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Posted 12/10/2007 12:34:36 AM


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hah! the name youngbat was a joke a long time ago, because I'm probaly older than most of the people hanging around the Brotherhoodofthebat. I was mostly known for making batsuits. I have made every single movie batsuit cept' the Batman and Robin stuff, though I did just a sculpt of the nightwing suit for a guy a while back. I have been doing most of this stuff by looking at photos, cause when I started 20yrs. ago that's all you could get. So I took the same approach here. You learn to read lens distortion, and things being closer to the camera, and farther away etc..

   I'm 55yrs. old, but I people guess me to be anywhere from late 30's to mid 40's. I stay in pretty good shape 5'11" 165lbs. run 2-4miles a day etc.

me in my foam latex BB suit. sculpted on my bodycast, made exactly as the original.

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Posted 12/10/2007 3:33:45 PM


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Yeah I'm 49 but people usually think I'm 49. I'm 6'-1' and weigh 215 lbs sorry I'm always competing. I think I'm taller, bigger and younger than you....I drive 30 to 40 miles each and every day. I've been trying to whip myself into shape but I'm deathly afraid of ending up on Dr.G's autopsy table with people standing around saying "wow he's the picture of health, only he's dead". I'd rather have them think "wow how did this guy live so long.  His body is totally used up..He must have had a good time".

Of course I'm only joking and I applaud your workout efforts. I got to run but I look forward to some chassis pictures. All this texting has got me hungry....BWD

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Posted 12/12/2007 7:41:21 PM


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BWD, don't know if I can really get any kind of full chassis shot at this point. I am just finishing up putting each body part on, and what a massive pain in the butt. To get down to where I could take a picture of the chassis any longer than say, 1ft., I would have to strip ALL the body parts off, keeping track of all the mega amount of nuts and bolts, then take the underbody off which is like a singular car body in itself, and unless I had a REAL good reason to do this, none of this stuff is gona move anywhere. I will take shots from the front like you see in the original car. there you will see probaly exactly what you have seen on the original, the "'t" thingy that holds the prone shocks, with the conical spacers, and 1/2" thick plate, the wishbone arm with the shock underneath, the gunbay area(I can get down in there from inside), and the suedu piston like things that you see on the original car. got it copied to a "t". My chassis is integrated into the body. sort of like one item serves a multiple of tasks type thing. So my chassis was built simultaneously as I built the body. I had to do this as I wanted the likeness to be exact as I could, hence, had I just built the chassis guestimating the body closeness, I risked being off. and an inch off on this car is huge. This way I have the chassis exactly where I want it in relation to the body, or body parts, and can use the chassis to full advantage. But, in order to do this, I had to follow a particular order of doing things. i.e. really had to think this whole thing through.

    Hey your in pretty good shape!. Stay that way. about two months ago I had a friend exactly my age, they found him slumped over in his front yard. I stay young(bat) as long as I can. but I know only too well that it will not last forever.

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Posted 12/12/2007 8:53:15 PM


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No problem Youngbat, I thought maybe you had taken pictures as you put it together. BWD
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Posted 12/16/2007 2:49:43 PM


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youngbat

First off your tumbler and bat suit are great.

I was wondering if you had started on the wings? I didn't see them in any of the pics. I'm asking because I am curiouse of what dimensions you came up with for them.  

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Posted 12/16/2007 5:23:10 PM


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wings?

Why do we fall, Master Bruce?
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Posted 12/16/2007 7:56:14 PM


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the flaps for breaking.

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Posted 12/17/2007 1:24:28 AM


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IC

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Posted 12/19/2007 1:56:41 AM


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Well, there's quite a few dimensions to each of the 4 shapes of what I call "rudders". There's a name for these in the dragster world, and I am drawing a blank at the moment.

I now have all 8 pairs of those goldish triangular holders done and in place. The space between each of those dictate the length of the top 2 pair. Right now I am working on the rudders that hang off of the side air intakes right in front of the super swampers. Although I do have the basic bar conection between the gold arms in place.

  Each rudder has a bar, and on each end of the bar is a sort of "profile" of the shape of the rudder as it curves. Then you have the sheet metal that is riveted to the side profiles, and bar. Each piece of this car has a million dimensions, and angles, and even curves. Some even have twists. So it's sort of like a house of cards, once you get going in one area, you have to follow that to the end. Look at the picture you posted, notice the area just underneath, and surrounding the rudders. those areas dictate what the rudder dimensions will be. There has to be a space between the frontmost rudders, and the next ones. then the rear rudder sits below the two upper ones. and the height of all the rudders, is dependant on the hoop in the back that holds the afterburner. So if your hoop is too high, or too low, it can mess up the likeness with regards to the placement of all the rudders. The chassis underneath is extremly critical to the exterior likeness of the car.

    each part of the car is linked to every surrounding area dimensionaly. So, past a certain point, I actually lean more towards creating the parts visually, rather than thinking in a linear sense. My background in sculpting from photos taught me that.

Will have new shots in about two weeks. and will have the car out of the garage for some new long shots. we are in big snow weather here, so you will get to see a tumbler in the snow for the first time! car all painted now. Solar panels should be here any day.

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Posted 12/27/2007 10:47:56 PM


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Bump...any update youngbat?

Why do we fall, Master Bruce?
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