Awesome and Cheap, Iron Man Mark 42-43 Armor




Introduction: Awesome and Cheap, Iron Man Mark 42-43 Armor

About: I am a Dancer,Artist,Cosplayer and DIY maker

Be The IRON MAN and impress your friends with a few simple steps,

becoming a true superhero

¡¡Lets Begin!!

Step 1: Materials

  • Pepakura viewer and designer
  • The armor patterns
  • Printer
  • Cardboard
  • Cutter
  • Hot glue
  • Spray paint
  • Velcro
  • Elastic band
  • Plastic clasp
  • Polypropylene strap twill

  • Marker

  • Brass-plated brooch (for mobility)

Step 2: Download Pepakura Viewer and Designer

Pepakura Viewer and Designer is a Windows application which makes unfolded patterns from 3D data.

!!!Download Pepakura Viewer and Designer Here¡¡¡

Step 3: Download the Patterns

Download the patterns and open them in pepakura.

!!!Download The Patterns Down Here¡¡¡¡


Step 4: Scale the Parttern to Your Measure and Print

The best explanation for the pattern scale is from HERE, if you have any questions further investigation, or tell me in the comments

PD:You have to use pepakura Desinger to scale the pattern


Step 5: Put the Patterns in the Cardboard

After print the patterns,Cut the pieces and copy them on the cardboard with the marker,then cut the cardboard and put the pieces together with hot glue .

Step 6: Time to Suit Up¡¡¡

Test the armor to see if everything is going well

Step 7: Paint Job

Afther paint all the armor you are redy¡¡¡¡¡


  • If you want mark 42(from iron man 3) you have to paint it like THIS
  • If you want mark 43(from Avengers:age of ultron) you have to paint it like THIS

Step 8: Be the Iron Man!!!!!

Suit up and be the IRON MAN ,now you can impress your frients with your incredible armor!!!!!

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¡¡¡¡if you did it let me know!!!!



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    19 Discussions

    Couldn't you cut each piece out of metal instead then weld it? That would be cool. Alternatively you could use thin wood

    1 reply

    If you want to be realistic, of course !! ... but I prefer to start with cardboard and foam, then I will try to go to the next level;)

    Yes, it is,from ironman 3 and avengers age of ultron

    Not trying to be corrective at all sir. But, just so you know : iron man 3 is Mark 42... Which was destroyed. Avengers : Age of Ultron is mark 46, I think. But I know they're not the same

    Iron man 3 is mark 42,yes,and in Avengers: Age of ultron there are 3 Iron man suits...the 43, that is like the 42 but with other paint job,the 44 (hulkbuster),and the 45 in the final battle of the film....and the mark 46 is from Captain america:Civil war....;)

    That's awesome! I bet if you coated this bad boy in resin and used a little bondo you could have a Movie prop quality costume! food for thought, keep up the good work!

    2 replies

    did that with halo helmet costume last year. It came out awesome and kids loved it.. This time trying for the whole costume.

    when using bondo, make sure to aerate. That sucker has very strong after-odor

    No ,sorry ,this is all i have ,but in pepakura viewer you have to click on the pieces to show you the posision in armor, that will help you to build it.

    wen i make my foam armor ,I will tell you. ;)

    don't tell. do another instructable. these are good!


    1 year ago

    This is a sweet build! Do you think you could add the pants?

    1 reply

    I made what you see here, but i stop the project because i want to do it in foam :)

    so i can't show a picture of the legs part , but ,the patterns are in the post so if you do it let me know ,and wen i make my foam armor ,I will tell you ;)

    ¡¡¡¡Thanks man ,it is my fist built!!!!! ;)

    Sweet! This looks really cool. Nice work! :)

    1 reply