Batman V Superman Batarang

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  1. 13doctorwho

    13doctorwho Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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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  2. 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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  3. 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?
     
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  4. 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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  5. 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.
     
  6. redsilver

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    Fawbish, isn't that nogga_nootch's design?
     
  7. Mystery

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  8. Fawbish

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    No, it isnt. But thankyou for insinuating that I would steal someones design. Very classy.

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    Thanks chief.
     
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  9. 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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  10. Fawbish

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    Noted, cheers. Will modify at some point.
     
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  11. 13doctorwho

    13doctorwho Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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
    bvs batarang.JPG

    The Detail that's driving me baty...
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  12. 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.
     
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  13. Yarooon

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    nice work here is my proces ImageUploadedByTapatalk1438241121.101731.jpg
    being cnced by friend almost done
     
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  14. Fawbish

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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.
     
  15. Yarooon

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    sanding is an option ;) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1438243531.992984.jpg
    my first prototype!
     
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  16. Fawbish

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    Looks awesome man!
     
  17. 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
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  18. 13doctorwho

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    nogga_nootch EXACTLY! I think it will have to be sanded. I've been using SolidWorks for 12 years and can't figure out how to model it.
     
  19. fanger54

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    image2.JPG Not 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 .
     
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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
     
  21. Fawbish

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    Where did you download the file to print with fanger54 ? If it was at MyMiniFactory - my file has recently become live there in the last few days. Obviously can't tell if your print is mine or not, so this isnt a claim of course.
     
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    nice work! will u be sharing the files?
     
  23. fanger54

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    Fawbish , Dint get it from myminifactory, got it from here
    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:951425

    Seemed like a good model so that's what i went with and it was the first i found.
    I honestly want to get as many different models printed for my collection.
    I like that each model has a slight difference in look.
    Here's the urethane smoothed batarang next to a normal printed one, its crazy shiny

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  24. fanger54

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    Hope i wont and don't offend anyone about asking for your models so i can print them.
    I have zero to no skills at 3d modeling and I find it impressive that you can go from a photo reference of a prop to a 3d model to a solid object .
    One model i would like to get is the one for this batarang,.
    If anyone has one or is working on one and does not mind sharing then please do share.
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  25. 13doctorwho

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    I'm getting closer... I may even print this one!

    bvs batarang.JPG

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  26. Fawbish

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    Where is that image from mate? Doesnt look like the official props but they still look really good. Might have a go at designing that type.

    https://www.myminifactory.com/object/11227

    thats my design, ignore their print quality - as you can see above it prints out quite well in ABS.
     
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  28. Fawbish

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    So there are two types of seemingly "main" batarangs then. The later ones posted here look a tad smaller. Absolutely can't get enough of that steampunk-esque bat helmet type thing
     
  29. fanger54

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    Yep there are two types of batarangs and I am looking for the one i posted since i cant find any 3d models for it.
     
  30. Fawbish

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    Have had a small crack at it. 8mm thick, 165mm wide, 65mm tall. There are obvious improvements to make, like the wings being a bit narrow at the top etc.

    reference

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    Edit: Version 2 with slightly wider "shoulders"

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    ps. sorry for uploading so many I dont mean to thread hijack!
     

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  31. fanger54

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    Fawbish once you are done with the model and if you make and stl file would you mind sharing it my way, I am liking what you have going there.

    Also got in the batarangs and the printer cheapen out the order so there was holes and issues with the batch of batarangs i got and had to sand them down to get them smoother then what they where. I guess its part of the 3d printing game but still impressed by the fast that you can turn a 2d image into a tangible 3d item.
     
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  32. Fawbish

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    I've just uploaded it to MyMiniFactory, once it's approved I'll send you the link chief.
     
  33. VinXero

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    Can I also get the link?
     
  34. Fawbish

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    https://www.myminifactory.com/users/Fawbish

    Thats where I upload my stl's, though that Type 2 batarang wont be up there for a few more days yet.

    Another user has already used one of my stls to make molds for selling etc, which I'm fine with if I am contacted and then given credit for original design, which he did. Personal printing of course, knock yourself out! More downloads and likes the better! haha.
    @13doctorwho how is your design coming along mate?
     
  35. 13doctorwho

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    I am waiting on the first print from Shapeways. It shipped Monday so I should have it sometime this week. I'll post picture when it arrives. If I like it I'll make it available on Shapeways.
     
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    ill leave this here ( cnced) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440090198.130887.jpg
     
  37. Lightslinger

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    I'll keep an eye out for these to get up on your page as well, thanks for sharing it!

    Please forgive my newbness, I'm totally new to cosplay and 3D printing, learning a lot the past few days though.

    My goal with my Batsuit is to use it for charity purposes but the reason I'm building it is to follow in the footsteps of the late Lenny Robinson who used his Batsuit to visit sick kids in the hospital. We have an amazing children's hospital in Nashville, TN, Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, and it's been a dream of mine to build a crazy awesome Batsuit and visit those kids there, hopefully bring a little happiness to some very, very sick kids. A buddy of mine has even joined up and he's buying/making a really cool Captain America Age of Ultron suit.

    Reason for the backstory, I'd love to see if a 3D printer company could make smallish versions of that batarang in something like black rubber, that would be an amazing gift to each of the kids if I can get the price per unit pretty reasonable.
     
  38. Fawbish

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    One of the materials that is being more widely used now is NinjaFlex - can't say I'm personally au fait with it, or its cost, but I can't imagine that it is too horrendous. A batarang would be perfect for the material as it is relatively flat, low, no horrible shapes to print etc. If you can source a local printer near you (try 3D Hubs.com) and see if they print in Ninja flex, feel free to use any of my stl files or ask about if anyone has one, this can then be forwarded to the local printer for reproduction. They might charge more than a friend etc, but they will charge less than Shapeways etc.

    Or you can have someone print it in ABS/PLA (1 off print), and create your own mold/cast? this would bring the costs down, and put the experience back in your hands

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    bloody beautiful
     
  39. fanger54

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    Fawbish, ive seen your batarang , i thought it was the same model i got to be printed but yours is quite different and i will gladly get one printed for sure... everyone makes their model different , which is reason enough for me to get it done. Also yours is flat on one side which is probably going to print out easier.
     
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  40. 13doctorwho

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    lightslinger. A simple cheap way to make batarangs is black craft foam. A 9X12 sheet is $1.99 at craft stores. It comes in 1/8th inch and 1/4 inch. The great thing about it is with a template you can cut them out with scissors. Each sheet would make a ton of batarangs... they would be cheap and safe for little kids. You could sit and watch TV and cut out hundreds of them for almost no money. They are so simple to make you might even convince friends to cut some out. 3d printed ones would be cooler, but a lot more expensive. Molded ones would be cheaper than printed ones, but still a little expensive. It really depends on how many you plan to give out.
     
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  41. Fawbish

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    The foam is a good shout.

    @fanger54 @Lightslinger @VinXero the 2nd type of Batarang is now ready for download from MyMiniFactory if anyone is bothered.
     
  42. Yarooon

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    do you have a link
     
  43. Fawbish

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    Post 34 chief.
     
  44. 13doctorwho

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    I just got my batarang from Shapeways and I am very happy with how it came out. It's not perfect but I think it's a pretty good replica considering the movie hasn't come out yet. Take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think. Please note, the pictures are unfinished prints.

    bvs batarang raw.jpg

    bvs batarang raw (oblique).jpg
     
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  45. Fawbish

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    Top notch. Looks great man! They use a different printing process I think so its beautiful to see a print with no lines/very little! Compared to my cheap little printer anyway haha.
     
  46. 13doctorwho

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    Here is a little more progress on my Batarang. I'm not done yet, but I'm pleased with how it's going. Take a look and let me know what you think/

    BVS batarang.jpg
     
  47. 13doctorwho

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    Here is my complete prop. It's not perfect, but I'm extremely happy with it. It's available on Shapeways. Take a look and let me know what you think.

    BVS batarang.jpg
     
  48. Fawbish

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    Crackin' :thumbsup
     
  49. Yarooon

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    here is mine
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  50. thegbuddies

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    hey i have no skill in any sort of softwear and wordering if any one can send a 2d template my way so i can print it out and make it out of wood thanks so much
     

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