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Sonar Functional Cowl


Hi Bros, I’m sure most of you have seen the functional Sonar Belt I posted up in here last year. I believe it’s been moved to the Schumacher zone of the forum...

This is what I’ve been working on and off with for the past while. Finally glad to have it finished. I was lucky enough to pick up a Hard Copy of the Sonar Cowl with the Val Kilmer face built in.

I firstly cut the eyes out as the plan was to try and achieve the look of the cowl at the end of the film where the Sonar Eyes flip down and you see the Lenses with the grid/grill and LED eyes just as he throws the Sonar Batarang so of course the eyes had to go on this piece.

I then went to work on the dreaded... sand,filler,primer repeat lol, my OCD wouldn’t let me be happy with it until the last rough bump or pinhole was filled. But it was worth it for that super smooth finish.

I then painted it up with a final coat of primer before adding the Sonar silver pigments to the paint and giving it the final top coat you see in the pics. This is a display piece so I was happy enough doing this in a gloss finish.

Lastly I bought a pair of smoked sunglasses and removed the lenses and added the grill/grid effect with a steel silver sticker which I cut into fine lines to create a similar effect like that of the movie. For the LEDs I added some strips on the inside and blacked out the back of the lenses.

Happy to finally have this finished and to show you guys it. It was a lot of work and I’m happy with the final result and to be able to now have a functional Sonar Cowl and Belt.

Hope you like the pics.


EARLY SANDING AND PRIMER

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FINAL PAINT ON COWL AND FACE PAINTED

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LENSES AND LIGHT UP LED’s

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REFERENCE OF ORIGINAL LENSES FROM FILM

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That is so freakin' cool Bro. Fantastic job and great attention to detail. I am VERY impressed. emoticon

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Thank you Uncle Ed, really appreciate that bro. I have a video of the LED’s coming on. I don’t know how to post the video on here. I will send you it in a email Sir.
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Wow.. That has to be a first. Innovative man, really cool. Great work.

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Very nice! Is it wearable?
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That looks incredible. Great work. Sonar is one of my favorite cowls.

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Thanks for posting this, its a fantastic work and I love the look and finish! Congratulations , your work is always amazing!

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