First Time Build... Now WarMachine (was Iron Man MK VII(ish))

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by CaptainVermont, May 17, 2012.

  1. CaptainVermont

    CaptainVermont New Member

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    Greetings everyone,

    I've lurked for a lonnnnnng time. I finally decided to get into the thick of things.

    Sorry... but it will be yet another Iron Man build... :facepalm I'm going for the Iron Man Mk VII look. I am going to be doing more of a custom paint scheme though... I'd like to see a ranger green/black grey look... sort of more of a military paint scheme if that makes sense.

    Major thanks to Stealth for the YouTube vids, Darkside501st for the pepakura files... and countless others I've read and learned from over the months.

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/robo3687-iron-man-mark-4-6-pepakura-128147/

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/darkside501sts-iron-man-mk-vii-pepakura-files-139470/


    I've printed out a lot... trying to get my scaling right. Fortunately the lower forearm pieces were pretty spot on, so I'm going to use them as a reference point. So far I've been using 6mm EVA foam.

    They are still a little rough, but I plan to fill cracks and such with epoxy... that's my thought anyway. I'll use the modge podge and water to seal them before paint. I used lo temp hot glue and found the tape method helped with the seams. The first forearm is much rougher than the second. I hope by the time I'm done I'll have improved my overall technique.

    Some early pics...

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    All comments and criticism is welcomed. Thanks for your patience!
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  2. DarthGM

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    Go for it, man!

    :D
     
  3. astromechr4p17

    astromechr4p17 New Member

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    FYI, If you use thicker foam, you need twice the recommended PVA sealer otherwise the paint will crack faster... nice forearms dude
     
  4. CaptainVermont

    CaptainVermont New Member

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    Ahhh... thanks for the heads up... that makes sense... but it hadn't occurred to me until you said something. =)
     
  5. CaptainVermont

    CaptainVermont New Member

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    I've actually been on the fence about modge vs. plastidip... I might actually go with the plastidip... It may be a bit more expensive, but the overall effect seems worth it.
     
  6. CaptainVermont

    CaptainVermont New Member

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    So I switched up a bit. I'm 6', and I weigh about 240 lbs. I figure that War Machine will fit me much better than the slender Iron Man armor, and I don't want to warp the proportions to make it fit.

    I'm using these files by Stealth...

    http://www.therpf.com/f24/juices-war-machine-pepakura-foam-template-files-128626/

    Thank you so much for your hard work. It is super appreciated!
     
  7. CaptainVermont

    CaptainVermont New Member

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    Re: First Time Build... Iron Man MK VII(ish)

    The back piece is now plastidip'd, but I haven't applied paint yet. Despite it being slightly off center, it's the best piece I've had so far.


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    The biceps and forearms have been challenging. I have big forearms and arms, so it's hard to keep things in proportion. I've plastidip'd the biceps, but I think I'll need to redo them because they just aren't going to fit easily.


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    I plastidip'd the chest piece, and it just didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. I used almost three cans on this one piece, and you almost can't tell.

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  8. Shades

    Shades Well-Known Member

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    I dig your ARC. What did you do for that?
     
  9. Witchking

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    Perhaps you could try the PVA/Elmers All Purpose glue to seal it on top of the plastidip. I think it looks pretty good so far.
     
  10. Mr Tallpirate

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    What did you use to make the glowing red arc reactor?
     

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