The Technicolor iron man build

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by redbridge1, May 1, 2012.

  1. redbridge1

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    My first foam build after getting so frustrated at pepakura folding paper that I almost had a mental break down.
    Started on Thursday beered on Saturday so excuse the lack of progress

    Still trying to find a less "colorful" foam and cheaper would be also be nice

    Heres my work so far what do you guys think?
     
  2. redbridge1

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    Just kidding here we go

    helmets being redone it turned out so crap.
     
  3. PIDGE

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    very nice redbridge.looks really good.lovin the john mcclane lookin out the arc hole..keep us posted on your progress
     
  4. redbridge1

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    Ah christ I knew I should have worn a different shirt!!

    Mcclane!! that man just cant stay out of trouble!!
     
  5. PIDGE

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    he surprises me again ;)
     
  6. JosephFischer

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    It looks like you are making some good progress. It looks awesome too. Can't wait to see more.
     
  7. redbridge1

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    Just done the torso and the codpiece as one piece with the abs seperatley where do you guys split the codpiece for easy access?
     
  8. redbridge1

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    FEW PICS!!
     
  9. venator

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    Check out "wandy-foam" on eBay (just google it to find a link), I think Stealth recommended them in another thread.

    As for supporting local businesses, I was quoted $127 aud for a 2m x 1m sheet of 6mm Eva... I just about spat out my coffee...
     
  10. redbridge1

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    Oh my christ im paying 25 euro for four 2 foot by 2 foot 12mm sheets thats like 500000 dollars right??
    Thanks for the link man having a good look now. This stuff is like its used for paving bricks of El Dorado
     
  11. venator

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    I paid $20 for four sheets of 12mm Eva that was 60cm x 60cm... but it's too thick for some sections hence I went searching for thinner... I was utterly gobsmacked at the quote.
    a new Zealand company quoted $27 aud for 2.3m x 1.3m but with postage, wandy foam was cheaper
     
  12. redbridge1

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    Was gonna post some photos of the biceps and forearms I done over the last while........Instead im posting a warning to everyon3 hopefully no ond is as stupid as me, do not i mean DO NOT leave any finished foam parts on a radiator over the weekend while you go out punishing your liver. I learned the hard way, I arrived home to find both forearms and biceps unglued warped mess's. This has dampened my evening.

    RADIATORS BAD
    FRIDGE GOOD............OR A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE RADIATOR.

    Christ i hope I dont end up on the "enough with the stupid iron man builds allready thread" I just dont think I could handle the pressure..... :darnkids
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  13. redbridge1

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    So I got cracking today and made some progress again re done the whole left arm gonna get the right one tomorrow hopefully once a jet engine doesn't come through the ceiling of my bedroom while im sleeping or something.

    Please constructive criticism welcome.
     
  14. sterling archer

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    Listen Donnie Darko...:lol,looks good and the shoulder bells look fine also keep it up:thumbsup
     
  15. redbridge1

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    Thanks very much for the encouragement!!

    I was wondering if anyone got the Darko nod!!

    So stuck on Led Zeppelin IV tonight and got stuck in with a few bottles of bulmers. Both arms done fully, redone the bells in the parts I wasn't happy with, they still need some work ,other than the plating on the biceps im pretty happy them.

    And a thumbs up to everyone on the RPF for the hours you guys put in and the help im receiving off everyone!! Thanks guys
     
  16. CaptainVermont

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    Looking great!
     
  17. redbridge1

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    I know right!!! And the suits not looking too shabby either.... :thumbsup
    But seriously thanks
     
  18. redbridge1

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    Sorry bout the lack of updates lately been on a bit of a party binge

    Got the neck seal done last night out of a thinner foam. Im happy with the result.
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    Just a pic of the back of the suit ,I left a space on either side where im going to add some pc fans.
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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
  19. faille

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    Please Please Please give this thing a good clear coat and call it a day. It would be a shame to cover such beauty with red and gold :)
     
  20. bigbisont

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    hell yeah, man. Its like...i can SEE the music... I dig the trippy-ness too.

    Looks great though.
     
  21. redbridge1

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    Ive never made anything in my life that was referred to as "such beauty" Thank you very much for the kind words....

    Just messing around tonight while working on the legs thought this was worth a post...
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  22. EyeofSauron

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    its a new muppet! :D

    i like it. nuff said!
     
  23. eldonnaty

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    @redbridge1 that is a very colorful piece of art you got there look ice and clean, i my self just started a project quick question where did you find that colorful foam looks nice and crisp??

    -nice build by the way looks awesome
     
  24. redbridge1

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    You know its like it's against the establishment man, Its like crunchy man real against the man ,man...Thank for the compliment
    Thank you sir!!!

    Thanks brahski I got the foam in a early learning centre its for kids to mess around on!!

    Quick question did anyone find the thighs on Robo3687's files a little large? I havent messed around with the scale or anything and these are hanging off me! Any ideas? I look ridiculously eh bottom heavy!!
     
  25. Dannicelook

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    can't wait to see more
    so inspiring!! and how about these colours!!!!
    luv it!
     
  26. tonykch

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    ^THIS.
     
  27. Shakeitdavey

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    very colourful! :D
     
  28. Helagak

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    I love it!!! It looks like you went to an "iron man junkyard" and tried to rebuild a suit! :)
    Are you going to have to get a salvaged title for that thing to be street legal?? Haha!
    But seriously, great work! It's coming along really nicely!!
     
  29. redbridge1

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    Thank you very much
    No definite plans for the finished colour yet!!
    Thank you
    Haha thanks stealing from the starktech junkyard has its its pro's and con's!! A salvaged title ha I like that idea brah!!!
    Could someone please send me some pics of the knee area on their suit and some clear pictures of the placing of the neck seal,thanks guys im kind of at odds at the moment with where these peices actually go !!! Thanks again update coming soon
     
  30. redbridge1

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    Just a picture to prove ive not gone mad from pepakura rage or anything...
     
  31. Jeepychan09

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    Id say dont paint it, very unique
     
  32. redbridge1

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    Hi guys I was hoping someone on here that has done the legs on the suit already can post pictures of how far down the thigh piece goes on their body!! Mine seems to go well below my knee!! I need a comparison!! Thanks guys!!
     
  33. Dynofiend

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    Hey man, with the thigh, the best thing to do is align the pivot point with your knee where it naturally bends. This is the circular part on the pep file and corresponds with the circular part on the upward extensions of the lower leg (IE they should overlap).

    FYI I just realised what your suit reminds me of! A Volkswagen Harlequin! These were made in Golf and Polo shapes, and were a green or yelow shell with multicoloured panels. Very rare and quite popular in Europe :)
     
  34. akuzihs

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    That beauty, don't paint it!!
     
  35. DarthVespula

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    Good job so far! Would be awesome to wear at a rave :D
     
  36. redbridge1

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    So I haven't died!!

    Just an update on progress hope to have it finished and painted by this Sunday!!
    Thanks for all the kind words and help once again guys!!

    Okay folks I need the definite answer for painting this sucker plastidip is more than likely a no no cant seem to get it anywhere in the Dublin area!! So what is the general consensus after the three coats of pva/water mixture then one coat of pva...after this im lost ,what paint should be used what technique how many coats etc?? I've gone through so many thread's with contradicting answers. Any answers with a picture of the result would be great thanks guys!!!
     
  37. flyaway

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    Have to say I'm partial to the colours as well, very unique! :lol
     
  38. redbridge1

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    Thank you but I definitely want to paint this sucker , anyone want to throw a dog a bone here and help me out?
     
  39. Dynofiend

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    Just use anything thats the right colour. You can use pretty much any paint you like. Just make sure to undercoat first to get an even colour before you apply the top colour coat. Also make sure that the undercoat and top coats are the same kind of paint so that they dont react with each other. To finish off, a layer or two of clear coat will make the suit really shine.
     
  40. jjones

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    ahhh yes multicolor ironman such fond memories..This is one I did last year for halloween

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  41. EyeofSauron

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    i used graffiti paint for 4 euros a can, and i couldnt be more happy with the results.
    only one coat needed for full coverage and nice finish, no clear coat required, and usually about 250 different shades of color
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  42. redbridge1

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    Graffiti paint nice!!

    So did you seal it with PVA first or what was your technique.
    Excellent work by the way!!

    Jjones I like your suit bro!!
     

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