Ironman Mark VII build

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specsoul

New Member
Hello theRPF,

I am building the Ironman Mark VII helmet, and I have to say thank you to darkside501st for providing the model and pep files. He did a great job on them.
This is my first build and I wanted to share with you the results I have so far.

1. Here is the model Pepped out.
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2. Here is the first coat of Resin applied to the pepakura.
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3. I plan to rondo the inside of the helmet after coating the inside with resin first. I decided to do this instead of using fiberglass mat or cloth to make it stiffer.

I will upload more soon as I progress with this build.

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specsoul

New Member
No it is a paper model. I just joined the pieces together to harden it, then I plan to separate them.
 

specsoul

New Member
Thanks. Since it is my first one I am a little afraid of messing it up, but got to start somewhere right? :)
 

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Spardax

Active Member
Good work man! Smooth and clean! (y)thumbsup(y)D

Forgive me for the sequent question, but I'm not in total confidence with the english word or slang.. but, what is rondo? Is it a resin or a putty? :behave
Do you not use fiberglass to reinforce the inner helmet? :confused
 

Kryro

Well-Known Member
but, what is rondo? Is it a resin or a putty? :behave
Do you not use fiberglass to reinforce the inner helmet? :confused
Rondo is a mixture of the Fibreglass resin and Bondo body filler - mix the 2 together and stir and it becomes a liquid you can paint or roll onto the interior
 

Spardax

Active Member
Rondo is a mixture of the Fibreglass resin and Bondo body filler - mix the 2 together and stir and it becomes a liquid you can paint or roll onto the interior
Thanks for explanation. There is vantage using rondo instead of classical method with fiberglass?
 

specsoul

New Member
I think is is a little easier to use than fiberglass strands or matte, but just personal preference. One thing for sure though is you have to make sure you have supports for the helmet because when you mix fiberglass resin with Bondo body filler, it gets really hot! and could warp the helmet.
 

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specsoul

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Update:

Did some Bondo work and been spending some time trying to get the ears right. Man these ears are stubborn! I also separated the faceplate so I could begin work on it as well.
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specsoul

New Member
Another Update:

Been very busy lately so my project is a little slow. I did more bondo work to the faceplate, and I have been working on truing up the cut lines. Still at it though...IMG_0685.JPGIMG_0686.JPGIMG_0688.JPG
 

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