Real Batarang

Introduction: Real Batarang

About: I like to make films and do special effects. Follow and comment!

Hey, I just collected all of the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and rally wanted to try the Batarang throwing effect. But first I needed a Batarang. One that WORKED. So I came up with one. It is functional and DANGEROUS. THIS IS NOT A TOY!!! DO NOT THROW AT ANIMALS OR PEOPLE! DISCLAIMER: SPECIAL FX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM YOU CAUSED YOURSELF. Its funny, but its not my fault.

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Step 1: Materials

For this build you will need:

-Thin metal that you can cut with scissors


-A template you can make yourself

-Paint (optional)

Step 2: Step 1: Making a Template

I went online and tried to draw my best batarang. Obviously im not a good artist. Trace your template onto the metal you have. (I used a prismacolor case that held 48 colors.) It should look like this.

Step 3: Step 2: Cutting It Out

Obviously, CUT IT OUT!!! DUH! Once your done it should look like the pic. Sand the edges BEFORE painting. If you sand AFTER painting it can release Lead into the air and Lead is TOXIC. Straighten the Batarang by clipping it to something straight or hammering it flat.

Step 4: Step 3: Paint (optional)

If your happy with this, stop reading. If you wanna make it better, keep reading. I was too lazy to BUY black paint so I sprayed white primer and added a coat of gloss and It dried in an hour total. It throws VERY WELL. SO WELL, IN FACT, IT CAN HURT SOMEBODY!!! BE CAREFUL AND DONT BE STUPID! Have fun!

Step 5: Step 4: DONE!

You are done. I did all of this in about 2 hours. Really fun project. Now go save the world.

"I never got to thank you..." -Jim Gordon. "And you'll never have to..." -Batman form Batman Begins.

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    3 Discussions


    5 years ago

    What kind of metal did you use?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sanding the painted edge won't release lead, since the paint you're using doesn't contain lead.

    Aerosol paint has never contained lead, and it has been illegal in household paint in the US since the 1970s.