Hello RPF! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jon, or Dave the Hamster, and I've been browsing the site for about 6 months now, marveling at what has been accomplished by so many of you. The work showcased here is truly inspiring. So much so, that after years of wanting to try a hand at making some armor, I feel I now may have the ability to create a set of my own. After seeing Iron Man 2 in theaters, and a random Google search that showed a piece of TMP armor, I went ahead with some designs for my own movie inspired armor, the X-1. I'm going with an original design for many reasons, the main one being that I don't want to be confined to trying to create a suit that is movie acurate. The X-1 is definately inspired by the movies. I consider it to be what may come down the line, but most is most closely inspired by the Mark IV, my favorite from the films.
Currently, I have the X-1 Arc built, though I'm going to be doing more work with the light, and am working in Maya 7 to create a 3D model of the suit which will be used for the Pepakura. I've completely designed the suit on paper, so it's just a matter of making that into 3D. I'll be posting updates regulary (hopefully), so check back often. I hope to have this done by next July, or Halloween at the latest.
Contructive critiques are always welcome! Thanks in advance.
Thanks for viewing, and I look forward to the build!