The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman with Bat-Pod
- Product Name : The Dark Knight Rises Catwoman with Bat-Pod
- Product Number : 0938
- Manufacturer : Moebius Models
This kit depicts Catwoman with a Bat Pod from the film 2012 “The Dark Knight Rises”. As you would expect from the box art it does include two items: the bat pod and catwoman.
The bat pod is made up of two sprues plus some giant vinyl tires which I have to say are flawless. The kit comes in a hard-black plastic free from flash and the level of detail, although not amazing, is acceptable. For the scratch builders out there might be a window to add some extra details but since it is based on the film, anything that will alter the model will automatically not fall on the “bat pod” category. Sci-fi subjects are a lot of fun to build since there is not right or wrong to it, just your imagination and your artistic skills.
Cat woman is made of resin. Now, for those who works with resin figures it might not be a surprised, but this girl comes in what I called “hard resin.” It is that type of resin that is extremely hard and sharp. Yes, the level of detail is amazing, that been said, it that kind of material that it will be difficult to paint especially with an airbrush. Thin layers of paint and building it up is the key here. Careful when handling it afterwards since any minute scratch or damage on the paint will be very noticeable.
Going into the bat pod construction it is very straight forward since there are not that many pieces. It will be built in 3 sections, front axle, main body, and rear axle, coming all together at the end in quick succession…. so much that in 5 steps the whole thing is put together!
Now, as I write this review, I am building it. Although the instructions are simple to follow and Moebius Models have taken great care on advising how to put it all together with extra info how to assemble it and paint it, the kit is not for a total beginner. There are some mayor steps like the front axle alignment that if you get it wrong you will sweat buckets to make this kit look road worthy. Plus, the cat woman needs particular care since it made of resin.
Once completed I will post a build review which you will find on this site.
The box includes 2 main sprues for the Bat Pod, a resin figure (catwoman), vinyl tires and instruction booklet.
- Interesting subject.
- Good quality
- Easy to build
- Bit pricey for what you get
- Resin parts might put some modellers off
- Seam lines almost in avery part appart from cat woman and the tires.
- No decals whatsoever.
Although the kit itself is well made for over £30 it is a bit pricey. Buy it if you are a real sci-fi fan or wants a catwoman riding a fat bike on your shelf.