I just wanted to say hello! I am new to RPF but have to say that the level of hard work, craftman/woman-ship and loving attention to detail is inspirational! I was invited to a superhero themed party and didn't want an off the shelf costume so started on YouTube. Lord what I saw made me go looking for Pep files and then build ideas and then to the RPF! I am starting my build and will be posting pictures, asking for ideas and input often. You all rock and have so much talent!
I am sure someone has already tried this, but I wanted to do a build by starting with the Peps of course, covering them with resin, redoing all the details and filling holes with sculpting clay, then silicon molds folowed by rotocasting like the gentleman from XRobots on YouTube did. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="XRobots - Quite a boring video about moulding my Iron Man suit legs with Silicone RTV - YouTube" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> This vs bondo. If anyone has tried that and wants to offer pros and cons I would rather not reinvent the wheel!
Here is a pic of my first serious bigger piece. I had to throw a couple attempts in the trash as I figured out that Hot Glue and me do not mix at all. (That stuff sticks to your skin like naplam) It is my Iron Man boot. I still have a long way to improve but as attempts go???? well you all judge. I really couldn't find a specific MK3 Pep for boots so this is close and I'll fix on the resculpt. I am laying up the resin tomorrow, then laying up my clay... molding in silicon will wait till I have a few more parts done... Sorry the photos so huge LOL! I have to figure out how to shrink it. I have a really strong back ground in radio control airplanes and want to servo drive as many flaps, gadgets and boot details as possible so I hope to keep you all entertained with my disasters and successes!
I want to give a shout out to Projectearth7 for his patience and inspiration too!