FACT: We love vintage AURORA models.
|Aurora model advertisement (1966)|
The Batplane model was a “holy grail” of un-obtainable model kits, practically unheard of at flea markets and dealer conventions… until it was republished by the Polar Lights company.
|Batplane (Polar Lights, 2002)|
The Batplane model was likely based off the “Batplane II”, the jet fighter that Batman flew from 1950-1963. With slight artistic variation, the model is very accurate.
|Batman No 146 (March, 1962)|
Over the years, many hobbyists have painted the batplane model according to their own interpretation. Mostly blue, some black. Sometimes they use red pin striping a la the George Barris TV Batmobile.
We decided to throw our cowl in the ring, too:
|Our rendition of the Batplane (2013)|
We kept with the comic-inspired dark blue (in high gloss, of course) with matte black bat head motif. The Barris-inspired decals were used, but with a USAF nod. Red pinstripes? You bet, but in a new way that also made the bat head pop.
|The Polar Lights Batplane (2013)|
And Chrome. Planes fly faster in chrome.
|Scalloped Atomic Bat-Landing Struts? Check!|
If Adam West and Burt Ward ever needed to get supersonic, this would have been the thing.