If you are a fan of the Marvel superhero Ironman, or a fan of robots, mech suits, or science fiction in general, this skin is definitely for you. BlackFlash_IXI has crafted another in a long line of Ironman skins; it is his best yet, and is sure to impress. Meet Ironman Mark 17-23!
Let me start by saying that this skin is leagues better than his previous submissions. I say this not in a derogatory manner by any means – simply that BlackFlash is showing improvements in bounds and leaps. If you are reading this: hats off to you!
As far as I can tell, this skin is not based off of any existing Ironman suit – but rather fabricated based on the character with a touch of creative license. It is slightly reminiscent of Master Chief’s armor from Halo, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Disabling the layers for this skin reveals a whole different appearance, which shows that BlackFlash truly knows the power of this system. The layering is what makes this skin excellent.
My favorite part of this skin is its bulkiness. It may sound odd, but most skins are just flat and lifeless – as would be expected, considering that they are being painted onto a flat model. The glowing parts are much more effective due to the depth achieved here.
Shading-wise, this skin is a masterpiece. I can spot absolutely nothing wrong with the shadow and lighting logic, nor with the technical execution.
For this feat in artistic excellence, I award BlackFlash twelve out of ten powersuits.
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
If you enjoyed this skin, take a look at the creator’s previous skins. Most of them are Ironman skins, and although this is the best one to-date, they are all pretty great! Which one is your favorite? Post a link to it in the comments below, then go tell BlackFlash!