Moebius Models 1/8 Batman 1966 Kit First Look
by Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||December 2014||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Kit Number||950||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||New-tool kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$34.95|
Check this out. This is Moebius Models' new 1/8 scale Batman kit representing the 1966 Adam West-based character and is part one of seven planned releases. This kit molded in light gray styrene and presented on five parts trees plus four separate parts.
Construction is laid out to be very simple as is the paint scheme worn by the Caped Crusader, so if you've hesitated building one of the Moebius figures in the past, this kit will make an excellent first figure kit. The best approach to building this kit is to assemble the model in subassemblies - legs, arms, torso, then mask and paint the areas that are light gray-purple versus the dark blue. The utility belt sould be left off until late given that it is yellow, but the belt buckle is molded to the front of the torso and will require a simple mask-off and metalizer treatment.
The most challenging part of figure models is the face, but in this case you have but to paint the eyes and lips after a basic flesh-color base and apply the face mask. As I said earlier, this one will be easy.
As I also mentioned earlier, this is part one of a seven-part display that includes the 1966 actor replicas of:
- Batman (Adam West)
- Robin (Burt Ward)
- Batgirl (Yvonne Craig)
- Riddler (Frank Gorshin)
- Penguin (Burgess Meredith)
- Joker (Cesar Romero)
- Cat Woman (Julie Newmar)
I've seen the test shots of Cat Woman and they are just as well-done as this Adam West Batman. When the display bases for each of these figures are pushed together correctly, it creates the shape of the Batman logo.
Have some fun over the holidays and get yourself one of these great Batman kits!
My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!