Despite fiscal security, happiness eluded Bruce. Young Bruce was comforted by Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who helped him to mourn his parents and find a purpose in life. At age fourteen, Bruce started a twelve year walkabout around the world seeking experts in many fields, training himself mentally and physically. From an academic standpoint, he studied at Cambridge in England, the Sorbonne in France, and other famous European universities. A Frenchman named Henri Ducard taught him man-hunting, a ninja named Kirigi taught him stealth, an African bushman trained him in the art of the hunt, and Nepalese monks taught him healing.
Bruce returned to Gotham City, where he became a vigilante. But despite all his honed skills, he knew something was missing. Bruce believed criminals to be a "superstitious and cowardly lot," and in order to rid Gotham of evil, he needed to reinvent himself to become a terrifying symbol that would strike fear into the hearts of criminals. While in his father's study, a large bat crashed through the window. Bruce saw this as an omen and recalled his fear of bats as a child. This would be his symbol; the Bat would strike terror into the Gotham underworld. Using his vast wealth, Bruce designed a costume and state of the art equipment, thus beginning a difficult double life: by day, he would be the billionaire playboy and businessman, Bruce Wayne, and by night, he was The Batman.
Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, first appearing in Detective Comics #27
This is basically a repaint of the original Batman figurine released by Eaglemoss. I wanted to feature him in his blue costume, more so than the modern grey/black version we're all used to now.
No sculpting involved, all I had to do was hide the original Bat-logo with some Miliput, then repaint him.
Blue areas - Ultramarines Blue, Blue Ink, and Midnight Blue.
Grey areas - Fenrisian Grey, Abaddon Black (watered), and Sombre Grey (Vallejo Game Color)
Yellow areas - Flash Gitz Yellow, Vermin Brown, and Golden Yellow.
Skin - Elf Flesh, and Dwarf Flesh.
Skull White for the eyes, and Abaddon Black for the Bat and base.
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*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on Batman.