Iron man mk6 trying it on !

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  1. monkeeman

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    hi guys,
    Been a long time since I posted on here I can tell you.
    In fact it must be a year or so since I wrote anything here.
    Back then it was regarding my iron man and war machine helmets, which turned out rather nice and still sit on display in my cabinet.
    last February (according to my camera ) i decided to chip away at making a full suit. Got to be honest its taken ages and lots of work ,and i considered giving up once or twice.Anyway I have finished or should i say had enough, it seems you can sand and sculpt and tweak forever and what looks great at midnight one evening as you call it a day, looks wonky and wrong the next morning ..lol
    lesson number 1 if your tired sleep and dont try to make perfect fullsize replicas!.
    Anyway next stage is to mould the pieces in silicone etc and cast out my suit, it will be a mixture of fiberglass, roto cast resin and poly rubber parts. my plan was to make a suit that looks like a display piece , kinda like a 6 foot hot toys figure..lol
    what you see in the pics is made from car filler fiberglass , polymer clay (more than i expected) ,wood and rubber.
    oh the red paint is just to give the peices a smooth finish for molding, I realise the color is wrong for a finished suit :)
    Anyway heres some pics ,
     
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  2. monkeeman

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    Re: Iron Man mk6 build completed

    Help !
    hi guys my fantastic plan has failex and i need some help.
    basically i started moulding some peices of my suit in silicone.
    my plan was to put a layer of silicone rtv over the peice and then bulk.out the rest of the mold with silicon caulking .but the outer layer of caulking seems to be shrinking or pulling the layer of nice silicone away from part resulting in a loose out of shape mold. any ideas ? or should i expect do the whole thing in the expensive silicone ?
    any help.appreciated
     
  3. monkeeman

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  4. VaultUK

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    Can't help ofnthe molding but can say your suit looks great. If you do a run please count me in
     
  5. monkeeman

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    Thanks for the comment. i managed to solve the silicone problem and started moulding the peices.going good so far !
     
  6. GASH

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    Wow, your suit is looking really good!!
     
  7. monkeeman

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    well just thought id post an update.
    All molds are now made, a little bit of tidy up required here and there but not much at all.
    So here are the first 3 pieces cast in polyurethane, sorry about the pic quality but im really pleased with them so far.
    Next step now is to cast the rest and get the thing together, I still have not seen my suit standing up assembled so really looking forward to seeing it come together.
    still not had any luck with the paint color,cherry red spray seems to be impossible to find here in the UK.
    Anyway Ill post more updates in case anyone is interested,
     
  8. davy

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    Nice build Dude !
     
  9. monkeeman

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    Re: Iron man mk 6 new arms !

    hi just a quick update,
    been casting a few pieces in resin to make the wearable suit. got the arms, shoulders, fingers ,hip pods and hand plates done so far.
    really pleased with the results ..heres a pic.

    going to tackle the chest and back next so I can start to mount it up on a stand and see it assembled.
     
  10. monkeeman

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    Re: Iron man mk6 New Arm cast finished

    Hi just another quickie update,
    finished the fingers and hands today , all bar a little sanding and tidying up.
    So heres a few pics of one of my arms , hard to put both on at the same time at present as my fingers keep falling off and would be a nightmare to try to take pics. So heres one arm anyway, its minus the hand plate which is made but needs mounting on properly.

    and im really liking it the plain white plastic color it is ..lol
     
  11. monkeeman

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    heres a quickie update from today with me trying on the cast resin suit,
    very happy boy :cool
     
  12. Loogie

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    Wow suit looks great :thumbsup keep it up
     
  13. monkeeman

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    Hi guys,
    wow have i had some problems.
    got the entire suit cast out in resin,i opted for polyurethane as cant stand the smell of fibreglass and the mess.
    So then i started painting, and that's where i hit the problems,id used some Vaseline in the silicone and this must have transferred to the casts resulting in my lovely paint flaking off here and there :-(
    Anyway flying along doing a bit here and there lucky the movie version has some scratches and wear and tear as this may hide some of my dodgy paint areas ...lol

    hopefully will have pics up for the weekend !
     
  14. Kevin Gossett

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    Did you use any primer before painting? And did you wash the pieces before priming?
     
  15. NakedMoleRat

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    Beautiful work!
     
  16. monkeeman

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    hi yeah I used primer , the main parts that flaked were in the nooks and crannies so i think some residue of vaseline must be the cause,Ill wash the parts next time!

    anyway here are some painted arms and legs legs look short as currently missing a few flaps at the ankles)

    happy with the colors but the lacquer is a bit too shiny ,so looking to weather it up a bit .
    thanks for the words of encouragement !
     
  17. Tigerblood

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    take some steel wool and texture it with going in one direction.
     
  18. monkeeman

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    Now that sounds like a solution !
    Had to use lacquer to bring out the colors and add some protection.
    But now its started to look like a giant Hot Toy Iron man all glossy. the movie version seems to be a more satin finish.I think the wire wool will do it.
    Cheers !
     
  19. Tigerblood

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    actually do it on the gold and silver part.
     
  20. monkeeman

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    Iron man mk vi painting the suit

    Hi guys just another progress update.

    after a nightmare of having to sand back some flaking paint I am now progressing nicely.
    heres a pic of my erm...project room as I like to call it !
     
  21. bamboodia

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    Nice work monkeeman. I'm not sure if it's just the camera but it doesn't look too shiny to me.
     
  22. monkeeman

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    hi thanks,
    Yeah it doesn't look too shiny in that pic because.
    I brushed the thighs with wire wool (left the shins shiny)
    The chest and back you can see haven't had a coat of lacquer applied yet.
    To be honest i prefer it without the lacquer but it makes the color better and gives some protection.

    to me it doesn't look shiny in the movie at all !
     
  23. bamboodia

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    Oh, ok. Now that you mention it the shins do look kinda shiny. I had a quick search round the web, as I also would like a satin finish on my suit, and found this stuff
    Satin Laquer

    I like the idea of the brushed effect the wire wool gives though so I'm not sure if this is of any help at all :p
     
  24. made007

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    Awesome, what resin youre using for casting, looks very clean
     
  25. monkeeman

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    Hi its a polyurethane resin, all pieces were hand rotocast with the exception of the back , chest and waist section, for these i used the same resin but reinforced with glass fiber matting.

    As for the satin spray I think I have seen that in a local store so will check tomorrow and do a test
     
  26. monkeeman

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    A quick update pic !
     
  27. Kevin Gossett

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    Looking good!
     
  28. monkeeman

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    Thankyou !

    Concentrating on the Abs section now.
    I have made it so the front abs are separate from the side and back, so I can slip it around my waist and then slot in the abs to complete it.
    limited movement but i decided i wanted to keep the proportions and lines rather than have everything slopping around etc.

    Heres a quick pic , without my arms on as oddly enough I need someone with me to out them on ...lo


    ooops forgot to mention the codpiece is not attached in the pic either but will be a removable piece so i can use the bathroom .
     
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  29. CardBoard King

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    WoW buddy are you the real Iron Man. Im a huge fan lol
     

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