Batman panther cape 6 or 8 panels?

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  1. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    I'm making my own panther cape, does anyone know if it's a 6 or 8 panels cape?

    Thank you!
    GFollano
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010
  2. BoozeBeGood

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    I believe the Panther is 6.

    89 Batman and Returns were 8 panels....I'm 90% sure they went with 6 for Forever and B&R as it didn't cover the front as much
     
  3. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    Thank you very much for the info.

    GFollano
     
  4. Finhead

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    Really? I'd like to know your source. It was 8 panel 100% sure. ;)
     
  5. Jawafive

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    I had always heard that the cape had the same pattern used from '89 thru B&R. I've seen shots of a clooney panther that is definitely 8. My advice is don't use 6 panels unless you want to never have it hang in front of you.
     
  6. BoozeBeGood

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    Really??? I could have sworn that I've seen on BOTB that it was 6 for the other films, which is why it didn't go in front as much. I remember some members offering less panels on capes for the Forever and B&R films....unless I'm beginning to go crazy in my old age and am forgetting things :( Now I'm going to have to go look....
     
  7. BoozeBeGood

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    First here is a layout of a 6 or 8 panel cape I found on BOTB, thanks to batcavehq.com...

    [​IMG]

    And a link to a thread of a very accurate Panther design...

    Brotherhood Of The Bat :: BOTB Main Forum :: MRX Panther- Cape ~ Runboard

    You can see in this pic from that thread that it clearly shows 6 panels and looks just right on the full suit...doesn't hang TOO far around as you don't want that on the Panther look....

    [​IMG]

    Unless maybe I'm completely wrong but I have built 2 Panther suits in the past and they each used 6 panels. I had an 8 panel Artsee at one point and it wrapped around too far. I used that for my Returns style. Then again, maybe it all depends on the width of the panels?
     
  8. GF

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    BoozeBeGood

    That's the exact pattern I'm working with, but before I start cutting my material I need to know 100% if it's 6 or 8 panels, according to the pattern posted above the width of the panels are 46"

    how wide did you make panels?

    GFollano
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2010
  9. BoozeBeGood

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    Honestly, I never made any of my capes. Mine were all made by other folks.

    The last thing I ever want to do is tell anyone something that is not completely accurate but again I was under the impression through all of my research that 6 panels were utilized for Forever and B&R since the cowl was shaped differently around the front and did not drape around fully as seen in 89 and Returns.

    Again, I don't want to tell you anything wrong though. This may be a question for the professionals at BOTB just to ensure the accuracy is, indeed, 100%
     
  10. Finhead

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    If you read the archives on the BOTB or even inquire from some of those that sell the cape you'll find it's an 8 panel cape. Went through this when I build my Panther already, that pattern is not correct for a Panther is is for a 89 or Returns though.
     
  11. GF

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    Finhead,

    I PM'd you, would love to know the Panther dimensions.
    you can email me at: gfollano@sympatico.ca

    thank you!

    GFollano
     
  12. Hudson82

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  13. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    Great info

    THANK YOU!

    GFollano
     

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