Iron Man Mark VI Build........Yep another one! (Iron man walks the mall, Pics added!)

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  1. MTB

    MTB Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    After seeing a lot of IM builds I could not help myself, I wanted to build one. I want to start off by thanking Robo3687 for the Pep files, Stealth and what he does at TheHeroTutorials and Blackdynamo1 for his thread. You guys have inspired me to do my own build and have made it possible for me to do so.

    This is my very first Pep build and I have to say its not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I have been working on this for about 3 months so far and just about finished pep'ing all the parts. I just have a few small parts left, the feet and neck.

    I have the armor on a duct tape dummy that Stealth showed us how to make. So the dummy very close to my size, I would like to know what you guys think about the proportions of the pieces.

    I am open to any comments and helpful tips. So if you see anything that doesnt look right please let me know. As of right know I have to scale up the left thigh, back and the helm (This will be the 3rd helm I have made). Im not 100% sure if i need to scale up the abs, the ab belt and back, so any and all comments are welcome.

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    My dummy is leaning a bit because I popped out one of the hip joints while i was moving it. Ill have to fix it one day =)
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    The top ab fell out for this pic and I didnt notice it till just now lol
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    Well that is what I have so far. I will most likely finish up the last pieces and start fiberglassing after christmas. I just wanted so see what everyone thinks about what I have so far.

    Thanks
    MTB
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  2. SaberTech

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    Looks great thus far. I am curious as to when you started. You are further then I am and I started a while back. Looks great though
     
  3. MTB

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    Thanks! And thinking about it I guess it more like 3.5 months. I started just before my daughter was born and she just turned 3 months a few days ago.
    Im one of those people that when I start something I just obsess about it and work on it as much as I can. Every time she is napping or eating Im cutting out pieces and gluing =)

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  4. mosarmini

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    So far, so good!
     
  5. writefast

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    Looks amazing. Abs do look a tiny bit small but it's hard to tell on the dummy.
     
  6. Surreal Studios

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    Wow Nice pep job Great work! Now comes the HARD part :)
     
  7. NexusFX

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    AH i see what you did there...:lol
     
  8. Blackdynamo2

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    Yup! :thumbsup
     
  9. MTB

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    I was able to do a little more work. I had to redo the helm because it was way too small and of course the next one was way too big but the third one was just right.

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    The one in the middle is the one that fits.

    I was also able to get both shoes done.
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    The only thing left is to redo the back, make the neck and a few other small parts. Im hoping to start fiberglassing in the next week or so. I will post more pics when to do!
     
  10. STEALTH

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    3 helmets!?

    Now that's dedication!
     
  11. MTB

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    Trust me after the first one I didn't want to lol. Its not putting the helm together that bugs me. Its the 15 pages I have to cut out. But now im happy with it and don't have to make another.........unless I mess up with fiberglassing, installing the motor or the lights. Let's hope I don't =)

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  12. MTB

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    Ok I have a small update, I made the abs out of foam and re-peped the back. I also went out and got all the stuff to fiberglass and bondo everything. So hopefully tomorrow i will be able to start the fiberglass.

    Here is a few pics of what I did.
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    this is the foam I used. I wanted the roll but no stores around me had it.

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    Here are the abs. There are a few things i dont like aboutt hem and will eb fixing. This was my first attempt at using foam.

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    Here is the new back, Ignore the old abs Im to lazy right not to take them off and put the new ones on.

    So if everything goes as planned tomorrow Ill start the fiberglass and post some pics!
     
  13. PepIronman

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    Wow that's nice work and a lot of dedication.
     
  14. MTB

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    Thanks, I can't waiting till its done!

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  15. MTB

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    Time to start the fiberglass! Will update later tonight with what I got done.

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  16. Lord Magneto

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    great work so far!
     
  17. MTB

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    Ok here is what I got done. Its really cold here and the fiberglass isn't starting to harden. Guess its going to take all night. I didn't do the shins in the pic just in case I didn't get the mixture right. Well see tomorrow!

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  18. MTB

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    Well it rained all day today so I wasn't able to get anything done. The ones I did yesterday are still tacky, so ill be adding more hardner to the mix next time. I hope I get to work tomorrow but they say its going to rain again. Might just have to get out the canopy and work any ways! Ill update if anything happens tomorrow.

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  19. MTB

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    So I didn't want to wait for the rain to stop so i had to make my own dry area!
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    I figured out that I didnt put enough hardner in the mix before and thats why the pieces did not dry. Today I added a lot more and it worked perfect! I was able to redo the pieces from before and a bunch of new ones! Here are a few pics of what I did today.

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    I also got the cod piece and both forearms done today. Tomorrow I will be finishing up the helm, thighs, chest and back. If I have enough time ill start the fiberglass mat in the insides. Ill update when I get more done!
     
  20. Darth Pinhead

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    Out of my own ongoing curiosity, I emailed 3M the following question regarding tackiness:

    If I am using Bondo® Fiberglass Resin, 401, and did not add enough
    hardner and it is still tacky, can I apply heat to it to make it cure?

    Their email response:

    If not enough hardener was added the resin may never cure. Heat most likely will help the cure (again, if enough hardener was added). May take up to 3 to 4 hours to cure. If the product doesn't harden after 4 to 5 hours, the resin will need to be removed.
     
  21. MTB

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    Thats what I figured, I was able to mix up a new batch and go over the ones that were still tacky, they hardened right up. Thanks you for confirming that one for me! I will just be adding more hardner then needed just to be safe.
     
  22. jaballard

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    You could also go buy a bottle of MEK put it in a spray bottle and mist it on the uncured area, the type of fiberglass you are using, uses MEK as the hardener.
     
  23. MTB

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    Nice, thanks for the tip!
     
  24. animefan

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    Re: Iron Man Mark VI Build........Yep another one!

    what scale did you use for your helmet that fit?
     
  25. MTB

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    Here is a screen cap of the helm and the scale I used. My head circumference is 23in and it fits great with room for the motors.

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  26. MTB

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    Small update, I was able to put the fiberglass cloth in a few pieces.

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    Maybe tomorrow Ill finish up with this then fiberglass resin them and the rest of the pieces. Ill update when I get more done!
     
  27. animefan

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    thanks Ill try that see if it fits me better, this will be my #3 as well. lol
     
  28. MTB

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    Np, I hope it does good luck!

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  29. MTB

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    Got a few more pieces done yesterday. They come out perfect! I got the mixture down now. It just takes them about 30 min to harden up. Only got a few more pieces to go!

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  30. billymaya

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    hey buddy nice job on the iron man suit :) looking really good now its coming together im in the middle of my iron man suits but doing all in foam using robos designs and stealths videos :) its hard work though but really enjoying it.spent all day yesterday cutting out templates onto card and transfering it to foam.Built a trial front chest plate and it looks good although rough round the edges so doing it again and taking my time,just waiting for new glue gun to arrive as the last one i brought started leaking hot glue everywhere!!!! ill be watching your project with interest :)
     
  31. MTB

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    Thanks and good luck with yours!

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  32. MTB

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    Another update, Today I was able to finish putting the fiberglass cloth in the pieces I had already hardened. Then I fiberglassed the insides. Here is a few pics of what I have all ready for bondo!

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    Before I fiberglassed them.

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    After i finished and put them out to dry.

    I think im going to bondo the helm first and work on the motor to open and close the face mask next but we'll see. I still have a the thighs, hands and shoulders to harden. I also have to make the neck still. Man, when I list it out it still seems like a lot. But im getting there slowly but surely!
     
  33. msleeper

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    I would suggest painting a primer over the pieces before you bondo, in a different color than the bondo you're using. So if you're using an orange bondo, use a gray primer. That way you can tell the areas you've worked on and it helps you keep track of problem areas.

    Otherwise looks amazing!
     
  34. MTB

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    Thanks, that sounds like a good idea.

    I just checked all the pieces and everything hardened up great. And Stealth was 100% right, the fiberglass cloth that hangs over the sides gets super sharp! I poked myself like 10 times just looking at the pieces lol.

    Hopefully today i can get more done but im feeling a cold coming so we'll see.
     
  35. msleeper

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    Careful with the fiberglass, it can get under your skin and it's almost clear so you'll have a real pain getting it out. I've always used gloves working with fiberglass.

    Where did you buy your resin and fiberglass materials, and what grade of resin did you use? I'm trying to find good cost for materials.
     
  36. MTB

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    Here is what I used. The resin was $35 Local hardware store, The bondo at Walmart for $20 and the fiberglass cloth also at walmart for $6 a package. So far I have used 3 packages of the cloth and will need one more. I have used just over half of the resin and will have plenty for the rest of the pieces. The paint brushed came from the dollar store each package of 3 was only a dollar. I got 6 packages and will most likely need more.

    Hope this helps!
     
  37. msleeper

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    Kinda, thanks. All of the Walmarts around me have really downsized their entire automotive department, down to 2 or 3 aisles at most. And I can't seem to find that sort of stuff at automotive stores (Autozone, Napa, so on) so I don't know if I'm just looking in the wrong places or what. I've found sites online that sell Smoothcast 321 resin that a lot of people are using, but it's really expensive. $80 for the same amount of resin you have there.
     
  38. MTB

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    Yeah I was looking at smoothcast but it was too much. If you have a orchard supply hardware near you thats where I got the resin from. Sears also has I but it was about $45 there, better then the smoothcast though.
     
  39. msleeper

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    The smoothcast is great, I've used it for actual resin casting and it's quality stuff. It's definitely overkill for this type of situation.

    I'm planning on going to Sears and Harbor Freight tomorrow to try and price out materials. I don't know if there is an Ace Hardware around me, they might have something but I'm not banking on it.

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  40. MTB

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    The harbor freight by me didnt carry fiberglass resin nor the cloth =( good luck on your search!
     
  41. msleeper

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    Ah okay, thanks. I'm actually planning on going there to see if I can find some of the EVA foam people are using. I'd like to try a combination of the EVA and resin fiberglass. I like the look and feel of the resin parts, but the EVA is just so easy to work with. Either with predesigned parts from pepakura or even just free hand designing.
     
  42. msleeper

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    My shopping trips have yielded some good info! It looks like both Lowes and Home Depot carry the same brand of resin, fiberglass cloth, and bondo that you have for the same price. And Lowes carries four sheets of 2' x 2' 1/2 inch thick EVA foam for $19!
     
  43. MTB

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    Nice work man!

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  44. MTB

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    Well I have been really busy the past few weeks, I got sick and its been raining a lot. But i was able to do some sanding and dremel work on some of the pieces, nothing pic worthy.

    I did find some new to me hands from Zabana and got one scaled and put together. Thanks a lot Zabana!!

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    It fits nicely! Just have to scale the fingers then build the other hand =) Ill post more when i get it done!
     
  45. morfeus345

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    wow, amazing!
     
  46. Leander

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    Nice work on Zabana's hands.. they look good but are a pain to pep.. I know since I am making those hands aswell
     
  47. MTB

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    Thanks guys! They really are a pain but worth it.

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  48. Surreal Studios

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    Yes they are :lol, I am putting up a video tutorial soon on how to finish them, for anyone peping these bad boys. Nice work on the pep job(y)thumbsup
     
  49. MTB

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    Thanks man! And I know that video will help a lot of people out. I spent a lot of time just figuring out how the pieces went. I normally have to pep things twice. First time to figure it out then again to make it nice and neat and the right size. Ill most likely pep that hand again, there are a few things I dont like about it.

    Again, Thanks everyone for all the compliments and comments!
     
  50. Surreal Studios

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    I dont think you will need to, It looks good and ALOT of imperfections in the pep can be corrected in the filler process
     

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