Jul 31, 2012, 3:03 PM - Batman cowl build
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.
Aug 3, 2012, 1:42 PM - Re: Batman cowl build
cant wait to see it finished
Oct 17, 2012, 11:51 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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.
Oct 18, 2012, 10:19 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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?
Oct 18, 2012, 10:22 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
damn man that looks pretty good... it looks a lot better than the batman cowl I'm building.
Oct 20, 2012, 10:40 PM - Re: Batman cowl build
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?
Oct 22, 2012, 10:27 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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.
Oct 24, 2012, 9:06 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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.
Last edited by IMIM2; Oct 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM.
Oct 24, 2012, 11:26 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
Any chance we can get them new files?
Looking pretty damn good!
Oct 25, 2012, 6:30 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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.
Oct 25, 2012, 9:25 PM - Re: Batman cowl build
wow man that came out great!!
Oct 26, 2012, 6:47 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
@Lord Magneto: Thank you my Lord!
What do you think about the template?
Love your suit WIP
Oct 26, 2012, 8:20 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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.
Oct 26, 2012, 9:08 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
Nov 2, 2012, 11:49 PM - Re: Batman cowl build
Nov 3, 2012, 6:48 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
@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.
Nov 25, 2012, 12:34 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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!).
Nov 25, 2012, 1:29 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
I'd love to get those files too, it looks great!
Nov 25, 2012, 2:17 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
any chance of posting the templates?
Nov 25, 2012, 3:32 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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:
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.
Dec 6, 2012, 7:06 PM - Re: Batman cowl build
Really creative awesome stuff great job :-)
Dec 7, 2012, 2:04 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
Very cartoonish/3D-lookisj, but I love it.
Dec 22, 2012, 1:49 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
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!
Dec 22, 2012, 2:40 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
Think I'll build the Batman helmet next!
Dec 22, 2012, 10:09 AM - Re: Batman cowl build
im done making this cowl try to post the picture later. Thankz RPF
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