Sunday, 31 July 2016

Batman Miniature Game Bat Girl

Another Batman miniature finished. This time Batgirl this heralds the beginning of another new rew. I have painted her to join my other heroic ladies in a Birds of Prey team however Batgirl is a sidekick in a Batman crew. With some Gotham Police already done I only need to add a few more characters to have a bat crew ready to go.

Batgirl is quite cheap coming in at 59 rep. I see her main role as being a mobile objective grabber using her batclaw to move about and weakening henchmen with her batlings before either finishing them off with a sneak attack or for one of the other Birds to put them down.

This model is a real git to put together cap and hair is one piece. Head and Body then both legs are separate which join together to form a cup for the body. Also the leg is a very obvious weak point. I ended up drilling up through foot and put a very large L shaped pin in order to add some support mainly because I can see her being dropped at that ankle being bent. I also pinned the legs body and cape. The hardest part was getting the body to joining the cup of the legs smoothly and I made a bit of mess if I'm honest. Black is very forgiving so don't look to closely lol!





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  1. I think she has turned out very well mate, and you are more methodical than me, and probably wiser too, putting the pin in. :)

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    1. Cheers dude. I am to clumsy I.e dropping Ravager halfway through painting and the thought of trying to fix it afterwards made me put the effort in first lol!

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  2. I a slowly coming around to comic book wargames but not quite there yet. She looks really good, the yellow really does pop out of the Monitor!

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    1. I would of said no way to comics don't do them two years ago. I also said I would do 35mm figures either........

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  3. Clearly Batgirl embodies all that is good and bad about "BMG", Simon. Lots of pinning and fuss in order to assemble a stable standing model, and a tip top paint-job to bring out the sculpt's detail. grand stuff :-)

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    1. Thanks mate. I think its just that she is such an earlier model and previously Knight were focused more on display models. Certain models are certainly cut in weird places. Thankfully a lot of the newer stuff are easier to put together.

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  4. Great job, Simon. Crisply painted & a very dynamic pose.

    Does the position of the cape make for a topheavy miniature? Seems like a lot of weight up high.

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    1. Cheers dude. Yeah I forgot to mention I added a ton of spare flash and metal bits to the bottom of the base to add weight.

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  5. She looks lovely and is well sculpted and painted. But seeing as she was such a bitch to put together I can see why I prefer Heroclix figures.

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    1. Thank you Bryan I wished they had chosen a different post the Animated series version has such a cool pose and one far better suited to gaming.

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  6. Good work in the end though Simon!

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    1. Cheers dude! Yes perseverance and the requirement of her to be included for my Birds of Prey crew pulled me through in the end :D

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  7. She looks excellent. You know I had similar issue sitting mine together.

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    1. Thanks dude! Yeah I can sympathise with the pain!

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  8. She looks good, well done.
    The model definitely is a challenge. She's very back heavy with the cape, and all that weight is on the single leg, which is all on the front toes. A little less dynamic pose would have made for a much less stressful modeling experience.

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    1. Thanks dude! Yes indeed Batwoman though a more flatter pose has some other weird choices of cutting for molding but did go together far easier than this one.

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  9. Nice job on a tricksy model, I'm with Bryan brum heroclix are easier.....

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    1. Thanks dude. I suppose they are and using them for friendly games are fine but it doesn't support the game and you can't use them for tournaments has to be the original model.

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  10. These figs sound like a nightmare to put together...they do, however, look fantastic!

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    1. Cheers Gordon sometimes they can be you have to think to yourself why!!!! did you cut this model for molding in this way. The extra effort required is worth it in a lot of case the models are really nice once there built and painted and it really is a minority amongst the range.

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  11. You've done a great job on her, not sure I would have the patience to put it together.

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    1. I have 60 pts to fill so needed rather more than wanted :) Thanks Michael

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  12. Good stuff Simon. Lovely sculpt (And I can't see any GS or join marks.) with a cool paint job. That foot sized join to the base is.... silly (read - impractical) from a design perspective for sure.

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    1. Thanks Dai. tell me about it and so thin!

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  13. Very nice job on her mate. Excellent work on the yellow.

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    1. Thanks dude. I am quite pleased. I need to invest in some different yellow paints still the ones I do have are hard work!

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  14. I hate glueing even the very easy plastics that are around atm and this would drive me nuts. You've done an excellentand seamless job (imo) of getting her together. Great brushwork as always too.

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    1. I don't mind some assembly and pinning doesn't bother me that much tbh. I expect to do some now and again. Just this one was awkward. Thanks I enjoyed painting her in the end.

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  15. Simple colour scheme yet spot on! As for being to difficult to put together, sometimes I wish miniature companies would design and produce more 'one-piece minis' that require no assembly even at this scale. :)

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