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    Bazza's Iron-Man suit build

    Hey guys and girls, I thought a few of you might appreciate this for fun.

    I've been building an Iron-Man suit to fit me, using a technique called Pepakura. It starts off with a paper chassis, scaled to fit and printed off on A4 card stock. It is then cut out in all it's pieces, folded, glued together then painted inside and out with fibreglass resin. Then you mix resin with car-body filler to make a slush-cast, pour it on the inside and slush it all around. Then you coat the inside with fibreglass mat for strength. Then you paste car-body filler on the outside and start sanding, shaping and detailing. Finally, undercoats, painting and kit the inside out with padding, lights, and in my case, some animatronics to make parts move.

    This is where I'm at so far, as of mid-Feb 2013.....

    The helmet




    Video below of the faceplate moving with motors:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb9q0Rv7_OM=youtu.be

    The arc reactor





    The suit

    The suit is now ready for the bench. Now that the waist is hardened, it's time to fit it inside the torso to begin hardening the torso in shape. While the fibreglass inside was curing, I modified the arc-reactor and fit it inside it's housing in the torso. I found a beautiful big glass lens out of an old overhead projector and it fits EXACTLY over the top of the arc-reactor, sealing it into the suit.



    The entire build is on my ASIGN website, as a rainy day project.

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    Awesome. how many hours has it taken so far?

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    Love it!!
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    The kids will think you are awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakka View Post
    Awesome. how many hours has it taken so far?
    I've lost count....

    Can't wait to attend McHappy day in the drive-through in it! Kids will go beserk!

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    I have the same heater That looks so awesome!! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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    That looks Brilliant!
    Don't limit yourself to just McHappy day, Contact your local Ronald Mc Donald house. They're always full of kids that need a good smile!
    Some of the stories the parent's tell will melt your Arc Reactor and bring a tear to your electronic eyes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus79 View Post
    That looks Brilliant!
    Don't limit yourself to just McHappy day, Contact your local Ronald Mc Donald house. They're always full of kids that need a good smile!
    Some of the stories the parent's tell will melt your Arc Reactor and bring a tear to your electronic eyes!
    I'm sure other opportunities will present themselves....

    Cheers dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    The kids will think you are awesome!
    And as you ride off on your astro-steed, some old timer will ask, "Who was that masked man?"
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    Fantastic work very informative
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    Is there anything you cant do???

    This looks AMAZING and brings a smile to this kids face too!
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    Wow - there's a lot of work in that!!
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    Look up ironmate

    Aussie version and Cosplay feature


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    Thanks guys. It's a great budget project to keep me amused when I can't afford my bigger ones.

    Baz.

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    Always fascinating to hear what you are doing. Quite different from the norm. Hope you can afford the bigger ones soon.

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    Thats awsome, would love one as a stormtrooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennb View Post
    Thats awsome, would love one as a stormtrooper.
    Google search stormtrooper pepakura files.

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    Coming together...


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    Who's that mortal standing next to you, Borg? --Er, Bazza?
    Irrelevant! Species 10248, astronomical aficianado. He will be assimilated!
    (Like I now) Am. (Resistance was futile.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Who's that mortal standing next to you, Borg? --Er, Bazza?
    Irrelevant! Species 10248, astronomical aficianado. He will be assimilated!
    (Like I now) Am. (Resistance was futile.)
    LOOL!

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