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[PROJECT] Builds By Baz - Steel MKIV Iron Man Suit

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Builds By Baz, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Nitephyre

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    It's almost squee! time :D
     
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    For some reason, that word makes me smile.
     
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    To clean-up the muddy voice mix, trial and error incremental adjustment of the code. Background static will be next on the hit list.

     
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    This is brilliant. Well done mate, can't wait to see a vid of the grand unveiling :thumbup:
     
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    Hey Baz, with all the tremendous electrical work there and with all the random chips in the paintwork, is it gonna be much hassle to repaint/fill in all those blemishes and have it looking all brand new again??
     
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    Thanks mate. I am not going to respray at all. I know some of the pieces may not look the best all scratched and chipped, but as a whole suit it looks brilliant! Most cosplayers battle-damage their armour deliberately using painting techniques, or scratch and scuff it with sandpaper. Mine has happened naturally through handling.
     
  7. broccoli

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    Besides which, the suit got a bit sandblasted when Baz was escaping from the desert :thumbup:
     
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    ^^^ Funny buggers!

    Kind of ran out of things I can do on the suit last night. Got to get a couple more things when business resumes after Easter. In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to chop up my wife's vinyl makeup bag and paint it up to cover the surf brand in the middle of the wetsuit chest.

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    All painted up. Will attach with velcro so I can wash the suit without destroying the art.

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    Wifey is sewing up balaclava and gloves in metallic lycra to hide the gaps between armour sections. Balaclava will also pin my ears flat, making it far less painful getting the helmet on and off.

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    Both gloves done and perfect fit! I'm a lucky man to not only have a wife who puts up with my crazy projects, but puts her talent and time into helping me with them!

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    Now worn under the gauntlet armour, all exposed skin is covered, adding to the illusion of a full metal gauntlet, while maintaining maximum flexibility and range of motion.

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    I feel kinda funky posting this. Gimp funky. This is the kind of cringe-worthy stuff that is making me fear going to my first Comicon and encountering grown adults dressed in full-body lycra. Just having it on my head makes me want to shudder. The things we do for the kids hey? Anyway my skilled wifey spent all day sewing this stuff for me. The ears are flattened against my head so they wont get caught on the steel helmet and the shiny material will cover the gap between the neck and the helmet. Functional.
    Cue the clever comments.....

    Keep it clean there are kids on these forums.

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  9. Ma Baker

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    Your wife is as clever as you, she's done an excellent job.

    I love the picture of your face with the balaclava on, you are not impressed. :tired:

    It really is all those final little touches that are going to make it perfect. So much attention to detail. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Ma. :D

    All you will see of the balaclava is below the helmet.

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    This and the first pic, looking unimpressed, made me laugh hard. :thumbup:
     
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    It's even more fabulous. Do you have red tights as well?

    ***ducks and runs away***
     
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    The balaclava reminds me a bit of the chainmail knights wore. Sir Baz of the Iron Table
     
  14. Ma Baker

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    HaHa! pics if you do. :lol:
     
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    I love how beat up that helmet is starting to look. Has a real 'just got back from saving the world' feel to it :p
     
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    Yes! Battle scars.....
     
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    The balaclava and the face fuzz kinda remind me of a revamped Richard the Lionheart. Your helmet would stop a broadsword better than his chainmail I suspect...
     
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    Good thing you'll never look LIKE THIS (SFW and SFK (safe for kids))

    On a more serious note, THAT LOOKS FREAKIN' AWESOME.

    Good thing you used your LEFT hand for the photo, and not your right hand...
     
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    Adverting banners going up in the shops. 12:00 noon until 3pm.

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