CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

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    CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    OK peeps I have a bit of a chaotic start for you all so please bear with me on this one, I started by building the first helmet file I found however...

    WIP PICTURES...



    That's the first helmet I pepped and I didn't like the contours which will need a lot more filler so I decided to make a different one...




    I much prefer the shape of that helmet and please don't mind about the tape it's just to seal it so I can get on with the next step and strengthen it with PVA which I will try out opn the first helmet I made... I'll let you know how that goes next time!

    I decided to continue with that build set and I'll pep up as much as I can before I so anything else so the neck is next...





    I even put the left glove together but I still have the right glove to do yet but I've already printed out the Pep files for that one...





    PEPKURA FILES...

    Well that's all the Pep's I've built for now but I did notice the Pep set I'm using is missing some very important files so I had to have a go at unfolding them myself using Dancing Fools Pep files as a basis, could anyone who has used the designer before PLEASE let me know how well my unfolds have turned out?

    IronMan_Spine by Dancing Fool Unfolded by CP66.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    IronMan_SideAbs Flipped by Dancing Fool Unfolded by CP66.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    IronMan_SideAbs by Dancing Fool Unfolded by CP66.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download
    IronMan_Front Abs by Dancing Fool Unfolded by CP66.pdo - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download

    I really hope I did the Side Abs right but until I build them I'm not going to know for sure if I flipped the 2nd side correctly

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    RafalFett's Avatar
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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    Wow! Looking good. You've done an awsome job with those papekura files. I'm already waiting the next photos.

    Respect!

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    I should point out I'm not sure of the scaling of those Pep files as I had to guess where they would fit on my 6'1" frame so you will probably have to re-scale them to fit, if anyone knows what size they should be I can re-do them and post the new links however I did try to get them to fit on the smallest number of pages to save myself some money
    Last edited by CyberPaddy66; Mar 17, 2011 at 7:54 AM.

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    OK, just a quick update as I've only pepped a few bits since the last time namely a single elbow, a pair of upper forearms and a pair of biceps...



    Also I thought you might like to see some more pics of my medieval armour (warning it's rusty as hell)...




    I'm hopeing some of what I know about the joints of my metal armour will help me with the joints on the IM costume, at the very least it should give me something to work on while I save the money for the interior foam filler and car body filler.

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    Update time again peeps

    I've now got the completed peps of the Helmet, Neck, Shoulder, both Biceps, Elbow, Hands (both) with two sets of fingers (worked out after making them I only needed one set DOH!).

    Here's the finished shoulder build...






    I've also made up the front abs (not pictured) from the PDO's I unfolded but there's a slim chance it might only fit a child and I won't know for sure until I've done both the sides as well as the crotch sections and chest and all of this dispite running out of work space...




    You can't see it but to the left of the screen is where I have my left hand plates and elbow peps stored, I'm so in need of a full size mannequin so might have to put the build on hold until I get one made up, does anyone have a preferred method for full body casting without any casting materials or gaffa/duct tape?

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    Scott Kaufmann's Avatar
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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    This is coming along very nicely. You're inspiring my to give this a try. Keep up the excellent work.

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    You should it's not that difficult yet, just wait until I get to the fibreglass and filler stage I haven't finished any more peps yet but I did work out a few paper saving unfolds for the next bits so I'll update this when I've got something new to show you

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    No pictures for my update as I'm struggling to get the rechargable batteries to last long enough to take any (*grrr*) but I thought I'd let you know anyway what's happened. Pepped up the Dung0Beetle universal Forearm but due to a scaling issue as in I didn't change the scale I ended up with a forearm twice the size I needed so after re-scaling it properly for the first time since I started this build I've now finished pepping the whole arm from finger tips to neck.

    Completed Peps so far...
    Sharkhead's Helmet
    Dancing Fool's MK III Neck
    Dancing Fool's MK III Shoulders
    Dancing Fool's MK III Bicep
    Dancing Fool's MK III Elbow
    Dung0Beetle's MK III Upper Forearm
    Dung0Beetle's MK III Forearm Weapon Pod
    Dung0Beetle's MK III Wrist Plate
    MK IV Hand and Fingers of Unknown Origin but probably either Robo or Dancing Fool

    Also done but the wrong size so have to re-size and do again...
    Dancing Fool's Front Abs

    Well that's it so far and I haven't strengthened or filled a single piece yet but I did find that undiluted PVA is great for sticking the Peps together as you have enough time to get it accurate and you can't get your fingers stuck together

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    Finished pepping the Chest and Back tonight, now to find out if I scaled the Abs correctly this time

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    Looking great so far man! I was wondering if you could let me know when you get all the .pdo's made. I'm wanting to make a life size version of the Iron Patriot armor and I like the progress your making on your armor.

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    I got them from lots of places but if you pop over to the 405th site there's a thread by Tomahawknutter that's got a shed load of links to the pep files on the first page, personally I juts get whatever anyone posts and sort them out later... I think I'm up to just over 3GB's now DOH!

    Alternatively you could look at Dancing Fools' thread over at the RPF his stuff is amazing
    Last edited by CyberPaddy66; May 15, 2011 at 6:02 PM.

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    Re: CP66's Iron Man MK III Build on a Budget

    i am useing same templates but am cutting out metal instead of paper.... it worked for the gloves... dont know about the rest of the body

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