Discussion on WAR MACHINE COSTUME (IRON MAN 2) MOVIE ARMOR - WIP within the Prop Building Workshop forum, part of the Community category; Hey guys my name is STEALTH I just wanted to
I'm very impressed, that looks amazing!
PM sent with a question
here you go my friend
the files are there. Good luck, Have fun building and being War machine
Good lord! That's incredible - I'd love to see that finished!
Quick question, are you using the Dubean files or the regular ones? I notice there are multiple options for certain pieces...
yeah I use dubeans unfolds they are the best
as for this PM question
"Quick question, what kind of glue do you use on your pepakura stuff? :
I use hot glue.
I cut all the pieces out in a sitting then put them together in another sitting with hot glue.
oh dont be shy to ask questions in the thread. i'll answer them here so everyone can see the answer incase they had the same one.
I'll be glad to help the best I can.
Last edited by STEALTH1; 04-19-2010 at 11:55 PM.
Wow this is looking awesome. It would be cool if you goit it finished by the release of Iron Man 2 but seems unlikely. This is looking wonderful
yes it's very unlikely. It isn't really my goal to get it done for the movie premiere as I really wanted to get it done for a convention by the end of May which is more realistic for me timewise.
I have a small update. The Abs/spine is completed. Once these are resined. They will be bondoed and detailed and then cut apart into sections
then each section will be backed in foam, then overlapped to achieve the accurate look and function.
Using the compression method the foam will stop the paint from getting scratched so much when the abs compress from movement
the cod piece is next
Hey, so apparently 405th.com is down... Do you happen to have the leg and back files? I downloaded the wrong ones which just show the thing, they don't have the "data for development" aka the actual page prints.
Update looks great, looking forward to the next one!
EDIT: Site is back up... I grabbed the correct leg files and the back file.
Last edited by Thaxos; 04-20-2010 at 09:52 AM.
this is crazy!
Yeah for sure man, no worries!
Last edited by Thaxos; 04-21-2010 at 12:24 AM.
Good luck on the Build man
Last edited by STEALTH1; 04-21-2010 at 12:37 AM.
hey where did you get the pep files for the war machine costume im staring one myself
man im dumb the files are right there haha sorry by the way the costume looks great good luck on your build
Last edited by loseroib93; 04-22-2010 at 09:57 AM.
not much to show, just got the cod piece completed. On to the thighs.
So, you're making two of these right? One for me? :p
It's looking more and more amazing - it's got that bulky look that some of the armour seems to miss out on!
That's wicked... About how many hours per day would you say you're putting in, and how long per piece of armor?
Just trying to get a rough estimate of how long it takes.
well I pep really fast, everyone is different. some parts take me an hour to cut and assemble others 2-3 hours and some 5-6 hours to cut and assemble. its depends on you and you're commitment and drive that determines the speed. I used to be lazy and pep a piece then chill out then go back. On and off I got no where. You need to find the zone when doing this.
If you're cutting out a big part. Just cut the pieces out one day then assemble them the next day. This will teach you how to be patient
you'll get very far with that method and not burn out
Last edited by STEALTH1; 04-24-2010 at 02:05 PM.
Ahh... Thanks for the info!
Right and Left Thighs...Check!
I have to make some serious custom supports before strengthening them though. They are wobbly at the moment.
Last edited by STEALTH1; 04-26-2010 at 04:15 AM.
Man, you are a beast at pepakura! It's taking me a LOT longer to do these pieces :P
I was kinda lazy and didn't start working on the Shins until a lot later that I wanted so I got only one shin done.
I made some modifications and custom cutting and gluing after it was built because I usually do that to pepped parts to fine tune them for comfort that way I dont have to do it when its strengthened in plastic.
I also shortened the knee cap area as I felt it was way to tall and it was overlapping the thigh too much and cut it to where it joined the bottom of the thigh opening slot made for the kneecap nicely.
It does fit along with the thigh,
Heres how they look joined together
Awsome job man, are you using regualr card stock?
Very awesome dude! I haven't done a pep build yet but you have have inspired me to try. Looks great and very clean. What do you do after all the paper parts are put together?
Excellent work, great update, can't wait for the next one!
dang thats tight man looks about almost done good job
managed to get the other shin done and both boot covers done
Juice hasn't completed boot covers but I dont really see much difference in look from the Mark III so I'm gonna just use the Callmemilo bootcovers as they are good enough for me
Heres just a shot of the left leg all together.
Thanks for the video. Now I see the fiberglass goes on the inside, was wondering about that. Oh, and in the video, that paper respirator is good for dust, not so much the fumes. You'll want a catridge respirator to soak up those.
Would you care to share your height and the scale you used in PEP?
I am on the fence between War Machine and a Halo MC of some kind.
I'm 5'6 but my suit could look better on someone 5'9 I think with a slim build
my scale was 1.8
and yes PLEASE USE A RESPIRATOR WHEN USING FIBERGLASS RESIN
hey guys I just made a little video update for fun. I was bored. I have everything that was available pepped now and now I have to resin is over the weekend. Then I can do a full Test fit once all the parts are strengthened. I'm a nerd and cant wait
Wicked stuff! Say... I'm not 'quite' as far along in building mine and I'm 5'8" and of slim build, so I'd wear it for you. =P
Looking sweet Stealth I'm part way through my one, shins thighs back and chest left to cut...Peppin all parts first before I resin.. Thinking of using jesmonite on this one instead of fibreglass resin..
hey what size did you do your helmet i need to kno
hello my friend, excelent design!!
the link is not available 405th.com. please send me the files, is an excellent work of yours, would be very happy with my armor
I noticed that the cod looks a bit flat, so I modified the file if anyone wants it. I have also separated the torso for more mobility. Pm me for a download link.**
**I respect the artists that have put in the time and effort to create the models I have altered. My alterations are made for ease of movement and movie acurracy. They will have to be engineered to fit an undersuit with hidden structural supports. Advanced costuming skills will be required.
Last edited by mrfister; 04-30-2010 at 05:02 PM.
this is an old helmet and it wouldn't matter what size I used
You have to scale it for YOUR head :P
you can get the files here for now
I would absolutely love it if someone can send me the design files toy email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and any design alterations or design comments they have on it. Thank you... And I would also like to know how much someone would charge to create one and sell it lol. I am a college student and barely have any free time. I do love to construct things but I don't seem to have the time anymore. They say the freshman year of college is always the hardest, especially when you were born and raised in the ghetto... Anyway, I apreciate any replies. Thank you
there was a link to the files right over your post....
Is that the design for the whole costume??... By the way, your replica is absolutely amazing. I think you do it better then the movie professionals. My girlfriend volunteers for the comic con in ny. If I can make this by then, i' wear it and tell everyone I got it from you lol. U deserve the credit
I didn't make these designs so please Credit JUICE from the 405th
hey guys got the legs strengthened (took forever) and thought I'd try them on, they fit great and mobility is really nice. They'll be positioned higher up a little more and I'll be wearing workboots so my short italianess will get a little boost. They'll be connected on the custom harness I make for everything to hang off of. it should all flow nicely. Lucky I'm well proportioned so I'll at least look tall in pics
idk how to use the pdo files. im not really good with computers. any help??
Maybe not, but you have assembled it like a pro. Beautiful job.
I have really gotten into War Machine lately and would like to build my own. I don't think I am ready to devote the time and workspace to another full build. So I am happy to see those that do. I may have to learn pepakura just for this.
Does Anybody have Pep boot covers?
Ive got callmemilo's boots here. Files are scaled to my 6'4'' suit build so you may have to fiddle with the scale
ok guys, i would really appreciate your help here. i am brand new to this whole costume thing. i am breaking my head trying to figure out how to make the helmet and rest of the body a round and smooth shape. i know the whole resin part but im lost after that
1. Take the complex overall shape, break it down to the simplest elements, and start with those.
2. Once you have the rough shapes right, the hard part is done. Giving everything a smooth finish will be relatively easy.
3. Learn by doing. Even a failed project can teach you something.
yeah but im talkin bout ... for example, the helmet. the pep helmet of iron man has a lot of edges an corners. what materials would i b able to put over the pep that would give me the ability to sand down and paint over it so the helmet would be smooth and round?? if anything, you can email me. its easier access for me anyway. email@example.com
Do you think fiberglass cloth will work as well?? by the way, I realy appreciate all of the tips
Oh nice stealth !
Thats still the 1.9 scale ? or you changed it ?
This size looks perfect for me i hope its the 1.9 scale, then i'll dont have to rescale it x]
im confused how it looks perfect for you? I' 5'6 and I used 1.8 scale and modified different parts after they were built so they would fit me ok, like the legs.
strengthened the inside of the entire upper parts minus the guns. I just attatched everything temporarily not really measuring lengths and what not, just mocked up quick to see how it looks on me
I think it flows nicely and mobility is really nice, especially on the shoulders, They just move with you when you raise your arms.
hopefully I can start some body work soon, I'm getting sick of seeing it in white. ugh..
oh ignore the muscle suit, its something I tried to make a while back. I just thought it would be good to wear to hold some parts up so they didn't fall, like the biceps and forearms since there is padding there .
(but they started to drop anyways so it was a fail lol)
hey stealth1, can you help me out here?? im sorry for the constant bothering. ive neer used pepakura and i dont get how am i supposed to create the suit. how is printing the outline on regular printer paper supposed to end up as pieces that fit my body?? if you can help me out further, im 5'5. maybe you can help me with the scaling... honestly, i need this whole project explained to me. i was hoping to construct it with my dad. sort of a "father-son" bonding project. thank you so much in advanced
I'm gonna have to make a video soon to answer all these questions. That's too much to type out right now.
There's a lot to know so look out for the video.
for now just search youtube for pepakura, everything I learned was there.
i read on another website, also a thread you are on, that you used card style paper. thats a great help to me. i was going to use regular old computer paper... what is the scaling formula you used?? i see different types of formulas and i dont know which is correct
Very nice work...good build
hey ACE, i'm 5'6 I used 1.8 scale, use that as reference, hope that helps
well im 5'5 so a 1.8 scale should fit me as well. thanks a lot. i appreciate it... so i just go to "2D settings" in pepakura and put 1.8?? in the files i have, the scale says 48. (something).
2d menu----> recalculate part layout - then change the scale. Youll see where it says SCALE. I suggest changing the legs to 1.7. (thigh and shins)
Stealth once again you've gone and outdone yourself on this one, you've done a awesome job and I wish my skills were as good as yours but I'm only just a good unfolder my hands are'nt so good so I have to hire people to build my stuff. Also thanks sooo much for sharing the files for War Machine and the scale now I can ee about redoing War Machine myself.
I agree. You've really outdone yourself. You have amazing skill at this... And thank you for all the help everyone. I hope I can make this project come out a success
np guys, the 405th goes down alot so I just hosted the files that were already being shared so that people dont have to wait around.
I have altered and unfolded war machine files if anyone has a need for them. They're scaled to my 6'4" frame. The files were built by other artists and I have altered them without permission, so I will not be posting links to them. If you would like them, private message me.
Question for you Stealth what scale or how should I size the boots for a size 10 shoe?
Very Vey nice man..
Im so happy I join this site,
Could I have a copy of your pepakura files..plEASe
I cant Get the files in 405th
this is my email
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