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Picture of The Bat-Fan
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Ok, so I've been badgered and taunted about this project for quiet some time.  Finally, I decided to take the plunge and modify the ceiling fan in my living room into a Bat Fan.

The main photo is of said bat-fan, a humorous Demotivational style poster.  You can actually buy the "bat / dragon wing" fan blades here.  But, like any decent DIY'er worth his salt, I decided to make my own.  SO, on with the show!
 
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Step 1: Formulating a Bat-Plan ....

Picture of Formulating a Bat-Plan ....
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First off, after receiving the motivating photo, we need to take an assessment of what we have and what we need.  Along with this will be the monumental task of choosing a style for your bat wings.

Ok, first things needed is a ceiling fan.  Just so happens I have a five bladed one in my living room.  It's white with brass accents.  The only problem that I see right now is what the Hades am I going to do with the light assembly.  I suppose that will be an extra challenge for this project.

I've included an evolution of the bat symbol (per the Fair Use Act, of course).  While this one doesn't have all the different symbols used over the years, it is one of the better ones.  This is what will be helping us design the new fan blades, ... er ... wings, that is.

Step 2: Resources necessary

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Ok, ceiling fan - check.
Bat Symbol designs - check.

Now, for the other components to this project -

Materials Necessary
large sheet of cardboard
1/4" smooth plywood
Primer paint
Colored paints

Tools Necessary
phillips screwdriver
tape measure
pencil
Xacto knife
jig saw (with smooth wood cut blade)
sanding block
disposable paint brushes
ngibilisco2 years ago
this would fit right in my buddies batman dining room
Lord_Pruitt (author)  ngibilisco1 year ago
Batman dining room? Photos???
Lord_Pruitt (author) 1 year ago
Updated with the latest cosmetic changes
monsterlego2 years ago
nananananananananana bat-fan!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Same bat time, same bat ceiling-fan!
CementTruck2 years ago
Paint the gold portions of the fan yellow and the white portions gray.

If you ever do this to another fan give it the black paint job with a red pinstripe.

Holy Azure Turbulence Batman!
That is such a sweet idea! You should put a picture of your fan first, it looks great :)