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 Great Tutorial :up

I would have never thought that a cheap mask would come out with those results :dancespot

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Very [sign in to see URL] pick up the half mask [sign in to see URL]... :up

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DT,
You da BAT MAN BABY!!!!

Great tutorial [sign in to see URL] for help all us Brothers out.

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Now THAT's how its done folks! That looks awesome Mike. Why we can't get a licensed cowl already MADE that looks like that, I'll never know... BUT in any case, you've certainly made that cowl more than it could ever have hoped to be. I also like the layered effect with the hard face mask underneath. Great tutorial!
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Now that is very cool.

Another thing you could do though, which would not be movie-accurate but might look very cool, is to use the half-mask to *replace* the mask of the full cowl.

What you'd end up with would be like the custom cowl David did for that fanfilm, based on the "Ultimate" design. You wouldn't try to blend the plastic mask with the rubber one, you'd have the faceplate be obvious. Although I guess you could plasti-dip the whole thing once you'd done it.

Could you also shove the hard ears you cut off the half-mask into the ones in the full cowl to re-inforce them, rather than using the model-magic?

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Thanks [sign in to see URL] I said though, not entirely my idea, give a little love to the big bald bat as well. (everyone say "Thank you Brin") emoticon

As for the questions....
I don't see why this process couldn't be used on the Gen.1 latex cowl. The only thing that might be affected is that if the latex cowl is warped from packing, putting it in the dryer isn't going to help [sign in to see URL] latex seems to be a lost cause.

Onto the Plasti-dip question:
NO!!!
For whatever reason, Plasti won't stick to the PVC/vinyl as it would with [sign in to see URL] there, tried that and as most bros will tell you, it'll peel right off leaving you with a big mess on your hands.
On the plus side [sign in to see URL] gen.2 has a MUCH smoother/better finish than [sign in to see URL] sure that you look at it closely before you buy if [sign in to see URL] you can get a good one, the Plasti really isn't even needed.
I've found that with a good factory finish, you can get it to shine like a new penny with a little Armor All.
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And here I was told the plastic mask WOULD NOT fit into the latex or vinyl cowls!!

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one more gen 1 question- could you use plasti-dip spray on it? or does the same rule for gen 2 apply here?
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Of course you could always get one to look like that then make a mould of it.... :wink
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But that's recasting [sign in to see URL] that's just wrong! :wink :wink

As far as the Gen.1 cowl, you can use the Plasti on [sign in to see URL]'s latex.
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