Hello RPFers. First off i want to say a huge thanks to Robo3687, STEALTH, XRobots, darkside501st and many other users on this site for all their great input into how to make these costumes.
I am quite new to the costume making world. Looking around here and i didnt even know that skill and talent like this even existed. So much raw talent and some really amazing builds on here. Some of the suits look like they could be used in the actual film.
Anyway on to my build. I am building out of foam and i am going to use Robo3687 - IRON MAN Mark 4/6 Pepakura FOAM Templates -Easy to Build "Green" Version files for this build. Huge thanks to all those involved in creating these files.
After loosing patients with my fibreglass helmet i decided to try and tacle this with foam instead. here are some pics of the current state of my fibreglass helm.
Cant remember what files i used but because im a mac user i just googles iron man helmet pepukura pdf and found a link somewhere.
It was very uncomfortable and wasn't symmetrical what so ever.
But enough of that one. Lets move on to the foam build. I got 6mm Plastazote foam from Rapid Online. heres a link if anyone is interested. Started of by printing the pep files, cutting them out and drawing round them on the foam.
Im going to use XRobots technique of heat bending the foam first before cutting it out for the top of the head part.
And I've already learnt a lesson in building with foam. Dont lean on the outlines you have already drawn.
And did I mention that im giving myself a little deadline for thing project. i want it finished for the release of iron man 3 next year. and because i work at vue cinema im hoping to wear it to work for the release. if my manager lets me lol.
i know its a long timescale but i have no idea what problems im going to face yet so it might even take me that long.
more updates coming soon.