hey batman thats some great stuff! here's my flip-up faceplate idea in progress..
hey batman thats some great stuff! here's my flip-up faceplate idea in progress..
dangerRuss,kck *** helmet!!!What did you make it out of?
I just noticed you location says jacksonville....
dangerRuss, would sell me one of your finished helmets?
i was wondering, for the material you did for your wifes costume and your neck piece, wher did you buy it?
What sized head does your helmet fit? I have a 24inch noggin. Please email me at Pday2242@yahoo.com to discuss some things. Thanks.
oh, the material I used for the neck was a colored foam. I bought it at Michaels art store. I think their $1.00 per sheet and you can get them in any color.
Danger Russ I'm also interested in a helmet. Or at least the process by which it was made. Either is fine. Or both. =]
Hey Batman, check out my flip up faceplate modification success!
Be a pal and step by step this.
Congrats Russ!! Looks killer!
Hey Masterle247, that costume is looking awesome. I love the black outlines. Makes it look like it walked off the pages of a comic book and turned into a real Iron Man!
Hey guys is it me or sinse Masterle247 & DangerRuss has posted their great suits and lids that the originator of this thread 'PacoDeth' has not posted again... :facepalm
Now I could be off bat here (So please do not take this personal or any offense to what I'm saying) but 'maybe' others suits should have been kept to their own show threads rather than dominating another members?
Again I could be 'way' off and Paco has just been too busy to post... ;)
great suits guys and great skills! :thumbsup
i really want to see update on Pacos costume. Everyone has creativity, remember when we were in kindergarden? Sharing is alot nicer then being greedy :thumbsup
IronMan Costume specs Update
-Custom Voice Changer
-Eyes, hands, and chest lights up
-Open face helmet
- Neck Piece *Done*
-Full covered shoes *DONE*
- "Still a wrok in progress"
Bro you have some great talent there along with DR.. totally awesome lids right there? :thumbsup
I don't know your name bruv - Mines Gavin (Gav to my mates) and I'd love to see a thread totally dedicated to your costume with upgrades gallor...
It's probably just me... so forget I said anything... ;)
- :lol no worries point proven -
I cant wait to see the finished helmet :D, take a picture of how it looks like when its closed!
i just bought a Sh*t load of the material and now further tweaking my costume :D.
Oh yea to let everyone know that im going to the childrens hospital This month on the 28th. Im not getting paid for this but only thing is to see the childens happy faces when they know they have a super heroe go see them :love
More Costume modification updates :D
-New full abdominal area coverage
Adominal full coverage area complete, with some armor on to show better coverage
Rear View of better coverage
Full Adominal Area finished
Awesome! Masterle, how's the mobility with the abdominal armor? Can you talk at all about how its broken down? Is it one piece or many? Your work is inspirational to me!
Great lookin' armour there Masterle! :)
I too am wondering how much you might sell this for
sry it not for sale :D
Does anybody know where i can get stencils for the Iron Man Costume? I've made attempts to PM so people but they've yet to PM back. It's my first armor and i want to make it awesome!!
oh yeah, go see Hulk!
Nice! Whats it made of? Also what kind of poster board did you use? I still cant believe its just board.
nice work Anthony! Just wanted to let you know I'm work on a CG/2d animated Iron Man+war machine short movie. Here is my latest work on my suit. I'm working on the arms. I have a question. What paint did you use to waterproof your suit???/
Hey everyone... I was checking out the site and ran across this thread... I must say.. great work guys!!!
I have a little info that might help you all out on the repulsers and the chest piece.
I made this up just for shoots and giggles from some spare lights...
Its ultra thin and mega bright
The lights are LED fixture Lights from Ikea..
they are 12 volt.. so i just shortened the wire.. and made a simple power pack with a 12 volt mini battery from a car alarm clicker, a radio shack switch and some electrical tape. Then I sewed it to a glove ( the bezel separates off of the light )and I run the wire over my hand and between my fingers and strap it all on with the switch/power pack at the base of my hand on the back. It allows me to turn the light on and off with only a flick of the wrist.
sweet!!!! My original replusors were like yours, but I felt they were to big and I couldn't close my hand. so I took a tap-lite apart with 3 lights and put it into a plastic bottle and ran the wires in much the csame way as yours. I love your ideal about the flick of the wrist to activate the light...vewry cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes they are a bit large in the palm as far as the diameter is concerned.. but they are nowhere near as thick as a tap light. I like them because they are the right size or so... I want to incorporate them into the glove more.. like sewn in so that it is more flush with the surface.
the best one I have ever seen will debut at Dragon*Con this year... its vacformed, and looks dead on to the movie suit. the freaking arm even opens and the rocket launcher comes up. absolutely nuts.
he's only posting progress in one place, so I dont wanna cross post it with out his permission, but if you are a member of the colonial fleet, its on their boards. ;) but I cant wait to see that bad boy in person!
here are some update pictures :D
sorry for the bad camera quality
Front Comparison of before and after :D
-Unfinished round shape helmet
-No shoe covers
-No neck cover
-No added cover for leg armor
-No lighted eyes
-No robotic voice
-No flip up helmet
-Repulsor Gaunlets v1.0
-Abdominal area v1.0
-Neck piece v3.0
-Flip Helmet with lighted eyes v4.0
-Hidden mic in helmet "When spoken in to sounds like a robot v3.0
-Chest light v2.0 "currently being upgraded to exact movie specs :D
-Repulsor Gaunlets v2.0
-2 Hidden Speakers hooked up to an mp3 player "IronMan theme song" v2.0
-Croach piece v2.0
-Abdominal area v3.0
-Added Fuselage v2.0
-Added Side Vents v1.0
did you use the foam on the croach area also? I see you used some of my ideas...
The voice box, hidden speakers + mp3. **** I have to say you did a great job on your suit!!!!!
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... that is so tight!!!!!!!!!
The_batman you have any update pics? im curious on how its comming out.
none latley... I'm having trouble with the shape of the chest piece...
Drool, drool, drool.
Any chance we will get a pattern to download?
I've been following this thread now for a little while and I must say I'm really impressed by the creativity and skill you all have. MASTERLE247 I was curious if you have any shots of your helmet in the works...and also of the lifting face conversion. I'm also using the child mask from walmart to make a full scale helmet and would love to see your process. thanks much
Sorry ALL! I feel like an *** for not posting in here so long, when starting this project I saw things people started working on for Iron Man armors (well before the movie) and then just disappeared mid-work without any updates.
Main reason I haven't posted here is because I don't really have anything new to post about. A number of things have kept me from doing work on the suit, mainly Real Life issues, other projects and hobbies, a little bit of being bummed trying to work out flexing/bending/rotating joints for things like elbows, knees, thighs, etc. Some things were definately easier then I had expected, the chest piece came out much quicker and easier then I had expected. Other things, like the aforementioned joints, and mask, and a glove easily "useable" that still looks good and professional have been much harder than expected. The one glove I did make works pretty well, and is pretty "useable", but it's hard to hold a beer mug snugly with the glove (figured this out on halloween :D ).
Anyways, I'd love to get back into working on this and maybe even see it to completion (still got tons of Sintra sittin around my room, all the bits n pieces are startin to get in the way!), and if i do start work again, you all will be the first to know about it! Thanks for all the support and the views, I was worried when first starting here, that I would get a buncha "you aren't making something Star Wars, you suck! Go away!" hehe.
Here's to hoping I get the will and the interest to start this project up again and finish it, in one form or another.
Wow I haven't been on this site in ages and now I see a few people working on this suit. Crazy progress you all have made on this. Inspiring to say the least. I just started working on my War Machine progress, what little there is, use pepakura method.
the_batman - I like the idea you have with the arms and adding a joint piece there. Nice touch!
Masterle247 - Got any more progress? I'm on your myspace friends list so I can keep up if you blog there. Great work as always.
Elepski - I'm liking the idea with the IKEA lights. Not to begrudge anyone one who wants to DIY their own, but sometimes grabbing a premade object like this works just as well.
Keep up the good work everyone.
check my mark 1 suit out. sucks cuz in the end of the day it got destroyed. i hope i could build a mark 3 suit next. made out of somthing strong. http://http://cidvicious831.deviantart.com/art/my-mark-1-suit-102855823
if any one can post the pic... do it. i have no idea how to do it.
Hi everyone I'm new here...I did a mark 3 for halloween and this is what I have 90% complete
Made out of foam, cardboard, pringle cans, sculptamold, and a lot of hot glue..
Pringles cans? Do tell.
Hey cid just click the insert pics icon on your screen.......pringle cans are the arm and the wrist part of the armor...will post more pics of my building process, cery soon
oh good god these are amazing! great job guys, i just started working on one myself, using sintra
this is my first ever use of sintra, and im debating if i should boil it or use my oven, any suggestions?
Well I'm still here and kickin, although I haven't really done any new work on my Iron Man suit I did however make a new piece of armor which I wore for our annual Halloween party this year. Fret not for the Iron Man armor, as I have picked up some pieces to use with the costume as of recent which should help me better finish the suit.
Anyways, I figured I would put up my more recent project. Long story short, it was getting to be near the date for Halloween, and I had yet gotten a costume for it. Eventually I decided I had no interest in buying a costume, so I figured I would throw together a medieval gothic sort of chest plate using most of whats left of my 2nd Sintra board I had for my Iron Man armor.
So, I basically threw this thing together in a weeks time, 7 days to be exact, and somewhere between 2-5 hours per day work putting it all together. The worst part was the painting, as it was cold outside (spray painting in cold weather doesn't work so well in case you didn't know, paint tends to run and get blotchy) and very high winds. Several pieces I spray painted, then left to try, got picked up by the wind and blown onto the driveway or into the grass, causing chunks of dirt, grass, and debrit to get stick within the wet paint, and chunks of paint to get scraped off on the concrete. On top of that, the wind picked up tons of small pieces of dead grass and other foilage in the yard and blow it all over my wet painted pieces. Needless to say I did alot of sanding and repainting. :facepalm
Anyways, here's the pics!:
For the first two pics we have some two-piece shoulder blades, the smaller being an unused attempt at a elbow piece for my Iron Man armor.
Next we have another unused throwback form the Iron Man Armor project, a sort of Shoulder Harness or Shoulder Rest to mount the chest and back pieces to, and shoulder blades:
Now, either the front or back plates riveted together from 5 seperate pices of Sintra to give a sort of "plated" look to the armor:
The Front and Back plates now attached to the Shoulder Harness (sorry for blurry pics!):
And last but not least, the near finalized armor piece which I wore at our Halloween party:
Still to be done is some cleaning up and touching up of the paint job, painting over the silver rivets to match the armor color, and a chest emblem of some sorts. I originally had some crazy skull looking piece I was going to attach to the chest piece and paint gold, but ran out of time to put it on before Halloween and also didn't fully like it (it came out too big). I also had a large celtic cross that I thought of cutting out in Sintra and painting gold and putting on the chest piece, but again ran out of time.
Any ideas or suggestions for what I could toss on the front chest piece (and possibly something for the back) are welcome! More than likely I plan for it to be a symbol painted in gold (always liked the black and gold motif) but any other color options are welcome too.
New to the site. Been working on a version of the Mark I armor for the past 3 months. It's slow but getting there. I was wondering if anyone knew of any files (pepekura of pdf) of a version of the Mark I armor. It doesn't have to be the movie version (mine isn't) but I'm having trouble doing the gauntlets and thought this may be an easy way to get the hands done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There's a 3D file here but I think it needs unfolding:
...probably a good forum to look for plans though.
Wow you guys are insane! Nice suits everyone!
wow its been along time heheh, anyways im working on War machine concept for IM2 at the moment. here some pictures. still need to finish up on the base then i can add the major detail inwhich it will end up looking alot better from now :D..
Heres the concept i want to build.
Concept helmet im working on, the minigun/valcan actually works "spins and will fire medium sized bottle rockets hehee :angry) "
Movie accurate Arc reactor
flight stablizer move as well
boots still need to be detailed and painted.
upper portion of the legs will not look the same after i detail it :D.
id say im about 80% finished with the base/foundation of the costume. The costume is made out of High Impact urethane plastic. not fiber glass or poster board :D. if you want to see more pictures click on the pics or goto my myspace.
things still need to be com[pleted
-motorized open and close helmet
-redo the concept helmet
-wire up a bottle rocket hehehe :D
Dude, you are so cool, that pretty soon, you will be able to have an epic battle with yourself!
Nice job on both suits.
I´m thoroughly impressed!!! I was stoked when I managed to make the dents for Boba´s chestarmor with sintra, this is a bit more complex... Hehe.
Very nice progress. I like the way it started over a year ago, and now you're doing War Machine! Absolutely commendable. :eek
IronMan Cosplay special FX video
click pictures to watch video :D
leg/pants armor update
keeping the armor closer to the movie then going with the concept. anyways man... using high impact urethane plastic can take a beating! i literally threw this thing at the wall, and hit it with a bat couple of times. and no damage what so ever. especially reinforcing up the rivets. little bit heavy, but not much "well to me its like holding onto your wallet barely noticeable", stronger then fiberglass and alot more flexible. wish i had some of this stuff when i first made my Iron Man :(. oh well warmachine is in dah house hehehe. hope everyone is enjoying my progress.
I just finished this to day. Im going to wear it to comic con.
Iron Man Heavy Artillery
hey sean we should seriously fight each other ahah or save the world XD
oh heres and update on my armor :D
Spec's so far
-Wrist rockets w/ laser v1.0completed
-Mini Gun similated fire and drop lock system w/laser v1.0 completed
-Movie accurate Arch reactor v3.0
-Mid-section w/ movable plates v3.0
-"underware armor" v2.0 Completed
-Leg's/Pants armor v3.0 Completed
-Armor shoes v1.0 Completed
Things still need compeleted
-Neck cover piece armor
-Foam moveable area cover pieces
-upgrade to motorized flip Helmet w/ lighted eyes
-remote firing system "to shoot bottle rockets hehehe"
-replusor gaunlet top cover.
-Paint job with brush metal finish.
More updates to come :D
Update July 18, 2009
-Painted arm armor
-painted mid-section/abdominal area
-painted underwear armor
-detailed arm armor
-detailed mid-section/abdominal area
-Painted neck cover area
Things still need done
-chest piecepainted or redone to be more movie accurate
-foam padding inside armor
mini animation my my suite in action
flexibility of the abdominal area
War Machine i am, don't mind the blue tape by the Arc, its being prep to be painted
paint job update
thinking of repainting some things, let me know what you think so far.
let me know what you think o fthe upgrade :D
Looking friggin awesome!
new updates helmet 90% finished
still need to get done
-pained glove and helmet
-firing system > : )
new helmet on teh armor :D
destroyed the old concept helmet and redone it approxiatemly 6 time's "im picky"
sexy brush metal finish :) War machine helmet V6.0
perfected open helmet :D yay "open sesme chicken XD"
let me know what you think :D enjoy
more update pictures
I am War Machine :D
FLip it up
Wrist rocket! "Tank killer" ^.^
well again please let me know what you think of the upgrades :D
let me know what you think :D enjoy
Is the helmet auto flip up? And I think it needs to flip up farther on your forehead, looks a little too low down if you ask me.
it opens more but the neck piece got in the way, so i need to trim the helmet rear side more. :D
Update on War Machine Armor.
finally finished the helmet, and here are some reason why my armor look the way it does. The reason being is that i used Phil Saunders War machine concept and balanced some of the New IronMan 2 Armor design in to the concept, hench forth a hybrid War Machine Armor. I seen the leaked Iron Man 2 from Comic-Con San Deigeo 2009 and most of the design i did fall REALLY close to the War machine armor. so im really ecited :D Hope you enjoy my journey of creating the armor :D
few things life to do
-Light up eyes
-get new batterys for my mini gun XD
War Machine V3.0
Photo shopped eyes to as reference for me
PEW PEW YOU GOT BOOM
Phil Saunders War Machine concept and my Version of War Machine.
photoshopped eyes to give you an example how it will come out.
Hehehe just chillen
Tony Starks likes to drink :D "not really drinking lol"
MAN THAT RULES ! ! ! !
I would wear that 24/7, just to look bada**.
That is A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!!! :thumbsup
Wow man, I'm....speechless. You have some serious talent. The costume is simply amazing. I'm never ceased to be amazed at the talent in these forums. Superb job. :)
360 view of my IronMan and War machine armor
War machine helmet 360 View
Might I ask how you achieved that flexible mid-section part? What we see in that animated gif file looks amazing!
I got the Hinge system figured out and i just need to create the open and close motors :D yay! "i animiated it to give me refernce"
Side view "the helmet covers my head completely"
I am Tony Stark!
Pacodeth!! no more updates from you??? :(
There is A small gap on your face when the helmet is closed, do you know about that???
-installed lighted eyes v.1.0
still in progress
-motor to asist faceplate lift up
-sensors to shut off lights when face plate is lifted, and turn on again when clsed
-cover up the holes by cheek area with foam padding.
-foam padding inside helmet
Update helmet info
-finished wiring up the lighted eyes
-detailed the inside of the faceplate like the movie.
-covered up the cheek area :)
-assisted motor flip up assist
-finished the Respulsor gloves
Cosplay/costume completed %
i'd say about 95%
up close of me wearing the helmet and rear view coverage area
i cloned myself to wear the other costume XD
IronMan and War Machine
IronMan V.s War Machine ":)"
dont mind the Iron Man cosplay not fitting me right, i lost alot of weight and now it doesent fit like it use to XD
-Finally got a chance while the sun was out and took some pictures outside :D
War Machine Pose
The Sky's the limit
Masterle247, Can you possibly give some explanation + parts to get the visor to lift like that with linkage and servos?
I would really like to try and whip something like that up, but I am always one to ask those who have been on the road ahead of me how it is done.
If you like, you can Email me your build info and in return, I have some very cool armouring techniques you can use to enclose your inner elbows and backs of your knees.
Masterle247, AMAZING work!