3d printed Batman Buoy

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3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by rsaffle » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:12 am

I designed the buoy from Batman the movie and 3d printed it. This was my test print and it printed fine. I didn't take my time painting and cleaning this one up but I'm sharing it anyway. It's actually pretty cute next to my Hallmark Batboat. lol

I plan on printing a larger Funko figure sized version or maybe even a Hot Toys one. I could give those a much better paint job. I plan on posting the files for free online soon but PM me if you can't wait. I'm working on a Batphone right now. I hope to make a small light up version and a full size one.

Also just finished an accurate Batman communicator and Green Hornet TV series gasmask and gas gun and a 40's serial gas gun that I will share soon too.

Anybody have any good images of Miss Kitkas little beeping cat? I laugh every time I see it. I don't think anyone has made that yet.
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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by Meule » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:46 pm

That looks fantastic
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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by ironfist » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:29 pm

That’s fantastic!!!

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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by Ben Bentley » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:56 pm

This is really neat! 3D printing is such an exciting prospect for smaller scale props and dioramas. What a time to be alive, eh?

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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by Meule » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:23 pm

If you're doing the Green Hornet gasmask why not Batman and Robin's too? ;-)
Ben is right, there's so many props that suddenly become 'available' to fans and collectors... my list is endless
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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by rsaffle » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:18 am

I agree Ben. I used to design toys and promotional items for Sonic, Braum's and Walmart kids meals type stuff so I have some experience, but I've only been 3D printing and designing for a couple months so anything is possible. I'm printing my own toys!!! How cool is that! lol The various printing websites are very cool too and share their files. Even if you don't design your own there are countless files available but you do have to have some crafting, painting and modeling skills.

Meule I found a file for Batman's gasmask already available on "Thingverse" that took a little of my steam away from making that. Link is below. He did a good job but it's a little cartoonish looking for my tastes. I want screen accurate as possible but of course I'm also held back by my skill level. I will design one for sure in the near future. Interesting that both gasmasks utilized mouth pieces to hold them in place making it impossible to talk. I may make a second version of my Hornet mask that uses straps so someone could wear it in cosplay easier.

BTW, I found some very high quality images from the original gas masks being sold in auction. Not sure if this link has been shared here before. I wish I could find images this good for everything I wanted to make.

https://us.propstoreauction.com/view-au ... lot/32363/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4308956

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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by Meule » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:40 pm

I agree with you totally on making the mask as screen accurate as possible, but the file isn't all that bad... The red tubes are obviously the wrong color and the oxygen sign is a little too big, but all in all that mask doesn't look that bad... It'd make a great base to get it to perfection
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Re: 3d printed Batman Buoy

Post by mwilbury » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:09 pm

Great job, rsaffle. Love it.

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