Iron Man MK VI WIP

Fierfek

Sr Member
Greetings all,

Being a fan of many franchises and of superb pep files, I have begun to assemble a Iron Man MK VI suit. So far, I have assembled and fiberglassed the helmet.
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Update:

I have separated the helmet successfully into 3 pieces. Now I have to patch and trim a few spots before applying bondo
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great work look really cleanly done, im going to be starting this helmet myself shortly, so any advise would be appriciated :)

Cheers

I would be most obliged to confer advice upon a fellow builder. Remember when building this pep, do or do not there is no try.

The first thing to consider with the sharkmark VI file is the scale. The default scale seems to work for most. For me its a little snug around the ears, but that could be adjusted. As far as building the file I would recommend starting from the bottom up beginning with the back. When building the face plate consider where you will cut your eyes .If you decide to have the eyes completely cut out then leave out the details. I built the details to help keep the shape of the eyes from warping and will eventually cut them out. Now for the jaw, start from bottom up and build the small cheek details separately then glue them on to the jaw as one piece.

When all three parts are separately assembled you can glue them together or join them with small paper clamps when strengthening. You will need all pieces for this build unless you choose to add the details later. Also the support struts included are useful for the jaw. As far as materials, a hot glue gun I believe is the best choice.

I hope this helps. If you require further assistance don't hesitate to ask.
 
With all my other projects going on I've been neglecting my Iron Man build. I'm starting to work on my helmet, but have a question. Does the back area of the helmet indicated in the pic below have to be cut out for screen accuracy? I've seen some pictures with those parts cut out and wasn't sure.
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Those pieces are mostly just for support in the paper stage since it is pretty fragile.. More support early on makes it easier to resin. Simple dremel or cutting tool and you'll be fine! :)
 
Those pieces are mostly just for support in the paper stage since it is pretty fragile.. More support early on makes it easier to resin. Simple dremel or cutting tool and you'll be fine! :)

Yes, I surmised as much. I just wanted to make sure, because I've seen other builds completed with the aforementioned supports still attached. I suppose it could also be a matter of aesthetics. Form follows function you know.
 
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