Homemade Iron Man Suit Made From Cardboard and Fiberglass
May 18, 2012 12:28
Ever since the movie for Iron Man came out, we've been seeing iterations and variations of his suit made by modders and enthusiasts. Mark Pearson is one of them, and has made one very impressive one.
Pearson, a 44-year-old repairman from the town of Bradford in the U.K., spent the last 14 months piecing together the suit you see here, and it is covered in 400 panels of cardboard with fiberglass.
After he was done with Iron Man's helmet, he went on to do the rest. "I've used a lot of household objects," Pearson said, speaking to The Sun. "The nuclear reactor in his chest started off as an ashtray."
From The Sun's Andrew Snell:
The suit also includes flashing lights in the eyes, hands and chest, but unfortunately for 5ft 6in Mark, the suit doesn't FIT him.
He had to rope in friend Darren Higgins to spend half an hour donning the armour ahead it's unveiling at his local cinema in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Supermarket manager Darren, 24, greeted eager film goers before a screening of the new Avengers Assemble film, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.
Mark added: "He is the only person I know who could fit in it. He is around 6ft 2in tall and has a 30in waist."