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Limited Run Full-size Batman Gotham City Manhole Cover Replicas

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by Valor, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is for a run of 20 Manholes: This is a replica of the design from Batman Begins (famously featured in the last act as Scarecrow is bursting manhole covers off the sewers). This is a full-size replica – measuring 23-1/2" in diameter and 3/4" thick. It is waterjet cut from solid black Sintra – a lightweight yet rigid PVC board – which means you'll can hang this on a wall.

    You can order this either unpainted or painted:

    Unpainted Manhole Cover – $100 shipped* PRICE DROPPED FROM $120
    This is comes completely assembled and ready for paint.

    Painted Manhole Cover – $180 shipped* PRICE DROPPED FROM $200
    This fully-assembled and painted manhole cover is painted and weathered in a multi-step process to look very realistic. First painted with Rustoleum Hammered finish to give the replica a cast iron look, it is them weathered with washes of black, brown, green and gold. The finished look captures the feel of a street worn cast iron cover. Looks awesome on a wall or as a base for your Batman costume mannequin.

    US Shipping only, International is extra depending on location.
     

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  2. gregday

    gregday Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would be down for one.
     
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  3. krell101

    krell101 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Count me in
     
  4. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Getting materials in order. Anyone else in for one?
     
  5. Bigturc

    Bigturc Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Valor, I'm finally ready for this!
     
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  6. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anyone else? I think we're getting close.
     
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    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. Valor

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    UPDATE: Ive decided to assemble all the kits. So now for only $175 you get the kit completely assembled, ready for paint.
     
  9. Valor

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    You know what you need? A manhole cover. What? You wanna risk falling in your manhole? You gonna leave that manhole uncovered? You gonna buy some run of the mill manhole cover?? Seems this here Gotham City Manhole Cover sure would do the trick.
     
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  10. Bigturc

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    Received my cover in Canada today! It looks really nice, love the finish!

    Only thing I would say is if you ship outside US, put a low value on the package .. I was hit with an additional 45$ when it arrived just because the package was written down as 200$. Another small thing is that there's the "sprue" still on the letters and it's gonna be pretty hard to clean them up .. I would suggest either cleaning them for your client or leave them detach so we can do it ourself!

    Still an awesome piece, can't wait to paint it!!!

    Thanks Valor!
     
  11. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the advice. When you weather the cover, the little sprues really disappear. Might want to try that before you work to remove them. And Sorry, I need to insure the items I ship for the actual cost to protect myself if it is lost. I know it adds up for guys purchasing in other countries.

    Thanks again,

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2015
  12. warrenhouck

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    Got my manhole cover today. Gorgeous paint job! It looks real! Nice job buddy. Thanks again
     
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  13. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you, I have a bunch of finished and unfinished ready to ship.
     
  14. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PRICE DROP!!
    Assembled and unpainted are now only $100 shipped
    Fully Painted are now only $180 shipped

    While supplies last :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
  15. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Still have these ready to ship. Hit me up.
     
  16. Bigturc

    Bigturc Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just wanted to bump this thread for a great product!!! It took me about 2 hours total painting this, following the paint tutorial from the older sale thread here: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=218195

    Also note that this was my first true weathering job .. so anyone can do this! Rustoleum Hammered Dark Bronze, black wash, brown, dark green and gold dry brush.

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  17. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks awesome. I still have several available.
     
  18. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a few more ready to ship.
     
  19. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump ... ready to ship!
     
  20. Islandbat

    Islandbat New Member

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    Any chance you still have a painted one available? Also do you still do the coasters?
     
  21. Valor

    Valor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry. I don't have any more.
     

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