Batman

This is a bust of Michael Keaton as Batman printed from a file found on cults3d.com. The bust measures 4 inches in height and was placed onto a pedestal I found on Thingiverse for added height. I wanted to avoid using straight black for his suit so I decided to try and duplicate the tone of Tamyia’s Rubber Black for my airbrush. I combined a ratio of 80/20 of Vallejo’s Model Colors Neutral Gray and Black and I was pleased with the end results. My first attempt at painting shadows and highlights resulted in a scheme that was too harsh so I toned it way down. Overall I think it turned out well. I compliment the designer for creating a sculpt which nicely captures the likeness of Keaton.

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I've been building models since I was age 10. I've kind of gone in and out of the hobby through the years because of schooling and career but now that I'm pretty well settled in, I've been building pretty regularly over the last 4-5 years. Although I've built some WWII ships and planes in the past, I now mainly build sci-fi ships. My favorite subjects have been Star Trek and Star Wars but also have built many from 60s-70s sci-fi TV. A couple of yrs ago I started a Youtube channel just to put in my 2 cents and give advice. Surprisingly it hit 1M in 2017 views and still growing. I enjoy scale modeling as it provides an escape from daily stresses and routines. It also has been a great way to stay in touch with my childhood memories and simpler times. I must add that I have met some really great people since becoming active online in the modeling community and I look forward to continue my contribution to the hobby.

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