Desert Storm Foam Bat- Con Pics up- Project done - For now

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  1. Shades

    Shades Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone!

    I had so much fun with War Machine I have decided to start my next project.

    I am sure many of you are familiar with this model.

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    Well I think it is beautiful and really lends itself to foam.

    So I started by playing this image and creating my own templates for the foam.

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    I then took these and used a program called "posterazor" to print them to real size. I then started cutting foam. : )
     
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  2. EyeofSauron

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    looking forward to this
    i thought about building it allready
     
  3. Shades

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  5. Graphic Jordan

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    **** yeah! Excellent work so far Shades! Subscribed.
     
  6. Sundowner

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    Looking good!
     
  7. Johnnymuffintop

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    Awesome build! I look forward to seeing the progress and completion.
    Also, this may be helpful:
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  8. crabra comander

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    This has got to be the most badass armor I've seen! Good luck!
     
  9. MooCriket

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    Awwwww yeah!!!:thumbsup
     
  10. Zaxmon

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    Interesting, what is this from?
     
  11. ClaireRedfield

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    what kind of foam are you using and where did you get it? your costume is looking good by the way.
     
  12. Shades

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    @Zaxmon- it is from an artist..Faraz Mobin. It was a concept he entered in a 3d Modeling contest.

    @Claire- EVA foam sheets. Harbor freight floor mats, 6mm and 2mm foamies.
     
  13. j0wE

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    where are you getting the 6mm foamies?
     
  14. TitaniumBat

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    Looks good so far ... I'll be following this thread with great interest. This is one of my all time favorite Bat suits. I even like the red bat symbol ... are you going with a Batman Beyond theme?
     
  15. Shades

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    View attachment 76854

    So, this is Graphic Jordan's future batman mask in 1/2 inch and 6mm foam.
    (BTW Thanks Jordan!)

    I am playing with a number of ideas for the cowl/helm. I know this isn't the same look as the model, since the model is just a concept anyway, I feel it is okay to tweak it. I will probably just buy a 30 dollar rubies TDR cowl anyway to see how it looks. I like the batman future helmet alot and I am also playing with different lenses in the eye holes or no lenses at all. I will post some different pics to get your guy's thoughts. I have made 3 of these now. I upsized Jordan's model 10%. mostly cause I have a giant noggin.
     
  16. Shades

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    Gauntlets in foam. Mix of 1/2 inch 6mm and 2mm EVA foam. Templates made with poster board scissors and marker then transferred to foam
     
  17. Puzzlehead85

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    Your off to a great start, can't wait to see this completed!
     
  18. Graphic Jordan

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    Awesome bro!
     
  19. megaderp

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    hey where can I get the templates you're using?
     
  20. Graphic Jordan

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    The only templates this guy has are in his brain. I believe he is eyeballin' this build.
     
  21. aradia

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    Looking good so far, look forward to seeing this finished!
     
  22. Shades

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    MOAR...

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    Shoulder bells. Still need detail work on top of dome
     
  23. Shades

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    yeah, I am free handing this with lots of pics and lots of poster board and sharpee work.

    I mock up a piece with poster board, tape it all together, make adjustments and then un tape it and transfer to foam.
     
  24. megaderp

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    did you use a template for you future-batman mask? if so please ping =D
     
  25. MikaelP

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    sweet! Impressive Shades! Keep it up :)
     
  26. PepMaster

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    After weeks of waiting I finally heard back from Faraz Mobin, so here's hoping I can get the 3D Model from him to help you with reference. I'm actually not making pepakura files anymore but I have a friend who wants the files to make pep files from the 3D Model so hopefully that will help you out Shades.
    BTW, I think it might have been you who was at D*C last year when I was doing a panel with some other people on costuming.
     
  27. Graphic Jordan

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    Shades has a pep file of the Future Batman mask. I gave it to him originally. It was modeled by Paul aka Robo by me from a commission.
     
  28. megaderp

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    so.... can I have a copy?=\
     
  29. Graphic Jordan

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    I am at the office right now and don't have it. But I am sure Shades will share. Or do a search for the original thread I started about it. I posted it there.
     
  30. Shades

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  31. Graphic Jordan

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    Shades you should post your own unfold you did that you used for foam. That looks great.
     
  32. Pablofett

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    Wow man!!! this looks amazing!!!
     
  33. Batpirisss

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    Very nice. Creativity beats everything cant wait to see this done!
     
  34. indiefilmgeek

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    It's looking really good, Shades! Great job! :):thumbsup
     
  35. Shades

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    Here is the foamies file I made from Graphic Jordan's original pep file.

    All credit goes to Jordan for this. I just hacked it up.

    Future Batman- Foamies Mask- Original Scale.

    future_batman_mask foamies- original scale.pdo
     
  36. Graphic Jordan

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    Just checked it out. You actually did a good job.
     
  37. Shades

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    Shoulder bells in with "lensed" bat mask.

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    shoulder bells and mask sans lens.

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    I keeping going back and forth on the lenses. I ordered some gold lenses to see what that looks like. I don't think the silver "pops"
     
  38. Shades

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    @ Jordan-

    Thanks dude. When I did my war machine, the foam files were not released so I got lots of practice converting the robo files to foam. I honestly love the EVA foam. I am only about 1 month in and the upper body is almost done. If I don't like a piece, I just scrap it and take 30 minutes to make another.
     
  39. Graphic Jordan

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    I prefer with the lenses.. and don't forget to get a ski mask, balaclava, under armor thing to cover your hairy head, lol.

    I am not sure if this will be fixed once biceps are complete. But the shoulders look like they need to be tightened into your arm more.. but then again the bicep may fill that in. IDK

    I have my own very special set of Foam Files I had Paul aka Robo mod for me awhile back. Slowly starting to use them now.
     
  40. EyeofSauron

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    first, i think youre doing an awesome job

    that said, im not a fan of the dcuo mask at all

    also, i dont think the tdk/begins cowl fits either

    i think, in this case with the heavy armor, batman would probably wear something that covers his whole face

    cheers
    EoS
     
  41. Shades

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    Gauntlets done. Should of used 6mm foam to get them to wrap better. Forced it to work with 1/2 inch. Upsized them slightly for exaggeration. I want it to look MEAN. lol

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  42. justinbauler

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    wow this is amazing so far. i like your attention to detail
     
  43. writefast

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    Love it! Very crisp!
     
  44. Graphic Jordan

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    Shades build out the bicep pieces and throw that bad boy on for a fitting. I can do a photoshop color manip on it too.
     
  45. TitaniumBat

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    This build is really turning out to be quite amazing. I love the beefier gauntlets and can't wait to see what you do with the bicepts.
     
  46. Graphic Jordan

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    Shades. I'm sure you already have these. But if you don't, here are some ref images I found of the model. Click to enlarge of course, lol.

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  47. Shades

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    @ Jordan-

    balaclava is in the mail and shoulders are still pulled more with the new harness I made.

    The biceps are mostly done but I set them aside to start the boots. I will get them finished and bug my roomate a take a pic. I would greatly appreciate a color map to play around with color schemes. I am still not sure how I am going to do this. I really want to go after the digital camo but I also like the stone grey with dark gold accents. (besides, this would be WAY easier then painting digital). On the other hand, I have the time to do digital and it is an excuse to get my spray gun set from Harbor Freight.
     
  48. Shades

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    @ Sauron,

    You are right that heavy armor probably requires a heavy mask, but at the comic cons and Halloween contests in Ohio they tend to be less aware of such things. I build these things for competitions and I need it to look like batman so I want to keep some of the signature aspects of the suit. I want batman, just a bad * looking version of him. That includes an open mouth mask. It is also part of the reason I don't want lenses in the mask either. Also, I spend last year (about 20+ hours) in the warmachine suit with the heavy * mini gun on the shoulder. I want something a little more wearable and tailored this year. Not being able to talk or drink adult beverage in a suit is annoying. : /
     
  49. Graphic Jordan

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    Shades are you on Facebook? Or do I already have you on Facebook?
     
  50. Shades

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    @ Jordan-

    You dont have me. I am Keith Charles- Wisconsin Alum- Cleveland Ohio. Profile pic is me looking serious business in a suit on some steps.
     

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