*Done 5/24* JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by JaggerWolf, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. JaggerWolf

    JaggerWolf Member

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    ***Suit is done minus the gloves - Picture below***

    So I started this about a week and a half ago and have made it a point to do at least one part a night.

    I was pretty happy with it all until I decided to put it all on tonight - I look like a * tank hahahaha. I am 6' 1" 225lbs, so I knew I was going to be a bit stocky and not able to achieve the signature slimline Iron Man....but wow.

    I am thinking of shrinking down the shoulder pieces to start, next I need to do something about the ab section. I already added to it once and it still doesn't cover the way it should - so I may use a tougher material and redo it so I can actually make more of a corset style piece that can be tightened down some.

    If anyone has any suggestions I am all ears - this has been my first foam build and I am planning on doing a War Machine build next just to have.

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    Here is the finished suit minus the gloves -
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  2. StevenRogers84

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Make it into a Hulkbuster armor. It looks awesome though!
     
  3. JaggerWolf

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Hahahaha good call, didn't think of that approach :)
     
  4. ZacharyHurst

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Jagger
    Your suit looks very very cool in those proportions. Do not mess with the shoulders, you will need that bulk for the "V" shape. IMO all you need to do is stop compensating for the extra mid-section in the ab platting. Make new abs in the default scale and stretch the side material around to meet it. that should look awesome. If you look carefully at the randy's doughnut scene in IM2 you will see that the armor really is supposed to bulk you out exactly like your suit does. Your suit is working! You might add one extra ab plate in for gap filling and put extensions on the top and bottom to slip behind the other pieces. Check out my Mark IV if you have any questions and I M me if you want any tips from someone who just did this.
     
  5. ironmanpreston

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    I noticed that you set a pin attachment to your biceps to the shoulder bells. take a look at the way stealth did his shoulder bell attachments it's pretty cool. Just my opinion. Other than that your suit looks great.
     
  6. JaggerWolf

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Yes the shoulder bells are attached to the bicep - and then they have clips connecting them to the torso armor. They pivot and move great and keeps them from sliding down at all.
     
  7. dabiddabird

    dabiddabird Well-Known Member

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    What scale did you use?
     
  8. JaggerWolf

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    I used the default scale that was set in the files from this thread http://www.therpf.com/f24/robo3687s...am-templates-easy-build-green-version-128147/

    It seemed most people building it were about my height - Everything fits great except the ab section, and I needed to add a little extra to were the chest and back meet on the sides to compensate for the foam thickness and my chest size.

    The arms, Biceps, Legs, and Shins all fit perfect.
     
  9. Mig407

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    i agree with zach keep the shoulders big it looks awesome!!! im a big guy too so i know its tricky scaling things to get that right look. id revise the ab section. im building a foam mk IV and i ran into the same issue with the mid section, man i even started watching what i eat and training harder in the gym to lean up a bit lol.
     
  10. topshape

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Yeah! Your suit looks great! I think the only reason the abs seem to stick out is because they do. Meaning first of all they're blue, so your focus tends to go there, and also because it's not tucked under the chest and into the cod. Of course losing whatever extra lbs. you can will only help your proportions. Or you could go with a thinner foam. Pad your feet to give you an extra couple of inches, and with the helmet adding to it, you'll look the part!
     
  11. msleeper

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    Doing a Hulkbuster modification would be really original and would probably look great with your build. That or maybe go for the War Machine armor since that has more girth to it. War Machine looks like a tank, where Mk VI looks like a sports car, know what I mean?
     
  12. JaggerWolf

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    Re: JaggerWolf's Iron Man Mark VI - Or Linebacker Iron Man? Foam Build

    So I haven't been here in a while, life has gotten extremely busy but I made a promise to a buddy of mine that I would finish my Iron Man build for a local Comic Con at the end of this month.

    It is about 95% done - Needs the second shoe done, LEDs added, some paint and details - and then the hand.....which I am debating on right now.

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  14. JaggerWolf

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    Well the suit is now done -Well as done as I am probably going to go, skipping the gloves at this time for functionality reasons - Thanks for taking a look!
     
  15. gregdoom

    gregdoom New Member

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    This looks big and imposing. Totally awesome.
     
  16. JaggerWolf

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    Yeah it's definitely bulkier than the "Slimline" look - I am 6' 1" - 235lbs, and with the boots on it ads about 2-3 inches :)
     
  17. MasterRoshi

    MasterRoshi New Member

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    It looks great Jaggerwolf!
     
  18. Kurtis876

    Kurtis876 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hah! love it! great job man
     
  19. jc2261995

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    i love the iron man suit and this looks awesome, i'm wondering whether to make a bulky iron man suit as a comicon costume
     
  20. Hanifsevenzero

    Hanifsevenzero New Member

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    Awesome man!! very nice build btw
     
  21. owen86

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  22. Capsicle

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    Looks very good!
     

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