Batman V Superman Batarang

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13doctorwho

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I've been thinking about making the new batarang from Batman V Superman. I decided to start by modeling it in SolidWorks. There is limited reference material, so I did the best I could with the pictures available. I know it's not perfect, but it will improve as more pictures become available. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Fawbish

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Looks good chief, though not certain it is as curved on the sides as that. And theres a bit more of a drop off at the points. Heres the reference shots I used, and my design also (not claiming its accurate btw, just what I've done so far, still needs work!)

 

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13doctorwho

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Thank you for the better picture! Yours looks really good. I definitely see improvements I can make on mine. Where did you get the picture? how big do you guestimate it's size?
 

Fawbish

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I made mine 195mm at its widest point and then scaled things to there - just so it can fit on a 200x200 print bed really. Printed it out and it looks a good size. I had heard from people at Comic Con that it was around 8 inches wide, so based it (very roughly) on that!

 

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13doctorwho

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Yours looks really good. I'm improving mine based on the pictures you shared. It's so awesome to have descent reference images. I remember pausing video tapes to make sketches of props before the internet made all this information available.
 

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nogga_nootch

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Now now, lets not get all heated.

Any way, even if it was my design, he wouldn't have "stolen" it because I was giving it away.

Anyhow, Fawbish, the only thing i would perhaps look at changing on yours are the indented lines. I think the angled ones need to come a little further out towards the end points as below

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13doctorwho

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Here's my improved model. There is still a section I haven't figured out how to do.

The Closer model
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The Detail that's driving me baty...
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redsilver

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Fawbish, I wasn't trying to insinuate, but I'm sorry that it sounded like that. I mistook your post and that's my fault, but I hope we're on good terms.

Anyways, great job on the print.
 

Fawbish

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Here's my improved model. There is still a section I haven't figured out how to do.

The Closer model
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The Detail that's driving me baty...
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I struggled with that too mate. My plan is that once I have mine in a nice finished state, I'm going to sand away that edge (similar to how it looks like the actual batarangs were grinded) and then put some weathering silver on it. I couldnt quite figure out how to get that complex curve done on it with my limited design skills.
 

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nogga_nootch

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The bevel is a tricky one as the outer edge (green arrow) is curved but where it meets the flat of the face (red arrow) its a straight line with two opposing angles at the ends, without some 3d magic i think careful sanding may be the only option
 

fanger54

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image2.JPGNot sure who made the 3D model i used to get these printed , since the web is this vast false claim monster, but anyways i got this pretty close to the real deal prop model and i have to say that 3D printing is a fantastic tool to get these done on the pretty cheap. Best part is that i am getting one smoothed with urethane ,that gives you this amazingly smooth finish that cant be beat. But back on point if you guys have .STL models that you would share, i would love to get as many models printed, if you dont mind.
I just love collecting variants of a single piece .
 

fanger54

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I forgot to mention that I got this printed out at roughly 6.8 inch in length, it seemed about right with the actual prop measurements
 

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