Do you want to buy an Iron Man fiberglass suit but can’t afford the expensive price tag? If yes, then this cheaper alternative is for you.
The folks over at TheIronSuit.com are offering a tutorial that will help you channel Tony Stark and create your own Iron Man armor from scratch.
As a member of the course, you will get the complete material list for the costume, a step-by-step instruction guide as well as pictures and videos of the whole process. You will also get professionally-designed 3D files of the suit and a software viewer that will allow you to open and print them.
Only 6 versions of the Iron Man suit are available so far, and these are Mark 4, Mark 6, Mark 42, Mark 45, Mark 47, and War Machine.
Though the finished products look as if they are made by pros, the people behind the course say that the steps detailed in the tutorial are very easy to do, as they only involve simple printing, cutting, folding, and pasting. The 3D files provided are also ready to use so the most difficult part of the process is the beginning.
The 3D files of the Iron Man suit are designed for someone who stands 5.872 feet tall, weighs 163.14 pounds, and has a 30-inch waist. There is no need to change anything if you are near to these numbers. But if you are not near to these numbers or planning to build a suit for a kid, you need to alter the scale of the 3D files accordingly. The tutorial includes instructions on how to that, so you have nothing to worry about.
If you work on your suit for around an hour a day, you could finish in 2 weeks or less. But if you decide to put more details into it, then you will need more time to complete it.
The comprehensive DIY guide costs $49.99. But aside from the Iron Man suit tutorial, you will also get full access to the Master Chief Halo members’ area. So once you’re done with your Iron Man project, you can start building a real Master Chief costume right away.
Update 10/20/20: If you’re not up for the DIY challenge, an Etsy seller is selling a custom made Iron Man suit for a whopping $1,449.