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Give it shot and see what you come up with.
This is just what I came up with,but I'm sure there's a better way. There's always more than one way to do things. :p

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Man, I used to think the 89 batarang was a piece of crap, but now that there is an actual folding one it's pretty damn cool.

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Blackwood Bat, Since you already told me alot of advise i hope i can ask more questions.

Anyway here it goes... What material is the best to cast up a Batarang?

And the batarang you have done, is it two sided ?

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This is cast in resin from 'Smooth-On',but there many different resins and some are better than others.
I really don't know the best stuff to use. I'm very new at this. :wink I used what was available to me,but I'm sure there's better stuff out there.

This rang is one sided and that's also how the original was. I'm not sure how to go about doing a two-sided rang.

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Ok thanks.
When the times come when im gonna do a mold and cast something i do as you said, I'll go to the hobby store and talk to them about molding and i can probably talk about resin and stuff...
My english suck, so to be sure, Resin its some kind of rubber/plastic material right ? :help

Oh and if you havent seen the result of my first sculpt check it out here [sign in to see URL]


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Oh yes,sorry,resin is a type of hard plastic. :wink It holds detail really well and is very strong.
Lots of garage kits and figure kits are made from resin,as well as many other "off the shelf" items in stores.

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Great thanks again... Im learning new stuff every day now hehe...
If you want to know... Im 16 years old and it have to start somewhere :)
My dream is to do my own cowl... And a whole suit.

Thanks again Blackwood Bat for all help.


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No problem bro.
I'm 40,so you a got a 24 year headstart on me. :lol
I didn't start sculpting until I was in my 30s. Stick with it and you'll do fine,but be patient and start small.

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I have read where Evans talked about a form of rubber and that they referred to it in the shop as "bungie."

(It is funny to think of a time when "bungie" wasn't yet in the common lexicon.)

After reading that, I had always pictured in my head that it was done basically the way that John is doing it.

However, it was speculated here before about the sheet of rubber covering the flat back half and upon watching the movie again, I thought that was probably the way it was done judging by the way it is clearly a half-sided rang around the thug's ankles.



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Yeah,that was talked about before. In fact it was me who brought it up. :p
Up until Thursday,I was going to try rubber glued to the back and front,then rubber bands done the same way as I did the bungee cord,then slits in the sides for rubber pieces. Then I thought of stripping bigger bungee cord and using what was inside somehow,then saw 1/4" thick bungee,but it was too big to fit through the tubing without a major struggle. The tubing was also an after thought;I was going to drill trough,but instead came up with the tubing idea in the mold. Almost gave up on that until I saw 3/16" bungee and that worked perfectly. A lousy 1/16" can make all the difference.
Also Tony,the rang around the dudes leg is a different,solid prop that doesn't fold.
Again,everyone,thanks for your words of encouragement:)

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