So, because I am apparently a glutton for punishment, I've decided my first full suit will be this beauty: I'm hoping to document my progress here, if for no other reason than to help me keep at it to the end! Since it's usually the most interesting part, I naturally started with the helmet: and a little further on: Those vents were a pain in the *, by the way. As were those ridges around the eyes and the groove on the helmet, but I got em in! Now, when I put the faceplate on, it doesn't seem to fit quite right, but that may just be me trying to hold it on with one hand and take a picture with the other: The plan is to modify the suit once built. Thanks to a horrible pun between my daughter and I, I'm planning on painting the whole thing heavy metal style, with spikes and stuff, and replacing the arc reactor with a speaker (probably with a light ring around the outside). The idea being that we can play some heavy metal music through the speaker...say...Iron Maiden? Obviously going the paper route, but pondering going the smooth-on route instead of standard resin/glass/bondo. Any thoughts? I have to attach the face plate for hardening, then remove it later...do I just attach with masking tape before hardening? Will the tape being there interfere with the hardening process?