Medieval Batman Build

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  1. bigdean

    bigdean New Member

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    I have started my Halloween/Tulsa Comic-Con build... I have decided on a medieval Batman. Still working a few of the details as the build progresses, but all in all I am happy with the beginnings. My Cowl is a pepakura and it will be made to look like plated iron similar to EVA foam armor. This is my first attempt with EVA foam and so far I am really impressed with the look!

    Any input or friendly advice is welcome! :D

    Here is a beginning shot of the cowl and start of the chest plate. Then a couple of the front and back. The painted pics are of the upper armor plasti-dipped and base paint. I haven't started the detail painting.

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    Looking great!!! I will be following this thread closely!:thumbsup
     
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    Some added photos of progress. 20150727_210806.jpg 20150727_210900.jpg 20150727_210909.jpg 20150727_212257.jpg 20150727_212324.jpg 20150727_212513.jpg
     
  4. IAmTheClayman

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    I've always loved Medieval-style Batman redesigns--they always seem to look fantastic--and this is no exception. Definitely subbing, can't wait to see more!

    PS - are those Googly Eye rivets? Please tell me those are Googly Eye rivets.
     
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  5. bigdean

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    Thanks! And yes, you are correct... those are googly eye rivets. LOL
     
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  6. Il Princerino

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    Cooooooolllll!!!!!!!!
     
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    Big YES for googly eye rivets! Just makes me happy. :D

    This suit is looking awesome! Definitely subbed and looking forward to more.
     
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    I did a test fit and so far so good! I am continuing to work on the cowl and going to be starting on the gauntlets soon.
     
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  9. Reznor9

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    this is a really cool look! you going to keep the beard? saw a viking batman and I think he had a long beard... looked awesome
     
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    Cool design, and nice work! It's nice to see another Okie on here. I'm not too far from you (Tulsa).
     
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  11. bigdean

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    Thanks, I appreciate it!

    My wife said the same thing... she wants me to keep the beard. I think I saw the picture you referred too and I must admit it looked really cool.

    I have been thinking of keeping it since I am going to use an open faced cowl instead of a traditional closed-face knight style.

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    Thanks! :)

    I work in Tulsa, so I am there daily. Always glad to meet another local.

    Are you working on anything for Tulsa Comic-Con?

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    Another update... I finished the trim work on my cowl and got a coat of plasti-dip on it and it is looking pretty good if I do say so myself! :)

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  12. bigdean

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    A Medieval Batman needs a Shield too! ;)

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  13. reaton89

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    Small world!

    I just spent way too much money on materials for a couple of batman projects of my own that I've been working on for a while. So I probably won't do a costume, but it'd be fun to go either way.. Isn't it in October?
     
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  14. bigdean

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    Yes, it's the weekend before Halloween.
     
  15. bigdean

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    I completed one of the vambrace's completed today. I like the way it turned out... now to make the other one! :D
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    Sorry it has been a while since I posted any new pictures. I have been working a lot and working on the suit as able. It is pretty much done now... here are a couple of pics for you!

    I did a test fit and it looks pretty good for my first foam armor build, I think anyway! :D

    I will black out my eyes and do a little face makeup to darken up my Irish light skin! :lol
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  17. stigmorgan

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    looking great dude
     
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    Thanks!
     

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