start building iron man mark v my first costum ever

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by FreakT, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. FreakT

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    Hi guys,
    after a lot of research I want to try to build my first Amory suit of iron man.
    I love the mark V, but there are no pep files that I could found in web, so I will try to do what I can...
    For now all what I did is from scretch and lots of pictures from tootle, the base for the chest is my old icehockey chest Amory and the material is foam and a yoga matte.

    Its fits very well cause I can open it up as you can see in the last picture.

    I hope I can finish this for karneval in Germany and I hope everything will work out what I do here...
    ok that's enough for the first day
     
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  2. j0wE

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    But there are just the mark 4/6 but no peps for the mark 5???
     
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    Thx for the links
     
  6. MadMike

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    less than two months to go...good luck!
    and what a pity i won't see it in action...but wild horses couldn't drag me to Düsseldorf :lol
     
  7. FreakT

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    Haha @MadMike:
    you should come over, so we both celebrate karneval and we will have the best costumes in town!!!
    Where are you from in germany, is it aachen or colone :behave
     
  8. MadMike

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    I'm from Zülpich, a little town 40km south-west of cologne.
    it seems pretty far, but when it comes down to karneval, my heart beats for Kölle :lol
     
  9. FreakT

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    My heart too, i will be in Kölle at Weiberfastnacht/Altweiber,
    hope i will finish my costum till this date...:wacko
     
  10. FreakT

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    Today i figured out, Woodglue is a realy bad idea for sealing the foam!
    it breaks and you can peel it off like dry skin after a sunburn....

    but i found some old paint from my airbrushset and this paint is realy nice.
    Without sealing after 2 coats it´s still flexible and bends with the foam, nice shine, waterprof and realy nice to work with.

    you see it in the picture below.
    the pic with the stripes show the red(befor) and black (after) painting
    i orderet some more of this paint here:
    JVR Colours, for airbrushing and pinstriping - AirbrushService.com
     
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  12. davy

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    realy nice dude !
     
  13. FreakT

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    small update... i tryed some piant and start building the arm parts
     
  14. MadMike

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    any updates? did you manage to finish it until thursday? or will it at least be ready until monday?
     
  15. gopherslayer

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    That looks great! What sort of adhesive do you use on the foam?
     
  16. xpst500

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    try using flex seal spray on the foam then paint it. it does not chip.
     
  17. Grave

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    airbrush paint shouldnt chip. its the best paint out there for foam. i have it on my gundam legs and they are mint. no rubs, scratches or chips. myself, i use colorix.
    FT - nice job! looks great
     
  18. FreakT

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    ok, i finish the costume till karneval, it is not realy movie accurate but it was realy comfortable and it was good enough for the all the drunk peoples around.
    I figured out that foam is not the best material for a costume if you are in a crowd of 10.000 drunk peoples :facepalm:sickcause all of them try to touch your helmet or pull on your chest , but they like it.

    Next year i will try to make a better one like full plastic or what ever, stronger material then foam :love
     
  19. 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.
    anthonyle247's Channel - YouTube
     
  20. FreakT

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    Yeah i lnow his channel, he is great and he did an awesome job on all his costumes!!!
     
  21. Grave

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    whish i knew robotics like him
     
  22. davy

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    Nice job freak, i hope you have fun on Karneval with this :) whats people says about your suit ?
    Regards
    David
     
  23. FreakT

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    They loved my suit, had to stop for a lot of
    Pictures and hat to pose lile in the movie! Most people
    Says: wow that is the best karneval costume ive ever seen!...

    It was alot of fun
     
  24. MadMike

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    really nice! and good to see you did it in time!
     
  25. FreakT

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    THX MIke,
    for next year i will do this in bondo and sanding and all this stuff, so it will be havey enough for standing in the duesseldorfer karnevals crowd :)

    But i will start building the new one, maybe next month ...
    Hope i can bondo the foam, so i could use some of the parts i build befor
     

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