“My first suit of armor started with foam camping mats held together with twine and painted black. Needless to say, it looked ridiculous. But that’s where it started” stated 16 year old Jaxon Laverman. The Stan Winston School recently highlighted the youth’s ingenuity and creativeness in a short documentary put together by Jay JR Friesen of Red Futon Films.
“My journey toward Iron Man happened after looking at the costumes other people had made, in particular armor from the Halo videogame series. I scoured the internet looking for ways to build a suit, and found a community called the 405th Infantry Division at 405th.com. There I found designs, methods, and tutorials to create a suit of armor.”
More IRON MAN STUFF from Stan Winston School:
Making of the Mark I “Cave Escape” Suit
Real Iron Man Suit. Real Performance. Creating the Mark III
Jackson Laverman on Facebook
RED FUTON FILMS – Jay JR Friesen
The Billings Gazette Article