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Detale78
10-22-2008, 12:06 AM
I have always been a big fan of the 1989 Batman movie. Michael Keaton played the perfect Batman and personally he was my favorite actor to play him. I also really love the design of the cowl he wore. I would like to share a picture of my newest aquisition. My Michael Keaton Batman bust, I still don't know how I'm going to display this but here are some pictures. The bust is made of sturdy rubber for the cowl while the Keaton head is made of strong latex filled and it has glass eyes. Totally awesome piece.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010050-1.jpg

Here is a picture with some of my surrounding collection so you can get an idea of its size. Sorry for the bad pictures by the way.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010048.jpg

mab08g
10-22-2008, 12:21 AM
looks pretty good, but i like him to have a meaner look on his face.

Patient Zero
10-22-2008, 12:26 AM
I think he looks great. But, I also think that the stand takes away from the bust. Maybe shorten the pole, or maybe mount him on low sitting stand. He is my favorite character version of the batman, congrats.

edited because I am an idiot, and its obvious it was on a pole to take pics. * I think *

Detale78
10-22-2008, 12:30 AM
Yeah I know the stand way to big, I have one on order that is adjustable. I made this not knowing how big the piece was.

Patient Zero
10-22-2008, 12:33 AM
Yeah, I figured after I posted you would have seen that. That is an awesome piece. :monkey5

creecher
10-22-2008, 12:35 AM
Nice piece. Kind of awkward the way the bottom of it is. Too bad it didn't come with a base. I'm sure Cocoboloboy, the resident Keaton expert, will see this thread and be able to make some suggestions. A pole just doesn't do it any justice.

Detale78
10-22-2008, 12:38 AM
Yeah I'm very open to suggestions on how to display this. On a pole thats sitting on a tv tray does it no justice at all :lol

jkno
10-22-2008, 12:52 AM
Keaton is my favorite Batman as well. Great bust! Can't wait HT to make an original Batman.

Cocoboloboy
10-22-2008, 05:35 AM
SWEEEET! I can't wait to see it on the new stand you've got coming. Where did you get it?

8th wonder
10-22-2008, 06:03 AM
Great bust! Keaton is the only batman for me.

Adoptedscot
10-22-2008, 06:31 AM
Great item,congrats thats an amazing piece :rock

I'm going to move this through to the DC section so all the Batman Fans can share the goodness that is Keaton Batman :rock :bow
x :peace

SovereignStudio
10-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Here's an easy (and cheap) display solution. Hit a few thrift and second hand stores in your area, find a male manequinn torso. They're usually pretty muscular, so you can just spray paint that sucker black for a "close enough" suit. Find a pleather cape (should be easy this close to Halloween) and there ya go! Not an ultimate solution, but it would look better than a pole until you find something permanent.

uscmhicks
10-22-2008, 05:06 PM
awesome bust , congrats. :rock

a-dev
10-23-2008, 07:03 AM
Keaton really was an odd choice for Batman though wasn't he? He was no muscleman and not exactly tall. Did he even bulk up for the Batman films?

Still he was good. His suits looked cool and his batvoice was far better than Bales. Wish hot toys would get the license.

Roc74
10-23-2008, 07:11 AM
Nice Bust! I got something similar only Im trying to mount on the full costume on a mannequin.
My Keaton Mask is also Latex, and I filled the inside with newspaper. The Face is just a shell I bought on Ebay. Im eventually going to repaint the eyes . Also working on getting better boots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/rokc74/webLifesizeBatmanandspiderman.jpg

cerebus23
10-23-2008, 07:12 AM
when keaton was picked there was alot of why? but when many got to see the film including myself he really did a good job w the character no matter that he was no muscle man or way too short for batman. and heck give him props for wearing that 100+ lb suit and being able to move at all in it.

tho keaton's batman was seen as a older batman, tho batman the movie kinda sets it up as hes a "new" batman oddly but a small thing. but if you look at his role as a bruce wayne as that he has been batman so long that there is no real bruce wayne left, and that as bruce wayne he was never "there" anymore or just a shadow.

Detale78
10-24-2008, 06:01 AM
Nice Bust! I got something similar only Im trying to mount on the full costume on a mannequin.
My Keaton Mask is also Latex, and I filled the inside with newspaper. The Face is just a shell I bought on Ebay. Im eventually going to repaint the eyes . Also working on getting better boots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v81/rokc74/webLifesizeBatmanandspiderman.jpg

Your lifesize Batman looks awesome. Wish I had the room for something like that. The costume looks great. I think I found a better way to display my bust will post pictures in a few days.

PacMan3000
10-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Not to hijack your thread whatsoever, but I figured I'd post my Keaton Batman bust pics, too.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/PacMan3000/batman3.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/PacMan3000/batman4.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/PacMan3000/batman2.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g202/PacMan3000/batman5.jpg

Cocoboloboy
10-24-2008, 10:11 PM
That's an awesome looking bust too pacman. :rock It's funny how none of these artists can get Keaton's eye color right though. Should be green/hazel and not blue.

Roc74
10-25-2008, 05:30 AM
On the cover of the Batman returns Keatons eye are as blue as that bust

Detale78
10-29-2008, 12:13 AM
I thought I would share some new pictures of my bust with the stand I got from Tomspinadesigns.com. I still would like to find a better way to display this but the stand certainly is an improvement from the pole I had it displayed on. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Here are some pictures...again sorry for the bad photo quality a new camara is a must have new purchase.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010050-2.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010048-1.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010049.jpg

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/detale78/P1010046.jpg

By the way Pacman3000 your bust looks awesome. Is that a Howard S one?

PacMan3000
10-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Nice pics, Detale. I really like the last pic!

Yes, mine is a Howard bust.