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no flash? so the colors shown here are pretty accurate to what you're seing (in your kitchen apparently!)? well I think I'm going to vote for the second buckle [sign in to see URL], if you're only going to make a few of these, you could ask to each «customer» wich color they prefer, charge them the price of the paint (wich I guess you would do anyways) therefore solving this dilemma!!
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I just keep topping myself. I hate to toot my own horn.. but man, i took a step back after I was done for the night and let out a WHOOOHOOO.

#1, i think I found the color...
#2, I have a lot of parts ready for final block out and primer.

Next step is to work the big links a bit more.. and then pin it all together. I think i want to work with the other links too as I based the mid section size off of guanos belt and I think its too thick. The belt is about 1" longer than my guano belt.. but i did make the rear links the way i think they are supposed to be.. then again, my guano belt has 8 links instead of 7... so really, I need to shorten it up a bit.. we will see what route i take...

then i have to order another batch of silicone from smooth on. I wonder if the trial size will run all these parts?? I guess ill have to do a little math.. and figuring..

Then, i have to make my decision on the magnets.

On to the color. i messed around a lot with primer and not primer.. forgot i never did this color with grey primer. The ring is done with out primer on white resin. It looks just like the guano belts gold... The buckle is done with grey primer.. and what I feel is the winner. The other buckle is really REALLY dark. Im going to do one more test tomorrow with the darker color, with no primer. We will see what it looks like. I did a link with no primer and it looks good.. but ill have to really "thin skin" it...

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Belt Looks Nice Keith, Congrats!
I cant wait to see the finished product!


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Didnt get to do much work tonight. Wife was working so I was watching my lil girl... BUT, what I did do, i feel was ground breaking.

Tonight, i tried the color everyone loves in pics, but i say is way too dark, without grey primer as a base. i think we have a winner.

can you tell which one is the finished master? kind of a giveaway... asi finally sunk some hardware in it... lol

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What kind of clay have you been using to sculpt in? I'd love to see some photos of the beginning of this endeavour. Those are always the fun part to look at.
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Chavant NSP soft...

and pics of the sculpts can be seen here. Im not going to bore you all with all of that... [sign in to see URL]

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so is it the one on the right? its the one that seems to have the «hardware» you mention.
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Correct. It is a few ticks lighter than the middle.. but has the same hues... rather than the one on the left side which is a good color.. but has a copper-ish hue to it...

The finish in the far left is spectacular.. it look like metal.... im going to work on the far right hopefully tonight and see if a little satin clear makes the finish pop like the other...



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Search my thread on different paints I used and posted colors of.

I ended up using a Folk Art acrylic craft paint thinned out with water, and sprayed it through my airbrush to get my final color....
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browse my photobucket (MxRacer476) and go through the Begins Belt, BatGuano gallery
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I forgot to take pics.. but i now have pinned links setting up in silicon for tomorrow.

I made one of each link with pins and a center link... then back filled them with clay leaving just a slight indentation. This will leave me marks in every link to drill so that all are the same...

Links are very cool. They move well and will actually fold back on them selfs.

I hope to have something to show tomorrow.

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So I got out of work a bit early today and blew some more money on this ordeal... got some steel stock... and made the link inserts. It is official, the links will have brushed steel in them and the accessories will be magnetized.. I have also settled on this color... it has a lot of metallic in it unfortunately, but it is a good color. I wish it had about 20% less metallic.. LOL... I also got a few test pieces of hardware for the C links and ordered a bunch of stainless stuff for production... anything that should be a screw, will be.

Pay no attention to the link i used as it is one of the old rough pieces I was testing paint on... it is not a finished link.. its just to show the steel inserts..

WHACHA THINK?
im loving this project.. every time i take a step back I let out a diabolical laugh..

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amazing, your perseverance is inspiring, well done. About having the option of a strap, I might be more tempted by that option, since I was thinking of hiding stuff behind the belt, like ninja stars for instance. The strap (made of rubber perhaps?)would make it easier, I guess, to achieve this.



That, and the thing you say about it being more [sign in to see URL]'m a poor student after all! Keep it up, I check for your updates daily! :up

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I might build a belt on a strap... it just makes sense to try it.. it would be a heck of a lot easier... ..

we will see. Thats in the proverbial file cabinet for next months work..;)

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Have you worked out a trade on this beauty yet?

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I might have ;)



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If you haven't ordered yet, trial size of smooth-on's silicone will not run all those parts.

It's barely enough to do a couple batarangs in my experience.

Just break down and get a full gallon kit, in my opinion.

That's the only thing holding me back from getting my gauntlets out there... Affording a gallon kit at one time. :lol

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That's quite a jump you've made from the posting of the original sculpt buckle and the one you have on here. Curious.

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Keith, that is looking awesome man. Can you send me the trade info please?

Thanks!

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is the «trade info» already available? if so send away!
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jawafive== do you have something to say? why not come out and say it? rather than pu$$yyfooting around it...

I didnt know the teacher was going to check my work... but for starters, is there another belt to date as accurate as this? If there is, I havnt seen it. Dullams is right up here.. but its not avaiable.. as far as i know... and any other belt.. rescast??? well, lets just say that i have a history of the midas touch with everything i try.. sculpting this belt... i guess we can add to it.


I have owned 2 batguano belts and this wouldnt line up with it in a million years... i did take some general size measurements from it.. but thats just cause I didn want to end up with a rubies sized.. or BA over sized belt.. I felt Guanos belt had a good size.

if there is any part of the sculpt you wish to see... id be glad to post it... I just didnt think it was necessary given the difference from my belt to all the rest.. i think i took pics all the way through.. gawd knows iv sent Dullam an bats about 3 dozen pics from start to finish... write them if you like...

I hate to sound like a (edit).. but im a bit offended.. call me crazy... :cookoo but I dont know you.. never interacted with you.. and well, i wouldnt come to a thread of yours a pi$$ on two months of your work in public..

Appreciated.


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Im not going to edit my last post.. because I was/am truely offended and editing posts is weak... BUT perhaps i over reacted.. Jawafive.. you should sent a PM for this kind of stuff. I find your post very disrespectful.. But i do apologize for blowing up. Id appreciate one in return.

I wasnt in the mood to post every pic of every stop along the way.. thats why I stopped updating the thread on J's site. Infact Bats said.. why post every one.. show the finished product.. so this is what I did. i have only been posting so much here because I wanted FB on color.. as well as gaging interest...

again, sorry for blowing up. Long day.


Everyone else.. Thanks for your support. I am really enjoying this hobby.. negativity aside.

The belt is going to evolve I think.. I am always finding SOME way to make things better. So i dont want to commit to any one thing...


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thanks for the update, I appreciate you being so clear on what you're offering. And about this «could this be a recast?» thing, I find this amusing (well, sad and amusing). Even though each artist creates a unique piece, a quality BB belt is going to look like... someone else's BB belt! To say «hey yours looks like mine», well duh, it should if its well made! but I digress...

Anyways, Kbillan: emoticon
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No sniping at each other. Or the thread will be shut for a cool off period.

FWIW, there have been a few other versions of the belt out there. GermanBat did one, as well as Bronze Armory. I have one of the GB belts.

At the end of the day, it's just a Batman costume. And it's supposed to be fun.

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Absolutely.

I apologized.. i dont want to get into any ridiculous internet fights.. its just a bit classless to be called out like that in public from someone i have never interacted with.. I took offense.

So-- i was my hands of that.

If anyone out there has photo shop.. i would just about kill for a pic edit.. the TDK magazine cover.. and this pic.. if one could crop out my buckle, size it down and then shop it above the one on bale.. i would be UBER appreciative.. and I dont forget favors ;)


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the alignment isn't perfect, but it shows that you've pretty much nailed it:

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Awesome work...

can you put it OVER top of the original.. i wanted to see both next to eachother...

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while you were answering, I made another, using a manip I made recently. I'll do the one you just asked right after

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I tried to match the angle and dimensions. Not as easy as i thought, I've never done more copy/paste in my life! The movie buckle might have straighter lines, but we're talking millimeters here, just a tiny bit. Also the camera angle is not exactly the same in both pictures, which can give the impression the differences are bigger than they really are.

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Since other belts were mentioned I thought I would post a pic of one of the best thats available out there. Its a urethane version that is to my knowledge the ONLY one available and wont scratch up your armor. It has an all real metal in mold finish, to many individual parts to mention, and just plain ROCKS! You can use the pics as a reference :up

Its also still available for trade but very hard to find.



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cool.. size is a tad off.. but beggers cant be choosers LOL..

it might be the angle i shot it at too.. making the lines look off...

for some reason the center on the real deal no longer looks [sign in to see URL]... but that again, might be angle..

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