Batgirl Batty Award replica

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danbar
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Batgirl Batty Award replica

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I finally finished my replica of the Batty Award trophy. As you'll remember, the "First Annual Batty" was awarded to Batgirl for "best-dressed crime-fightress" in Gotham City. It took me quite awhile to track down all of the trophy components that I needed, including an exact match of the original prop's torch-bearing trophy-topper. She was originally a winged-goddess, so with much effort, I had to remove the wings from the metal topper. I could not find a trophy base that I was satisfied with, so I ended up making my own.

The base and the wings/cape are wood. Everything else is metal. It stands 16" tall, which I believe is the height of the original prop.

There was a lot of trial and error before coming to this final product. I have a completed proto-type ( although the scale is slightly smaller) that I will be listing on Ebay in the near future. I will add a link to the auction in the Merchandise section of this forum when I list it, if anyone is interested.

I have a few more Batgirl props in the works. In the meantime, I hope you like my trophy.
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This is something I'm also working on. Proportions look great. Base is terrific. I'm having a great deal of trouble sourcing an appropriate column.

Not to nitpick, but rather as an observation that might help, I'm pretty sure "BATTY" is also italic. And if you have any flexibility in the spacing, "First Annual" could be further away from "Batty" - it's a little close.

Thanks for sharing!

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This looks terrific! I have found the topper, only mine is plastic. She also has wings, but I think it'll be far less effort to remove the plastic wings with a Dremel. I'm on the hunt for the column! Thanks for the inspiration. Hmmm.... perhaps while I'm at it, I can make one for my buddy Catgreg?? :P
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Fantastic job, I love it
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Kudos for the grand detective work!!!
Looks GREAT!!!
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Here is an updated photo. I had the plate on the front of the trophy re-done again. The size and spacing of the letters is more accurate. I am now content with it.
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Still one of the most unique prop replicas I've ever seen, fantastic
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Meule wrote: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 am Still one of the most unique prop replicas I've ever seen, fantastic
Meule - Thank you for your kind words. They are very encouraging. More Batgirl props in the works.
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