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  • CurtP1 commented on sekkei's instructable IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)2 years ago
    IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)

    Sorry it has been some time since I did it. It is certainly not 25% bigger, if anything it would be closer to 10%. Each % difference makes a drastic change.As for printing... yes. many of the pre-cut pieces were too large. There is actually a cut tool that allows you to break down larger pieces to various pages. Do make sure to match up the tabs/numbers.*advice*Save time printing and cutting by using the Papakura tools to combine smaller pieces before printing. It helps make cutting cardboard easier later on. :)

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  • CurtP1 commented on sekkei's instructable IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)2 years ago
    IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)

    You can resize. I am 6'2 so it took some scaling (scaled to 26 if I recall correctly).Finding the right scale took some practice. I ended up making 3 helmets before I found the right scale. While you can tweak slightly to ensure proper fit, you want to keep the scale the same for each piece to ensure ratio of the armor.

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  • CurtP1 commented on sekkei's instructable IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)2 years ago
    IRONMAN 2 suit (mark 4 & 6)

    Thanks. It was a huge success last year.As I recall, the pepakura printouts and cutting was the most time consuming. I would combine as many sections as I could and print on normal paper (make sure alignment numbers are visible). From there, I would use adhesive spray to attach to the cardboard. I then use a blade to cut out each piece of cardboard. Using hot glue, I was able to piece the cutouts together for each section.The cardboard alone will not hold up, especially with moisture from rain, humidity and sweat. The Epoxy is critical to ensure pieces stay together. Make sure you are in workspace with tarps as the Epoxy will dry hard as rock and ruin anything valuable. If you are committed to the full suit, you should by the gallon kit: https://www.amazon.com/EPOXY-CRYSTAL-Gall...

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    Thanks. It was a huge success last year.As I recall, the pepakura printouts and cutting was the most time consuming. I would combine as many sections as I could and print on normal paper (make sure alignment numbers are visible). From there, I would use adhesive spray to attach to the cardboard. I then use a blade to cut out each piece of cardboard. Using hot glue, I was able to piece the cutouts together for each section.The cardboard alone will not hold up, especially with moisture from rain, humidity and sweat. The Epoxy is critical to ensure pieces stay together. Make sure you are in workspace with tarps as the Epoxy will dry hard as rock and ruin anything valuable. If you are committed to the full suit, you should by the gallon kit: https://www.amazon.com/EPOXY-CRYSTAL-Gallon-COATIN...Epoxy, paint, hot glue and a few ribbon lights should be your overall expense. All done, it cost me $150 as the cardboard came from old boxes.TIP: By accident, I made the suit a little big and was freaking out halfway through. However, the epoxy actually caused the cardboard pieces to shrink by 5-10%. In the end the suit was a little big but it caused enough overlap which developed a level of exaggeration which better hide undergarments. Dali-lomo.blogspot.com is a cool blog that has tips and tricks for building iron-man pieces from cardboard. I actually used his tutorial for the hands as they came out better then the pepakura version in this tutorial.

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