Ironman Mark IV Costume Vacuum Formed

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  1. Tripleasg

    Tripleasg Active Member

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    I started this project back in February. We got this (mostly) finished on Thursday night, to go to the midnight opening.
    We got it even more finished on Friday night in time to get a bunch of photos and amp up the Friday night crowd.

    So this its what happened:
    i decided to do an Ironman based on the Mark 4 statue.
    I disassembled it and began carving it section by section in Styrofoam
     
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  2. Tripleasg

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    Re: Ironman Mark IV Costume injection molded

    The plan was to make it out of high density Styrofoam give it a "hard coat" and strip away the foam underneath to make the costume.
    It didn't give us enough detail after the hard coat so we trimmed and re-scuplted after the hard coat had been applied. We realized it was perfect for a vacuum form!!!

    We sculpted the abs with craft foam and gave it a quick paint job!
     

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    Re: Ironman Mark IV Costume injection molded

    It took a lot more time than I expected. there was A LOT of tweeking and trimming and refinishing to get all together.

    The BEST part of this process is now I have the molds so I can make my own improvements. so although this started as a Mark 4, it's my Mark 1 :)
    Andy's Ironman Costume - YouTube
    This is a fun vid we put together.
     

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    Re: Ironman Mark IV Costume injection molded

    Oh, P.S. The other costumes are from my collection. :)
     
  5. superweasle

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    Re: Ironman Mark IV Costume injection molded

    Very cool! It seems pretty rare to see iron man suits done this way, and it looks great!
     
  6. Tripleasg

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    Thanks, this is by far one of the most difficult costumes I've done. It took a really long time to get the molds for the vacuum form just right. And the cost was about double what I thought.
    there was a lot of waste. Now I have a lot of extra peices that we didn't use.
     
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  7. AGFRX7

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    wait a sec... do you live in Arizona???
     
  8. Tripleasg

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    Yes I live in Mesa and work in Tempe
     

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