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Re: My own '89 Batarang(no pics yet)


Alright, here are some long awaited pics.
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This first one was taken without a flash. I was hoping to get close to the thing to show how I'm using putty to make the edge between the main body of the rang and the metal blades as neat as possible. I think it's most visible in this pic.

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And finally, the rang, held in my hand for scale:
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I made it out of 1/4" birchwood, and laminated it with some modeler's sheet styrene. The ridges I created from plastic sprue left over from some model kits. The blades I cut and shaped from galvanized steel I found laying around the shop. I didn't end up getting the blades to be as big as I wanted, because I accidentally ground one too far, and for the sake of neatness and uniformity I had to grind the other one down to that size as well as I could. Overall though I'm very pleased so far with my first attempt.

Well there you have it. I'll have more pics up when it's complete and painted.

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Re: My own '89 Batarang(NEW PICS PAGE 2)


Wow that looks amazing!!
I wish my first rang i did a few weeks ago looked like yours.
really nice work dude.

Cant wait to see it painted :cheers
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Man that looks sweet dude must be proud of yourself good work bro :up

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Re: My own '89 Batarang(NEW PICS PAGE 2)


Thanks guys :) It's gonna be a week or two before I finish it and get it all painted, but its gonna look sweet. I have to putty it up a bit more before I paint it.

One other thing about it that could be better was that its not perfectly symmetrical, even though I used Blackwood Bat's photo as a sawing template. For some reason the left wing is a couple millimeters longer from the center to the wingtip than the right wing. Even though it was a small difference I had to do the measurements differently for that side. If you look closely you can see the 2 inner big white ridges don't exactly come up to the exact same height on the ears or on the tail. That's because of the difference in the wings.

A minor nitpick, I guess, but it's all about attention to detail, right?

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Very Nice!! :up


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Yeah, I noticed that too about the imperfection of the design shape. I didn't want to rag on anyone though. Maybe the actual rang in the film was made that way, or maybe the scan and pics are from an angle or something. :huh

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Kool thats gona kick ass man :up good job

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Sweet looking rang :up

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Very nice looking piece there. I like the way you incorporated the metal blades at the end - very nice touch.

Does anyone have an actual, dimensioned template for these '89 rangs? If so, I'd like to get one. If one does not exist, and if someone knows the actual correct dimensions, send them to me and I'll draw a perfectly clean one up in AutoCAD & post it here for everyone to use. I did that with the '89 forearm guards & it seemed to be useful to several folks, so I'll do it with the rangs & other armor pieces as I get the measurements.

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I believe on page 9 or 10, of this board, there's a thread by Blackwood Bat with a scan of one of his '89 batarangs. If you double the scale of the photo and print it it becomes an accurate template for the rang. It should be about 8.25" from wingtip to wingtip.

That's what I used.

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