Becoming Iron Man - Frankly Built

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

Ever think of slipping into an Iron Man suit after watching a Marvel movie? There are a few select people who have replicated such suits with full articulation and in great detail. Introducing Frank of Franky Built! Frank is a happy-go-lucky guy who is more than happy to talk about all things nerd. But as you talk, you find he is one of the coolest people you can meet online or in-person! Being a technician for jet engines, he builds Iron Man suits, Gundam series models, and other mind-blowing artifacts in his spare time.


We got to chatting about his amazing hobby and here's what he had to say.

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1. What was the very first step you took towards building and recreating Marvel Tech?

I’ve always been a huge Marvel movie fan; after my father introduced me to the first Iron Man movie. I’ve always wanted my own Iron Man Suit like any kid. After seeing Endgame and being in a better place in my life I decided to give it a shot. I grew up working on cars and building models. I knew this would help me build a suit. I researched the options and landed on 3D printing as the best most accurate course! I bought my first 3D Printer in July 2019 and began to learn the hobby. In October 2019 I started printing the first parts of the MK85 Iron Man suit.