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  1. AKA Eric Beeks RPF Premium Member hdtheater's Avatar
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    Oct 11, 2016, 4:23 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #101

    That's some nice craftsmanship. It looks good just sitting in the box!

    -Eric
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    Oct 11, 2016, 4:55 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #102

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    No more progress on the closet just yet, but a couple of other things...

    First, though the Batman Begins suit closet is my big project, I also love the gadgets from the 1989 film, and though I have no plans to do a n 89 suit, I do love this belt I've been working on. The buckle and pods are metal, from Henry Wayne, and the belt strap is the 1988 Chevy truck side trim that was used to mold the original belts. I've been repainting and refinishing it, and I'm just about done. Here's a test shot with the belt laying across the center. When it's all done and reassembled, of course, the buckle will connect the two ends and a flattened out shot like this won't be possible. But this gives an idea. I know the color is not accurate to 89 or Returns, but that's fine with me.

    http://i.imgur.com/hZktlrL.jpg

    Back in the Nolan universe, I just received this beautiful piece today. It really deserves its own review thread, which will be coming shortly:

    http://i.imgur.com/HqKe4HL.jpg
    Quoting myself to point out, this is the belt teased here: http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...ight=leitprops
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    Oct 12, 2016, 4:49 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #103

    Tell us more about that Begins belt and accessories!!
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    Oct 13, 2016, 10:09 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #104



    Pretty excited about this...
  5. AKA Eric Beeks RPF Premium Member hdtheater's Avatar
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    Oct 13, 2016, 11:07 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #105

    So am I, with a pic like that!
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    Oct 14, 2016, 1:23 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #106

    I wish this post was getting more attention. The Begins suit is one of the absolute best suits there was and noone is really paying a ton of attention to how good yours is looking.
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    Oct 14, 2016, 7:27 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #107

    drftfan said: View Post
    I wish this post was getting more attention. The Begins suit is one of the absolute best suits there was and noone is really paying a ton of attention to how good yours is looking.
    I agree his is looking damn good and this is def the second best bat suit ever haha...I am a batfleck fan boy when it comes to suits tho lol. And btw you're work is amazing!
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    Oct 14, 2016, 11:09 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #108

    Cjames3 said: View Post
    I agree his is looking damn good and this is def the second best bat suit ever haha...I am a batfleck fan boy when it comes to suits tho lol. And btw you're work is amazing!
    Thanks buddy I appreciate it!
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    Oct 14, 2016, 11:36 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #109

    All credit to the suit pieces should go to Kevin (coofunkcurly on the RPF). The belt is from leiter22. I'm happy to take all the credit for the armoire, but that's all
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    Oct 14, 2016, 11:57 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #110

    Is leiter22 actually releasing his belt, or was it only to a select few? I've been waiting for that belt to become available since he started his project.
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    Oct 15, 2016, 12:12 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #111

    Excellent work on the cabinet! Really exciting to watch it come along! That suit is awesome as well and the belt is just ridiculous! (as in fantastic). Congratulations, your hard work and attention to detail have resulted in something truly special!
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    Dec 13, 2016, 9:26 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #112

    Couple of updates. As I posted in the "show your batsuits" thread, I finally got my armor pieces mounted to the undersuit. Those photos shows just the top half, but this past weekend I got the legs mounted too. So the Batsuit is 100% complete!*





    And now here's the first photo of the completed torso hanging in the closet. I still have all the work to finish on the doors, which includes installing the handle/gear system, building the bottom grilles, and mounting the batarangs. But the interior is all done.



    *Aside from the cape clip installation. I have them, but if the suit is going to spend half the time in the closet, I don't want the cape clip holes visible. And I just can't bring myself to cut holes into this perfect torso. I'll have to figure out something else.
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    Dec 13, 2016, 10:23 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #113

    Rare Earth magnets Greg. That's how the cape is held on to my Enterbay figure. Can't see why it wouldn't work on the torso for display since the cape is so light.
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    Dec 13, 2016, 12:03 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #114

    Very nice work Greg! What undersuit did you end up going with?

    That magnet idea is amazing. Would it hold a cape while wearing or the pull would be just too great?
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    Dec 13, 2016, 12:30 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #115

    The undersuit is accurate but I don't know who made it. Got it second hand from a BOTB member who never used it, and he can't recall who made it either.
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    Dec 14, 2016, 1:54 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #116

    Excellent work Greg!! I love it, and I wish that I had one at my place haha. Seriously though, you did an amazing job!
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    Dec 14, 2016, 10:32 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #117

    Looks great Greg! I appreciate your attention to detail and presentation of the suit. Again, awesome work!
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    Dec 14, 2016, 1:49 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #118

    Greg were you looking for calf details or something? Is that right?
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    Dec 16, 2016, 12:53 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #119

    I mounted mine a little higher than most reference I saw, but it worked out well because my boots are a tight fit also, so I just have the bottom 1/4 or so of the calf armor dipping into the boot.
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    Dec 16, 2016, 9:40 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #120

    Oh ok. I had come across one of my pictures is why I asked.
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    Feb 17, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #121



    Completely rebuilt the handle arches to space them wider apart so the gears on the inside will turn.


    Bottom grille frames cut and stained. Just need to cut some grooves into the reverse side so they can lay flat over the mesh and then that can be fully assembled. The reference material kind of sucks, so I did the best I could with the grille frame color. It's Minwax, about 2/3 Red Mahogany and 1/3 Ebony. Will look black in low light and very dark reddish brown in bright light.


    The plan is to stain the inside of the doors and crown molding, and have the doors mounted by end of weekend. Getting very close now.


    Already starting to do some final waxing/poly and polishing.
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    Feb 20, 2017, 6:20 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #122



    Door insides are stained, and I figured how to secure the gears to the handle axles. I may end up doing 1 vertical lock and 1 horizontal (as is accurate) after all due to one handle being looser than the other.

    Just waiting on stain to dry and then I believe I'll be ready to mount the doors. However since it's 6PM that may not be today

    Trying to not get ahead of myself and get sloppy as things are wrapping up.
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    Feb 20, 2017, 9:06 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #123

    This is so freakin awesome. I have dreamed of creating a display like this. Your attention to detail is unbelievable!! Incredible work!!!!!
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    Feb 21, 2017, 11:22 AM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #124

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    Feb 21, 2017, 9:28 PM - Re: Batman Begins Batsuit Closet #125

    Doors hung

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