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by Chuck Williams
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 200606

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Every step along the way is taken with the care and safety of the original in mind.
That is why I am making a copy of it to modify rather than dig in on the original which is what I think they did to create the Wayne Manor bust.
by Chuck Williams
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 200606

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Fortunately it is made to go back together! No harm done..
by Chuck Williams
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 200606

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Back to the bust! I got distracted by a phone calling! So I had to do some research to know what I could coat the porous bisque porcelain with to keep the silicone mold rubber from grabbing but could be removed so it retains it's beautiful finish . I hope I got it right! To make the temporary mold e...
by Chuck Williams
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Thanks Guys!
Lou, I'm taking it to a local electrician to talk to him about wiring and lighting.
He deals with vintage pieces and is also game for new projects!
I know I need a lot of light from my photo flood lamp experiment...
Stay tuned!
by Chuck Williams
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Thanks guys!!
This is still the original phone with Bondo bottom.
Next step is molding...😊
by Chuck Williams
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

I thought red primer was appropriate.

I wouldn't go any higher with it for the Commissioners phone.

A spot here or there to buff but overall I think it's done...
by Chuck Williams
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

LOL!!!!
by Chuck Williams
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Well I did a test and I can use Bondo after all. Saves me a step! After seeing it like this , I think this will be a nice tall boy Commissioner Gordon phone height. I was thinking it may have been a bit short but now, I'm not so sure. My thought was to go high and cut them down to the client desired...
by Chuck Williams
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

LOL!!
by Chuck Williams
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Actual color of Gordon's Batphone
Replies: 13
Views: 12162

Re: Actual color of Gordon's Batphone

Here are some shots from the DVDs. The sharp edges say "cast" to me. Vacuform would be more rounded. The light shows fiberglass matte texture. The last shot shows that seam line on the hand piece going along the seam where the ear and mouth piece would come unscrewed.. It also shows the da...
by Chuck Williams
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: Actual color of Gordon's Batphone
Replies: 13
Views: 12162

Re: Actual color of Gordon's Batphone

Yep, both the hand piece and the phone body were made in the prop shop. You can see the curved seam lines where the grip goes into the ear and mouth pieces and no seams where the caps would otherwise screw off... From what I can see it looks like they started with translucent red pigment in the cast...
by Chuck Williams
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

So I got curious and took a piece of red WW fabric and stuck it inside a shell I had here and put them both on top of a photoflood lamp...
Can't wait to see what the translucent red resin pigment will look like but this shows show accurate fiberglass strands!
by Chuck Williams
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Interesting!
Makes me wonder if the retrofit that center circle over the former raised open circle...

The more I see this the more happy I am with the base phone I have...
by Chuck Williams
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Perfect! It's like the ascent of man. I was talking with Scott and the original red button completely took me by surprise! Forgot all about it. The raised circle is an air bubble trap waiting to happen so I'm glad they went to a raised flat area. I just can't wait to cast one up in that translucent ...
by Chuck Williams
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 142
Views: 182441

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Got the blocks attached and found a fantastic filler for the center push button area.

One wrinkle is that I can't use Bondo for the extended base.

This predates the modern phone cases and the plastic is damaged by the solvent in it.

I'll have to use clay and then bodyshop the casting...