The goal of this project is to use 100% makedo, nothing else, to make an Ironman robot (not suit) out of 100% cardboard paper (with exception of the electronic part).
To totally make use of the benefit and concept of makedo, I have decided NOT to design on paper at all. I started by collecting ironman images of every angle possible online and sketch the pattern shape on cardboard based on what I see from the images. The best part of usining the combination of cardboard and makedo is that I get to connect parts together and still be able to take them apart for modification (trimming, re-shape...etc), and connect back again. There's a extremely high degree of freedom in the making/designing/re-designing process.
I also found that this works best when I need to 'copy' and 'paste' any part, like an arm or a leg... I can simply take the arm apart and copy the pattern, then connect them back again.
I'm 183 cm, so I thought it would be quite right to use my size for scaling purpose... The ironman should turn out to be around 210 cm tall.
Below is a 2 min movie showing some of the building process and assembly.
Step 1: Make Helmet
this took me around 5 hours... If I have had a designed pattern, it could have been done much faster.
Step 2: Make Chest Armor
Step 3: Make Arms
I made the fingers into 3 parts and connected them with a strip, this way, every finger is movable.
Step 4: Make Body Framework & Abs
Step 5: Make Legs & Back
As you can see, I have actually cut off the lower part of the 'skeleton', and it can still stand still on it's own legs!