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This is a guide on how I (and how you can) carved my pumpkin, "I am IRON MAN".  Feel free to use the pattern I drew.  it is color coded with explanations as you move through the guide.  This is challenging but can be done if you have the patience!

Step 1: What you'll need

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For this project you will need a few tools.  The bulk of the work will be done with a good, quality X-acto knife.  Brief reasonings for each tool are provided, with further explanation found within the instructable.

- X-Acto knife
- Serrated pumpkin carving knives (smaller knives for fine detail are best, and can be found in the over the counter pumpkin carving kits at most stores)
- Edged scooper (for scraping out the inside of your pumpkin)
- Paper and pencil (for pattern)
- Small finely tipped nail (for poking holes while transferring pattern to pumpkin)
- Sharpie or ball point pen (for pattern tracing)
- Dremel or grinding tool (to remove some pumpkin flesh)
- small fluorescent lamp (for lighting pumpkin)

 
jvieke10 months ago
I've never "skinned" or carved a pumpkin like this. Great instructable!
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noahtarch made it!10 months ago

I did this one last year and it turned out great, I put a picture of my stencil of the Hulk Buster that I made myself from the new Age Of Ultron movie. Thanks a lot for the inspiration and enjoy!!

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Nss3010 months ago
This guide was awesome! Just finished my own. Pictures soon, thanks!!
DoggieDoc83 (author)  Nss3010 months ago
That's awesome! I look forward to seeing pictures. Always nice seeing others get enjoyment and use out of my past work!
gammerguy1 year ago
AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!
I just wanted to say thanks. I just did this myself, mainly because my 3 year old son just loves Iron Man, and I love a challenge. And I have to say, this was just that. I printed out your template and there were plenty of times where I was not too sure how it would come out. But once it got dark and I stuck the lamp in the back it came out awesome. So again, thanks!
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DoggieDoc83 (author)  rschultheis1 year ago
No problem! Glad my design and explanations helped you to create a good pumpkin for your son! Looks good! Keep an eye out for this years instructable... It will be much more difficult than any I have previously done. Enjoy!
plb362 years ago
Great instructable! I attempted it and mine turned out pretty well. It certainly impressed my friends though! Thanks for the great guide!
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sassycat2 years ago
one word AWESOME!
ainedhel3 years ago
Very awesome! What is the official name of the handheld "grinding tool" and were can I find one?
DoggieDoc83 (author)  ainedhel3 years ago
Well unfortunately, as far as I know, it doesn't HAVE a name. The tool I am referring to is located at the far right of the picture of all the tools, and just came in a standard set of carving tool kits that are out every year around this time.
fra963 years ago
wow!!! it's STUPENDO!!!! BRAVO!!
chuck_294 years ago
that is way awesome!
absolute best jack o lantern I've ever seen.
BalintRules4 years ago
that is absolutely awesome 5*
Mr.Sanchez4 years ago
Yummy...
geoper24 years ago
This is just perfect, it looks great !!
tahirhh4 years ago
mmmmmmmmmmm pumpkin
Void Schism4 years ago
:0 wow, that is just awesome!
Thats beautiful! Especially the differences in shades of light coming through. It's very subtle at first but then you take a second glance and see the details.

How long does the pumpkin last?