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BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 am

So after many years of waiting, I've finally decided to leap into making my BatRadio. Unlike the original, this will be made out of layered styrene sheets instead of wood and the insides will be neater than the original as well for a more aesthetically pleasing look ;).

I started with some basic images of the original prop, scaled by the 2003 Batman costume and prop guide, and made templates for the front and back using the inages to guide my lines to make it as accurately shaped as possible.
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I also found some perfect brass expanded metal for the disk on the front as well as some frosted plexiglass for the light cover. I will try to update this thread as I can.

Thanks for looking,
Mike M.
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by ironfist » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:15 pm

This is awesome. I’m also kind of shocked that no ones done a 3D print STL of this yet?

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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by batrunner1966 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm

Looking great.
Thanks for sharing the original prop pics.

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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:09 pm

ironfist wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:15 pm
This is awesome. I’m also kind of shocked that no ones done a 3D print STL of this yet?
Thanks! And yeah I was surprised too.. eh I'm partial to scratch building anyways. What would be cool is a STL of the cowl shell.. that would be interesting for sure!
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by floatinjoe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:13 am

Great idea in using the styrene sheets. Looking forward to the finished product.

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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by Meule » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:11 am

That looks pretty cool so far, can't wait to see the finished Batradio
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:07 pm

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the support! I'll be pouring the molds later tonight (2 -piece mold for the body, and 1-piece dump mold for the back cover plate). I'll make several cast in black onyx resin when I get some time this next week :D
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:21 pm

For all those on the RPF here is a link to my build over there: https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=293597
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:07 am

Long time no update!! I have a new mold made for these and have gotten some pretty good casting out of them for the main body and the back plate. Next up, the electrical components come in this week!
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:35 am

Here is one after paint, and the brass screws holding the back plate on. Please note that in the first picture, there is a noticable "lump" of what looks like dripping paint. That's not what it is. The image exaggerates a small c-scar that I put in the sculpt to mimick peeling wood. It's definitely not that noticable in person.
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 am

With the lights, and body finished with the exception of the brass circle and button on the front here is a quick video overview of the body, and the lighting test: https://youtu.be/1ky9S1UEWCc
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:48 am

Here is the finished product: Image
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by batrunner1966 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am

Delicious!

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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by Meule » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Congrats on a job well done
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Re: BatRadio Build

Post by PropReplicator2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Thank you for your kindness citizens! The support is much appreciated ;)
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