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Nathan,you won't see any seams or hinges in that shot cuz it's a different batarang. :wink
They probably used three rangs for that scene,but definitely two. The one that opens is shown for less than 2 seconds and is the only time it's used through the entire film. The hand you see holding it probably isn't even Keaton's hand. It was a closeup shot,then edited in later.
The one you see him pulling the thug with is a completely different prop.
Possibly a third one was used when he threw it him and you see him getting [sign in to see URL] softer rubber.

I have a good idea for the "hinges". Don't know if it'll work,but I won't know if I don't try.

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That was the point i was making John lol Guess i didnt make it clear enough lol Im sure there is a way of doing this and i cant wait to see how this turns out bro.

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The closest thing that I can think of that relates to the hinges in the film is a pocket knife. It flips open and has that "click" when it locks. If you are going to make a batarang with hinges, you need to make some kind of locking mechanism, or the folding will be almost useless(except as a space saver) I have no idea how to do all of this, but these are just suggestions.

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The real rang in the movie didn't 'click' or lock when it's open. It was a prop built for 2 seconds of screen time and nothing more.
It was made to hold shut/folded,let go and it opens and then..."CUT!" That's all it does.
If you hold one end of it and shake it,it will wobble at the seams. It doesn't lock together so it's ridgid and straight like it appears on film. That's what editing is for. :wink
The clicking and locking sounds you hear on film are compliments of the Foley artists.

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Almost ready for molding...
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So are you going to make it faithful to the movie, or try to actually make it lock? That would be badass if it locked. :)

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Very Impressive Work John!! :up :up


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Thanks Henry!
I'm just trying to replicate the movie prop and nothing more. :)

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Well, if the hinges are made of rubber, I would think that it would at least hold its shape, if not exactly make a clicking noise or lock into place.

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Not sure how accurate it would be, but you could simply bolt a thinner rubber strip, maybe two, to the back of the 'rang, and when you fold it up, it'll cause the rubber to stretch, and when you let it go, the rubber will snap back to shape, just a thought.

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