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This is comming together nicely. I really like how the compression vest came out.

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I like the capsule additions!

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Qtip containers!! why didn't I think of that emoticon

Great work!!!! emoticon
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Lovin it. I have ideas in mind for those containers too.

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Looks good!
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A lot of work going on here, nice job!
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 Small update guys. I made some changes to the belt. New capsules. I got 6, 3inch acrylic tubes cut and the half spheres for the ends.
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Painted a new set of Q-tip containers. Only six this time.(wanna leave room for a batarang.)
Now since this suit is a tribute to my childhood, if you will. It is inspired by Neal Adams Batman. For the buckle I felt like I had to leave it be since I was
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came out great. Im very happy with it.
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All together.
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Also finished my chest logo. Im happy with it as well.
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Continued.
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I also ordered this 3 inch wide yellow leather belt. Should be here by Tuesday.
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I am amazed at the ingenuity and vision on this board! Just fantastic!!!! Can't wait to see it all complete!
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Simply awesome.

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Okay I started on my new utility belt. First off, a BIG THANKS, to Gothams Batman for his awesome find. Without it this build would still be in limbo.
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Then I bought 5 sets of these markers at the 99 cent store. I found the yellow one took the paint better.
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 This is what they look like all painted up. Still need to mount them to a belt, and figure out my buckle situation.
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Not a problem at all, bro! Sorry to pop in so late, as I have little time on the Costume Vault. I just want to say I REALLY like what you did with my idea. It actually looks better as comic style belt IMO. Thanks for thanking me btw, lol. Glad I could help! On a side note. Where did you get your waist trimmer? My compression undershirts work, but Im looking for something more. I REALLY like how that works.


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Thanks guys, you too selina. @ GothamsBatman. If you are refering to my muscle vest, I made it myself. Alot of time and thought went in to putting that together. Happy with the results. Most of all, its comfy.
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Excellent work! I really like what you are doing. Can you give me more details about how you made that buckle?

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Thanks guys, you too selina. @ GothamsBatman. If you are refering to my muscle vest, I made it myself. Alot of time and thought went in to putting that together. Happy with the results. Most of all, its comfy.



I know you did, bro! I can see that and it looks outstanding! Once I get the funds, I'll definitely be tackling something like this. When I said waist trimmer I was referring to the unitard type thing you wore under the vest to make it more pronounced.

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@Gothamsbatman: Under the vest Im just wearing a black compression top by Starter (wal-mart), bottoms are Eastbay. Dont tell anybody but I am actually wearing a waist trimmer too. Just for good measure.


@Ibnzbass4: For the buckle I first made a template of the buckle on graph paper. Then traced it on a sheet of .030" styrene. The first/bottom layer was just a rectangle. Put it aside. Then trace and cut the outline of the buckle. Then I used superglue gel to glue it down to more styrene. Cut out and repeat til you get the thickness you want. Then ALOTof SANDING!!! I hate sanding. Gave me high school wood shop [sign in to see URL]. After I was satified I glued it down to the rectangle piece. Now I had a flat buckle. I wanted a curve so I used my daughters blow dryer and heated up the backside of the buckle a bit. Then I took an elastic ankle wrap bandange to bend it around a paint can. Then I heated it up more while wrapped to the can. Let stay on for 3 to 4 hours. And your good. Hope that helps.
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@Gothamsbatman: Dont tell anybody but I am actually wearing a waist trimmer too. Just for good measure.




Haha, you're secrets safe with me emoticon Not to emoticon, but I thought I would let you know that I have a few more tutorials coming. Arkham spats and functional gauntlets! Just stay tuned, bro!

Now back to BigBat23's scheduled thread.

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Forgive the simple question, but where did you pick the stuff up at?

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I ordered it from Plastruct Inc.
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I want to get some so I appreciate the info. Looking really good! emoticon

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Belt just about done.
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I still have 1 capsule and 1 more pouch to put on. I ran out of screws. Also working out how to attach all my toys.

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That belt is just beautiful. I love it.
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 emoticon emoticon emoticon
Excellent work my friend! Excellent!

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Small update. One step closer to completing my belt. In the pics Im wearing the belt backward. No one home to take the pics for me.
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Easy acesess batarang. My rang still needs to be finished. Waiting on supplies from Plastruct.
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Removeable batrope. Now I gotta find some small hinges for my foldable mini rangs. Folded they will fit in the pouches.
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Looks super smooth!

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A few more things to add.
I painted up an [sign in to see URL]. flashlight to put on my belt.
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One small batarang. (the plan is for them to fold and have one in every pouch. We will see how that goes.)
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What are you cutting that stuff with? I'm assuming its all the styrene you ordered.

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The styrene I used for the chest emblem is as thin as paper so scissors did the the job. Then lightly sanded the edges with very fine grit sandpaper. The big batarang I cut out with a razor after layer after layer were glued together. Then evened out with my dremmel. The small rangs I had to cut out with scissors also as it was to hard to use the razor. Then went around the outside with my dremmel. Wainting for more styrene to finish the big one. Should be here today.
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I should note, I'm loving the upgrades on your suit. emoticon I found a hobby store in the area that sells the styrene sheets, so I'm going to craft a new buckle or 2 for my 10 cartridge belt before attempting your classic comic style belt.

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Thanks Bill. Im really trying to push the envelope on this build for myself. I never really got this indepth on a Batman costume. I want this one to be the Best Ive done so far. Well I finished my rang last night.
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That was done with sheets of styrene as well? Nice work. Did you heat the buckle for bending before or after you glued the layered sheets together? And how flexible is the rang?

Sick of my questions yet? emoticon

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