Whether you loved or hated Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman, you have to admit Ben Affleck’s Batman was pretty decent, and his Batmobile and Batwing scenes were some of the highlights of the movie. In fact, the only problem with the Batwing scenes is they’re over a little too quickly and don’t give us quite enough time to admire this sleek and believable new vehicle. Moebius Models solves that problem if you’ve got the patience to tinker together a big plastic model kit with over 96 parts.
Made at the same 1/32 scale as Moebius’ earlier Batmobile kits, this is a HUGE model kit with a wingspan well over a foot across. Moebius has done very well at reproducing the detail of various arcane movie and television subjects over the years, but the Batwing is exceptionally well done even for them, showing off fine recessed panel lines and little vents along the boat-shaped central fuselage, weapons and landing gear that can be built extended for battle or retracted, and the option to build the kit with the big, bat-like wings either extended in flight position or stowed.
There’s a detailed cockpit (although there’s no Batman figure—Moebius has released separate little figure kits of the Chris Nolan Batman before so it’s possible we’ll see a Batfleck 1/32 figure somewhere down the line) as well as fine turbine engine detail for both the adjustable rear engines and the central Vertical Takeoff and Landing thruster. The finished design makes for an impressive cross between a flapping mechanical bat and a luxury speedboat, particularly after you give it a nice semi-gloss black finish.
Moebius has released kits of the Batman V Superman Batmobile as well as several versions of the Tumbler vehicle from the Chris Nolan Batman movies and the Bat Pod from The Dark Knight, all of which will look great huddling around the centerpiece of this giant Batwing model.