Batman from Cardboard, Foam, Duct tape and anything else I can find LOTS OF PICS

pRoJectEarth7

Well-Known Member
is that you tony stark???... getting your hands on the bat suit?... lol:lol

nice work man... keep it up!

You and omel are very inspiring and feel like pushing me to follow your foot steps...;)

cheers!
 

PrimoOptimoso

Well-Known Member
The armor is coming along great so far! If you're having issue with the domed shape of the cowl, you can try something I did a few years back... The craft store should have plaster-impregnated cloth strips, like cast bandages. You basically just tape a layer of plastic film down to your head (don't cover your face; safety first!) tightly and papier-mache your head with a few layers of those plaster bandages - gives you a perfectly shaped base on which to build whatever head accessory you like!

Here's looking forward to the rest of your budget batsuit!
 

Egon

Sr Member
Good tip on the plaster bandage strips. I might have to try that soon! Think I might try it on a magneto bucket. Thanks for the tip!

Those shoulder bells are lookin good! I like the bit added on the interior, I might add something similar to mine.
 

Shellhead

Active Member
"A little tape and a lotta patience goes a long way..!"

This is great! Cant' wait to see how this turns out!
 

writefast

Active Member
Wonderful! I thought that looked familiar, but I didn't want to assume.

I have been trying to get the shoulder bell template up, but I haven't had time. I will say that making the second piece that fits under the bell attached to the tricep armor will probably give better movement in the arms..
I ended up making the bells too large. Not sure how I'm going to fix that.
 

writefast

Active Member
The armor is coming along great so far! If you're having issue with the domed shape of the cowl, you can try something I did a few years back... The craft store should have plaster-impregnated cloth strips, like cast bandages. You basically just tape a layer of plastic film down to your head (don't cover your face; safety first!) tightly and papier-mache your head with a few layers of those plaster bandages - gives you a perfectly shaped base on which to build whatever head accessory you like!

Here's looking forward to the rest of your budget batsuit!
Dude that is an awesome idea but I am trying to stay within the "what I've got laying around the house" budget. Having said that... I may have some elmers glue laying around here...
 

Plugz

New Member
This is how I got my start. Keep up with the cardboard and someday you'll get into the heavier stuff. Practice makes perfect.
 

omel

Well-Known Member
ei writefast, dont forget to cover the insides with duct tape as well, so sweat wont get to the cardboard and make it go all soggy:)

if you're find the bells a bit big for your taste just trim away at the edges small increments at a time
 

writefast

Active Member
Two vambraces.



Proportions got all out of whack on these. Blades are much larger than they should have been. Alas. My eyeballing has failed me and Halloween looms.
 

SGT Tasty Wheat

New Member
It takes talent to start with so little and make it look so good. Nice cuts on the cardboard especially. Good job man, keep it up. I'd love to see this finished.

:thumbsup Bob
 

writefast

Active Member
Alas. Fail.

Was not able to finish the thing before Halloween. Overtime at work had to take precedent. I barely had time to paint the pieces I had and end the end just could not get them all to work together the way I wanted to. I wore the cobbled together ensemble until it literally fell off. Ah well.

I'm starting next year's build now. ;)

This is what remains of The Dark Knight 2011:







 
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writefast

Active Member
Ironmanpreston I did not finish the build. My deadline was too short, my skills too few, and in the end I started to not like the design at all. I cobbled together what I had completed and wore it. Within 20 minutes the unreinforced cardboard began to tear. Alas.

I may revisit and finish this build later but to be honest the more I studied the DK's armor the less I liked it.

Now, Iron Man on the other hand...
 
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