I've been working on scaled figures and dioramas for some time now - but I haven't gotten around to working on a scratch build of a vehicle. Simply haven't found the right inspiration to get me started on one...that is untill I saw the new Dark Knight film the other night.
A 1:18 scale build. Currently I am using sheet styrene - black. Sculpted/cast material will be involved. I hope to add a number is effects to this piece including working LED lighting, motor spin effects for the rotors and intake as well as sound effects. Not sure how much of these special add ons will come to fruition since I am a novice at wiring LEDs and Motors and am not sure if my sound theory will work.
I have accumulated about every image you can find on the internet of this thing which includes screen shots from youtube as well as trailers. I've got both production books - so I think reference wise I'm off to a good start.
Couple questions I have to any that may be able to answer - The canopy for the co-pilot...How do you think it opens? I think it slides forward. Secondly - does the pilot's HUD panels tilt and move forward when the main canopy opens? Curious.
Anyway - Hope you enjoy the images of my work up to this point. Comments and suggestions are welcome Thanks!