Batman 89 Prop Replicas

13doctorwho

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I am trying to expand my non-batarang/non-grapple gun collection of Batman props. I love batarangs and grapple guns, but Batman has so many cool gadgets, that are less common. That's what I'm focusing on now.

I decided to start with some Batman 1989 props. I found some really good pictures of the smoke capsule so I decided that would be cool. I have modeled the parts for it in Fusion 360. Here is an image of the model (assembled) so far. I will update when I build the prop.

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gregday

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I've got a couple of these that Guido made years ago. I can provide hi res photos of them but I'd say you've pretty much nailed the design already.

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13doctorwho

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gregday thank you for the pictures. I think I found the top one on the internet. I used it as a basis for my model. It's so kind of you to share your pictures. I noticed a small change I need to make.
 

13doctorwho

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My next model is the Batmobile Remote from Batman (1989) and Batman Returns. I based off the Hot Toys accessories. It's probably not 100% accurate, but it fills a hole in my collection.

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13doctorwho

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I just completed the Bat-Bomb from Batman (1989). I got this model off of Thingaverse. I had it printed. I did the paint and finishing. It's not 100% screen accurate, but it's good enough for a background prop with no screen time.

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13doctorwho

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A little progress on the Batmobile Remote. I have received the prints and made the polystyrene plate to cover the hole in the bottom. Weather will be better tomorrow so I'll start spray painting.

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13doctorwho

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Finished the smoke capsules. I'm not 100% happy with the "fluid". I used clear resin and added transparent dye. It came out too blue, it should be more blue-green. I may try again, but for now here they are...

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gregday

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Those look good. For the smoke liquid in mine, I used blue Powerade (Mountain Berry Blast). I used the sugar free kind so it wouldn't leave as sticky a residue.
 

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Hahaha, I love that it's now 30 years later and tackling the '89 props is still just as much of a thing as ever. The replicas are looking great, good job!
 

13doctorwho

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Thank you all. I am currently working on a display for my favorite Batman props (across all platforms). It's a big project consisting of 22 props, so it's going to take some time...

Again, thank you all for the kind comments and likes!!
 

gregday

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I'm ordering your Batmobile Remote from Shapeways. How did you do the mesh grille on the top?
 

13doctorwho

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Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. For the mesh I cut a piece of screening from the hardware store and epoxied it in place.
 

gregday

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Does anyone have any reference for the remote other than the Hot Toys scale?
 

gregday

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So it sounds like we are pretty free to make it however we want and still claim accuracy :)

I drilled out the printed "light" on the side of mine and installed a real (non-functioning) red LED bulb:

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