Iron Man Helmet Done - Wanted to share with those who could appreciate it.

Malico

New Member
This is my first build ever. I had planned to do the whole suit, but I seriously under estimated the time this takes. That and being a perfectionist, I went towards top quality and really getting the fine details. First time doing pep, though having had experience with Bondo and paint work previously.

I wanted to share the work with those who enjoy the type of thing. My wife just says, "Nerd" :lol. I got to mix in my love of electronics and technology by using 3D printing for the eyes and Ardunio pro mini for controlling the eyes. The eyes "boot-up" when you close the helm over your head and I put a button in the jaw hinge to control the eye brightness.

Maybe I will get the rest of the suit done one day.


Pep and initial bondo work

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This is the part that ate time. Fine details, mist coat black and wet sanding to bring out the blemishes.

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Final product!


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Here are the eyes working

 
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Bengrim09

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Stunning work
Very nice paint job, nice smooth blemish free finish, love the light in the eyes, would look nice on my shelf
 

Grenex

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Beautiful! I should finish mine...
What did you use for the Rivet/screws?

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DrCyanide

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Love the finish and the dimmable eyes! I'll have to keep that in mind when I get around to making my own helmet.

One thing I've never understood though - why does everyone make the eyes flicker? To my knowledge the only time the eyes flicker like that is when the suit is running out of power and shutting down (such as the high altitude flight) or when Tony is taking an angle grinder to it in Avengers 1. We've got a lot of examples of the eyes going from off to just solid on (recovery from high altitude flight, Mk3 suit up, picking up the helmet and putting it on in the Quinjet in Avengers 1, etc), so it seems more movie accurate to just have it come on. The HUD boot up sequence isn't seen from outside the helmet, so where did this tradition come from?
 
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Grenex

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It's just the default code that was created for the Arduino sketch file. You can modify it easuly

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Malico

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It's just the default code that was created for the Arduino sketch file. You can modify it easuly

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I coded my own from scratch. I did it for nothing other than learning how to code it and think the flicker on looks cool. Know it is not entirely movie accurate, but neat effect.
 

Malico

New Member
Why didnt you motorize the faceplate? (servos?) :(

Nice job!
I thought about it... it being my first piece I didn't want to push it. That and I have a big head, was already having to scale it up and there is zero room to spare.
 

Popeguy

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Soo nice and smooth. I don't see that often when somebody starts with Pepakura :D
 
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