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Stone_Cold_Sisko September 6 2008 01:01 AM

Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
This is both the coolest and geekiest thing I've ever seen (i mean that as a compliment):

The guy's an industrial designer/engineer I believe. I'm still working my way through the thread and all the photos but he says its functional:

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=308526

S. Gomez September 6 2008 01:24 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
Holy CRAP! And a suit! Talk about a Halloween costume. :lol:

Seriously, that's some serious dedication right there. I've contemplated doing something along similar lines (ie, constructing something related to a fictional universe) but the sheer amount of labour involved not to mention the cost has me wondering if it would ever be something I could accomplish. This is pretty inspiring.

Brikar99 September 6 2008 01:26 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
Imagine that thing pulling up next to you at a red light...

It must be nice to have so much free time and money on building a movie replica.

Small White Car September 6 2008 01:54 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
God bless nerds with money.

Where would we be without them?

DontFeedPhil September 6 2008 02:15 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
Yeah that tumbler is pretty cool but the Mods are a bunch of d!nk$ over at SHH. Not like the cool mods we got over hear. They ban people left and right for wasting bandwidth and lock threads like they're going out of style. Too bad:shifty:

Broccoli September 6 2008 02:18 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
Pfft...sucker. If this guy wanted to be truly like Batman, he'd just go down to his multi-billion corporation and take on that will just happen to be sitting around not being used and no one will notice that it'll be gone. ;-)

Seriously though, does that guy plan to drive the thing around? No way in hell would that be street legal.

Samurai8472 September 6 2008 02:45 AM

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Quote:

DontFeedPhil wrote: (Post 2037185)
Yeah that tumbler is pretty cool but the Mods are a bunch of d!nk$ over at SHH. Not like the cool mods we got over hear. They ban people left and right for wasting bandwidth and lock threads like they're going out of style. Too bad:shifty:


Also I hate how the people there repost pictures right under the original post. It's on the same page you don't need to quote the whole thing again!:scream:

Awesome dedication for the tumbler. Heh rolling up in that thing for halloween would be killer. Going at 5 miles an hour dropping by each house. Jumping out batman style.

Personally building fictional cars like the delorean time machine or ecto 1 are way beyond my budget.

I'd rather try to make WALL*E. It's a slow process but its coming along. To see the progress
www.the-crawler.con

S. Gomez September 6 2008 03:49 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
I don't think he ever answered the $64,000 question, though...

Does it actually have a rocket-thrust engine on the back?

T'Pers0n September 6 2008 03:59 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
Amazing stuff. But, he needs to build a second one if he wants to get that bridge working. My dreams of a real life Batman must come true!

JNG September 6 2008 04:26 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
I'm just amazed!

I wonder how it drives.

Samurai8472 September 6 2008 04:31 AM

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T'Pers0n wrote: (Post 2037436)
Amazing stuff. But, he needs to build a second one if he wants to get that bridge working. My dreams of a real life Batman must come true!

that would be one sweet youtube video of two tumblers driving over river. maybe he used this as a small reference
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4011/latimesjl7.jpg

Tom Servo September 6 2008 04:43 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
WOW!:eek::eek:

Quickly, someone start getting Enterprise blueprints out. We need to start construction, we can't be outnerded by Batman fans.

JonathonWally September 6 2008 06:21 AM

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Broccoli wrote: (Post 2037199)

Seriously though, does that guy plan to drive the thing around? No way in hell would that be street legal.

Unless it's a real jet engine with afterburner, why wouldn't it be street legal?

S. Gomez September 6 2008 06:34 AM

Re: Building the Tumbler from Batman Begins/TDK
 
^Extremely wide turns? :p

Samurai8472 September 6 2008 07:02 AM

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S. Gomez wrote: (Post 2037809)
^Extremely wide turns? :p

I'd love to see him do the "compact cars only" move from begins :D


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