Iron Man: Comic hero inspires Hertfordshire teenager


A teenager whose self-made Iron Man suit became an online hit has said the experience has inspired him to undertake a career in costume design.

Archie Whitehead, 17, from Welwyn Garden City, spent 300 hours making the £2,000 glass fibre suit for his school project.

"Everyone at school calls me Tony - Tony Stark - the Iron Man. Everyone's just amazed," he said.

Mr Whitehead's Iron Man paid a visit to BBC Three Counties Radio on Monday.

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