Updated MK VI Arc Reactor/Stealth MK VI Suit-Unibeam 9/11(Pic Heavy)

dabiddabird

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Was going to put this in the prop section but I will be starting my Mark VI build pretty soon so might as well just combined them. Besides its going to be needed to power my suit :lol Anyways here's my arc reactor for the Mark VI that I made from household items and a few inexpensive parts.

I used SideShow's replica arc reactor as a reference. Didn't intend to make it exact but to get the "look" of it.

Parts:
- Template provided by Demolition- Thanks!
- PVC pipe-Home Depot = $2
- Cardboard- Household item
- Usb book light x2 - Dollar Store = $2
- 4 AA Battery Holder - Fry's = $1.25
- Snap connector - Fry's = $0.25
- Resistors 150ohm 1/4w Tol 2% - Fry's = $2
- Plastic container for cover - Dollar Store = $1
- Spray paint - Already had = $0
- Plastic door handle guard - Dollar Store = $1

Total = $9.50 :)

Tools
- Rotary tool
- Soldering Iron
- Hobby knife
- Wire cutter
- Scissors

Pics




New reactor


Edit: Armor Building
For the Mark VI I am using Robot's files modified by Stealth for foam build- Thank you sirs!

You can get them from this thread:
http://www.therpf.com/f24/robo3687s-iron-man-mark-4-6-pepakura-foam-templates-easy-build-green-version-128147/

Most of the stuff was bought at Wal-mart except otherwise stated.

Supplies (so far)
- Best Step Anti-fatigue mat- 1/4in thick - Year's - $20 online/$25 instore
- Foamies for some flex areas- 2mm - $5
- A ton of hot glue sticks - $3 a bag
- Xacto blades - $2
- Buckles - $.58 a box (comes with two)
- 2in webbing - $1.88 for about 4 1/2 feet
- Plasti Dip red - $8 - Ace
- 2 part epoxy - $3-$4 - Ace
- Tacky glue - $2 - Wal-mart

Pep Templates
- 110lbs Cardstock - $5 for 150 sheets

Tools (so far)
- Xacto knife - or any hobby knife - $3
- Box cutter - sometimes - $2
- Sharp Scissors - $3-$8
- Hot glue gun - $3-$5
- Pen/Marker - $1-$3
- Cutting mat - $5-$10

Pep Templates
- Printer - Whatever you got lol

Completed Parts:
- Arc Reactor - Page 1
-Chest and Back - Page 1
-Shoulders, Biceps, and Forearms - Page 2
- Shins - Page 3
- Paint process - Page 4
-Thighs - Page 4
- Helmet (casted by Jowe) - page 5
- New Chest page 5
- New back - page 5
- Abs - page 5
- Cod - page 5
- Paint Scheme - page 6
Feel free to ask me anything, I'll be glad to help if I know the answer:)
 
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dabiddabird

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

daaaaaaaaaaang, looks good. what is Fry's? like a Radio Shack?
Thanks

Yea its called Fry's Electronics. Its like a Wal-mart version of Radio Shack lol it has a lot more items and stock. Here are some of the locations, just in case your interested FRYS.com
 

STEALTH

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

that's so bad ass. Thanks for posting Dabid :)

Glad you did this for everyone.

It gives a beautiful effect.
 

Venjix

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

Looks amazing Dabid. I really like the opaque/misty look. Straight outta the Marvel Universe lol
 

dabiddabird

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

that's so bad ass. Thanks for posting Dabid :)

Glad you did this for everyone.

It gives a beautiful effect.
No prob. Yea when I first turned it on in the dark I got butterflies. I think I could probably make some improvements to the casing though.

Hopefully it will give people some ideas of how to go about making one on their own and at the same time won't put a hole in the wallet.

Looks amazing Dabid. I really like the opaque/misty look. Straight outta the Marvel Universe lol
Thanks. Yea that why I like the sideshow one and decided to make on using their design features.
 

Demolition

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

well done dabid you made me proud hehe might have to re make mine now lol look amazing mate
 

dabiddabird

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor (Pic Heavy)

Finally had some time to work on my Mrk VI

Finished the chest and will start the back tonight maybe.
(ignore the neck seal, that was just a mock up with foamies that didnt turn out too well)



I think I like this foam stuff:)
 

STEALTH

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor/ Started Mark VI Build(Pic Heavy)

lol, looks just like mine :)
(you're using the exact same Foam)

awesome work so far man.
 

dabiddabird

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor/ Started Mark VI Build(Pic Heavy)

lol, looks just like mine :)
(you're using the exact same Foam)

awesome work so far man.
Thanks. Haha if anything, its just a bigger version of yours. The foam is pretty good thanks for suggestion and I got on sale for 15 bucks :). I've been just using sharp pair of scissors to cut the pieces
 

Tony Stark III

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor/ Started Mark VI Build(Pic Heavy)

This is soo sick, Ive been snoopin around the interwebs for a while now, and seeing some of the genius materials used for these things blows my mind.
 

dabiddabird

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Re: Mark VI Arc Reactor/ Started Mark VI Build(Pic Heavy)

p.s. Im curious how you plan to paint the foam?
Thanks

For paint I'm going to use the same process as indiefilgeek. Which includes a base coat of plasti dip, adhesive promoter, then paint. You should check out his Iron Man build for his son it's amazing!

And there's a lot of useful information.
 
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