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Dark Knight

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A Cave in Your Own Home? Yes You Can!


Gotta love this. If not for the threat of alimony and child support as looming reasons to steer me otherwise, I'd be "remodeling" the house right now! Maybe if I hijacked the garage...

http://wealthsmith.com/CAVEROCK.htm

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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


That or a Grotto around the pool like Heff!

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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


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IT is pretty easy to mke your own too.

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Registered: 07-2005
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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


Can we build it? YES WE CAN!! ...wow, you know you have babysat too many years when you can quote bob the builder. I have cave's behind my house so I don't have to build one. . . wait I just told you all where my batcave is... blast it.
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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


Looks cool, but as Paul said, you can build you own. I've been thinking of doing this in my "retreat room" where my costumes are going to be on display. You can get 2"think foam about 4-6 feet long, 2' wide. A hot wire foam cutter, rasp and file to shape the foam. Attach to the wall/ceiling w/ industrial spray glue. Spray the foam w/a waterbased paint for primer, or paint on a textured paint (Lowe's or Home Depot). Spray a dark gray. With a wide brush, drybrush a medium gray, hitting most of the areas. When dry, go back w/ a lighter shade of gray, hitting not quite as much as before. Finally, go over the highest point w/a light drybrush of white. You've got a granite cave wall now. It's the same technique I use for my 40k Warhammer minatures scenery.

If you don't want to put it directly to your walls, install Masonite wallboard first. It's the brown stuff w/ smooth on one side, rough on the other. Leave the smooth side out and screw it to the walls.

If you really want to get fancy, craft openings for the screws, but cut the masonite in the widths of the foam. This way you can remove the whole piece and reinstall it. Cover the holes w/ spanish moss, or something like that.

It's not :confused and won't :beatup and when you're done, it will be waay :toocool
and you'll :dancespot and everyone will :dropjaw !

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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


For our Indiana Jones fan film we had one scene that required someone be hit on the head with a rock - obviously a real rock was out of the question so our props guy, Paul, was able to make one out of styrofoam/polystyrene, spray-paint (and a bit of real moss for effect).

I was very pleased with the way it came out and it looks very real even close up. I presume the same principles would apply to making a wall.

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Paul, i think a "do it yourself" batcave tutorial might be a popular suggestion...

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I did this one too. Which one would you want to know about? They are both easy.

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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


well, if that's a suit chamber, i'd like to know about that one...but both would seem ideal for the different tastes featured by the fellow brotherin.

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Re: A cave in your own home? Yes you can!


I'd definitely appreciate any tutorials on doing caverock construction or the suit chambers...it'll be very useful for future reference when I start building.
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