First time Batman armor

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by RingDeacon, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. RingDeacon

    RingDeacon New Member

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    I am new to the board and new to armor fabrication. I am starting with a Batman construct. I have done fabric suits growing up and done lots of makeup fx but this is my first armor.

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    the chest

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    the legs, chest, biceps, shoulders, gauntlets

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    closeup of gauntlet

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    belt buckle

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    Functional pouches

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    Belt started

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    cowl

    ok the cowl is store bought. For now it will due till I can get a Revez cowl. Don't have the funds yet for that.
     
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  2. PhantomEvoX

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    What are you going to cover the armor with?
     
  3. RingDeacon

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    I am planning to just plasti dip the armor and then paint it. After that I am going to attach it to a compression shirt and pants. I also have a pair of work boots I am going to paint ant craft shin gaurds for. I willbe posting more pictures soon.
     
  4. RingDeacon

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    I plasti dipped and painted the chest.
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    I also have pasti dipped the bat and it is ready for paint and to be attached
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  5. PhantomEvoX

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    What color are you doing the armor in? If your going gray and black I suggest just painting it all with plasti dip since its flexible and durable. Lowes ( well at least my local one ) has like every color and the gray looks really good. I used it for my belt and the little boot covers for my origins costume
     

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  6. RingDeacon

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    I used black plasti dip for the primer and smoke grey krylon for the top coat. It gave it a more armored look. Love your suit btw. My cape and the legs are the only thing giving me issues at the moment. I am planing to do my belt more gold/bronze than flint it in grey too.
     
  7. TigerStoneFX

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    Nice job, welcome.
     
  8. RingDeacon

    RingDeacon New Member

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    Thanks. This site is awesome! Lots of talented people here.
     
  9. vintageslant

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    Very nice work, looking forward to seeing the updates. Welcome.
     
  10. PhantomEvoX

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    Thanks I'm redoing the abs in thinner foam cause the thickness of the floor tiles I used makes me look fat lol
     
  11. RingDeacon

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    Check out Walmart, they have 5mm yoga mats. I think they are 12.00. They should work quite well. Also there is an alternative too the floor squares, also at Walmart is a roll of work out flooring that is the same material as the squares but thiner
     
  12. PhantomEvoX

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    I usually get the silly winks foam from hobby lobby since they have all kinds of thicknesses
     
  13. RingDeacon

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    I go there too. Got my latest supply of foam the other day.
     
  14. RingDeacon

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    Added the chest pieces to my shirt.
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    working on the shoulder bells next and the side abbs
     
  15. RingDeacon

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    Updated!!! I finally found the time to work some more on the top part of the suit. Chest, arms, shoulders, and gauntlets done. I will be adding the bat later today. Still not sure if I want to make the boots from foam or just buy a pair. Here are some new pics.

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  16. RingDeacon

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    I added the bat logo the other night. It is made of 2mm foam hat I covered with 2 layers of plasti dip then a layer of black paint and clear coat. The over all effect gave it a leather look.
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  17. RingDeacon

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    Also got the chance to work with the leg armor. On to the shin gaurds next.

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  18. RingDeacon

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    i got to work in the shins. I drew them freehand on 5mm silt winks foam.
     
  19. RingDeacon

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    Finished up the utility belt today. Based it of a pattern from the foam cave.
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  21. Bigbat23

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    Nice! I'm working on that same belt.
     
  22. RingDeacon

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    Thanks. I love that site. He has tons of great stuff on it and everything is very easy to put together. I am happy with how the belt turned out. I am a few days away from finishing up my first build. May upgrade it once I am done.
     
  23. RingDeacon

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    Lots of progress made. Will be done in time for free comic book day. I have to stratify out the left shoulder and finish up my thigh piece and cape.
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