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    Jul 31, 2012, 2:03 PM - Batman cowl build #1

    After an epic failure on spiderman mask, I switch to Batman cowl.
    I forgot to take a picture during assembly so I only have the finished cowl.
    I use 3mm foam and 6mm for the eyebrow and nose. It took me around 5 hours from printing to finish.

    The chin strap is actually to big for me, but if I make it smaller, I will having trouble getting in and out.
    Does people use velcro on the chin?

    Second picture is for other thread talking about iron-bat.

    Now that I have it, I don't really like batman's mask. it's half open (I'm camera shy) and without glasses I'm blind as a bat.
    Initially, I am planning to put a shield like sonar batman, but my glasses won' fit the mask. I need to find another way.
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    Aug 3, 2012, 12:42 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #2

    cant wait to see it finished
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    Oct 17, 2012, 10:51 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #3

    After being abandoned for so long, a light came thru.
    The file by Ruze is a very good one (thank you again, Ruze).
    I simplified the parts and start building it.
    It took me a painful 3 1/2 hours to make it.
    The face is the most difficult to build.

    Mind the smeared glue, it'll be gone when painted.

    I am very hapy with the result.
    I scaled it with the width 170mm, it is a tight fit.
    At the back, there is a small piece I put it in stack and I didn't glue the side. Instead of the whole lower back can be separated, I just made back opening. With foam it was easy because it is flexible.
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    Oct 18, 2012, 9:19 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #4

    I couldn't help it. Build the neck, use black balaclava and my old Batman Returns T-shirt and made this pics.
    Do I look more Keaton than Bale?
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    Oct 18, 2012, 9:22 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #5

    damn man that looks pretty good... it looks a lot better than the batman cowl I'm building.
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    Oct 20, 2012, 9:40 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #6

    So I made this future batman mask, I simplified it until only 7 parts.
    I also made the back of the head (not shown yet). It is supposed to balaclava, but I decided to add extra "armor", also with this piece, I will use the magnet to attach the front mask.

    The red is not fixed yet, just temporary. It will all painted in flat black.

    I wanna use white eyes on this, what you do guys think?
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    Oct 22, 2012, 9:27 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #7

    Finished my v2.0 of Ruze's TDK cowl.
    I used 4mm (but actually 5mm), and 3mm foam (the red one).
    3mm for better shaping and keeping it symmetrical.
    I cut using only scissors for more precise cut.

    I redo the unfolding down to only 5 parts.
    Top, side , ears and back are all in one single piece.
    Took me 4 hours to do this.

    Small back flaps has not been installed due to change of shape. I need to scratch build it. Again, magnet will be used.

    This time the mask is a bit bigger, more comfortable to wear and easier to put on/off. However, I feel that the nose is too long.

    Pardon the red, it is the only 3mm pieces that I have as leftover from my spidey faceshell project. The eyebrow and the forehead actually had quite nice detail, also side of the mask.

    Hope I can paint it soon enough. Can't wait to see it in all black.
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    Oct 24, 2012, 8:06 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #8

    Three masks in a row.
    Done painting them with flat black. Surprisingly under flash they're becoming semi-gloss black. So I tried to take the picture without flash.
    I weathered a bit for the future batman mask with silver pen. First time doing this after a long time. Just scratch the tip of the pen and rub it with thumb.
    If anyone interested in my crazily modified template, let me know.
    I got two version: v1.0= 16 parts, v2.0= 5 parts.
    Actually I have another version v1.5= 7 parts.
    Don't get fooled by the number of parts, less parts = extremely difficult.
    But once you know the trick, it is quite easy. Gluing part is the most boring and most difficult.
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    Oct 24, 2012, 10:26 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #9

    Any chance we can get them new files?
    Looking pretty damn good!
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    Oct 25, 2012, 5:30 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #10

    Bane 187: PM and email sent, along with lengthy instruction .

    Better picture (I hope).
    Also I added the back flaps with magnets, for explanation how the head will go in.
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    Oct 25, 2012, 8:25 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #11

    wow man that came out great!!
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    Oct 26, 2012, 5:47 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #12

    @Lord Magneto: Thank you my Lord!
    What do you think about the template?
    Love your suit WIP
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    Oct 26, 2012, 7:20 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #13

    Template looks great man... i printed it out yestday and will be cutting it in paper to test the size and then over to some foam tonight.
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    Oct 26, 2012, 8:08 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #14

    Looks good!
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    Nov 2, 2012, 10:49 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #15

    nice build!! great work
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    Nov 3, 2012, 5:48 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #16

    @pphills23: Thanks
    @IM Nation: Thanks, and PM sent before I read this.

    I will be shifting my attention to Iron man Mk8 suit, but the undersuit will be updated once my seamguy is clear to work on the suit.
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    Nov 24, 2012, 11:34 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #17

    Yippy,
    My black under suit is done!
    I used dry-fit material, so it helps to evaporate sweats faster, and it is much cooler than lycra or even cotton. When walking actually I can feel the breeze against the skin.

    However,since the material is one-way stretch, it has wrinkles here and there. I tried to add a string(?) in palm to constantly stretch the sleeve, but it didn't help much. Anyway, it'll be an undersuit, so I don't have to worry about wrinkles.
    I added invincible zipper near the crotch area for doing number one. It has to be carefully open/close as it easy catch on the skin (ouch!).
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    Nov 25, 2012, 12:29 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #18

    I'd love to get those files too, it looks great!
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    Nov 25, 2012, 1:17 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #19

    any chance of posting the templates?
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    Nov 25, 2012, 2:32 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #20

    File? Template? For the mask?
    It was Ruze's file, do search and you should have it. It's not mine, so I don't posting it.
    Oh well, here's the link:
    http://www.therpf.com/f24/batman-tdk...-files-162121/

    As for the undersuit, no templates, my seamguy took my measurement, gave him the fabric, and he did the magic with added foo-foo dust.
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    Dec 6, 2012, 6:06 PM - Re: Batman cowl build #21

    Really creative awesome stuff great job :-)
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    Dec 7, 2012, 1:04 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #22

    Very cartoonish/3D-lookisj, but I love it.
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    Dec 22, 2012, 12:49 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #23

    The end-result blew me away there! i just built a Predator Bio-Helmet yesterday and I think it turned out okay considering it was my 2nd pepakura build. Thanks for posting!
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    Dec 22, 2012, 1:40 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #24

    Think I'll build the Batman helmet next!
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    Dec 22, 2012, 9:09 AM - Re: Batman cowl build #25

    im done making this cowl try to post the picture later. Thankz RPF

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