Last edited by JFcustom; Jun 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM.
I have an odd question for you.
I'm assuming that the templates are scaled for yourself, so what is your height/weight. I'm wondering if I have to scale them or if it is close enough.
If it helps, I have to scale it to 24 in general, some parts need a bit more tweaking but otherwise 24 works ok, a bit tight sometimes actually, but 25 is too much. It is usually set on 23 when you open the files.
I'm a solid 6'1, just under 6'2 and average to large frame with 180 lbs.
C'est Únorme ce que tu as fait !!
Nice work !!!
I was passing by, I saw a light... I built.
Around here almost everyone does better.
Not so fast, I must concede, but much better.
The worst is now that my children are on holydays, I have even no time enough to build fast anymore !
Absolutely LOVE what you did and would like to make a suit myself. Im having troubles finding the right matting you used in the states though. Especially at the price shown in the link you posted 8(. ALl im finding is matting thats 15-20 dollars! What type of glue did you use to stick the foam together?
It is the cheapest basical noname flexible hot glue I found, sold for something like 5$ a pound. You can see a part of the package on the very first pic.
For this suit I used a wole pound.
The fact that I can just download the rar is a huge help. I'm about 6' feet tall with the same build, do you think I'll have to resize anything?
Halloween costume SORTED
Go to Yoga Mats, Exercise Mat, Polyethylene Foam, Yoga Mat, Exercise Mats and choose. 25inch or whichever size thickness you want. Just make sure your ordering Eva foam
Wow, that's awesome for such a fast build!
Absolutely loving these tips and files!
I'm planning to start building my own armor using these files next week, but I was wondering what I'd have to scale the files to, as I'm 170 cms tall, and I'm sure the suit won't fit me if I don't modify it first.
I was originally trying to do the Mark III, with other files. But school and stuff has gotten in the way. Your modified Robo3867 Mark IV files are awesome and will help a lot! Your tips are very helpful. I will definitely follow your thread.
Thank You from Brazil!!!
I saw a guy this weekend with a foam Iron Man suit.
No doubt made from or at least influenced by your build and files! =)
Makes me wants to make my own..
Fantastic work! I don't if anyone asked... but how much total did it cost you to build? Like a rough estimate.
How much... well, hard to say since I already had everything but the foam and the red paint.
But let's count (roughly from memory) in the case you have none of the prerequisite to start with :
8 foam rolls 3€ each (I recommend 12 rolls to build cleaner and faster),
4 spray paint 7€ each,
1 bucket of Sikafill 50eur (but a bucket can do 15 suits...)
1 regulated glue gun 45€ (a 7€ gun can go, it's what I used for this one)
1 pack of glue sticks 12€
1 cutter and blades 10€
2 rolls of velcro tape 5€ each
1 pack of 100 rotative junction clips 20€ (you'll need only a few of them)
1 pack of 50 quick fastener clips 25€ (idem)
1 led spot for the arc 3€
and in a sense the most expensive : a lot of time spent while not doing anything else.
Good work! I'm trying too but I think I'll not finish in time...
I'm italian too :P
Hey at first I want to tell you that I really admire your work. In 5 days you came out with a pretty nice suite. I only wonder how it would have been if only you had more time
Now let's start with the questions! Domyos mats are quite cheap 3,50 euros here in Italy, I don't think I'll be able to find cheaper ones. You gave such a good tip you cannot imagine ...well....your tips are golden!
Can I shape them with a hot gun or a hairdrier?
Sikafill: do you think it works better than a common and cheap PVA glue+primer?
Did you obtain a smooth surface after painting?
Are they solid or can still bend (eg: sit with your suite on XD)
After this experience would you change something in your workflow or materials?
Thank you for your quick reply! May ask you the exact names of the products I should use to coat and pain my suite in the best way? I hope I'll be able to find the same products here in italy...in the worst case this would be the right chance to have a trip in France just after the border to buy them :P :P
The rubber coating is branded "Sikafill", or "Fortix". More here : environmentally friendly / eco friendly resin/fiberglass?
If you prefer resin, it's "SINTO polyester resin".
For the paint, it's obviously the first comer of the desired color...
About the foam you already know.
I don't know if it'll be better. It all depends of what you expect, and how you plan to use your suit. All I can say is that Sinto resin will make it hard and, surprisingly, won't melt the foam down. I'm happy with my Fortix, I can apply it indoor, my suit doesn't hurt children who bump into me... I don't think I'll change it for some resin.
Last edited by JFcustom; Feb 22, 2013 at 3:17 PM.
Amazing work, that inspired me to try it. I have a quick question, though
How big is the suit? I'd have to pack it for a 8h trip, and wouldn't want it ruined, obviously.
Also, to answer one of YOUR () questions, I'm from Brazil, and can't find any stores that sells 6,5mm PE fitness mats.
In fact, getting good EVA or PE foam for a reasonable price at small amounts seems ridiculosly difficult. The suppliers have minimum order quantities, the stores sells low-quality foam and charges your eye-ball for it. I'm seriously considering importing my foam :P
Last edited by LGripp; Feb 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM.