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    Jan 12, 2009, 11:16 PM - My Iron Man Mk3 build #1

    Hey all. I had another thread on this build but it's been a while and it has since become completely hijacked. I am about 80% or more completed with the helmet sculpt itself. I will be sculpting the entire costume so stay tuned.

    Lately I have had no time at all to work on this project but today I had a chance to work on the helmet and will be able to tomorrow as well. Hopefully I can finish the helmet sculpt tomorrow. I also have both collar pieces finished, with the chest and shoulders almost done.

    I have drawn up all of the schematics from stills from the movie. I have scaled these pictures to the size of Robert Downey Jr. in the suit. Therefore this build should be the most accurate out yet. Tell me what you think so far.
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    Jan 12, 2009, 11:22 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #2

    Looks very cool! What did you end up coating the foam with?
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    Jan 12, 2009, 11:31 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #3

    I am using Bondo to cover the foam. It does eat the foam away but at the same time I have learned not to be as detailed on the foam original. For the rest of the suit I am quickly carving the foam and moving to Bondo. I basically need to finish the ears tomorrow and I'm done with the helmet.
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    Jan 13, 2009, 5:07 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #4

    Looks great so far!

    Forcebewitya.
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    Jan 13, 2009, 7:34 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #5

    Looking awesome bro. I can't wait to see it cast up and finished.
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    Jan 13, 2009, 9:12 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #6

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    Looking awesome bro. I can't wait to see it cast up and finished.
    You will it see it soon up close and personal. Depending on how the casts start to turn out I will be cold casting this thing for a Mk2 build.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 9:13 AM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #7

    1/21/09 Update
    I completed this phase as of a few days ago. It's been crazy at work so I have been behind schedule. I need to finish the ears and fix the dome still. I will be buying my resin supplies next week.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 9:18 AM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #8

    Looks wicked!
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    Jan 27, 2009, 3:54 AM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #9

    Looking good. What i discoverd was that with the flatter flaceplate your nose get pretty squashed or you eyes get a longer distance to the eyes.

    The original helmet is said to have eye ports bellow the eye sokets. They never looked out the eye sockets. It was like the Cylon helmets.

    This also explains why the neck is so long. But again most of the armor we se is CGI. Very little of the Stunt versions armor were actually used in final scenes. They were also a bit bulkier.

    Buy the book of Iron Man on how they made it. You will get allot of insight. And you be amazed.
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    Jan 27, 2009, 12:29 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #10

    I didn't know they made a book of that !!! What's the title/author so I can look it up?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: My Iron Man Mk3 build #11

    I need to check that book out. But Eye ports below or not, the movie version has none. I am purely going after movie likeness, even if it does squash my nose completely. This helmet is probably also smaller than other fan made ones, as you can not put this on your head in 1 piece. Much like the movie CGI version which comes together in several pieces.
    Quote TMP. said: View Post
    Looking good. What i discoverd was that with the flatter flaceplate your nose get pretty squashed or you eyes get a longer distance to the eyes.

    The original helmet is said to have eye ports bellow the eye sokets. They never looked out the eye sockets. It was like the Cylon helmets.

    This also explains why the neck is so long. But again most of the armor we se is CGI. Very little of the Stunt versions armor were actually used in final scenes. They were also a bit bulkier.

    Buy the book of Iron Man on how they made it. You will get allot of insight. And you be amazed.

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