WAR MACHINE Build (Ironman done pg2)

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

  1. fynixdown

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    Hey guys so this is my first time doing anything like this, but I'm gonna give it my best shot. I will be doing an Iron man and War Machine suit for me and my buddy. After alot of research I decided to go with the pepakura fiberglass bondo method. I've already pepped a few helmets just to get the hang of it. I'll post a pic of the Iron Man helmet later once I redo it. I have to get my buddys measurements. Here's the War Machine helmet though :)
    I'm not sure if this can help anyone,but I'm 5'3" (kinda small I know) I plan on wearing some lifts to help with the suit. Here's some measurement and what i used for my size.

    Head-22" around 17 cm wide/ Helmet used default size fits snug

    Neck- 14 1/2" around
    Chest- 37" / Torso I used 1.4 scale which you can see in the pic I like the way it fits but limited movement with my head due to the closeness of the neck. I feel I may have to do some mods to it, but I do like this size. I originally built the torso at a 1.565 scale and it's way too big the bottom came almost all the way down to my waist.
     
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  2. guyver3869

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    Welcome, Im new here too and have my complete armor pepped and in the middle of resin. Great work on the helmet, keep at it and dont get discouraged, its soooooo worth it.
     
  3. SemperBourne

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    The pep looks good dude
     
  4. markkNL

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    Nice pep man, I'm working on a warmachine too, but the pepping takes ages for me xD How long did it take you to make that helmet (and which file did you use), so I will know if I'm just slow or impatient haha.
     
  5. fynixdown

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    @guyver3869 Sweet! Which one are you working on? Thanks for the encouragement :)
     
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    @SemperBourne Thanks :)
     
  7. fynixdown

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    @markkNL I think I picked some hard parts to start on heh. I've done a few helmets and started pepping Zabana's hands soooo yeah heh. I'm not sure if I'm fast, slow or whatever. I feel I'm moving slow, but this one took me around 6 hours to do. The hardest time I have is trying to see the numbers, in the tight places it catches me up. All the files I got for the War Machine build are from this thread http://http://www.therpf.com/f24/war-machine-high-def-pepakura-team-up-113492/ I think I might have had to go to the 405th for some files, but it's basically the same thread. I can't remember where I got the Iron Man files, I believe they're all Robo's though.
     
  8. markkNL

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    Wtf 6 hours? I couldn't even cut out all the parts in 6 hours. I'm currently making the HD warmachine helmet though, don't know if that has more parts then this one
     
  9. fynixdown

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    It had quite a bit. I don't have it in front of me right now but I believe it's in 4 or 5 separate pieces. The first helmet I did was dungbeetles iron man helmet and that took me around 7-8 hours. It took me about 4 hours to cut it out. Then the next helmet I did was the HD version Iron Man the sharkhead dubean version I think and it took me only an hour to cut out the pieces and maybe 4 to put it together. After building them a few times I kind of understand the layout more I suppose you could say. Like i figure what tabs I need and which I can do without or cut them a little differently. It's hard to describe exactly. I don't know if it helps that I'm an artist and have a pretty steady hand. I use an xacto knife to cut so I guess it's almost like outlining for me. Then I run over all the fold lines with the blade lightly so everything foldes a bit easier.
     
  10. MadHatter250

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    the mask looks awesome so far man! what kind of card stock did you use, because i see you just printed it straight onto the card stock. the way i'm doing it, i have to trace it on to the card stock and then cut it all out. the card stock i have right now is 110 lb card stock and is about 10"x24". this looks a lot simpler though.
     
  11. fynixdown

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    Thanks I actually need to update with some new pics since I have alot done now. I printed it out on 110 lb card stock. Mine was 11 x 8.5 though so that might be where you have the issue. Just get smaller sized paper, but with that size alot of the templates need rearranging.
     
  12. fynixdown

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    I actually have a whole bunch more pics to post, but I'm getting ready to head out and was just excited about this one.
     
  13. fynixdown

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    I'm not sure if this can help anyone,but I'm 5'3" (kinda small I know) I plan on wearing some lifts to help with the suit. Here's some measurement and what i used for my size.

    Head-22" around 17 cm wide/ Helmet used default size fits snug

    Neck- 14 1/2" around
    Chest- 37" / Torso I used 1.4 scale which you can see in the pic I like the way it fits but limited movement with my head due to the closeness of the neck. I feel I may have to do some mods to it, but I do like this size. I originally built the torso at a 1.565 scale and it's way too big the bottom came almost all the way down to my waist.
     
  14. electraflier

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    Nice pepakura!!!
     
  15. fynixdown

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    Thanks :)
     
  16. made007

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    Exellent ! Another wm, the brotherhood keeps growing
     
  17. STEALTH

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    Your head is 22" did you build it at default scale and it fit you? Just curious as I want to make one myself with that file. My head is the same diameter
    Thanks

    Everything is looking good so far man.
     
  18. fynixdown

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    Yeah I think I may put some supports in it to when I harden it just to widen it out at the top slightly near the eyes but yeah. Gonna have to flatten my hair out a bit too (haha I have a mohawk) but yeah I used the HD war machine helmet at the larger size.
     
  19. STEALTH

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    Thanks man. I appreciate the fast response.
     
  20. fynixdown

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    No problem :)
     
  21. made007

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    I used mine at the same size too, it fits me perfect
     
  22. fynixdown

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    Yeah I couldn't really afford to go much bigger because of how small I am. I didn't want to look like a bobble head heh.
     
  23. fynixdown

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    I'm debating whether or not to use foam for the hands or pep them, what do you guys think?
     
  24. made007

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    Well i used foam for one but when i closed my hand teared a bit in both sides of the palm, so im pepping one now
     
  25. fynixdown

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    I'm actually building a foam one now im not too sure how i feel about it yet. I did pep one and I liked it but i was worried about being about to do anything with my hands at all because of it.
     
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    Did a hand in foam might do it all over again though since it doesn't close, either that or modify it slightly. I think I'm gonna go this route for my hands though.
     
  27. made007

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    They look fine, if it wprks with you its ok
     
  28. ieccoi

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    i have just joined this rpf and am wondering how to put pics of my work on could any one help me plz or tell me how to make a new post
     
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  29. fynixdown

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    You make a new thread in the place you want to post then click the attachment and upload pics.
     
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    Built this hand (foam) two nights ago and built this arm last night. These are for my buddy's Iron Man suit. Both being held together by tape right now. I think bigger people got it easier when it comes to pep heh. He's 6'1" and yeah bigger pieces are easier to work with. Anyway here's some measurements for you guys if it'll help.

    Wrist- 8cm across, 9 1/2in around
    Forearm- 29 1/2 cm from wrist to elbow
    Bicep - 16in around, 30cm from elbow to shoulder

    Used 26.154882 for both as well as the handplate


    Palm- 11cm across/ used 1.001838 for whole hand
    Index-9 1/2cm / scale 1.054503
    Middle-10 1/2cm/ scale 1.081309
    Ring-10 cm/ scale 1.093881
    Pinky- 7 cm/ scale 0.943038
    Thumb-7 cm/ scale 1.083967

    I used Robo's files for the arm and Zabana's files for the hand.
     
  31. fynixdown

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    Haha here he is all happy. Gonna probably rework his fingers they're a little big.
     
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    What do you guys think of these shoulder bells? Are they too big? I used these ones are the original torso I built which was way too large for me. I'm not sure if I should make smaller ones just because I do like the look of these, but I'm afraid once they're harden they won't sit quite right because right now they are folded in slightly.
     
  33. made007

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    The proportion looks good to me, but to be sure pep the biceps and attach them too, so far its looking great :)
     
  34. Don Juan

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    Looking good...
     
  35. codriver

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    The proportion looks good to me. Great pepakura job...! ;-)
     
  36. captainPlank

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    looks good. I've been wanting to start a suit but just havent got the guts to pull the trigger yet
     
  37. fynixdown

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    I think this is about to become a foam build. Well more of a hybrid. I planned on originally doing just the hands and neck in foam and the rest in fiberglass. I may still fiberglass my torso due to the minigun mount and all but that may be it. The Iron Man build is looking to definitely be made out of foam. Mostly just a fund issue right now and I have a majority of the things to make foam builds but not pepakura. I'm not really bummed about it or anything just all didn't follow the plan heh.
     
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    Thanks :) Heh you just gotta do it. There's been a few times where I'm like how the heck am I gonna do that and the first thing you realize is whelp it's not gonna get done wondering about it just gotta do it.
     
  39. fynixdown

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    Thanks a bunch :)
     
  40. streetsoul

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    mate nice pep work i no myself the war machine helmet is a bit tricky but nice job man
     
  41. fynixdown

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    I just finished fiberglassing my helmets. I'm pretty sure I did everything right, I used epoxamite if that matters any. I'm just a little unsure if there's supposed to be some 'weak' spots. Like it only happens in some areas if I press hard and I'm unsure if I should add another coat of epoxamite or reinforce with more fiberglass inside.
     
  42. fynixdown

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    Thank you :) Heh I kind of built this helmet like 3 times already so practice does help.
     
  43. Don Juan

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    You got air bubbles between the paper and fiberglass..you can drill a tiny hole n fill it will resin ...it happens on sharp edges where the fiberglass is hard to put in..good luck
     
  44. fynixdown

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    Oh ok awesome, thanks a bunch :)
     
  45. fynixdown

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    Not much of an update but figured I show something. I rebuilt my torso out of foam I did some slight modifications to the shoulder pods to be more accurate to the movie but they're still way off heh. I like the beefier ones though. I actually been pretty busy with my buddy's suit just kept forgetting to take pics. I have the full suit built for both me and him and half the pieces sealed and ready for paint.
     
  46. fynixdown

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    Here are some pics of the Iron Man suit for my friend. We had a party the other night and rushed it to be somewhat presentable, which is why some of the colors aren't exact. I'm having a hard time trying to find a color that i like for my suit. About half my suit was painted in an ok color it was too shiny for my taste, but anyway I'll try to take some pics of it.
     

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