BatBoat

Published: May 28th, 2017     
Product Image
Box cover art
Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/24
Company: Round 2 Models
Price: $24.99
Product / Stock #: AMT1025/12

This is a re-issue by Round2 of a kit first released a few years ago by AMT.

This is a kit of the BatBoat from the movie Batman Returns, and featured in the movie climax.

 In the box is:

  • 1 chrome sprue
  • 3 x wing parts
  • 1 black sprue
  • 1 upper hull section
  • 1 lower hull section
  • 1 cardboard fold out backdrop (based on scene from the movie)
  • 1 instruction booklet

All of the 18 parts are well molded and great detail, the only issue is the large number of ejector pin marks on the rear and side wing parts. The instruction booklet is easy to follow and well-illustrated.

Construction

Stage 1, 2 and 3 is the construction of the Batboat interior and installing it into the lower hull. The interior parts were painted and some shading/weathering added to make it look sharp. This was the only painting needed on this kit.

Stage 4 is the install of the jet nozzle which needed the chrome removed to enable it to be glued.

Stage 5, 6 and 7 is the assembly of the upper and lower hull plus the rear and side wings. The wings did need a lot of work to remove the ejector pin marks.

Stage 8 is the canopy assembly, be careful as the pins the canopy mounts to are easy to snap off.

No painting was needed for the kit as it went together very easily and no filling was needed. This kit would be great for a young modeler as it simple and quick build, which leads to great looking finished model.

Last is the setup of the fold-up backdrop and placing the finished model on it for display.

Summary

This was a simple and fun kit to build. I would recommend this to Batman fans and kids.

Thanks go to Round2 for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

  • Side wings assembly
    Side wings assembly
  • Underside
    Underside
  • Chrome parts
    Chrome parts
  • Windshield
    Windshield
  • Side wing
    Side wing
  • Interior assembly
    Interior assembly
  • Interior subassembly
    Interior subassembly
  • Interior subassembly
    Interior subassembly
  • Interior assembled
    Interior assembled
  • Jet nozzle
    Jet nozzle
  • Exterior assembly
    Exterior assembly
  • Exterior assembly
    Exterior assembly
  • BatBoat with backdrop
    BatBoat with backdrop