The Batwing: Early versions

Some more Batwing designs, from when I was first exploring shapes. There were some pretty goofy-looking shapes too, but all part of the exploration process. The fundamental goal was to design an aircraft that was Batman’s first successfully working prototype, but still had to look mean and cool. VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) needed to be an essential part of the design. I added a rendered version of the final below, and you can see how it evolved from the initial designs and my final blueprints.

The modelling team really helped shape it into a credible and wicked-looking plane.

Some of the first roughs. I left out some of the odder ones.

Some of the first roughs. I left out some of the odder ones.

Greyscale roughs. The top left one is my nod to the Flying Sub form Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Since it's not really a submarine, that was out for sure. The bottom one is loosely based on an actual American experimental plane, the XFV-12A.

Greyscale roughs. The top left one is my nod to the Flying Sub form Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Since it’s not really a submarine, that was out for sure. The bottom one is loosely based on an actual American experimental plane, the XFV-12A.

Here are views of the rendered model, with the right VTOL engine intake open. Hats off to the modelling team for doing a stellar job on this.

Here are views of the rendered model, with the right VTOL engine intake open. Hats off to the modelling team for doing a stellar job on this.

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