The Tumbler Begins

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Robbie TPC, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Robbie TPC

    Robbie TPC Well-Known Member

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    New year new project, a 1/6 Studio Scale Tumbler used in Batman Begins.
    A few screencaps of the model used in the movie,

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    The chassis of my Tumbler so far,

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    I’m gonna use aluminum to build this model, it wil be equipped with RC stuff and probably an combustion engine. And it will be more accurate than the original 1/6 scale Tumbler.

    Let the fun begin :thumbsup
     
  2. wasili

    wasili Sr Member

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    Coooooolll !!!! (y)thumbsup

    subscribed...
     
  3. telchar

    telchar New Member

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    Cool, gonna follow this one closely,
    the tumbler is a fave.:cool
     
  4. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Ive got a few shots from the studio ill dig up and post later if you want them.

    Al
     
  5. Lamboman

    Lamboman Member

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    What size is the hot toys tumbler ? :confused
     
  6. mug1000

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  7. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    Wow this is going to be good and in aluminum too. Look forward to seeing your progress.
     
  8. Robbie TPC

    Robbie TPC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks people :thumbsup

    Yeah, the aluminum makes this propject a pretty laborious job.
    But it is an awesome material to work with,

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    That would be great if you can post them :love
     
  9. Monster Dave

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    They used an RC model??? I thought I had heard that all the stunt work was actually done by full scale Tumber....though, now that I say that, I'd love to have seen at when the Tumbler was ripping across rooftops!! LOL.

    Cool project!
     
  10. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    Im working on getting the pics out of my old computer, will post them as soon as i do.

    Al
     
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Active Member

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    Looking forward to this project! Subscribed ;)
     
  12. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    Enviable building skills! Watching this thread. And wow, I never knew it was an RC that they drove across the rooftops either. I have to watch that scene again. Great model builders.
     
  13. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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  14. Robbie TPC

    Robbie TPC Well-Known Member

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    The 1/6 scale Tumbler was used in this shot of the movie, very difficult to see the model but it should be here

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    This is the beast New Deal made for The Dark Knight,

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  15. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    Thanks for the video link - that was unbelievably realistic! :) Robbie TPC looking forward to seeing your build progress. Great subject! I love scale RCs - it's like a combination of art and technology -- form and function!
     
  16. JEDSTER

    JEDSTER New Member

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    This is very cool.

    I think I saw the new deal one at the Legendary Pictures booth at Comic Con in 2011
     
  17. JEDSTER

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    Here are the pics of my Hot Toys one.
    Wish it has an RC features in it, like to move the flaps or something.

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  18. center68

    center68 Member

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    Definitely keeping on eye on this thread - keep it up
     
  19. coofunkcurly

    coofunkcurly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool!

    I thought I had read that the studio ones were 1:5 or something odd. Dunno if I read or dreamt it though. Yes, I dream about Batman. :lol
     
  20. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    The studio ones are 1:3
     
  21. Blade90

    Blade90 Member

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    Awesome! I am all over this WIP, no doubt!
     
  22. namm10

    namm10 New Member

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    could you send me the files please
     
  23. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Great,love the armature.
     
  24. namm10

    namm10 New Member

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    do you have the paper blueprints to make 1/6 model of the tumbler?
     
  25. tsam

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  26. Aurora

    Aurora Well-Known Member

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    Very cool always loved the tumbler never knew they built one in 1/3.
     
  27. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    There's a 1/3 scale Tumbler used in all three Batman movies.
    Some great use of miniatures in these movies.
     
  28. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh, like you would know...:rolleyes :lol:thumbsup

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  29. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    Haha no I umm... What do I owe you Brad? :$
    Also, I'm not saying there weren't any 1/6 scale Tumblers.
    As the earlier picture shows, there was a smaller scale Tumbler built.
    I just don't have any info on the smaller scale version.
     
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  30. jedimaster

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    There was a special on the 1/3 models etc in issue 14 of sci-Fi and fantasy modeler. Good stuff.
     
  31. NAZGÛL

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    Cool project! Love that you plan to make it "driveable".
     
  32. delta88

    delta88 Active Member

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    Hate to hijack the thread, but are there any more pictures of the TDKR camouflage tumbler 1/3 model?
     
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  33. swgeek

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  34. Rupidupe

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    Yep, I will also be watching this one closely. I have the hot toys tumbler and I love it. I too, wish it had some RC capability.
     
  35. BigLeagueChu

    BigLeagueChu New Member

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    This is great...looking forward to more! I love black, but camo looks amazing too
     
  36. markste

    markste New Member

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    Superb very nice.
     
  37. 88reaper88

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    Any updates on this bud?
     
  38. Boy-C

    Boy-C New Member

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    Just watched TDKR on Blu Ray, is the Tumbler in the third film identical to that in earlier films?

    Simon
     
  39. autoprops713

    autoprops713 Well-Known Member

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    The one with the 2 front windows is. I think they just left off the light rack bars from the roof.
     
  40. Loki2020

    Loki2020 New Member

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    Can some one send me the files to do the project 1/6 ?

    Thanks.
     

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