Discussion on Iron Man Armor within the Prop Building Workshop forum, part of the Community category; Hi! My name is Bartek, I am 15 years old
Last edited by Buxzzix; Dec 11, 2009 at 7:12 AM.
Looking good! One thing about Iron Man armor, is that it is very close-fitting. Essentially, every part needs to be snug around your arms, legs, chest, waist, and head. I think the bicep is too big, but the shoulder bell is perfect. Though it is hard to tell without the rest of it. The edges around the top and bottom of the bicep are just there for support, so if they make the part too tight, just cut them to fit better.
P.s. My helmet is free now, so if you want a smoother build, get the file here.
mate your grand mother is a trooper for putting that on. so far it looks great.
Remind me to not mess with your grandma.
You're very handy. Look forward to seeing your works completed.
Very cool project.. Did you make the 3D pepakura your self? Either way very cool to se how you go about this. And your only 15? Wow.. And even better you got an IronGrandma
Yes. I have only 15 years old You know, some 40% of these are not my parts. I am doing most of them by myself. Examples include the spine and moving gloves il do the same. My printer is broken so I can not print PEP files. Now I am bracing, detailing and painting armor.
PS: I am honored that such a person like you wrote a post on my topic.
You can see a black cardboard and a lot of brown paper inside torso piece.
PS2:Sorry for my English who is not too good
Wow. Absolutely amazing work. Can't wait to see it finished
Buxzzix. You are crazy awesome bro. 15 years old and making your own Iron Man costume. Your grandmother is awesome too! I can't wait to see more progress bro
I love this thread. Buxzzix, you are awesome. I am very impressed. I've seen this pepakura file and it is not an easy one. You are going a great job.
First try with left shoulder bell
gr8 job man keep it up
Question, what paper are you using to pepakura with? Cardstock, or regular printer paper? How does it hold up to paper-mache? Anyway, killer work! and awesome grandma you've got!
Im using normal Cardstock paper. Hmm... You dont know how to make paper-mache? Srry i dont understand your question. Can you reply to this topic. Greetings from my site.
Sorry, kinda bad way to phrase my question. I was wondering if when you lay the mache on, does the paper start to sag and bend on you? That's what I was asking, and 2 more things. How hard does that stuff dry? Is there flex in the piece? of is it solid? And do you mache the inside, outside, or both? Thanks for advising, never considered using trhe stuff... got a whole container in the basement though. and I must say, you work is amazing! keep it up!
What are all the materials you have used so far?
Excellent! Thank you! I think this might help in both halo costuming and a clone... hmmm... Thanks! And sorry to be a total pain, but how do you plan on preparing it for paint? Body filler? And currently, is it smooth?
Until now I used:
Cardboard - You know what is this
The brown card that is on the end of the technical block
Then the brown paper i cut into small rectangles
Next, I glue them into this think. This is very hard. I put this brown paper into inside of armor. Now armor is stiffen.
Next, I make a Paper-Mache outside of the armor. I will sand Paper-Mache layer and paint it.
Whan you made Paper-Mache layer and you sand it, it will be smooth.
Preparing for paint? Hmm... I have a normal spray (Sweet Red and Sun Gold), First i sand a paper-mache, next I spray a hardening lacquer, whan it dry, i will pant this on Mark III colours.
PS. I dont use body fillers because in my country this product is very expensive, and sorry for my english what is not so good
The lacquer... great idea! You're awesome man! I think you should write up a tutorial on making paper mache pepakura! (if you want to, pm me the text and I can refine the english some) and while i'm on that, you're english is pretty good! I can understand you perfectly. I wasn't aware I could sand paper mache. It's great for cheapskates like me! Thanks so much for the help, and I wish you a lot of luck on building this! can't wait to see it finished! Body filler isn't too bad over here, but yeah, country-to country it can get expensive. Keep it up, and you'll be looking like Tony Stark in no time!
TankBoy, you are making your own Iron Man Armor or Boba Fett, or something else?
Actually, possible clone, but mainly I want to finish up some Halo Peps I started. Mom doesn't like bad-smelling chemicals. Paper mache is the greatest. Once I get something done, I'll post it in my own thread here.
I'm almost finished pepping a Mk. V suit, and I have a halo 2 odst helmet i want to finish. I'm thinking about also making a custom Mk. VI suit, but not for a while
TankBoy, place your progress of armor here, in my thread, good idea I will see your pepped pieces of armor. If they will be ready, place the photos.
New photos from Iron Man Mark III Buxzzix Project.
Thigh is stiffen in 40%
This is toe/heel guard. I would like to make them parts to moving. They will be hung on hinges.
I would like to also do a special hinge to bend the knee, as well as to bend the elbow.
This is this special hinge
Hinge will be attached like on thiese pictures.
Wow. Still looking great. I can't wait to see more.
Great work! You got the skills and dedication especially for someone so young. Keep it up!
I have a small problem. I do not know how to attach shoulder bells. They must be moving. Could someone help me. Maybe send some ideas.
I suppose you could attatch them at the center ring on the front and rear of the bell. If you do, though, you'll just wind up with a pauldron that moves up and down...
Maybe you could do a thin suspension rig like most Stormtrooper armor uses.
New to the site and new to the thread, but I think the shoulder bells should attached to the bicep that way it is mobile with your arm.
A few minutes ago I got the idea. In this photo, can see a lot of space. I want to go there to do a pocket for a trifle or a phone or something other.
Hawk77, i cant attach shoulder bells to biceps because when I try flex hand to chest, the shoulder bell mind in this. Need another idea to attach Shoulder Bells. I think i can attach them to my Upper Piece.
Make 2 straps that attach underneath the shoulder bell and connect underneath the shoulder part of the chest. Or you could just make a strap on the shoulder bell and slip it on like a bracelet, but move it all the way up to your shoulder. (I hope that made sense)
dung0beetle, I use your idea. Hmm... I think it's easy to do and probably will be most sense solution.
Great work keep it up.....
Video with my helmet
Sorry! Been away from the 'net for a few days. A version of the rig I was talking about can be found towards the bottom of this page.
Good idea... thatnks for the link! Probably will helpwhen I do my clone trooper someday...
Hi! Can somebody tell me what color use to paint armor? Golden color and Metalic Red? Or something else. Please help
Gold and metallic red is the bomb
Great workmanship, can't wait to see the colors on
I've always liked the first suit Stark did, the all silver-grey suit. But, if I ever did a suit, I would do it matte black, with red lights in the eyes. I've always liked the black stealth look, and on Iron man it would look great. IF you want to stick with the movie theme though, I would pick the silver scheme. That's just my thoughts. It seems that everyone likes red and gold. I like to make my stuff all unique. Anyway, whatever you choose should look great!
TankBoy, I like chrome armor too because:
-Its looking Not- Science Fiction, like a really armor
-Normal Iron Armor, Not Goldium and Titanium Armor (Its hear like a science fiction)
-Its looking very cheap and available for everybody in the world
I'll do a Red/Gold armor because these colours are used for finished armor, and everybody can reconize me.
Alrighty then. sounds cool. Most people recognise armor merely for it's shape. Iron man looks like iron man whether he's red, black, or for that matter, pink. Yeah, gross. But still, I respect your decision. Hey, It's YOUR armor! I WOULD recommend though that you weather it, like scratches, chipped paint, and maybe put some really thin black paint in crevices and edges. That will make it a lot more realistic. Again though, perfect condition iron man armor doesn't look too bad... just helping you with ideas!
Here is video with Fit Test V.4/5
That Awesome Buxzzix,
I just have one question, are you gonna use resin to make it strong or just sand it?
can't wait your full finish armor.
No, i dont want to use resin or fiberglass because my mum dont want buy them xD
Im using few layers of thick paper to stiffen it
I know resin with fiberglass is very expensive and difficult to applicated.
And I salute you because u find other way to build your armor with your own.
frankly, I try to build my own armor too. but still find other material that fix with my budget... lol
but in here there is person who build takosatsu (kamen rider) armor from the newspaper material. He use the white glue to stiffen it.
did you use white glue too?? or use super glue??
about to sand the armor, do you use material like bondo or something??
Hymmm.... Im using normal white glue (Gluce stick, and glue called Vikol/Wikol), and paper-mache. If you want to stiffen your armor use Bandage and Tapestry Glue, Whan it dry its harder twice times than paper-mache. This techic with Tapestry Glue is not much expensive but expensive ;p This technic is very hard.
You dont know how im sanding paper mache? Hymm I will tell you.
Im dont using bondo and other stuffs, Only paper-mache and sandpaper. When paper mache dry (30 minutes) you can sand it. Whan you find imperfections you can make Paper-Mache layer on this area again and sand it. Its very easy and practically no costs.
Sorry for my english.
PS. You are making your own armor? Can you add some photos right here? In my topic? THANKS
This is coming along amazingly well, I'm jealous of your papercrafting skills. Keep up the great work!
hey dude, wow you are a hero for sure and gonna grow into a warrior, i think you'll outgrow this armour too soon you know! but hey... did you use card to glue/stick the helmet together. or was it paper, because you use the paper mache technique in your images below this post. anyway im just so impressed. with you, grandma, and the team of stark bartek industries goin on over there in sunny poland. by the way i visited Poland a few times, to Bialystok, WARSAW, Krakovw, and numerous places. i do love the people and scenery, you also have two birthdays dont you!?, lucky bugger!
i had the idea of using something like this shoulder holster stylee to attatch the arm, i think it doesnt cut into the neck and is really comfortable.
i will post the image of my holster, but i only just cut the pieces of the costume out so i dont have anything to show at this moment in time.
also my helmet that i got from the 405th is i think mkiii or earlier, it doesn't seem as flat faced as the mkvi or v. but i like the look of it and also i have a predator mask which i'm working on. additionally am gonna try to make MEGA iron man legs for the pro jump stilts i have, these stilts and this costume i think will be fun inside the dance clubs here. especially with attached laser blasters (repulsers). oh by the way i saw you were using paper, so no need to update my last question. luckilly i have this art studio near my house and next door they have this paper card print shop, they closed and i got a small stack of card, i think enough for 2 full costumes. totally lucky on that one. and i found a cheap stockist of glue manufacturers in yorkshire, so it hasn't cost me more than £50 but i guess that some things will be mounting up soon.
Hmm... RADIATION come to Lodz (Łódź) Im living there. Now is snowy and im waiting weather will be better then I dress up my armor and i go on city
Keep up your build of two suits.
PS. I understand your post in 70% xD My english is not so good
Man, this is amazing... Where did you get the pepakura files??
well, for the materials you're using I'd say you've done an excellent job!
Keep it up!
Iron Man Files High And Medium Def. - 405th Mjolnir Armor - Halo Costuming and Prop Site
The files get updated as the new ones get unfolded. The high-def files are very detailed, so if you are new to pepakura, I suggest using the Medium def. files.
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