When I planned my Iron Man I didn't want to make him ordinary like the others Corkies. Iron Man doesn't have any special item, so I wouldn't have to worry about making an accessory.
I then realized that the most obvious thing to do was to make the arc reactor actually work.
Here's how I did it.
Step 1: Materials and Supplies
- Hacksaw or breadknife
- Red sharpie
- Fine black permanent marker
- Ballpoint pen
- Gold permanent marker
- Craft knife
- Solder and Soldering iron
- Work mat
- Metal glue (I used UHU metal)
- Disposable aluminium food tray
- Champagne Cork
- Concave LED (a regular convex LED will work too, but won't have the same effect)
- Battery holder contact plate
- 1.5V button cells
- Miniature 3-pin switch
- Some sort of dowel or stick to make the battery cover.
- Regular tin foil
Step 2: Prepare the Cork
Step 3: LED Wiring
Glue the wiring into the cork to stop it from moving around. Then, glue the two sides of the cork together with wood glue. Now the switch should be accessible on the back, and the LED visible from the front. Let it dry overnight.
Step 4: Iron Man Suit
To make a nice hole for the LED I used a hole puncher.
Glue the pieces on with the metal glue.
Use regular tin foil to wrap around the head -- the food tray foil is too thick.
I also outlined all the lines and pieces with the fine black permanent marker to make them more defined.
Don't forget to put the wooden disk from the dowel/stick in the bottom to stop the batteries from falling out.
Step 5: Done!
For more instructions on making a Corky, check out my previous Instructable here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Corkies-Champagne-Cork-Figurines/