After the other batman logo I made, I thought about how to get it bigger and better...
Having a dig around I found a good sized piece of hardboard, a nice template, some led strip and an idea..
Let the making begin..
2x A3 Printed half batman logo
Matt Black spray paint (All I had was enamel, but it did the job)
Jigsaw / Bandsaw
Step 1: Layout and Cut
I printed a half logo onto a few A3 pages in case I made mistakes, then cut them out and laid them onto the hardboard so I could see how they looked.
Under supervision of the cat, I glued them to the BACK of the board.
Using a JigSaw (Wish I had a bandsaw) I followed the edge of the paper and cut out the shape.
This needed some finishing with sandpaper.
Step 2: Make Batman Black
Next step was to ensure I had a good covering of Black on BatMan, so I covered a table (outside) with newpaper to prevent overspray (not enough and got overspray on the table)
Next I did 4 thin layers over paint, which is more effective that one big thick coat, ensuring each layer is even.
This will prevent any light patches on the finished product.
Step 3: Stiffen and Light It Up...
batman was floppy !!!!!
So needed to give him a backbone, so a piece of 45mm x 15mm wood was hotglued to the back, I will also use this as a point to hang it on the wall.
Next was to add some light to the back to finish the effect, this was simply some led strips that I cut down and wired together.
the end effect, am sure you will agree, is pretty awesome :)