After a full years work, my Mark III suit is complete.
About this creation
So here is my first proper figure. Iron Man is my favourite Marvel hero, and I had the idea of building him some time last summer. I chose to build the Mark III armour seen in the first film, as it is one of my favourites of all the suits seen in the cinematic universe so far. Unfortunately it didn't end up as slick or as clean as I had hoped, but then I chose to sacrifice looks for functionality. It is an action figure, after all!
To give you some idea of how long this took, I started building it around the same time as Joe began his.
He stands around 12 inches tall.
Put 'em up!
Classic ground smash pose.
"Hi I'm Tony Stark"
"I'm the best."
Showing off his repulsors.
Thanks for viewing - see you next time!
Big thanks to Kit Bricksto, Mike McCooey, and MortalSwordsman, whose tips and advice helped me a lot with this - I'm very grateful!
@Paulo - Thanks, glad you think so.
@Yann - Thanks, although there is definitely room for improvement!
@Lego Jim - Thanks, glad you like it!
@Dennis - Thanks Dennis!
@Karol - Thank you!
@Sven - Thanks mate, glad you like it!
@Kayla - Thank you!
@Benaiah - Thanks a lot!
@Joe Seaman - Thanks! It's not an entirely original design, most people who've built an Iron Man have used that technique.
@Joe Pigg - Thanks! War Machine is on the 'to do' list, but he's not next.
@Loek - Thanks Loek!
@Hildigrim - Thank you!
@Marcus - Thanks a lot Marcus!
@JD - Thanks
@Jake - Thanks, glad you like it!
@Matt - Thanks Matt, it's good to know that you think so, as I wasn't so sure. Thanks!
@Stephan - Thanks a lot!
@Sam - Thanks Sam, I think I missed a trick there!
@That guy you saw earlier - Thanks a lot!
@The Legoformerguy - There are a few rough areas that I wasn't so pleased with, maybe I was just expecting too much. Thanks a lot!
@Andy - Thanks a lot Andy!
@Dr. Monster - Thanks Doc, always a pleasure to hear from you!
@Frank - Thanks mate, it took a lot of building and rebuilding to get it as close as possible!
@Colby - Cheers!
@Joost - Thank you very much!
@Elk - Thanks Elk!
@Blaine - Haha thanks a lot!
@Kevin - Thank you very much! It means a lot coming from a respected figure builder.
@Alexander - Thanks a lot Alex! I didn't have many of the pieces to start with, I had to make a fair few BL orders!
@Joe - Thanks a lot Joe! I was hoping you'd catch this. The head took a lot of work, and is really quite complex underneath. I struggled with that to begin with, but yours and other's tips helped a lot! Being a total novice with this type of build, I always knew I'd have to spend a long time on it to get it as close as I could, although I didn't expect it to take as long as it did! Thanks again Joe, its a pleasure to get your opinion!
@Mark - Thanks!
@El Barto - Thank you! For me, it had to be durable, I wanted it to be something you can pose without bits falling off.
@Benjamin - It's not that big, around 12 inches I think.
@Nils - Thanks! I compared it with blueprints a lot, and this is, I believe, the correct proportions.
@Clayton - Thank you very much Clayton!
@Giulio - Thanks a lot!
@That guy you saw earlier - Haha you did... But thanks for saying it again!
@DAS - Thanks David.
@Nick - Great to hear from you - thanks Nick!
@Peter - Thanks a lot!
@Gavrie - Yeah, just about everyone preferred the blue eyes so it was an easy choice in the end! Thanks.
@David - Thanks! It's always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. Thanks again David!
@Graeme - Thanks a lot, although there are many more impressive brick built figures out there. Haha, if you're willing to pay for the pieces I'd need then I'd be happy to oblige! Oh, and on top of that I imagine that a lot of these pieces don't come in those colours. Thanks!
@Nathanael - Thanks mate! It was there earlier this week but soon got replaced. I'm quite surprised to see it back, actually!
@Matuura - Thank you!
@Colonel - Thanks!
@Peteris - Thank you!
@JD - Ummm... Thanks? Haha!
@David FNJ - Thanks a lot!
@Gabor - Thank you very much! Maybe not all, but quite a few. Thanks again Gabor!
@Larry - Thanks a lot mate!
@Vinny - Thanks Vinny!
@Gerald - Thanks a lot. The head took a lot of work, so I'm glad you like it!
@Malte - Thanks, Malte!
@Eric - Haha, thank you!
Wow! That's amazing! Probably the best brick built figure I've see!! Great hands! :P I mean they look great! I think you could have used either gold or dark red parts instead. I mean the figure is amazing, but the color scheme could be a bit better... :) Congrats on the Homepage!
Wow! That's a real departure from your normal line but it looks excellent. All of your ninja techniques for producing small, smooth cars have obviously paid off in this build. I like the working vents on his back too.
Hi Starscream Soundwave! It's really awesome build all around! Congratulation for that!
It's fantastic how functional is this model. You can be very proud of this! I've added You to my favourite builders!
Well I just had to comment on this one! The overall look is excellent, I really like his helmet. Great work hiding the joints too and he still looks poseable. This build proves the benefit of taking your time and getting it right. I Love it - Fantastic work my friend. Sorry I have been so quiet recently but I am still around :D.