The other day, I dug up part of an old toy. It was a bat’leth or Klingon battle club from an old Worf figure from Star Trek: The Next Generation from Playmate Toys in the mid-1990s.
That’s Worf below and the bat’leth is in his hands. It came in and was, to this day, that blech brown color.
I decided it was time to honor the club by giving it a little color. So I broke out some spray paint to re-color the whole thing. Then I painted the handles in two different browns — a darker base coat and a lighter dry brushing.
A couple days later and this is what I got, although the two-tone handles don’t show so well in the photo…
It looks pretty cool with a figure, too, even if he’s from a different galaxy and intellectual property…
Painting this made me a bit curious about hand-to-hand combat with a bat’leth so I found this on the Tubes.
And that led to another video featuring Ray Park (Darth Maul) playing with a bat’leth…
I should really bone up on Trek. I’m woefully out of my league on that series history.
Awesome paint job! It looks so much better!
Posted by: Kim | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 10:18 AM
Posted by: kapgar | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 12:29 PM
Posted by: Suzanne Apgar | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 12:49 PM
Posted by: kapgar | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 01:37 PM
That's so awesome! And thanks for the Ray Park video, I'd not seen that before.
Posted by: Kevin Spencer | Thursday, 17 June 2021 at 06:06 PM
Thanks! And you’re welcome on the video. I love watching Ray Park do his thing.
Posted by: kapgar | Friday, 18 June 2021 at 12:58 AM