Saturday, June 27, 2015

Since March this year I have been designing, 3D modeling, and collecting all the parts necessary for the boot V3! Here are a couple videos of electronics testing, but I won't be releasing the printed and assembled V3 until it is closer to completion with all the integrated electronics. It's really looking and functioning great so far thought!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

MK 42 Iron Man Boot V2 painted!

I finished painting the MK 42 Boot v2 last week, and here are several shots of the boot at different angles and the step forward!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It has been a year since I have posted because the project was on hold. I was working a new job in 2014 in a whole new location, without a garage at my apartment. Well, I have new designs for the boot and decided to paint the V2! I will be sanding and priming for a while today, then painting soon. I also purchased some clear coat to really make it look good if the paint job turns out well.

Monday, November 18, 2013

This past month I have been working more on my two jobs and waiting for the CNC machine to be fixed and ready for use. Its quite a temperamental machine it seems and we're working out the driver and electrical shortcomings.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Well, today I had a couple hours to work on the interior skeletal system of the boot some. I hope to pick up the pace! Here you can see what is inside the shin that will be aluminum for the prototype. just above the boot, this bone system connects into under the knee. I have been doing drawings of the mechanics for the boot for the past month, but won't be posting those draftings so the 3D work is what you will see.

The shin plate, skeletal, my leg and the calf. There is more to add and some arms and articulation for the linear actuator. My leg definitely has more calf to it than what is here I think, but the other proportions are really close.

Adding a gasket and configuring the ankle joint here.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It has been a while since an update. Alot of projects are going on right now for me but we are doing research and software work. I also need to save money for the main mechanical/ electrical items for the next phase of the project. Until the boot and interior skeletal within it are finished I won't be moving towards the magazine article and fund raising for the project. More 3D modeling is going on, but I will make some nice renders soon with the inner workings and what will be CNC aluminum.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

The past few weeks have been super busy with working in NY and two other jobs. The team has been meeting and discussing/ planning various components in the suit. Its really exciting to envision some of the newer mechatronics components. 

I just made this comparison for armor scaling as it relates to a full body scan that I have of myself. This shows how Marvel really pushes the 7 plus heads high hero standards. Who in the world could have such a small head? They would have to be eight feet tall or something! Here you can see what an actual suit proportion would be for someone with a medium sized head and standing at 6' 1' with a thin frame (me). 

The MK 42 suit on the left and my body scan model on the right.

I took the helmet, torso, arms, and legs separately and scaled them to fit over this profile.

Here is the side by side from the movie to real life. The legs may even be thicker but this is pretty close to what it would look like as an armor suit scaled to my body.