EDIT: I've moved onto a FULL STEEL BUILD since this original Iron Man was started. Go to the last page to see where it's up to.
On with the story from the beginning........
Hey guys and girls, I thought a few of you might appreciate this for fun.
Photographing this project has been good practice in a sort of product photography theme.
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.....
And a short video of the faceplate moving:
The arc reactor
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. >>> http://www.asignobservatoryii.com …os/album?albumid=13968067