Here it is! My latest and greatest Mego-style custom action figure! Here is the "Golden Age" 1940s version of Batman, as he appeared not only in DC comics, but also in two live-action movie serials of the day! Click below to enlarge each image!
|Above: My inspiration for this custom figure, |
the 1940s BATMAN movie serials...
|Above: The custom-sculpted Batman head, |
acquired from an eBay auction....
|Above: The painted and detailed head! I used acrylics, |
as well as ink and light and dark spray enamels ...
|Above: The figure begins to come together! I wanted to use an authentic |
70s Mego Batman gray bodysuit, to get that somewhat "baggy" feel.
Custom boots, belt, and shorts from "Dr. Mego" help complete the look...
|Above: The completed figure! I used several loose |
action figure "weapon" parts to create a futuristic
rifle (seen brandished by our hero in the movie
serials at times)...
|Above: I created Batman's chest emblem in Photoshop, |
printed on adhesive paper, then cut out and applied...
|Above: Batman's cape was made from party napkins! I wanted to use |
material that would look somewhat rumpled and rough, and would allow
me to "pose" it on and around the figure!
|Above: Batman's glove cuffs were made using stiff bristol board, then |
covered in the same napkin material as his cape...I used the same deep
blue spray enamel for all blue costume portions, cape included...
|Above: While not exactly matching the look of the "serial costume," I wanted |
to achieve the feel of an "early Batman," one who used ready materials to quickly
assemble his garb and battle gear!