First Build Iron Man Mark VII

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by YuZheng, May 12, 2012.

  1. YuZheng

    YuZheng Member

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    Hi guys this is my build on Iron man mark Vii. This is my first build so hopefully it goes well. I was inspired by stealth, Surreal Studios and other people who made iron man costume. I had some previous experience with pepakura but still learning on bondo and fibre glass. So here's a few picture of my helmet and arm , It took me like 4 days for the helmet and 1 day for the arms.It's consider really fast for me cause i wasn't even putting my full time in it but here you go. Feel free to give me advice. :)
     
  2. STEALTH

    STEALTH Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome start my man!

    Advice for bondo would be. Don't overdue it with the bondo (bodyfiller)

    just put on thin layers. Please do this. You will avoid the noob mistake of loading it all with bondo and losing all the detail after sanding all that filler down.
    Also remember to use the right amount of hardener with the filler. You don't want to use too much or it will cure too fast and it won't apply smooth at all cause it's curing while applying.

    Just remember: Thin layers at a time. You'll be happier with the end result.

    That's the most important advice I can give you
     
  3. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    To add to what Stealth said buy good filler not bondo brand. Use anything made by USC or Evercoat you will thank me as you sand. ;)
    And remember course grit to rough our and work your way down, too fine off the get go will give you a wavey piece that is not straight or clean cut.
     
  4. STEALTH

    STEALTH Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh yeah, definitely that :thumbsup

    if you can't find the better brands, wherever you are,
    at least get the "gold Brand bondo"

    it's less crappy.
     
  5. YuZheng

    YuZheng Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys :D i almost planned on getting bondo. :S hey about the fibreglass i just use the fibreglass you use during your tutorial or there's like better brands out there?
     
  6. MTB

    MTB Well-Known Member

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    I have been using Bondo but my gallon is just about done and would like to switch. I just looked up evercoat and there are a few different levels. Which would you recommend? I look at their website and saw the outline for the products and was sold on the first two bullets.
    • Eliminates the need for putty
    • Sands 50% faster
    SOLD!!!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. jrhaake

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    Just be aware that you are not using a mark VII helmet file. Some differences include the recess on the "bottom lip" and the shape and length of the forehead tabs. Easy enough to rectify.
     
  8. YuZheng

    YuZheng Member

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    Yeah i am aware of that can't find any pep files for that but it's not really big difference. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  9. DarkMessiah

    DarkMessiah New Member

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    So far, I think Darkside is the only one who's made pep files for the Mark VII, and from what I've seen, the helmet hasn't been added yet. But if you can pay enough attention to detail, like jrhaake said, it's a simple fix. Or rectification. Whichever word is preferred here. :p
     
  10. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    stealth is back!
     
  11. YuZheng

    YuZheng Member

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    Some update I was having exam this week so i could't do much i just finish my chest it took me about 2 days and i got the shoulder done check it out!
     
  12. YuZheng

    YuZheng Member

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    New update :lol been slacking abit oh well at least the back is finish check it out.
     
  13. longlenium

    longlenium New Member

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    very clean preps
    keep up the good work
     

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