Moebius Models 1/25 Batmobile (Batman vs Superman) Kit First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||April 2016||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Subject||Batmobile (Batman vs Superman)||Scale||1/25|
|Kit Number||0964||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Interesting subject||Cons||Nothing Noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$44.95|
Moebius Models has returned with the latest Batmobile to be produced in the Batman franchise. This is the version from the recent Batman vs Superman which has similarities to the tumbler version of the previous movie but a variety of differences as well. The chasis and suspension look like something out of my radio controlled off-road car. It is interesting to see how Adam West and Burt Ward drove around in the same Batmobile design through three seasons on television but on the 'big screen' these designs don't last very long...
This kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on eight parts trees plus one tree of clear parts and one set of rubber (vinyl) tires. You can only see one side of the parts trees in these images but what is nice to see is the level of detail on both sides in areas that will be visible after assembly. Construction is very straightforward as is the paint scheme - gun metal gray according to the instructions. Looking at some of the photos of the studio model online, I might lean toward gunship gray myself.
With the exception of a few details in the cockpit and in the wheel wells, the model (and studio model) are monotone. Here is where some pre- and post-shading as well as highlighting will break up an otherwise dull paint scheme. In fact, if you've seen the write-ups about the black and white technique of painting, this is an excellent subject to apply that concept.
The kit does provide the option of not gluing the canopy cover in place so you can show off the interior, but there is no lift mechanism represented to show the canopy posed open.
There are quite a few photos of the studio's 'hero' vehicle online to use as reference though Moebius Models has done their usual great job in capturing the colors and detail call-outs in their instructions.
If you (or your kid) are looking for a fun project, this kit will not disappoint! Get one for your next project and have some fun.
My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!