A Batarang is a bat-shaped throwing device/weapon used by Batman as a non-lethal ranged attack alternative to firearms, which he rejects outright due to the circumstances of his parents' murder.

Variations of Batarangs include those that can be opened and closed (so they can fit into Batman's utility belt), those that can be explosively charged and those, which are electrified. A grappling hook made out of a Batarang and a rope was common until Batman began using an upgraded grappling hook device. There are also the remote controlled Batarangs and other specialty Batarangs.

As Batman's Sidekick, Robin was issued a Batarang all of his own. Smaller in size and shape than Batman's Batarang, Robin's "Sidekick" Batarang was just as effective in stopping criminals.

This version of the "Sidekick" Batarang I purchased from CY PRODUCTIONS.

Here is the Robin / Sidekick Batarang in raw form (both sides shown).

I am so ever grateful that CY PRODUCTIONS sold me a raw casting of this Batarang. Many prop builders and companies usually will not sell raw castings due to so many people recasting them.

I first started off by washing the Robin / Sidekick Batarang with soap and hot water. That way any casting residue will be removed.

After it had dried I filled in all the little air bubble holes and other areas with contour putty.

I then took the time to sand down the Robin / Sidekick Batarang. After I had done so I still noticed some areas that needed to be cleaned up a little bit more.

To help me see areas that needed to still be worked on I primed the Robin / Sidekick Batarang with black primer. When that had dried I could see the areas more clearly. I once again filled in those needed areas with contour putty and gave the entire Robin / Sidekick Batarang a good sanding.

I washed the Robin / Sidekick Batarang again with soap and hot water. When dry I primed it again. I think the Robin / Sidekick Batarang is looking good.

I think it is time to paint the Robin / Sidekick Batarang.

The paint I am using is NOT black in color. According to Burt Ward who portrayed The Boy Wonder, Robin in the 1966 Batman televison series, he said that the Batarang that he used (mainly for promotional photography), he remembers it being a darker blue, almost black with some sparkle in it unlike the one used by Adam West which was a much brighter blue color. Based on that, I have decided to paint my Robin / Sidekick Batarang with Dupli-Color Perfect Match Automotive Paint - BHA0982 Nighthawk Black Peral (B92P). It is a real dark blue almost black in color. I think it looks fantastic for Robin's Siekick Batarang.
Due to lighting conditions, colors may not appear as they actually are in real life.