In Adam's ongoing obsession with historical armor, he checks out what a $500 suit of armor purchased on Etsy looks like!
Among Adam's armor collection is another suit made by master armorer Terry English for the film Excalibur: one made for the villain Mordred's lead lieutenant. But this armor is missing key pieces from its ensemble, and Adam recalls his training from Terry to rebuild those parts and chemically darkens those parts with Aluminum Black to match the original armor.
Now that his Iron Man Mark I suit has been chrome painted and sealed, it's time for Adam to apply the washes that will tell the story of the armor's age and construction! Using acrylic-based paint, rubbing alcohol, water, rags and elbow grease over his lacquer base coat, Adam refines his technique to the point that he has finite control over his weathering. It's one of Adam's finest paint jobs to date, and he caps off his build by trying on the costume in full!
Adam's next big costume project is a return to his build-up of his Iron Man Mark 1 armor! Previously, Adam reworked the costume's chest chassis and shoulder parts, and today he's tackling the legs and boots of the suit. Even though the castings are a good foundation to work off of, it's going to take a lot of modification and scratch building to get the armor ready for wear. Next up will be painting the whole thing!
Adam is well known for his love of armor, so he couldn't resist picking up this vintage miniature suit of armor--that also happen to be a working lighter! The condition that Adam bought it in is in dire need of repair and care, so today's build is a teardown of this mini suit to bring back its luster and get its fire feature working again!