I've had this idea to build an Iron Man armor based on the Marvel crossover promotion with Tron (this picture) since last November and I'm finally going forward with trying to assemble this myself. I have been looking for someone to commission the armor out of a durable/flexible material like plastic, but have not had such luck within the price I'm willing to currently pay for the outside work. I've gotten a lot of advice to build my armor from pep models, but the look I'm after is not the traditional detailed Mk. 3 through 6 everyone else is doing and that the pep models depict. I believe I'm going to attempt this using the trashcan method similar to chimmera30's great armors, though with as clean a look as possible to better represent a Tron look.
Further differing my build plans from others, I'm going to be focusing primarily on functionality and ease of wearing rather than movie/comic look accuracy. It is also going to have cooling fans and lights. Unlike the image linked above, the colors I'm planning to go with are a black armor akin to the color of the vehicles in Tron Legacy with white power lights (repulsors and reactor) and blue piping lights via EL wire. I'm still debating on an accent color for the armor as the image is somewhat unclear about there even being another color on the armor. But this being a fan rendition it doesn't need to be exact.
Overall, it's going to be fairly ambitious for a first project. I've got an Iron Man 2 toy helmet that I'm going to mod and paint for use with this project. Already have it taken apart to set up a fan or two inside and rewire the lights to stay on with the switch. I'm also retrofitting a Tron Deluxe disc via one of Soulinertia's great Full Retrofit Kits. I can't promise regular updates on this, but it will somehow come to fruition over time. Ideally in time for AX in July and hopefully in time for Halloween and beyond.
Also, I hope that this will not be confused as being related to MasterLe's current work on a similar hybrid. Though seeing the "distaste" for his work through various threads, that probably won't be an issue. Any and all advice is welcome throughout this build.