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wtorek, 19 lutego 2013
The same TMP post that gave me an idea to use the cloaked figure from Rebel Minis as a base for my second version of Batman pointed me to the Hot Wheels model of Arkham Asylum Batmobile. Sadly, after digging through a bunch of Hot Wheels boxes in different toy shops in Cracow I was forced to look for it on eBay - and found out that when it comes to S&H costs for shipping blistered toy cars to Poland, they're nothing short of ridiculous. The S&H cost that is 8-10 times the price of the model? Erm... no. Luckily I've found a single auction with more reasonable pricing and today my Batmobile has arrived - as you can see below, it scales up really well to 15mm minis:
It's a really nice model with some sharp details but it has its flaws: the wheels are the generic diecast toy ones, looking quite different from the original game model, the front and rear lights are just flat decals. Therefore before painting I want to sculpt the lights out of ProCreate putty and probably look for some better-looking wheels in my bits box.