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Custom Movie Concept Nightwing (Dark Knight Rises) by MintConditionStudios Custom Movie Concept Nightwing (Dark Knight Rises) by MintConditionStudios
During the events of the Dark Knight Rises, Detective John Blake helped Batman during Baneís attack on Gotham. After the attack, John Blake was approached by Batman to help him keep Gotham city safe. John Blake modified a spare Batman suit for his liking, but wanted to wear as little of a mask as possible. Lucius Fox developed a pair of sonar goggles specially for Blake, modified from a pair of spy goggles worn by Selina Kyle. After some training and preparationg, Blake took some of his old police night sticks, strapped them to his side, and fought to protect Gotham City from criminals as the vigilante hero, Nightwing!

Pretty cool story huh? Itís the story that I wrote in my head for what could happen after the events of The Dark Knight Rises. I just couldnít get out of my head the image of a movie concept Nightwing, so I had to make it. Heís made using the body of a Movie Masters Dark Knight Rises Batman, the head from a MM John Blake, the goggles from a MM Catwoman, and the belt, holster, and night sticks from a Marvel Legends movie Daredevil.

I removed the belt and cape and filled in the gaps left from them. Then, I had to resculpt the chest area to make the Nightwing symbol, and sculpted onto the shoulders as well. I also sculpted onto the bicep areas, and removed the scallops on his forearms and sculpted over that to smooth it out. Then I just had to paint the mask on, rework the Catwoman goggles to fit on John Blakeís head AND be removable, and attach the Daredevil belt and then paint everything up accordingly. And now John Blake is ready to roam the streets of Gotham City as Nightwing, protecting all the citizens!

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DK2K1 Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always saw Blake as being built up to be a second Batman rather than a Nightwing, but this does look pretty cool.
MintConditionStudios Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is 100% what the movie was saying, for sure. In that movie universe, Blake is the new Batman. But a lot of fans were throwing around ideas for Blake as Nightwing at the time, so I figured I'd give it a shot.
DK2K1 Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. And it is a worthy shot at that. :)
MintConditionStudios May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DK2K1 May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
great work. I can totally see it on film.
So well done!
For some reason i still think he would look cool with a cape but this is the best nolanised blake out there
MintConditionStudios Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks guys!
Jin-Saotome Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Freaking awesome if they will only make a continuation of the Nolan Batman theme with Nightwing/Robin looking like this!
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