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Chinese Avengers Fan Builds 11-Foot Tall Iron Man "Hulkbuster" Replica

Here's what some dedication, skill, and a lots of fiberglass can do for you.
May 20, 2015, 1:30pm
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There are fans of movies—and then there are next-level fans, the sort that after seeing the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, decide to spend the next two months dedicating their lives to building a replica of Iron Man's "Hulkbuster" armor. With help from his friends, that's exactly what Chinese art teacher Xing Yile did.

The 11-foot-tall replica was built in a parking lot, where Yile also made a mini-me Iron Man suit, too. The Hulkbuster replica was created from around 100 custom fiberglass pieces and weighs in at around 1,100lbs.

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The result is some highly-dedicated and detailed model-making, a small nod to the old school of pratical effects in movies. Although, the model doesn't actually move—it's still an impressive ode to the suit Tony Stark creates after (surprise, surprise) the Hulk runs amok.

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Here's what the actual CGI Hulkbuster looks like. Yile didn't do bad, considering the trailer (and some comics) was all he had to go on. If Marvel decides to go the Mad Max practical effects route, they might want to sign him up for Avengers: Infinity War.

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