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    Mar 20, 2011, 1:31 AM - My foam Iron Man costume build. #1

    Never built a costume from start to finish before, sure I have a clonetrooper armor but that was a kit.
    I wanted an Ironman, and my kids wanted to see me build one, I dont have a lot of money so I bought some foam mats they are for under sleeping bags, I got them for $4.00 a roll, at my local bargian store.
    I am also using floor mats. the good thing is the foam mats for the sleeping bags have a nice smooth finish, I have tried glue and painting on scraps so i know what to expect.
    anyway I have tried to keep it as real looking as possible, but to be honest it is above my level right now.
    Anyway hope you enjoy.
    Comments welcome.
    always looking for adivce and helpfull hints.
    be kind!!.... lol








    Last edited by familyman; Feb 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM.
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    Mar 20, 2011, 6:15 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #2

    Wow,your off to a great start!!!
    Cant wait to see more
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    Mar 20, 2011, 6:57 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #3

    Looking good.
    I'm guessing you will have checked out Don Roberts and Graphic Jordans threads, if not have a look they have laods of tips on foam usage!
    Keep up the great work
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    Mar 20, 2011, 8:51 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #4

    yeah I have been followig their threads for sometime now. thats where I got the idea.
    thanks for the kind words and info.
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    Mar 20, 2011, 10:23 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #5

    Definitely a great start with a very clean look. Has me thinking twice about the materials for my armor when I get to it.
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    Mar 21, 2011, 10:00 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #6

    Manix said: View Post
    Definitely a great start with a very clean look. Has me thinking twice about the materials for my armor when I get to it.
    Thank you so much.
    Will be posting more pics hopefully tonight, now that the kids are back to school (March break over) I should be able to find a few minutes to do some more.
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    Mar 27, 2011, 9:45 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #7

    small update.
    just been working on the shoulders a bit more.


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    Mar 27, 2011, 10:25 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #8

    This are really imcredible already, making it with foam from scratch, hope to see the whole suit completed soon.
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    Apr 4, 2011, 10:51 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #9

    Ok so been a while, been trying to figure out how to make the arms strong and not to think. Went to my local bargain store and found these.

    the plastic is nice and easy to cut, and the size is just right for my bicepts.
    I picked up 8 of these, four for ironman and four for the arms on the cyberman costume I am working on.
    After cutting to size I was able to come up with the following piece, I think it will work great. It will look better once I add all the extra foam pieces. Wasn't sure how to join the pieces until I found small little locking screw and nuts on a visor I had bought ages ago for use in a clone trooper helmet.
    Please let me know what you think.
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    Apr 5, 2011, 12:54 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #10

    Are you using pep files for templates, or doing your own design? Lookin' sweet!
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    Apr 5, 2011, 1:49 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #11

    beauty work buddy!!!
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    Apr 5, 2011, 9:56 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #12

    Keep these beautiful foam bastards coming!!!
    I see you have adapted Chims rubbermaid tech!
    Great job I love It!!!
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    Apr 5, 2011, 11:04 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #13

    no pep files, just working off of a lot of pics from internet and this site, and using one of my sons 12" ironman toys for some references. Everything is done by eye. It will not be an exact replica but it will be close enough for everyday people to enjoy, and mainly for my kids to enjoy.
    I also keep a close eye on other peoples builds. Have been interested in trying the rubbermaid tech, but I am on such a low budget even trash cans are to expensive for me. So far I have spent on this costume about $40.00, I try and make use of what I have laying around, just like my Tardis and Dalek builds.
    I appreciate the kind words, thanks.
    Will gladly keep posting pics as progress happens.
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    Apr 5, 2011, 2:45 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #14

    Always love the foam mat build progress threads. Keep 'er up!

    BTW, you mentioned a cyberman suit you're building in parallel. Does that have its
    own thread, by chance?
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    Apr 5, 2011, 3:33 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #15

    Holy cwap! Doing it by eye! My hat is off to you, sir!

    After almost a full year of research, I've discovered that "accuracy" really doesn't exist when it comes to armors from IM I. There were multiple practical suit designs and multiple CGI versions. So a builder's task isn't so much "is it to scale" but "does it look right"? And yours is looking mighty right!

    Suggestion, if I may: don't forget the neck seal
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    Apr 5, 2011, 7:13 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #16

    seriously thanks guys, the support and words of kindness really do help.
    Don't worry I have not forgot the neck seal, but thanks for the reminder, I would rather have someone remind me of something then not have anyone say anything and I forget aswell lol.
    The cyberman costume, does have its own thread yes. Not much going on there yet, will be posting more pics in it tomorrow.
    http://www.therpf.com/f24/started-wo...ostume-112551/

    I will also post more pics of the ironman tomorrow, I have just finished building the arc reactor, cost me $2.00 to build, looks ok I think, I have a battery box that will be consealed in the main body and have a small switch that will be installed either just inside near the neck or shoulder area so I can switch it on and off easily.
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    Apr 6, 2011, 9:31 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #17

    hey family man, this is looking really cool, the over all shapes of all the pieces looks pretty good so far,
    but i think you should make the arms out of foam, just for a consistent look and you could prolly get them looking pretty accurate seing as how well you did with the chest,

    just my two cents,
    cheers, Jacoby
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    Apr 6, 2011, 9:46 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #18

    Thanks, the arms will look like they have been made from foam, because I just using the plastic underneath. I will be sticking foam on top.
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    Apr 8, 2011, 11:39 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #19

    looking good! so wanna see a foam iron-man
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    Apr 9, 2011, 12:15 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #20

    do a search there are loads on the board, some amazing ones.
    Thanks for the kind words.
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    Apr 9, 2011, 9:31 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #21

    oops posted pic of cybermn build in ironman build thread, sorry.
    Last edited by familyman; Apr 9, 2011 at 11:37 PM. Reason: wrong pics.
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    Apr 10, 2011, 3:46 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #22

    Looks great, keep going,
    AL
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    Apr 10, 2011, 10:14 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #23

    love the progress, any more news????
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    Apr 10, 2011, 11:37 AM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #24

    Will be posting pics on Tuesday, Been working on Cyberman for a few days, I like to alternate between projects so I dont get bored. But I wil be doing more Tuesday and will post pics. Thanks for wanting more.
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    Apr 19, 2011, 9:28 PM - Re: Another ironman foam build yup sorry another one. #25

    ok heres a small update nothing big.

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