the dark knight batcage

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Yarooon, May 14, 2015.

  1. Yarooon

    Yarooon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So i was thinking about this for awhile and now i finnally was able to start building it with the help of the BCD prop club( yes the guys who make those awsome star wars sets )

    i came recently invthe possesion of a 1:6 batcage so i used that one to make mine 1:1
    doors will open at both sides
    parts or them will be lasercut

    ill write a more detailed process later this week here are some pictures of my progress
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    the 1:6 cage im using ImageUploadedByTapatalk1431801123.166763.jpg
     
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  2. Yarooon

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    gadgets
    since i need lots of them i started together with teragon on sticky bomb gun the belt mines etc
    sticky bomb has been laser cut and in progress of being build ( 1st prototype) in need 3 of them for the cage so here are some pictures of first pieces that i have build needs some filling and sanding offcourse

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  3. Forge

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    Nice so far, I'll be following this, interested in making one myself but for motorcycle gear.
     
  4. Yarooon

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    the basic design aint hard the thing is mine needs to be constructed so its easy to be transported to cons
    the cage itself is around 1,30m long and 65cm width 2m heigh plus the top on there
     
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    The mini mines (and sticky gun trigger) curing in the sun
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  6. Yarooon

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    im using 3 different size of pvc pipes 90mm/110mm/125mm

    the 90mm is being used as base pieces they are attached to the bottom plate and the top one

    the 110mm is a complete length roughly 2m will have lasercut discs inside and ( steel profile ) it slides over the 90mm and one of the discs will have a disc that fits on to the 90mm disc so that the disc can't move when on the 90mm pieces

    the 125mm disc will be cut in several pieces so that the hinges for the door and gear boxes can be slided over the 110mm pipe

    the steel profile will have thread on top and bottom so they can be screwn in steel frame at bottom and top and make it all more stable

    im thinking of making a bit of the concrete floor around the cage so that the doors are supported by the floor when open

    i hope i wrote it down in a way most of you can understand ;)
     
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  8. Yarooon

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    ill be going for a lightweight effect it needs to be transportable
     
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    these pieces arrived in the mail ill be cashing the check soon :p
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    this is the button that the sticky bomb gun will have on the static displays
     
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  10. Yarooon

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    here are some pics of the first mines and a sticky gun prototype ( rest will be comming later)
    i have been working on the cage ordering metal and doing some calculations so nothing worth showing
     
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  11. Yarooon

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    since im working away from the cage at the moment i have instructed some friends to print some gadgets so i can work forward when i get back home here is one of those straight from printer ImageUploadedByTapatalk1433114532.087312.jpg
     
  12. Yarooon

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    Small update test of roof and bottom together with a suit (yes i know the belt is too low)
    Our original plan was to be able to take down the hole thing for transport but we decided against it we are going to make it so that it stays in one piece
    The backdoors are going to be build closed so the roof has more support
    here is a pic of the cage with roof (not finished )
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  13. Yarooon

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    some boxes made
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  14. Tumbler

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    Cool project. Would love to put together a nice display like that for my UR suit. Can't wait to see it come together.
     
  15. Atlante313

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    awesome !! keep up the great work !
     
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    This is great!
     
  17. Yarooon

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    after remaking the boxes with smaller sides buying foam for inside i started casting some gadgets after throwing the 3d printed masters in to the mold
    here is test cast ( don't mind the bubbles will be gone in the next cast
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    next cast
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  18. Yarooon

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    update!!
    redid the side of bottom and roof
    had alot of gadgets made
    next on the list are doors and frame
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  19. Rickhemingway

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    Looks so good! Keep it up! :D
     
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  21. Yarooon

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    small update since my welding guy was busy with fireman training me and my friends debated if we put a floor around it .
    Since it will be show at several cons safety we decided for a floor so here is a picture of cage bottom in what will look like a concrete floor.

    The Floor is just big enough for the doors to rest on the floor (again safety) cause this cage is Top Heavy and has more chance to fall over if we didn't do it like this.

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  22. alhasan89

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    Yarooon this is looking very nice mate! You've literally read my mind! I've always been a batman fanatic and have always wanted a proper suit for display at home, and now that I can afford it I got myself a Hot Toys Batman Armory 1:6 scale as prototype and was planning on starting this project once I source the suit (not planning on building it since I lack the skill and experience!).

    I will def be following up on this project, will be taking notes ;) good luck!
     
  23. Yarooon

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    im not displaying at home mate its to big to stay at home unfortunatly
    im building so i can show it at the rpf stand at facts in belgium
     
  24. Yarooon

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    small update too because in steel it was becomming heavy and mobility is an issue then im making the doors in wood and paint in hammered steel ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441044325.355237.jpg
    painted the top adding lights this week
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    close up of paint how it looks ( just the primer)
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    part of the floor was painted in same primer allready
    other part will be done today aswell as bottom
     
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    top has gotten second layer of paint now ill be making it look like wet concrete next
    lights casings are installed too ( need to be made to look like not new)

    floor has been painted aswell as the cage piece
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    and i just cut the nameplate that will sit in the floor
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  26. brucebatman

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    Wow that Is amazing great work!!
     
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  27. VaultUK

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    Very nice. Will have to commission you to make me one
     
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    Can't wait to see this finally completed at FACTS !
     
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  29. Yarooon

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    big update
    ill add the pics now text later ;)
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    first door is inside the cage wich means we can hold it upright with not much problems beams in circles will not be seen
    here is how it looks with tubes final will be over complete length
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  30. Rickhemingway

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    It's really coming together!
     
  31. Yarooon

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1442440817.063958.jpg lights installed foamies cut for gadget boxes
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    this one sits allready flush :-D
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    this one needs some more cutting to be done im defiating a bit of the 1:6 cage
    adding small welding thingies with hot glue to the boxes to cover up measureing mistakes :p Doors will have these too it makes it more like made in a cave

    hope you like the update next one will be with doors in it hopefully boxes installed too
     
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  32. creative stress

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    Loving this build cant wait to see it all come together excellent

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
     
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  33. Yarooon

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    update time !

    with pictures all 4 doors ready for paint :-D

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  34. Rickhemingway

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    You are going to nail it!
     
  35. Mektar

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    This is great and best part is ill be able to see it for real once its done. :p

    You gonna get it done for this years facts?
     
  36. Yarooon

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    thats the plan some small details won't be there yet but most of it will be done ;) painting today ;) and finishing some gadgets

    only 4 of the 6 boxes will be ready so cage will have 4 instead of 6 boxes in cage
     
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    all doors in primer
     
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    tommorow last sprint !!
     
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  39. Yarooon

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    cage was a succes at the con
     
  40. Rickhemingway

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    It seriously is looking so cool! I bet it got a lot of attention!
     
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    awesome.
     
  42. Yarooon

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    at an other event
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    Some more gadgets have been added
    This weekend ill be permantly securing some of them to the cage so they won't fall out
     
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    This is sick!
     
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  44. 13doctorwho

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    Very cool! Before The Dark Knight came out I wanted to do a 89 inspired costume safe (with gadgets), but when I saw this I thought it was way more awesome. Your's looks awesome!
     
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    This looks pretty good. I am trying to build a suit, but having a hard time finding anyone that makes/sells them. As soon as I am done, I would like to make something like this. I also like the plexi-glass one they had.
     
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  46. Yarooon

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    small update we threw tis one in the trash after couple years going to a con with it the suit that was in it was decaying because of all the travelling
    so we build a differnt one wich is easier to take down and travel with it in next post ill post our building process
    me and teragon have worked hard on it
     
  47. Yarooon

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    so buildup of the Bat Vault DOJ
    ill better do in a different thread since this one was from the Dark knight trilogie
     
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  48. Rickhemingway

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    Are you redoing your TDK cage, or making a DoJ vault?
     
  49. Yarooon

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    making a DOJ Vault
     
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