Fan made Iron Man suit is pretty freakin' great

Anthony Le is such a fan of Iron Man that he built his own War Machine outfit. Based on concept sketches from before Iron Man 2 hit theaters, Le's suit has a motorized faceplate that flips up and down and a spinning Gatling gun on his shoulder. It's an amazing build and took Le a month to make at a cost of $4,000. Great job!

Le, a fitness consultant, studied some concept sketches of the suit posted on the Internet. He used thin, high-impact urethane for the armor, cutting it into plates and joining them with some 1,500 rivets and washers. He sculpted a clay helmet mold and then used a liquid resin mix to create the final product. But that was just cosmetic work. He also added a small servo motor that opens the faceplate, as in the movie, and built a gun out of pipes and a motor. LEDs in the eyes and chest-plate further add to the illusion.

You Built What?! A Real Iron Man Suit

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tumidaj4 years ago
Good job! :) I like this
Either way, this is one helluvan awesome suit! Astounding!
Man that guys seems like a total jerk now. also explains why he didn't want to share the way he made the suit. Probably the suit has many faults itself but he covered it up or something....
If you'd like, I have some experience with armor making. The suit appears to be riveted metal, likely aluminum sheeting. For cutting he likely went on the rpf, or 405th (more likely the former, but the latter is a dedicated armor building site) and obtained pepakura files for the suit. From there it was an easy matter of scaling, cutting out the paper files, then using them as stencils to cut out the aluminum sheets. A simple air rivet gun will hold it together nicely.

I don't consider myself skilled enough to use the RPF, but 405th has a lot of introductory tutorials on armor making. Most importantly though, they have the ability and the ground support to blow this guys suits out of the water. Honestly, I've built a better ironman suit than his and it's my third one.
He photoshops the hell out of his pictures
tk10556 years ago
One of his ex-buddies has come forward and has given the costume world the skinny on how these suits were done.

First off, the helmet was NOT made by Lee, It was made by Nate, who was a friend of his, and Lee has since stolen the mold from the individual and has sold substandard copies from it.

Second, the suits are not made from any "high impact urethane" they are indeed made from rubbermade trash cans available at any walmart. $4000 dollars to make that is a lot of bunk. Master Le learned of this armor method on The Dented Helmet, and is not the originator of the idea.

Third, Master Lee is a known rip off artist as is seen here
BillBiker7 years ago
Would be a GREAT kids costume for upcoming halloween!!! Congrats and very awesome job!
that is bad @$$
Honus7 years ago
It's pretty neat. Anyone wanting to make their own Iron Man suit should check out this place-
I  wouldn't mind an 'ible just for the minigun!  :P
Seriously, though, that is pretty freaking awesome.
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