Tony Stark
Iron Man Movie

Cosplayer: theKillingDoll

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

5th December 2010: Arc update 2 Found out I could keep the arc reactor in place with just a small bit of fishing wire, so it was almost invisible. Since the battery was in the back of the unit there were no wires coming out that I had to hide.

Ran for over 5 hours on a simple 3V coin battery and didn't look like it was going to run out any time soon, result. I shall make the final cosmetic updates and then it will be finally complete. May consider moving on to making the arm section of the suit.

18th November 2010: completed Well I focused on completing this over the last couple of day and it is finally done. Now I have just to figure out how to keep it attached.

6th April 2010: In the begining After much thought I have decided to go for a custom build for the arc reactor rather than attemtping to modify an existing lighting unit. This required a crash course in electronics and wiring.

To create the diffuser ring, I creating a mould out of balsa wood, sanded it smooth and pressed the heated polymorph in the the ring.

The angled pieces are three pieces of card folded and glued together to give the correct shape. This bit was very fiddly since the pieces are really small and need to be slotted together to give the final shape.

I then wrapped copper wire around each piece.

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Sephirayne - 18th November 2010
Looking really epic. Love that your making the arc reactor from scratch. That s awesome.

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callmemilo - 18th November 2010
tis a thing of beauty! well done! i'm kinda damn jealous you have an arc reactor, lol

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Captain_Marvelous - 18th November 2010
More should comment because this is amazing work!

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Lozzie - 18th November 2010
ohhh my god! it looks amazing! *worships you*

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KhaosKreator - 18th November 2010
Prosaide! That will glue the reactor to your manly chest!

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Mighty Odango - 18th November 2010
Tab, manly chest has hair on it, not conducive to Prosaide...

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Ranma1-2 - 24th November 2010
Your arc reactor ring looks like a real piece of electronics to me - nice job! :)

What a brilliant use for polymorph! Lights beautifully. Are the leds within the polymorph ring or behind it?

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theKillingDoll - 25th November 2010
Thanks for the comments

The LEDs are underneath. They are surface mounted LEDs so they have a really low profile. However, I did find that they will happily push in to warm polymorph and continue working.

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Ranma1-2 - 25th November 2010
Mmm it diffuses really nicely. I will remember this for my future lighted cosplay pieces. :)

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theKillingDoll - 25th November 2010
The wide angle of the LEDs also helps.

The ones I used have a viewing angle of 120 degrees to spread the light

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MangaChild - 5th December 2010
loving the reactor ring :D

also you should also grow a beard, it really suits you:)

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Newdles - 22nd May 2011
That arc reactor is the shiz! That's amazing!