Project: Red Iron (Build Log – Part 2)

The helmet arrives

At this stage, I was now a little nervous with the upcoming tasks of tube bending, leak tests and cable management, so it was with great pleasure that my last piece of aesthetics arrived.


Yup, its a 1:1 cosplay Iron Man helmet. The helmet is made from a molded plastic resin, and comes in a plain grey color ready for me to spray paint it to match my build.


The face plate is detachable, and it is at this stage I am debating whether to use just the face plate on the top of the Elite 110, or the entire helmet, but it would be as big as the chassis!


Still deciding on how to use the helmet, it was time to spray them both! On with the primer first.


Champagne spray paint for the face plate, this is why I had to keep some of the spray left over for this piece.


…and the rest of the helmet in dark red.


Here is it is fully dried. Notice there are lots of over-spray due to the helmet having so many nooks and crannies to cover.


I purchased some 12v light blue LEDS, and these were stuck in place behind the eye sockets, and wired up to a 4-pin molex.



Here are the LEDs lit up. There is still room between the eye sockets and the LEDs, and I’m wanting to look for some semi-translucent material to slide in to smooth out the light emitted.

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