Hi, my name is Konrad, I'm 22 years old and I come from Poland
My journey with making movie props/costumes started over 7 years ago.
Back in 2013 I started creating Iron Man helmets using pepakura/fiberglass method and I've been making Iron Man related things since then.
I'm studying mechatronics at Politechnika Wrocławska becouse I want to learn how to create my own electronics, machanism etc. which will be very helpfull in my future projects :D
As a student, I work in my roon. It's pretty tight in here, but that's what I have right now
I bought my 3D printer almost 2 years ago. It's a prusa MK3 and since than, the quality of my props went up. Using 3D printer is so much better than pepakura, the biggest adventage to me is that every prop right now is symetric and light weight.
Before I bought my 3D printer, I decided to learn 3D modeling to be able to create my own designs and not be limited by whats available online. Since then I modeled quite a few Iron man helmets ( multiple mk3, mk42/43, mk46, mk50, war machine mk1 ) and recently a helmet from DOOM 2016 game and a crucible sword from DOOM Eternal.
My latest MK3 model is the one that I'm most proud with. It took me over a year to polish. I was constantly rewatchin Iron Man 1, searching for any behind the scenes photos as well as making ofs from Stand Winston to get the best refference pictures and make this model as movie accurate as possible, and I think I nailed it :D
I always wanted to print a full Iron Man armor, but doing this with only one small printer would be very hard, thats why I'd love to win the Ender 5 plus :D
But, I did make 3 full Iron Man costumes, but using EVA foam. My first one was MK3 and it was really bad, I didn't really know what I was doing back then.
My second armor was War Machine MK2, it was my first costume that included electronics and even motorized face plat with hinges made out of lego pieces :'D But overall it was pretty good and I'm happy with it.
My latest and best finished armor was MK43. It featured hand/chest/eyes LEDs, motorized faceplate with sounds, chest blast sound effect, repulsor blasts sound effect and 2 motorized back flaps.
When making my costumes I use the most common tools like dremel tool, palm sander, soldering iron, heatgun, hot glue gun, 3d printer etc. these are the essentials for me and I couldn't work without them right now.
Lately I got into mold making, and I molded and casted my first helmet, Iron Man MK7. It's not a perfect mold but I did learn alot making it.
Currenly I'm working on another EVA foam Iron Man armor, but this will be the last EVA foam I'll ever make, next will be fully 3d printed MK3 with lots of electronics and moving parts :D
Thanks for reading this post, I hope you like my work.
Good luck to everyone taking part in the giveaway :D