Foam Batman, Lighted chest signal test 29/2/12

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familyman

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Been wanting to do this for a while, and so figured it was about time. I have been looking at several different cowls and cut and pasting bits of several together and I have come up with a style I like. I sketched it out and then drew over it with hard straight lines. As this is going to be made out of foam it will not be able to be as smooth and round as normal cowls.
Here is what I have, you see the basic shapes of the pieces I will need to cut.
I start tomorrow, wish me luck..

 
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Lord Magneto

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

That looks pretty sharp. Not sure how it will be done out of foam but I like the look of it
 

familyman

Sr Member
Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

thanks, It will be a challenge, but I love that. I am sure the design may change a little as I start building and come across problem areas. But we will see tomorrow.
 

Deakin Droon

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

This looks like it will turn out to be a really awesome cowl, I'll be sure to keep watching this :D
 

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NexusFX

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

don roberts did one and it was awesome!!
 

mikey123mushukl

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

I would recommend using pepakura to make a rigid cowl then vacuforming foam over it to produce a foam cowl. I have a pep file for the arkham asylum cowl.
 

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familyman

Sr Member
Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

Just like all my other builds I have no means to vacuform anything yet. It is basicaly foam or nothing. I have little to no budget on this just like by Ironman foam build and my R2 foam build, my Dalek build and my Tardis build. I try to build what I can with what I have around the house. But thanks for the advice.
Pics coming later tonight.
 

Shades

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

@Fam-

This is why I love foam. $100 bucks in foam goes a long way.
 

TJack

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

Can you release that pep file?
Ditto, I'd love to have a copy of it. If I can't get my cowl sold soon so I can buy a different one, I'll have to make my own.
 

familyman

Sr Member
Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

ok so here is the work so far. Still a lot of work to do and a bit of redo as well.


 

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Blurr

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

ok so here is the work so far. Still a lot of work to do and a bit of redo as well.


Is that dome in the backround foam? It sure looks it. I don't suppose you'd care to sharehow you got it that way... Unless it's just a heatgun and time.
 

familyman

Sr Member
Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

Is that dome in the backround foam? It sure looks it. I don't suppose you'd care to sharehow you got it that way... Unless it's just a heatgun and time.
I don't secrets, I believe this site is a plac for sharing so I will be glad to share how I did it.
First I heated the foam in the oven (please don't tell the wife!,) I have two of those childrens hard hats, you know the plastic ones. I layed the heated foam on top of one of them and then placed the other helmet over that and pushed down, sqeezing the foam inbetween the two of them, then I taped them together and stuck them outside in the cold to cool down. I have pics that I will post later today.

Jamie.
 

Blurr

New Member
Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

I don't secrets, I believe this site is a plac for sharing so I will be glad to share how I did it.
First I heated the foam in the oven (please don't tell the wife!,) I have two of those childrens hard hats, you know the plastic ones. I layed the heated foam on top of one of them and then placed the other helmet over that and pushed down, sqeezing the foam inbetween the two of them, then I taped them together and stuck them outside in the cold to cool down. I have pics that I will post later today.

Jamie.
You, sir, have just given me the way to do an affordable "avengers" Captain America helmet. Thanks!
 

omel

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Re: Begining a Batman Cowl out of foam.

I don't secrets, I believe this site is a plac for sharing so I will be glad to share how I did it.
First I heated the foam in the oven (please don't tell the wife!,) I have two of those childrens hard hats, you know the plastic ones. I layed the heated foam on top of one of them and then placed the other helmet over that and pushed down, sqeezing the foam inbetween the two of them, then I taped them together and stuck them outside in the cold to cool down. I have pics that I will post later today.

Jamie.
Whoaaaa!!! way cool bro! gotta try that one of these days, big thanks for the how-to for that!!!
 

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