Batman Begins props

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Talisen, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    Other than the Utility Belt, I've finished most of my Batman Begins props. The latest are Jmtwo's Grapple Gun and Mini-mines.

    For the Grapple gun, I made a few modifications to better reflect the photos I took when the props were in Toronto. Those mods were adding various holes in the front below the silver screw, 6 along the top sites as well as enlarging the rearmost site, a large divot in the rear slide pull. I also added the silver ring/hole in the very back of the grip. I bored out the 2 barrels (it's not completely through, but I did add the corresponding hole in the backs (you can see them in the back end shot, where the slide is pulled back slightly. The slide was attached with a expansion spring, sadly it doesn't really snap back, but there is some resistance when pulled.

    Finally, I scratchbuilt the 2 grapple darts. The head was patterned from a few fuzzy screencaps.

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    The only mod to the Mini-mines were the adding of a non powered LED to the Activation button. I cut the LED to about a 1/8th inch, polished the cut (for clarity) then painted that back end silver (for reflectivity). Since they are so shallow, they reflect the light making them appear lit.

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    And the complete display - I have a few of Synasp's batarangs, as well, the ID card I created for the Grapple Gun, and the Joker Card in Evidence bag that I also created (same ones that Adamata has been producing for others) which are both in the Free paper props thread.

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  2. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Let me be the first to say: Nice Work. I love the mods to the grapple and your paint job looks fantastic. Real leds on the mines look cool. :thumbsup
     
  3. Soundwave

    Soundwave Sr Member

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    Wow, very impressive, thats a nice little array of props you've collected there. Certainly makes up a nice display (as seen in your pic.)

    The grapple gun is really cool.
     
  4. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work man. Those are some really nice props you've got there. All of them are spectacular in a number of ways.
     
  5. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    really, really nice.
     
  6. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    Thanks guys. Jmtwo, it all looks easy compared to the trouble you went through to make the gun and mines.
     
  7. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice collection :)
     
  8. The Hopkinator

    The Hopkinator Sr Member

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    Excellent detail,, well displayed too//
     
  9. brin

    brin Well-Known Member

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    Tal,
    You rocked those Begins props right out of the park. Or should I say right out of the cave.
    Could you share how you painted your mini mine Wayne Tech info card? It looks really clean and precise.
    -Brin
     
  10. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    Thanks again.

    Brin,

    Well the clean and precise is due to the wonderful laser engraving that Jmtwo did. All I did was a silver spray, flat black wash and lustre clear coat. Those plaques were the easy part. ;)
     
  11. Jawafive

    Jawafive Sr Member

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    I'm always impressed by your paint jobs Talisen. Good job man, display looks great.

    -Matt
     
  12. brin

    brin Well-Known Member

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    Great job and thanks for the tip.
    -Brin
     
  13. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    No problem at all Brin.
     
  14. BATS

    BATS Well-Known Member

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    just an fyi for you


    they look great but you need to add one more set of teeth to your grapple and then it will be accuracte in the number of teeth

    the other thing is inside the teeth its actually flat with a magnet inside the center



    email and I can share a pic with you that might help you recreate a really accurate one if you like

    if not

    still outstanding job on everything.

    Jay
     
  15. NakedMoleRat

    NakedMoleRat Sr Member

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    Very nice collection there.
     
  16. Talisen

    Talisen Sr Member

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    Hey Bats, I've sent a PM. I'm not sure what you mean by Teeth, nor the magnet.

    The only big thing I didn't do that differs from the prop photos I took were 4 metal discs on the right side (if holding) which for when this particular prop attached to the belt magnet.

    Interested to know more.
     
  17. LewisD

    LewisD New Member

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    Talisen, where did you get the acrylic stands for the grapple gun and batarangs?
     
  18. SPDOmegaRanger

    SPDOmegaRanger Well-Known Member

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    love the grapples kick * display aswell keep it up totally awesome
     
  19. _Lee_

    _Lee_ Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I just watched this film about an hour ago,and i was really pleased i did.Im not a big Batman fan,but until now i have to say i felt let down by all the other films that came after the 1989 release,but BB was a nice surprise and restored a lot of the enjoyment from watching Batman.

    Great props by the way,and nicely displayed.I like the Joker card.
     
  20. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    great collection. Thanks for posting.
     
  21. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Great replicas from a great movie. Way to go.
     
  22. thuth

    thuth Well-Known Member

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    Those are beautiful.
     
  23. reevz666

    reevz666 Well-Known Member

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    WOW :eek ...those are great. I would LOVE to have one of those in my collection.
     

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