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After seeing Iron Man in the theater I knew I had to recreate Tony Starks Arc Reactor. Specifically I wanted the RT1 that Pepper Potts had displayed i...
The first step was to draw up blueprints of the proposed Arc. The blueprints would need to show every piece that would be used to create the Arc. I sp...
After I had the blueprints completed I began creating the individual parts that would make up the Arc. For this project, I primarily be laser-engraved...
One of the hardest parts to recreate was the cage for the Arc. The only reference I had at the time were reflections of the back seen on the display c...
At this point, all the major sub-assemblies were complete and I began fitting them together. The first real indication of what the finished Arc would ...
Next up was the creation of a light system for the Arc. I chose an LED under-counter light that would fit the cage. I separated the LED lights from th...
Testing the LED's for the Arc to make sure they have the right look.
All that was left to do was final paint and assembly. I used various metallic paints and weathering techniques to give the Arc the proper "used" look....
The last thing I had to do was create the display case. I used laser-cut .2" acrylic and then rounded the edges. Although it took quite an effort, I t...
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