Screen Accurate Batman Begins Gauntlets for coofunkcurly

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Endoskeleton, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Sorry, I'm not Kevin. Lol. But I do have something cool to share :D

    Been working on this for my good bud's Batman Begins suit project: http://www.therpf.com/f24/batman-begins-3d-model-139223/. Can't have a nice suit without a proper set of gaunts, ya know. This was made using the base from which the onscreen hero gaunts were made. Sorry, can't be less vague about that though.

    So just about finishing and putting the final touches on all the pieces. The 2 other fins are being molded and I'm just touching up the door to make sure it sits flush against the main part of the gaunt. This was actually quite a bit of work and to help me move on with other stuff, Kev will take this one side - have it scanned, mirrored, and the other side 3D printed. We both agreed that would be the best way to ensure that both sides are symmetrical in dimension to one another.

    I think this may be the first time Kev will see this so I hope he likes what he sees. Sorry about the shoddy phone pics. Will put up better pics in the next day or so when it's all finished.

    As always, my hat's off to the people behind the designs and wonderful things we see onscreen. Thanks for looking.

    - Ken

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  2. DVDVampire

    DVDVampire Well-Known Member

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    :eek

    That is awesome! Holy crap!
     
  3. comicguy

    comicguy Sr Member

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    Ohh nice, looks so flawless. :thumbsup
     
  4. Haywire

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    Wow Endo, you've outdone yourself again!! Amazing work!
     
  5. Judge Spartan

    Judge Spartan Sr Member

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    Amazing work!! I wish I had the patience to build something that beautiful...
     
  6. coofunkcurly

    coofunkcurly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Outdone yourself again, buddy. (y)thumbsup(y)thumbsup:thumbsup
    Haven't stared at something so much since I had a Heather Thomas poster on my bedroom ceiling. :lol

    And an enormous thank you as well. :)
     
  7. Haywire

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    I thought I was only one that had a heather thomas poster on my ceiling! Must be a Canadian thing!
     
  8. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Crazy canucks. Why on the ceiling and not the wall? Shouldn't even ask. Must be a cultural thing. Lol.
     
  9. Haywire

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    Walls are reserved for posters of our favourite hockey teams and players :)
     
  10. Endoskeleton

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  11. ONEYE

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    Wow, those gauntlets are perfect, not a single flaw. A labor of love. Looks great!
     
  12. ONEYE

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    Will you be making a run of these in the future?
     
  13. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    Yes, I'm sure Kev will do a run in the near future.
     
  14. deckard26354

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    :eek amazing!
     
  15. HexHellfire

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    They are soooooo prrrreeeeetttttttyyyy lol
     
  16. TitaniumBat

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    No those look absolutely perfect :love I've been holding out on getting a pair of gauntlets because I haven't really been excited with what's out there ... well except for the brass ones I've seen on the BOTB a few years back.

    Excellent job guys! I'll be following this project with great interest.
     
  17. Endoskeleton

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    Here's a couple more pics. Needs a bit more work but just about done.

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  18. Max Jenius

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    Wow, that's beautiful!
     
  19. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    That can stand up to microscopic scrutiny! Great quality work!
     
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  20. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    It is only One. But yes absolutely perfect.

     
  21. merkymerx

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    This is so beautiful.
     
  22. coofunkcurly

    coofunkcurly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ken is a freak. And I mean that in a good way. I think he could actually be a robot. Which explains his obsession with the Terminator franchise. :lol

    Couldn't be happier with how this is looking. I can't even tell you guys the number of failed attempts I've had in trying to get someone to 3d model these. Wouldn't think it would be hard but the forearm shape proved to be almost impossible to replicate. Just so many different swoops and curves. Needed an accurate base and a remarkable eye for detail. Glad I found both. ;)
     
  23. ONEYE

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    There may be some truth to that! ;) I've been discussing Terminator related things with him and his knowledge is vast and he's very detail oriented. I suspect that he's way up in Skynet's R & D division. :)

    Who knows, maybe someday we'll see a cybernetic Batman?
     
  24. Darth Vulgar

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    Wow those look really clean and beautiful! Nice work.
     
  25. Endoskeleton

    Endoskeleton Active Member

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    More pics. This should arrive at Kev's doorstep any day now...

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  26. Haywire

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    speechless
     
  27. eko2184

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    Ken...truly amazing. Awesome work as usual :) Now how about that utility belt?... LOL
     
  28. CrimsonCoscrafts

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    Sorry to throw the thread off Ken....

    What pray tell is that gorgeous bats statue in the bg??

    Did you sculpt this?
     
  29. wrcromu

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    Interested too in the answer...:)
     
  30. TitaniumBat

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    That looks absolultely flawless:love Thin fins are just plain bad ***** and very menacing. Can't wait to see it's twin. Any chance we'll see this in cold cast bronze? I even think a more silver metal powder would look great as well.
     
  31. Finhead

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    Very doubtful as cold casting these would be a nightmare not to mention expensive since materials here are a fair bit higher than in the US.

     
  32. Celtic007

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    Those look amazing!
     
  33. Finhead

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    Still only one. :lol

     
  34. Celtic007

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    umm, those pictures look amazing. ;)

    :lol
     
  35. ONEYE

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  36. coofunkcurly

    coofunkcurly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're a phenom, Ken. (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  37. Endoskeleton

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    Thank you everyone for the kind words :)

    The belt is sitting on my workbench as we speak... and I'm very excited to get back to it. Will not be long from now ;)

    Hi Steve and Romuald - there's a bit of a story behind that statue and I think it's important that I share more insight about it because there's been a lot of misunderstandings regarding it in the past...

    The artistry and concept behind the sculpt is William Paquet, who btw is one of my favorite sculptors. He made the original sculpt/maquette at approx. 1:8 scale, which was then scaled down for the DC Direct - A Dark Winter's Knight Snow Globe many years ago. The statue you see in my pic is a 'copy' of William's original sculpt/maquette - not a recast, but a 'replica' if you will sculpted by another person. I do not know who sculpted it. Although similar in concept, there are differences between the one I have and William's. I purchased 3 copies of this statue many years ago. I made one for Robin Williams and kept the other 2 copies for myself. I also subsequently acquired the molds and intended to make a few copies for friends. Now at the time this all happened, I was under the impression that it was William's work. Bit surprised and disappointed to say the least when I found out later that they were not from him. This all happened a long time ago... and it was just recently when talking to William that I remembered about this statue and dug it up. Not one of William's but it was nicely done and I still like it very much. Sorry, long story but I didn't want to represent this piece as something it's not. I think there's just a very small handful of these among collectors... I've had the molds for about 6-7 years but never made use of them. I also think not all of them know the full story behind it.

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    Doable but besides cost, I think the fins should be cast in nothing other than rubber. They are way too fragile done in any type of hard resin.
     
  38. McAullay

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    This is outstanding. I cant wait to purchase a pair off Kev. So impressed.
     
  39. josh2112

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    This still leaves me speechless.
     
  40. OUTLAWSTARZER0

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  41. iamsyke

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    Wow... That looks splendid!!
     
  42. planet

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    That mini poster is cool to :)
     
  43. Darth Vulgar

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    Any thing new going on here?
     
  44. martcpl705

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    Great gauntlets, love the details
     
  45. Finhead

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    Still only one gauntlet posted. It was 3D scanned then converted to a printable model off this one which was then mirrored and 3D printed. I'll see about posting up some pics of the prints later today.
     
  46. Finhead

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    Ok finally had a few. Here are the prints which were the result of Kens awesome work, a 3D scan then a rebuild and making it printable from my Twin Brother Curtis. We printed it, mirrored it and printed again done in house with the new Makerbot. Then the pieces were plastic welded together so I have 2 perfect copies of the original to master. :) Oh and all the drive/motivation and cash laid out by Kev. ;)

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  47. StarForge

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    Holy accurate gauntlets Batman! Amazing work!
     
  48. cepts

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    Looks nicely done. Definitely must have pieces for an all out suit.
     
  49. TheRocketeer

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    Yeah doing the 3D work in ZBrush Maya/Max and learning how to make it all work with the 3D printer in a week was a good learning experience. But they turned out well for a base . They should be pretty accurate by the time they are finished :)
     
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  50. kdflash

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    awesome work you two. Looks great
     

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