the wire is anchored in sculpt for better securing and look. It can pose flared wide open (such as when gliding), flapping in the movement (shown in the pics) and can collapse tight behind him for standing in iconic silence.

The belt is a movie master's belt, with a surprise--I built a hook into the back so his grapple gun can slip onto it (pictured). Used a piece of necklace chain, cut it, drilled a tiny hole in the back, glued and sculpted the chain in to secure it, and shaped the belt around that. Gun fits perfect.

I made his 'sticky bomb' gun from the Dark Knigt when he gabs Lau out of China. That was scratch built from a HALO gun and some other pieces. I think it looks cool. His grapple gun is a Battlestar Galactica pistol and sculpt. I scultped three Batarangs as well. He comes with two sets of hands: two gripping hands (rightand left), and two fighting/pointing hands.

I appreciate all your feedback. I did take pictures of him with my Bank Robber Joker(noton here), and he's perfect alongside him.

Comments/Critiques welcome, and thanks for looking!

-Fitz


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User Comments
bet1 - Friday, March 8, 2013
Great looking figure!!!!
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Very impressive sculpting on there. Nice job.
JeddTheJedi - Friday, February 8, 2013
This is just so ridiculously beautiful. The sculpting on the head and cowl is amazing, and it does look a lot like Christian Bale! Well done as usual, Fitz!
PlexisOrion - Friday, February 8, 2013
You take a cue from my two tone paint app? it looks polished man, well done.
fitzjedi - Saturday, February 9, 2013
I've made this guy a few times before with the two-tone paint, after Leo kicked him out. The others are on the realm. Great minds think alike! I love how smooth your sculpt work on your Bats' suit looks!
NeCrollector - Friday, February 8, 2013
PERFECTION, dude....Perfection!!!
MadHarley - Friday, February 8, 2013
That's an awesome batman! I wish we could see more detail and pics, he looks like a lot of work went into him. The accessories really polish him off and the head sculpt looks a lot like bale, even just his lower face, great work. I'm looking to make my own Batman and he looks like a lot of work :/
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