Iron Man MK VI Helmet

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by xMENNENx, May 20, 2012.

  1. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    So for my first pep project I decided, like most people I'm guessing, to do Iron Man. Used the Sharkman MK VI pep file.

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    I hope to finish the rest today and start the arduous resin and filler steps next week. Any tips or suggestions on how to keep the three pieces together and in the right shape while applying the resin coats? I'm thinking just simple scotch tape should work in key places. Thanks!
     
  2. Finhead

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    Use paper clips (the black clip types) on the lips to hold it together, that how I did mine way back. BTW this isn't a Mark VI helemt it is a Mark III wich has a narrower vent at the very top.
     
  3. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    Hmm...the file I have says MK VI, oh well. Thanks for the paper clip tip!
     
  4. widescreen

    widescreen Well-Known Member

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    I choose this helmet to do aswell.
     
  5. jamesrickards

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    thats some tight paper folding there! good work!
     
  6. hatman33

    hatman33 Active Member

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    Looking good!!!
     
  7. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. pRoJectEarth7

    pRoJectEarth7 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good man...:):thumbsup

    I believe its the same pep file we used on our build... to keep the 3 pieces together I used double sided tape... this way, you can apply resin without obstructions... still it is easy to separate when its time to separate the 3 pieces...

    You may check out this thread for your reference on you succeeding steps...;)

    Keep up the good start and keep us updated on your build...

    cheers!
     
  9. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    Iron Man Mark 6 Hd Pepakura Project

    That's the file I used, hence why I thought it was the MK VI one. Is that what you used, your thread was what actually inspired me to do this haha.
     
  10. xMENNENx

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    Now I just need to attach the three pieces and its ready to be resined. I plan on making the ear plugs separate from the helm then attaching them later.
     
  11. Aryast

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    This looks really great! How long did it take you to do it?
     
  12. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    Thanks, it took around 10-15 hours.
     
  13. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. blickfangQ2

    blickfangQ2 Well-Known Member

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    I simply glued it together with some hot glue dots.. After the fiberglassing and resin I simply flexed (cut) the 3 pieces out. Worked for me, so the helmet definitely stays in shape and the parts are fitting perfectly together. :)
     
  15. lucretius

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    im making this too, have you thought about weather you're going to have a hinge for the face part and the jaw
     
  16. xMENNENx

    xMENNENx New Member

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    I thought about mechanizing it but I have no knowledge or skill with that sort of thing, I'm going to do a lot of research on it though! If nothing else I do plan to add lights to the eyes.
     
  17. lucretius

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  19. Proximitus

    Proximitus New Member

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    Sorry for bumping this old topic, but I'm really curious about which paper/cardboard u used? I tried to make the exact same helmet, but I'm using normal paper, which is way to weak! That, and I can't fold it that thight as you did :)
     
  20. toastie

    toastie New Member

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    A4 cardstock does the trick for me mate.
     
  21. kingtheydon

    kingtheydon Active Member

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    You can print on normal paper for messing aorund purposes though can't you??

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    And being a noob here I just wanted confirmation of what the printer settings should be?

    Thickness of lines, transparency etc..
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  22. gman1

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    Looks very cool, 10-15 hours? I'd say time well spent
     

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