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I pulled out a water backpack that i have for walking. I noticed there is some heavy duty mesh on it as well as some cheaper mesh. The heavy duty one though is in the shape of a diamond and looks like what they are using in the dark knight suit.

What we need is some set pics of them putting Bale into the suit. Cause I would guess the chest, bicep armor is separate while the rest was all either sewn onto the suit or glued.

The ribbed stuff under the mesh though whats all your take on it. I know there is a thread about it but It could be designed for airflow to help keep Bale and stuntmen cool. All it would take is some select spots to put holes in it and you'd get some air flow. It'd still be hot but any air flow helps.

Anyway I'm probably gonna go the route of generic mesh that looks close enough. Close enough is Close enough besides I have a lot of work to do with scuplting first and what not.

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I have finally gotten a hold of someone. I have been talking with him and hopefully will have more info. This fabric supplier was suggested by tsuyosa and appear to have 3 of the fabrics used for the suit. The bad news and I don't know how bad till I hear back from them, but they do have a minimum order because they are a wholesale supplier. I am checking with them to see what that is.

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Thanks for your hard work, Keith. I appreciate it and I'm sure others do too. I know how tough it can be to deal with wholesalers so let me know if I can be of any assistance.

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I'm appreciative too; this has to be an exhausting endeavour. I look forward to the end results though.
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I'm appreciative too; this has to be an exhausting endeavour. I look forward to the end results though.



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Heard back from the fabric supplier and I have bad news the minimum quantity to the order is in the thousands. I did ask what the cost would be just to see for kicks, but I'm certain its well out of our range. Sad thing is I believe this place would of nailed down three of the fabrics in one shot. I do have some other leads Ill keep pushing through.

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That's a real kick in the balls. Oh well, we'll find other sources, it'll just take some time.

That was some awesome detective work you did, though. emoticon
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Hi guys,the fabric used in TDK suit was sourced from the UK. This is where the suits for the world premieres got their mesh fabric from. Narrowed it done to country at least emoticon
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keith... this company you talked to is a distributor, right?

Would it possible to get one of his clients to sell us the quantity needed? I'm pretty sure it would have to be a one shot deal, not to break the balls of anyone, but I think it's plausible.

One way or another, thx a lot for your research, mate.

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Ak, been MIA the past few days so i missed the post on this.

Glad you did get a hold of someone! I tried shooting some e-mails but didn't hear back.

I guess the next step would be to find clients, as a10#### suggested

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[sign in to see URL] for the info. emoticon
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i gotta pic of the TDK suits made by Warner Bros. in OZ --can't figure how to 'upload' the sucker. forgive me, i'm new at this emoticon any tips guys?
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You'll need to upload to an account like photobucket or imageshack then link it here using the 'insert image' button when you post. Or send it to me, I'll do it for you.

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I think this is dead on put it in 2 layers..

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Hi Guys, here's the pic i tiod you about -Movie World suits. The 'boots' let it down -but other than that i'd kill for one & add my own boots emoticon -hope image helps --by the way-thanks pjwares for your kind offer, but i figured i'd better learn this pic posting myself. Appreciate it. .[url][sign in to see URL]
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Any time due. Can't see it though.



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There you go.

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bummer ---what did i do wrong?
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The link is for the page, not the image. If you right click on the photo and go to 'properties' the actual image link will come up. Just copy and past that.

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look what I found for the mesh

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Hi Guys. I am new here and I am very impressed with the help all of you have offered for newbs like me. I have been watching this topic for awhile and trying to do my own searching for a possible fabric lead. I tried seattlefabrics, which I was suprised did not even write back. They are only 2 hours from where I live. Another place I tried recommended their Macro Mesh Silver at this link [sign in to see URL]

What do you think?

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BUMP !!!! emoticon

I've read through this entire thread and no answers yet ?? Great detective work though. Some good leads goin' on.

I'm in the process of acquiring a new cowl that I'd LOVE emoticon to use mesh on, but I too have had little luck.

If anyone has figured it out yet, I'd be interested in going in on some emoticon

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Ok so thanks to leiter22 i just spent an hour surfing the web and was about to give up till I found this. Call me crazy but I think that this is it, or at very least really really REALLY close. What do you guys think? A winner or a Flop?
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well the picture is rather small, hard to tell. I'll probably be going with this:
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That material looks perfect but is it a four-way stretch? That was my only problem when it came time to working on the suit. If it works then I would be in for it!

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Well even if the fabric is not very flexible, you could always get some lingerie mesh suit (about $20), and use that where required, basically the articulations. A bit more work, but should take care of the flexibility issue.

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tsuyosa posted this pic on the first page of the thread....

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.....looks pretty darn close. Even has the backing material already attached. Not just fishnet if you know what I mean. emoticon Only problem is I can't seem to find it noted WHERE he actually found that image, or what company sells it. emoticon

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I'm pretty sure that its a Foam Mesh wich is stretchy to an extent.

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I've been doing a lot of research and spent a lot of money on samples and I've been told that I need to purchase the 4-way stretch fabric. I've come to the conclusion that is not true.

I've looked closely and you can see that at certain areas of the suit such as the knees the fabric is bunched up to allow movement. This same ideas flows to the calves, shoulders, and elbows as well. That mesh foam looks exactly perfect. Especially since the actual mesh on the suit is a gray instead of a black. The problem lies, how do we design a pattern for the fabric to follow this movement and make it practical?

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That looks nice Johann

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