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Iron Man suit

Iron Man gear is all the rage these days, thanks to the popularity of the new hit movie. We recently went to my nephew's fourth birthday party, and as a gift, he received an Iron Man mask and an arm attachment that shoots discs. Ah, the weaponry a four-year-old apparently needs....

If you've got an Iron Man buff in your household, why spend the money on a store-bought mask and arc reactor when you can build one yourself? Details after the break.

To make an arc reactor, you'll need some moldable plastic like polymorph, a surface mount LED light source, wood for mounting, and wire for embellishment. A little electronics know-how and you've got yourself an arc reactor.

Now, I am amazed at the authenticity of this Iron Man mask you can build yourself. Lightweight air-drying clay and spray paint is pretty much all you will need, other than a craft knife and some sandpaper. You'll need a bit of artistry for this one, but the results might just be worth it.

Look out, Tony Stark, there's a replica in town....

[via Hack N Mod]


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