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Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/23/2010 First Pulls

  1. #26

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    Ready for molding and test pulling, then sanding, and re-mold!!


  2. #27
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    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    Riding drag on this but it's looking good so far...nice work. Thanks for sharing!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

  3. #28

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    I don't even know what that means but thanks LoL

  4. #29

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    First pull tonight!!

  5. #30

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    So you doing casting the Faceplate first, then the helmet? What are you using to make the mold? Ive been using Urethane rubber, while it takes days to dry the amount of detail it picks up is amazing. My first pull had my thumb print in it from where I had picked up the helmet and didnt resmooth it out.
    OLED would be a cool option if it was available to you, it would probably make the helmet more "movie authentic" especially if you put in a face plate kit like this.
    faceplate-jpg
    I plan on doing something like this in my War Machine helmet, obviously scaled down because the "ears" are shorter then the Iron Man faceplate.

    The sculpt looks great so far, suggestion though.. the face plate under the eyes needs to be a tad smoother.. I know alot of the reference pics I've seen "looks" like there is an edge there but i think its just lighting.. (and even my Iron Man sculpt had it there too, but I ended up taking it out before molding it) Other then that great work, keep it up!
    Last edited by Jaymay023; Jan 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM.

  6. #31

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    Yea, I am using the faceplate the "scale" the rest of the suit. With the eyes, that's one reason I am doing the suit this way. This faceplate is really just a "test" pull so I know where my lighting and wiring, hinges and other servos will nee to be placed per my tech, when he sends it back, I will sculpt the appropriate brackets and what not.

    And again with the eyes, that "edge" on the eye, varies from suit to suit oddly enough; from CGI to Hero suit, to close -up -hero suit to animatronic hero close up - it all changes.

    If you want an awesome mold rubber, check out the Rebound-25 or the OOMOO Rubber, both from Smooth-On. Both are awesome products, but for bigger projects, I'd recommend the R-25 being the molds are just a tid-bit stronger.

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    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    A cheaper alternative is alginate, used by dentists and sfx, picks up enormous amounts of detail and costs between $5 - $12 depending on where you get it. If you get it from a dentist you can probably get it at cost which is cheaper.

  8. #33

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    Problem with alginate is that it breaks down and eventually crumbles over time. Also, when doing large pieces over the course of time, again, it breaks down and eventually crumbles in your hands. It's also very hard to cast an array of different parts in different materials. My molds can house resins, glass, low-temp meltable metals like pewter, bronze, nickel, even gold and aluminum, you get the idea. If you're looking to just get a quick test piece done, great alternative to use, but for long term use, it can be a pain in the ***...

  9. #34

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    Just a quick update - I pulled these on the 17th and have really been swamped with other work - I am really thinking about switching gears and doing a War Machine suit just because it's a bigger suit, and there are a lot of us who are bigger guys... The pulls aren't sanded or anything just yet, I was toying with some gun metal powder from Alumilite and they work amazingly well - I just wish the pics showed them the justice they deserve... Also in the pic you'll notice the outline for the rest of the helmet... I have to wait for the face plate to come back from my tech before I sculpt the rest of the helmet to accom. for the wiring and servo placement, so this is going to be a big project - be it the Iron Man and/or the War Machine.

    But here are the first pulls...









  10. #35

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/23/2010 First Pulls

    Nothing?

  11. #36

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/23/2010 First Pulls

    We are all just silent with awe. Can't wait to see the pics with the tech loaded.

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    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/23/2010 First Pulls

    We are all watching with aticipation.

    “Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.”, A. Lou Vickery

  13. #38

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/15/2010

    AHHH! ZOMBIE!!!!




    JK

    The casting came out GREAT! Keep up the good work!
    Last edited by SUPERprops; Jan 29, 2010 at 9:47 PM.

  14. #39

    Re: Iron Man Suit Sculpt WIP Pics UPDATE 1/23/2010 First Pulls

    Yes it was kind of a glorified bump so I didn't lose the thread - Just can't work on this until the tech is added :-( So this is on the back burner until I get it back. On the plus though, a 40" Optimus Prime is in the works.

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