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Unread 08-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Full body armor

Okay, so I'm thinking about making Tony Stark's Iron Man armor, but I can't decide what materials to work with. Obviously, I'd like for it to be inexpensive, but I'm mostly concerned about flexibility and strength. I'd like to be able to sit in it, if at all possible. I've used styrene to make partial body armor before, but it doesn't seem strong enough for a full suit. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Unread 08-27-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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I don't think the word 'inexpensive' applies to Iron Man.
But you can certainly compromise on some parts of the armor. For example, instead of making everything on the armor a solid mechanical piece, you could layer red armor components over a gold vinyl bodysuit. That would provide the flexibility you would need, and save you a ton in money and time spent fabricating armor components. It wouldn't be movie accurate, but it could still look good, especially if you detailed the vinyl to make it resemble mechanical parts more. Kind of like the amazing job this guy did on Bumblebee...
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Unread 08-29-2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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Unread 08-29-2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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If you want, you cand try the Pepakura method, and use that as a base to lay in your resin (or plastic).

Check out 405th. They've posted the pepakura for hte Iron Man helmet and armor. you just have to resize to fit you.

Ask a lot of questions there. they are more than willing to help

http://405th.com/forums/index.php?act=idx
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Unread 09-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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Armor Link For Iron Man

OK guys heres the link for the Pepakura Iron Man armor pieces you will need pepakura viewer to open them and then just print and put together
http://www.mediafire.com/?mc5mzlpoj93
If you need any help with knowledge on how it all goes together just pm me.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
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hi
what a fantastic piece this is
i've done most parts of the model, but i'm having difficulty putting it together, cant seem to fit them together?
any help would be very greatful
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