First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Inspired Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Wearenotlinear

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So I decided to tackle a foam build and, since I'm a total Spider-Man fan, I decided to another Spidey costume: Armored Spider-Man from The Ends Of the Earth comics. It's his Anti-Sinister Six Armor. I've seen elsewhere that it's called Spider Armor MKIII... I'll just call it was it is: Awesome.

Here's some of my source material:
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Update: I am mainly using the reference pics in post #18 for the suit building.


and here's my drawing, with a few changes that I'll be implementing (like adding big old bladed Spider legs like from the Iron Spider armor):
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I've seen a few people start but never get very far in building this, so I thought I'd try my hand at it.





But a for a few final touches, I just finished the helmet last night

It's my first foam build and I'm learning as I go, but here's my progress so far:

Started out with some of my daughter's old alphabet mat:
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I made all my patterns from scratch, sortof building paper over a styrofoam mannequin head til I had the desired shape, then cut it away and cut the pieces flat---voila! patterns:
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Cut out all the pieces from foam and Slapped those together with some hot glue
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Then I coated it in layer after layer of a mixture of PVA Glue/Water and Black Puffy Paint. I did this for a few layers, then sanded, then more layers, then sanding, then again and again until my coating went from the translucent gray pictured below to a deep black covering the whole thing.
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Then I hit the whole thing with a few coats of VHT Chrome Plate High Temp Spray Paint (epoxy based)
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Then for the beauty coat to bring it all together: DupliColor Red MetalCast, enamel based (It's for giving metal a red anodized look)
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Then I made the eyes. I used a DVD case for the frames. Drew my design for the eyes on some paper, backed it with packing tape, cut out the stencil and traced it onto the DVD case and cut it away. Then I used some thin plastic from a toy's packaging for the lenses and the same white perforated cross-stitch plastic I used for the eyes on my other Spider-Man Costume... And... VOILA! Ends of The Earth Anti-Sinister Six Armor Helmet:
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It's not perfect, but I dig it.

Note also, that I'm appropriately rocking a Kingpin shirt to don the new bucket.

I'll post more of the armor as I finish it. Next up is the shoulders and chest.
 

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Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

I LOVE where this is going!
Great work so far!
Thanks! I'm excited to see it all come together.

I'm also working on the spider legs on the back. Basing my design on a pair of articulating wings but modifying the frame to look more like spider legs so I can open and close them
 

Venomsuit

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Thanks! I'm excited to see it all come together.

I'm also working on the spider legs on the back. Basing my design on a pair of articulating wings but modifying the frame to look more like spider legs so I can open and close them
Looking forward to seeing your progress!
Did you use a heat gun to help form the foam?
 

Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Looking forward to seeing your progress!
Did you use a heat gun to help form the foam?
I did. I got $17 Proline Heatgun and it seems to do the job quite nicely. I really only used it on the jaw/cheek contours. As for the dome of the helmet, I just let the foam and glue bend itself since the patterns I made helped them keep that round shape.
 

IronMeg

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Excellent start! Subbed. Can't wait to see it all together. I love armor, I love spidey, it's a great combo.
 

OneGoodScare

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Nice to see something original! And you're off to a great start cant wait to see more progress
 

Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Excellent start! Subbed. Can't wait to see it all together. I love armor, I love spidey, it's a great combo.
Nice to see something original! And you're off to a great start cant wait to see more progress

Thanks IronMeg and OneGoodScare! I wanted to try building some armor, but it was hard for me to get inspired by anything other than Spidey-- So, i figured what better solution than this :)
 

Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Shaped with heat gun
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Makes a crazy difference.

- - - Updated - - -

Not sure why the pic is upside down.
 

Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Did you just use your hands to shape em when heated?
Hands and half of a plastic Easter egg lol... The smaller half.
I heat the backside and press it over the egg, then heat the front side to smooth my pressure creases, then give it another blast and use my hands to match the other curves id already done. I count to 6 for each blast of heat.
 

Peek73

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Dude! AT it again I see, well done sir, well done. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
 

Athanasius

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Oh my goodness, I never knew this kind of Spider-Man armour existed!

It's beautiful and you're doing an amazing job recreating it, well done!
 

Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

I came across this gem of a Spider-Man figure the other day and was quite inspired (I really like all the added detail in this):


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So I'm mixing This Variant Spidey Armor with Anti Sinister Six Armor from Ends of Earth.

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Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Started working on the forearms.

Here's the sketch of my design for the gauntlets:

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And, here's the build for the forearm (the blue plates in the picture)

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and, today, I finished drawing out the pattern for the rest of the gauntlet. Which, I might add, has been one of the harder patterns to design--incorporating the 2D shapes into a 3D arm was a bit more of a task than I'd originally anticipated. But I finished it, and I dig it, and I swear, it looks better wrapped around the arm :)

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Wearenotlinear

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Re: First Foam Build: Ends Of The Earth Spider-Man Armor (PIC Heavy)

Put together one of the gauntlets.
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I put magnets in the wrist so I can get it on and off and keep it closed tight.
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I also ordered some plasti dip and it came today.
The glue and water mixture took too long on the helmet and it would take forever for the rest of the armor. So ill be plasti dipping the pieces I have so far, tomorrow. Any tips? This is a first for me.
 
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