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My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 8th March 09

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    My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 8th March 09

    I posted a few pics of this in someone else's thread, but I thought I'd start my own now that I can.

    You can see all my progress to date here, although some of the parts I've sculpted but not yet cast may need revisiting (the arms): http://www.xrobots.co.uk/Iron Mancostume/

    It's all sculpted in Klean Klay and cast in Aqua Resin, it's not 100% movie accurate, but I have more fun without worrying too much about that ;-)

    My current work is on the legs. I'm using one sculpt to make both legs, which when made in Aqua Resin will then have their upper contours cut differently, and the outer thigh part will be made separately and stuck onto each to make the left and right leg. Here's the leg sculpt which is pretty final:







    And the chest plate, more on that at the link above:

    Last edited by XRobots; Mar 10, 2009 at 3:18 AM.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    Man that looks awesome. great work...

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    it looks really good, great job !

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    Love it.. good stuff

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    Coolness indeed. Custom versions are just as cool as movie versions. The comics have had what, like 20 different suits he built, all just called Iron Man.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    You got some serious sculpting skills there, will be fantastic when complete!!

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    Thanks guys, hopefully it will look enough like Iron Man that when people see it that's what they think it is ;-)
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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    Looking good James! Great job on the sculpt!

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit

    Here are a few updated pictures on this as I've now made the back of the torso. The ruler pictured there is 30cm/12":









    Here are the other parts with the torso front and back propped together:




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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 11th Jan 09

    that is looking great!

    Nice work.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 11th Jan 09

    Excellent Work keep it up

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 11th Jan 09

    sick....

    dude... your the master!! Awesome work!!

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    Dude not even kidding I went to your web page and this is just amazing.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 11th Jan 09

    Thanks for your feedback guys, I don't really think I'm a master prop builder or anything, so it's all just for fun really. Here's a short update on the progress:

    Lower leg mould and support jacket, I still have to pull the upper leg mould off, and of course cast the pieces. As you can see, the cloth layers in the latex mould help it hold it's shape well, even without support:





    I've also started to fill, prime, sand and fill etc etc the back of the torso, a couple of minor bits to take care of yet:





    There are are a few other pics at http://www.xrobots.co.uk/Iron Mancostume/ , and more coming soon.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Looks cool so far!

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Are you going ot do an indepth tutorial about the helmet, or the suit in general? It looks like a incredible project, and I was going to try a Iron Man helmet for myself but didn't really know where to start.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    I did this for the helmet:

    http://www.xrobots.co.uk/Iron Manhelmet/

    ...which I guess is quite in depth, the armour is made in the same way:

    http://www.xrobots.co.uk/Iron Mancostume/
    Last edited by XRobots; Jan 20, 2009 at 11:24 AM.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Would you recommend your latex/ and blue kitchen cloth technique for other mask making? It seems a viable option for Niteowl 2's mask from the new Watchman adaptation.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Yes, I'd say it's worth trying layers of cloth in with the latex, because it certainly helps keep it more rigid. On the outer layers of the leg mould I used an even thicker kitchen dish cloth which has really made the moulds hold their shape even without the support jacket. They've come out quite thick though, which is good for moulds, but maybe the technique will need testing for a mask / prop etc

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    I'm currently re-sculpting my Bat-cowl which I will use as an experiment for your technique. We will see if it works, probably will, but I'll let you know if it does, or doesn't.

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Here's the latest on this project:



    This week I'll be making a start on the legs now the moulds are done, and hopefully attaching the front and back of the torso together so I can wear them ;-)


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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    I find myself constantly checking back in on this project. VERY COOL indeed!
    Nice Job!

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    I am digging the helmet man awesome work

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 18th Jan 09

    Here's today's update, I have the shoulder bells to attach to the straps you can see dangling there, at which point I'll post some pics of me wearing all the parts so far.

    I've used Maplex board covered with black cloth ( http://www.mutr.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1422 ) to make flexible tabs attached to the back piece which have press-studs attached to them so the two halves of the torso clip together rigidly. I've padded some of it out with foam so it stands away from the body a a bit:










    More coming this week...

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    Re: My Iron Man MKIII suit: UPDATED PICS 31st Jan 09

    That looks sooooo NICE. Excellent work

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