Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Hedji » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:10 pm

Wowzers! That is so incredible! I love this!

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by batrunner1966 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:58 pm

Well done sir.

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:38 pm

floatinjoe wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Ben, I might have to look into a smaller version. Still think you did an amazing job.

That would be awesome, you'll have to let us know how it turns out. Part of me is tempted to make the smaller version too.

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Bat65 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:29 am

That is pretty cool Ben! Great eye, and great job!
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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Jim Akin » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:04 am

Outstanding! I'd go to IKEA more often if Alfred were around to assemble everything. :)

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Blue Meanie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:09 pm

Outstanding work!

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by rickrickrick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:00 pm

Awesome idea! Great execution!

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Ben Bentley » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:12 am

Thanks for the kind words all! Another week on and i'm still pleased as punch every time I walk in to my home office and lay eyes on it.

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Chuck Williams » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:41 am

What a fun thing to make!! SWEET!!!
Top notch work Ben, WELL DONE!!!
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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:06 am

Thanks again, everyone!

A few of you have told me that you're building your own, i'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Batfanman » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:29 pm

Just in time for Halloween - 9" Bat-signal!! Thanks, Ben for your inspiration! Off to Gotham City Hall! :)
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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by mwilbury » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:03 am

Looking good. I'll echo FloatinJoe's question from earlier... how does it look projected against the wall?
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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Batfanman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:43 pm

Image projection is the thing. The logistics of how a searchlight works differs from the concept of this type of lamp. I'm no expert, but there are elements that would be needed to allow for a clear & discernible projection of the image, most notably, higher light intensity behind the bat gobo and, I imagine, some sort of parabolic mirror behind the bulb. Any further/potential mods will be noted as my research/results continue.

That said, I find this to be a really cool display piece that delighted the kids (& parents) in my neighborhood on Halloween and it now resides along side my Shakespeare bust & Batphone, looking right a home!
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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Thefanboy59 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:55 pm

Awesome display there buddy!

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Re: Ben's IKEA customized Bat-Signal

Post by Dan E Kool » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:40 am

Great work, Batfanman!
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