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Man Builds Real Life, Steel Iron Man Armor

Barry Amsted of Australia describes himself on his twitter (@BarryArmstead) as a, “photographer, Astrographer and outdoorsman. Ex – Army”. This is a lie. He’s really Tony Stark. I’m not kidding. Go look at his twitter profile, He even looks like it. Here I’ll show you.


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The resemblance is uncanny! Of course, it helps that he’s standing next to part of his steel iron-man suit that he happened to build himself. Nothing to see here, move along.

This thing is seriously cool. He’s posted a stream of his prototypes on imugr . It’s a bit confusing but that’s because he’s been working at this thing over and over again. Just like Tony Stark. Okay I’ll stop. But it’s still Bas Ass (capitols intended, that’s how bad ass it is). The main photo to this article is not a movie still. It is his latest arc reactor!

But he has already created so much more.

The helmet, which bloody-well works, see:

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Oh and this amazing ensemble:

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You can see how the prototype process works on his stream. Just make sure you head to the last image first – the gallery is in reverse order. He’s got most of it together:

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He started somewhere a lot earlier than here.

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But is going somewhere more like here:

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Yep, all the way to the ultimate cosplay of Iron Man I have ever seen. You can find the full album right here, and you really should check it out. His work is amazing.

Melissa Devlin
Mike asked for a bio. I hate writing my own bio so I’m stealing parts of it from my own website. Why? Whenever I try spitting one of these out I either sound crazy, arrogant, insecure, or all three. It’s like sitting down at a wedding and being asked by a perfect stranger, “So tell me about yourself”. My mind always blanks and I’m left with the following: I’m the daughter of Keith Devlin, the internationally famous mathematician who sleeps with his socks on (Also known as NPR’s Math Guy). And Janet Devlin, internationally published playwright. Her recent work has been produced in Greece. Much earlier her Radio plays were performed by the BBC. I was born in the UK, as was my sister. My brother is American. I am deeply in love with Ace of Geeks cofounder, Jarys Maragopoulos. And I can confirm half of our arguments boil down to me being raised in a 1970’s time capsule of England transplanted to the states, and Jarys actually being from somewhere real. I tend to most often write about mental health issues (I’m openly Bipolar I), and what it’s like to emerge from a rock after ten years and discover there’s been a geek explosion in my absence. There. A bio that barely reveals anything about me. I really am English.

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