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Iron Man Mark III Life-size Helmet

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Iron Man Mark III Life-size Helmet by MIPRESIDENTE Feb 28, 2014
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which is the head size of the model? not sure if I have to scale or not

Is there a possibility of getting the helmet as a complete file and the faceplate as a complete file? I have a rather large print bed and was hoping to print this all in one shot.

same question aswell, do you think we could get an uncut file?

i printed this helmet but ended up being to small. my head is 24inches and it didn't fit. did anyone else have this problem. what would be the correct resize for this. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Is it possible to get the helmet2.stl broken out into individual pieces?

How did you guys print file 4? It doesn't touch the floor a lot, has a lot of support before parts start and I had my first plastic part snap from the print ever.

I am having a huge issue with the top face meeting the top helmet. they dont fit in together well at all. i feel like it has to be sanded. am i the only one with this problem? May the size of the top helmet has to be increased. can anyone help on this?

I am running into the same issue.

Looking now for another helmet this o e is a dud. Since it won't fit it's pretty much usless.

Others say that it fits. How can that be?

does the front of the mask open like in the movies

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en tu carpeta de descarga pones dos modelos uno que se extrae al descargarlo y el otro que despues que se extraerse pones mas carpetas para extraerlas cual de las dos tiene la dimencion de un ser humano

just wondering the best way to finish this? is it better to print in the actual colours or better to print in a bland colour and then paint?

You'll never get what I would call an "acceptable" finish by just printing it out in red and yellow. Proper prop making requires sanding priming and painting. It's not fun work but it's absolutely necessary for a good looking final product. Personally, I'd recommend even laying a layer of fiberglass on the inside to make it durable.

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Any chance i can get you to split Helmet 2 file into two prints? i have a big flaw in the lower jaw and need to reprint it but when i try to split the parts in cura it blows the lower jaw section into like 20 pieces.

I'm having the same issue. Does the same thing in Slic3r. Also - when I do a split and then only delete the faceplate file (part 1 after the split) the jaw portion does not print correctly. The left side (wearing it) is missing several pieces in the print. All of the pieces are there in the rendering but they don't make it into the slice... Another question - there are a lot of .thing files in the download... neither cura nor slic3r can open them. Are these parts that need printing? I've not printed all parts successfully except for the jaw section of Part 2, and am anxious to get this thing assembled :) Thanks!

Just answered my own questions - reading below in the comments I found an awesome remix here with the parts split:

Iron Man MK3 Helmet Remix

Hello to all Iron Man fans,

actually i print this. For the comments i have one simple question, fits the helmet for a normal adult or i have to rescale the given download STL files?

Thanks in advance!

So I tried to print the forehead section and got a tangled mess of plastic when it started the forward curve. Any ideas how to prevent this?

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Does anyone have advice on how to connect the pieces? I'm printing this white hatchbox PLA and spray painting it. What you recommend using (epoxy, hot glue, 3D pen wielding, super glue)? I also plan on bringing this to school for a spirit day so I need to make it sturdy enough to survive that ordeal. Thank You

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Hi, any chance to get all parts separated? so i can put them in my slicer how i want to?

How much filament/spools will i need to print this?

Can this print on an m3d?

Could you split it into more pieces? like have the ear pieces be one file and have the sides be a few files?

I've just posted a remix separating all the parts

Thanks for doing that, for some reason I couldn't find the backplate stl in the original and it was driving me nuts because I can't use the .thing files.

Does the face mask part actually rotate up?

Awesome work!! Thanks for sharing

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Can post a pic of the supports?

For some reason the 4th stl file with the parts the "ears" attatch too is scaled way of.
When I add them in repetier they end up being tiny, how do I know what scale to put them in so they are scaled the same way as the other parts?

Can you post a full helmet please? Thanks!

This is too small to fit an adult head once fully assembled with the rear pieces, the aperture is too tight. Did you scale up or did you have hinge the back?

ABS or PLA? I am about to buy a 3d printer and I want to print this one

Hi, which parts did you print in gold and what did you print in red?

Hi! Does it need painting or can I print each part in its color and sand it? Thank you so much! If you upload it to My Mini factory I will tip you :D

what do you use to connect the pieces I printed them in pla

Very nice, almost perfect fit too. :)

What size head are you to give a scale please ? Thanks

Was support needed for any of the STL files? This is a great print....

I want to print this object, but i would like to know one thing, Just I have to print the .stl files or the .thing too?


only the stl ;)

did you print all the parts bunched together as they are in the pics?

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do you need to rescale this for the average head or is the size fine?

You dont need to scale....

awesome, thanks ! I'm gonna start printing this right away ;). One question: what colors did you use for painting? I've tried to find the right red online but there's kind of a big debate about this. yours looks really good though

In the movies its HotRod Red..not sure the gold color. Its the shade most american fire trucks are painted.

To get a metallic smooth finish on ABS or PLA use any emmery based wet/dry sandpaper. Autobody sandpapers tend to work best.
Do one go with 200ish grit dry, then a 2nd go wetsanding with 400-600grit.

Great tip with the sandpaper, thanks very much!
I've almost finished printing my helmet but was wondering if you have any tips on actually connecting them?
Should I use Epoxy? Superglue?
Also, how did you hold the pieces together whilst drying?


Did you print as is with supports? How well does it fit your head?

You have done a very good paint job.. what is your secret, sandpaper? acrylic paint? varnish? And how should we scale it to fit our head? Thank you in advence.

Did you print these files as-is? Or did you scale them?