Ironman Mark VII build

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by specsoul, May 20, 2015.

  1. specsoul

    specsoul New Member

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    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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  2. Loserizer

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    Is that a foam template made in paper?
     
  3. specsoul

    specsoul New Member

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

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    It looks really smooth, good job
     
  5. specsoul

    specsoul New Member

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

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    Did a little more work adding Rondo to the inside.
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  7. Spardax

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    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
     
  8. Kryro

    Kryro Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  9. Spardax

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    Thanks for explanation. There is vantage using rondo instead of classical method with fiberglass?
     
  10. specsoul

    specsoul New Member

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    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.
     
  11. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Really good and clean pepakura work! Keep working! Subscribed!
     
  12. 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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  13. specsoul

    specsoul New Member

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    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.JPG IMG_0686.JPG IMG_0688.JPG
     

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