The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby martay » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:40 am

Work is lookin very well on the bat pod Vinny you have done some very nice work on the prep of it and the figure I'm really looking forward to seeing how you detail up the bike now you have the rod and bits [smilie=pdt_popc1.gif] 'o|
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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Vinny » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:20 pm

Aaahhhhh, I do love looking at reference photos for the Bat-Pod... [smilie=tasty.gif]

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OK, after tearing myself away from looking at Catwoman, and using some good photos found on tecnologytell.com, I got back to modelling after the fine weather break and got stuck into some detailing.

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I added battery packs, wiring, hoses, exhaust, constructed the round thing at the front whatever it is, and added some general detailing.

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I think I've finished (except for a couple of brake lines to be added later) the detailing on the body now so next is adding the wiring and sensor to the handle bars. I'm not looking forward to that as they're quite fragile so drilling into them will have to be a delicate exercise. A test fit with the figure is proving that it'll be impossle to build the Bat-Pod entirely and then fit him onto it. I'm kinda tempted to leave him off altogether as his cape is just going to hide all the details I just added.

Thanks for looking!
Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]

PS - Thanks to Dennis and Spud for helping me out for the tubes and rods that I'm using for the details [smilie=bow.gif]

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Spud » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:37 pm

Very nice Vinny, the model aint bad looking too :P
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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Simson » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:07 am

Where does she get those toys?

Looks great.....yeah covering it with cape would be a shame

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Vinny » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:35 pm

Hey fellas,

Not much progress made on this recently but I did manage to finish the control handles last night. A delicate task and a job I was putting on the long finger. Added thumb controls as on the real bike, made some modifications, drilled out the holes for cables and wired everything up. I also added a sensor which was not included in the kit even though quite visible on the box art.

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Getting there slowly but surely. Thanks for looking!

Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby martay » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:44 pm

God Vinny you are on some roll man, this is hard to comprehend at that scale, amazing work it must have been seriously tricky but your work is outstanding, an inspiration man, this build is going to be a cracker [smilie=thumb.gif]
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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Spud » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:53 pm

Oh man that is Seriously Epic, did teh cables come with the kit or is that yer own stuff ?
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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Vinny » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:04 pm

Thanks very much lads!
Spud wrote: did teh cables come with the kit or is that yer own stuff ?

All my own additions Spud. I used 0.2mm black coloured copper wire for the cables that I wanted to stand up and have a nice curve. For the cables coming out of the thumb control buttons I used 0.2mm lead wire. This is very soft and shapes well to bend and conform around things. For the cable ties I just used some copper wire out of a bit of twisted core electrical cable. These were then twisted and tightened with a tweezers to hold all the cables onto the bars.

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Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby Simson » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:09 am

Looks great, and the added detail will show the model really off.
Those were a couple of hours work well spent.

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Re: The Dark Knight & The Bat-Pod

Postby michael » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:33 am

looking amazing Vinny will all pay off in the finish.


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