Ironman UNIBEAM (w/ Realistic Blast Light and Sounds) - KITS ARE NOW BEING MADE!!!

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  1. pRoJectEarth7

    pRoJectEarth7 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone...

    From the start of our Arc Reactor build I was given a suggestion by, no other than Finhead, to make the Unibeam instead of the arc reactor to fit the Ironman suit that we are going to make... and being so kind he even gave me a reference photo of the unibeam to start with... so I told him this Unibeam will be my next project...:):thumbsup
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    And upon researching, I found some more reference photos...
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    So now I gathered some of the needed mechanical parts...
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    I found a broken speaker and took its screen...:D:thumbsup
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    The light diffuser I made from the bottom of acrylic sugar container...:)... Then I put silver vinyl sticker to give it details like what you see on the reference photos...
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    This metal part I got from a hardware store... I just put the slit marks around the top...
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    Initially put together...
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    And voila!!!... Our very own unibeam...:love
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    Still needs some polishing, painting, some more modification, and electronics (the hardest part)...
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    I temporarily put a small flashlight inside just to see how it looks when lit...
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    Pretty cool...:love:thumbsup
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    Next we'll proceed on tweaking, painting, and preparing of the electronic parts...

    At this early stage, your comments and suggestions are very valuable for us to be able to improve more on its accuracy/movie likeness...:)... as most of you know, we are fond of targeting a 99% accuracy... lol:lol

    Thank y'all for watching and for your time...

    cheers!
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  2. davy

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    first :D

    i love realy your unibeams they are very much movie accurate !!!
     
  3. superweasle

    superweasle New Member

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    Awesome...looking VERY good so far!
     
  4. MrTrouble

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    wow, U * good!
     
  5. The Ronin

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    The only suggestion I could make is that in the ref pics it looks like the unibeam is set back a touch from the outer lens. Otherwise I'd say it's spot on.
     
  6. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks davy...:)


    Thanks man


    :$


    Ah yeah... I may do something about it... thank you very much for noticing...:):thumbsup
     
  7. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    Holy crap! That's awesome!
     
  8. Surreal Studios

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    Excellent work Rodson, In fact you have made me decide to go and redesign the center ring of my unibeam after seeing your build (y)thumbsup
     
  9. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks...:)


    Thanks Matt :):thumbsup...
     
  10. jayjayn

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    You always amaze me on ur detail for accuracy and the suit u create would be amazing and leave people speechless! Hopefully you do a run on gauntlets first =p
     
  11. pRoJectEarth7

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    Re: Ironman UNIBEAM (aiming 99% movie accuracy) - PAINTED AND MODIFIED!!!

    Small updates...

    I've just painted the screen and the 2nd ring (Flat black)...
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    Also modified the vinyl sticker on the diffuser since I find the 1st one too thin...
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    I dunno if you can notice it but I added details on the vinyl sticker (above photo) to resemble the details on the reference photo on 1st post...
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    Temporarily lit (room lights on) just to see how it looks with the new vinyl sticker...
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    Room light Off...
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    Mechanical parts are almost done/complete... we'll be proceeding on the 2nd phase of the build which is the electronics (the trickiest part)...

    Comments and suggestion are highly appreciated...

    Again thanks everyone for watching and for your time...

    cheers!
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  12. fingaz

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    great work as always(y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  13. pRoJectEarth7

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    Oh I overlooked your comment jayjayn...:facepalm
    Thanks for the appreciation... I'm pushing my younger brother to finish his gauntlet project... Hopefully he finished it real soon...


    Thanks fingaz :)... and hey, I really love your painting skills (top notch(y)thumbsup)
     
  14. third3ye

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    Hey RJ, may be interested in this to use for an IM suit I'll be purchasing soon, though I'd be interested in the unibeam cover only, without the backlight. Any chance you'll be taking orders for this?
     
  15. Royal Dump

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    woa I need to do this
     
  16. JKKS

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    Top notch job as always RJ.
    Thoug I can't say I'm a big fan of the huge black plastic thingie you putted your unibeam in.
     
  17. Grave

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    nice stuff. if your looking for more ideas. this guy on youtube had done more to his IM and WM then anyone else that ive seen. the motorized backflaps are awesome.
    anthonyle247's Channel - YouTube
     
  18. PariahAU

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    Love your work :)
     
  19. pRoJectEarth7

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    I'm not sure yet... it's too early to say... still have to finalize the lightings and sound effects... if enough interest on this, I may make a run...;):thumbsup


    Yeah do it... :)


    Thanks man... Oh the huge black casing! lol:lol... dont worry, it will be cut to size... as of the moment I have no idea how much space the electronics and batteries will need so I just leave it as is... target is to cut half of the length...;):thumbsup


    Thanks Grave :)... you may also visit our youtube videos :thumbsup


    Thanks Pariah...:):thumbsup
     
  20. Fierfek

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    Nice work! What's the difference between the Unibeam and Arc Reactor, is it just that one is built in the suit and the other is removable?
     
  21. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks Fierfek...:):thumbsup

    From what I read and what I saw on the movies, the arc reactor is the one used by Tony Stark on his chest while the unibeam is the one installed on the Ironman suit (behind it is the arc reactor)... the unibeam (as well as the whole suit) is powered by the arc reactor...:)

    Now what's confusing me is the arc reactor used on MK2 because it also serves as the unibeam (really confusing:wacko)... must be some of the movie inconsistencies that I dont understand...:unsure

    Hope someone can explain it better...:):thumbsup
     
  22. pRoJectEarth7

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    Re: Ironman UNIBEAM (aiming 99% movie accuracy) - LIGHTS ON!!!

    LIGHTS ON!!!

    I just finished installing the LEDs and run some tests...

    It's really tricky... unlike the arc reactor, the unibeam must be lit evenly all through its diffuser ring... there must be no or unnoticeable hot spot...

    In the arc reactor, you can hide the hot spot under each of its coil...

    Two Light tests were conducted:
    1st - just simply light up the unibeam
    2nd - the unibeam blast intense light effects
    Youtube - UNIBEAM TEST PHASE1 (LIGHT EFFECTS)

    Also installed the clear cover...
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    Lights ON...
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    The long black casing will be cut to short size as soon as I figured how much space the electronic parts will need...:D:thumbsup
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    Unnoticeable hot spot is quite satisfying...:love:thumbsup
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    Overall result is promising... I'll be tweaking it some more then on to the next phase (sound effects)...:)

    Thanks for watching and for your time...

    Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated...

    cheers!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  23. Mordor Brass

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    Very, very, nice!! Great work. I can´t believe that it is from scratch.(y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  24. DragginBowtie

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    So clean...incredible work. Cant wait to see that installed in a suit.
     
  25. davy

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    Hrhr this is perfectly for my suit i love this arc Amazing job my friend !
     
  26. ROBOSTEVE 0671

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    Great work buddy! Very clean and precise!
     
  27. MrTrouble

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    WooW Dude. Ic OSOM!
     
  28. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks MB... yes it is from scratch and it is hand-crafted (as all the props that we made)... no CNC machining, nor lathe, and definitely no 3D printing... just pure labor of love...:love:thumbsup


    Thanks man :)... problem though, I dont have a suit yet...:facepalm


    You bet...;):thumbsup... thanks bro


    Thanks Steve... aiming for 99% precision...:D:thumbsup


    Thanks man...:)
     
  29. pRoJectEarth7

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    Another small updates

    Although the current light effects are quite promising I still felt that the unibeam blast intense light is not enough to be easily noticed...:confused

    So today I tried to illuminate the center as additional effects for the unibeam blast...
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    Now the light is more intense like its really throwing energy blast...:love
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    Here it closely resembles the reference movie photos on 1st post...:):thumbsup
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    I think it looks much better now and I'm more satisfied...:love:thumbsup

    This is the unibeam again at its normal mode (no light at the center similar to the movie design ;))
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    I'm still waiting for the sound module to arrive (younger brother is picking it up)... :D

    Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated...

    Thanks for watching and for your time...

    cheers!
     
  30. Leander

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    Looks really good, love the brightness of your light.
     
  31. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks man...:):thumbsup
     
  32. davy

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    Hot Hot Hot !!!!
     
  33. joedc27

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    Looking at this, I don't even know why I entertained the idea of making one ! lol
     
  34. MrTrouble

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    Master-blaster!
     
  35. pRoJectEarth7

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    Ouch!!!... its burning... lol:lol


    lol:lol... I'll make one for you... (not for free though...:D)


    :):thumbsup
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  36. pRoJectEarth7

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    UPDATES... SOUND EFFECTS ON!!!

    So finally, the sound module arrived (bought by my younger brother)...:)

    The unibeam wirings are ready to be hooked up to the sound module so I just connect it right away...:thumbsup

    The blasting sounds is the one triggering the blasting lights (not the other way around)... as you can see on below vid:
    Youtube - UNIBEAM TEST PHASE2 (SOUND EFFECTS)
    Very sorry about the poor video quality... I just used my mobile phone to record it... but the sounds you can hear clearly...:D

    Still need to refine the blasting sound and I'll be tweaking the lights a bit more...;)... getting nearer to its final stage...(y)thumbsup

    Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated


    Oh by the way... I was just given permission by Davy to post the photo of his gorgeous ironman chest :love which I photo-edit just to show how it may look with the Unibeam on...:D:thumbsup
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    Perfect matched...:):thumbsup (Click the above photo to see Davy's build thread)

    Thanks for watching everyone...

    cheers!
     
  37. davy

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    Thanks Rj the next step for you is a real shooting unibeam i think this wehre be not a Problem for you ! Realy Amazing i have no words for this arc Fantastic Perfect ! Master of Electric !
     
  38. pRoJectEarth7

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    We'll see.... lol:lol... Thanks:thumbsup
     
  39. the Pawn

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    Great Job! Unbelievable work.
     
  40. Loogie

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    Wow I can't wait for it to be completed...... :behave
     
  41. Savage Archanas

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    sounds bang on.. a bit short though.. should be more drawn out with a blast sound at the end. liking it so far though.
     
  42. benhs1898

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    It makes me sick how easy you make this look ;)

    Love it.
     
  43. cannibal869

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    that is 100% Badass

    Strong work!
     
  44. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks Pawn...:)


    Very soon my friend... very soon...:):thumbsup


    Thanks... I will change the sound though... I mistakenly used the repulsor blast sound instead of the unibeam blast...:unsure


    Thanks... trust me, you dont have any idea how hard it is for me too...... it is all hand crafted (not as easy as 3D printing it...:D)


    Thanks cannibal...:):thumbsup
     
  45. Surreal Studios

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    Beautifull piece, excellent work!
     
  46. pRoJectEarth7

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    Another small updates


    I just realized that I mistakenly used the repulsor blast sound effects... and so I watched the movie again and got the correct unibeam blast sound this time...

    You may check it out here:
    Youtube - UNIBEAM TEST PHASE2.1 (Sound Effects Corrected)

    I like the repulsor blast sound better but I need to be true to our target movie accuracy... :love:thumbsup

    Also I already cut the black casing, so its much shorter now...
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    Next I'll be making the back cover and properly positioned all electronics inside the case...

    This baby will be finished real soon...:):thumbsup

    Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated.

    Thanks for watching and for your time...

    cheers!
     
  47. davy

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    Perfect ! Bump for a fantastic arc !
     
  48. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks David... its getting there...:):thumbsup
     
  49. Loogie

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    Wow just amazing work i cant wait till its completed...
     
  50. pRoJectEarth7

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    Thanks Matt...:):thumbsup


    Now its complete...:love:thumbsup
     

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