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Re: Making a working '89 Batarang...updated pics pg. 6


John,

    You did a great job there buddy. I hope the info I sent you was of some use.

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It sure was Ed,thanks.
I didn't reply to your email,did I? :huh Sorry,I'm terrible at that sometimes. :)

John :flapbat

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Re: Making a working '89 Batarang...updated pics pg. 6


So how did you keep the bungee taunt while glueing it?
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 :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw :dropjaw ...please dont threw that on me please dont!!!!!

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Re: Making a working '89 Batarang...updated pics pg. 6


Blackwood, Thanks for the info on the material

Mold tutorial, there are a lot of them out there, I have one on making a silicone case mold (as well as TONS of materials suppliers linked on this section of my site http://www.clevelandfx.com/crazylou/index.htm

I've seen some hobby shops selling resins, silicone, and even some epoxy (casting resins) so you just have to look and ask around if you want to buy locally.

I'll get some other molding tutorial links if people want them.

Tom


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 :dropjaw :dropjaw So awesome work..

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Why don't you just put a piece of spring steel in the rang? It would be alot easier.

No need for a hinge, and it would take up less time than that bungee I am sure.

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I just had a realization as to why a piece of spring steel might not have been suitable. Steel doesn't stretch and snap back like elastic does. I'm thinking an elastic is ideal because it tries to return to its normal shape(and length), keeping two surfaces flush and kind of locked against eachother as long as it is trying to return to its shape. Spring steel would just make a floppy batarang, because it wouldn't pull the pieces tight against eachother.

Great job John! You've inspired me to work on creating myself an arsenal of bat-weapons! As I'm sure you've inspired others here too.

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Actually Rick,it would be alot more difficult.
The bungee cord is so easy it's ridiculous. All I do is put the sleeves into the mold and pour it. When it's cured there are perfect channels to run the cord through. Don't get me wrong,it still takes lots of time and patience to do and can be very frustrating. Everything's very small and needs to be precise or it won't work properly.
Patrick pretty much summed up the other reasons and that's exactally what led me to the bungee cord. :wink

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I have seen spring steel used in applications similar to this. I would have to do some experiments but for now it is only speculation.

Keep in mind that it wouldn't be 'floppy' as it would snap in place quite violently.

Does anyone know how the movie prop was made?

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