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This suit is looking fantastic! Always good to see the blue and Greg!



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Ive decided to scrap the latex cape, its a bit to short for me and I dont like the look of the seams.
I have since see somone show a technique for creating a cape out of a single piece of fabric by folding and cutting it a certain way, so I plan to do this instead out of a single piece of blue faux leather. I have orded some samples to find the closes match to the shade of blue I want, so I will update as soon as I get the cape material.

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This is absolutely awesome! I love the blue and grey suits. Can't wait to see this cape. What are your plans for gloves?
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This is absolutely awesome! I love the blue and grey suits. Can't wait to see this cape. What are your plans for gloves?



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I have ordered some XL long blue plain leather gloves. They are elbow length so I can adjust them to the length I want. They are a womans opra glove which I found on ebay, they do them in a XL size and acording to their size chart they have a [sign in to see URL] / 21cm palm which is a big enough palm size for me.
They are a dark blue but I have some blue and white leather paint to colour match then to my cape once I have the material to copy. For the glove fins I may cut them out of foam or I am thinking of sculpting them, making a mould and casting a set like I did for my 89 suit.
They should turn up next week so I will post pics when they get here. emoticon

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OK this has been a little slow on progress while I was trying to find a suitable colour faux leather for the cape. I have the boots and gloves ready for painting blue but needed to the cape sorted first in case I couldn't find a good enough match and need to alter the cowls colour to match the cape. Thankfully I found a leatherette which is a very good match for the plasti dip flex blue I am using so things can get moving again. emoticon

The material came yesterday and I couldn't wait to start, so last night I folded the material a few times, cut some pieces off and made a one piece seamless cape.

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I plan to add a fastening system at the weekend. The material has a white fabric backing which I plan to dye blue, I have plenty of off cuts to test this on first.

Not a bad start on the cape for about 15/20 mins work. Hope you guys like it.


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Looks Great Lee.

It must have been hard to track down a piece that long and wide.

Years ago I used a black King Size bed sheet.
My guess is that could be latex'd pretty well.

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Looks Great Lee.

It must have been hard to track down a piece that long and wide.

Years ago I used a black King Size bed sheet.
My guess is that could be latex'd pretty well.



Cheers Ed. Its not as hard as I thought it was going be. Most leatherette I found is sold from 140cm wide rolls and is sold by the meter in one continuous lenght so I ordered 3m for about £18 which I thought was really good for a sheet almost 5ft wide by 10ft. I'm 6ft I so i would have liked it a little wider so the cape could be a little longer but this will do for now. I did find someone selling 170cm wide rolls but it was to dark a blue, but I will keep looking. Still £18 for a leatherette cape isn't bad.

Yeah a bed sheet would latex pretty well I would think, but I'm liking the ease of the leatherette method now after my last experience with latexing a cape. emoticon

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Been working on my boots over the last few days.

Bought some black Gotham boots of ebay.

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Cut the strap off that went over the front as I didn't think that looked right for the version i'm doing

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So impressed with the ingenuity and and dedication here. Everything looks so good. The blue is clean.

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So impressed with the ingenuity and and dedication here. Everything looks so good. The blue is clean.



Thanks. Yeah im really enjoying the process and I'm also really liking the shade of blue. emoticon

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Done a bit more to the balaclava, Ive trimed the neck and added another section that sits on my shoulders and back which the cape then sits on top of and keeps it in place.

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On to the gloves. The version im doing has very long thin fins on his gloves.

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I made some comic con friendly fins out of craf foam sandwiched between blue leatherette.

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I then painted them with the blue leather paint.

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Cut slots in the leather gloves and inserted the fins from the inside.

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I then painted the gloves with the leather paint.

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I'm really happy with how they turned out

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LOVE this build!! I'm partial to the comic book look myself, and the fact that you're tackling a blue one is even more impressive.

Kudos!
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LOVE this build!! I'm partial to the comic book look myself, and the fact that you're tackling a blue one is even more impressive.

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Thanks. Im loving the blue too, it's going to make a refreshig change for me to the usual all black suit. Once the suit is done I plan to make some gadgets for it too.

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Tried it all on earlier today to see how its shaping up. Think its getting there, few more tweeks to do yet, paint the inside of the cape blue, shape the leg muscles some more as they need more blending and I also need to add calf muscles to fill the boots out.

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Looks great!
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Thanks guys. emoticon

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Ive painted the inside of the cape, it took a whole day to do! emoticon But I think it looks alot better.
I did trim the leg muscles a bit more and it looked ok in the mirror but the camera is still picking out the lines too much so I plan to trim them some more to try and soften the lines out. I have also add some calf muscles which fill out the boots better.

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I think you nailed it Lee.
Wear it proudly. emoticon

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Congratulations on the result of your hard work, this suit looks great!

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Thanks guys. emoticon
Really happy with how this turned out, ive trimed the thigh muscles more and they look much better.
I am planning to wear this to an event not this weekend but next weekend which my son also wants to come with me to, so I am now trying to put together a comic version Robin for him between now and then emoticon I will put some progress pics up in another thread when I get a chance, hope it turns out OK and its get finished in time emoticon

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Great COMIC Book look and work!!!

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