Speed build:Battle damaged Mk 43 IM *Update 19/04*


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I'd like to take a moment to thank jackieisrockin and Helagak for their fantastic pep files!

I'm trying to put together a mark 43 suit for the avengers premier, the release in the uk is april 23rd, so that gives me 24 days from time of writing, better late than ever eh?
I thought might as well start a thread to keep me motivated.
I'm using lots of the reference images of the damaged mark 42 to base my suit's damage on. Some areas I want to have the exoskeleton showing through, as well as moving bits and flickering lights etc.

I'm aiming for something like this: (but with the mk43 paintjob of course.)
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As of now I have the helmet peped and fiberglassed,
The boots and shins are almost 100% complete.
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The damaged boot features 'working' hydraulics. after painful testing and some maths, I built these from dismantled and cut down extendible aerials from a local £store.
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The foam around where the pistons are mounted will need some strengthening, but other than that, just the inner detail to do and the top to finish!
There's videos of it in action on my facebook page if anyone want's a closer look.

Thanks for looking!











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Re: Battle damaged Mark 43 Iron Man suit

Nice detail! Love how the damage on that boot looks. Very nice. Looking forward to watching this project come along. Keep it up!


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Re: Battle damaged Mark 43 Iron Man suit

Thanks for the kind words guys, and thanks Kadza, great reference!
Sorry for the lack of updates, been very busy getting parts built.
The legs are 95% done, The abs and cod are 60% finished, and I have almost all of the paints/materials/parts I need to complete this thing.
The helmet has two coats of filler primer and is awaiting filling/sanding.
Also the UK premier is the 21st, so I have 1 less day to work with than I originally anticipated. Yay.

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Re: Battle damaged Mark 43 Iron Man suit

So it's been a busy week or so, i've got everything built. the helmet needs a few blemishes fixed and the leds installed, but all the foam parts are built, strapped, heatsealed, and all but the legs have been primed and painted with my red paint of choice (citroen wicked red.) Tomorrow is the last day i have before tuesday (premier day) I'm off early in the morning to pick up some more primer (i ran out) and then finish painting everything. I've also got to install the chest led panels. I'll have a little extra time tuesday morning if i need it, as i'm driving in to london for about midday, as there's a Guinness world record attempt for the largest gathering of marvel characters.

Here's a few work in progress pics and some test suit up pics!

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I did manage to finish it!
Unfortunately Jarvis malfunctioned and I ended up being a little late to the premier, so needless to say, I couldn't get right up the to the barriers, but it was great fun regardless.
Not great pics, but I'm going to post what I have. I'm hoping to get some better pictures of it soon!

I'm really happy with it, and after quite a few hours in it up and down stairs and on the tube there was little to no damage. There's a few parts missing (such as the neck, knee and elbow covers, back of the helmet, so i'll update the thread with any additions and changes.



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Incredible detail! You did a great job on all the under-the-skin tech stuff! And to do it in less than a month is pretty amazing.


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Blackout this is absolutely fantastic. So impressive, and I can't wrap my head around that you did it in less than a month!
I was wondering which helmet file you used for the build? I can't find one with a closed face hole anywhere!


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Wow! This is amazing! I'm actually starting to prefer the battle-damaged builds more than the "clean" builds, as they look much more realistic. The paint job on this beauty is fantastic, too.
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