BUILD

The Fanhome 1:3 scale Iron Man Mark III Armor partwork build-up can be purchased in two ways: either at your local newsagent or via a subscription service. This is my first Fanhome build, and I am in the USA, so I opted for the subscription.

Over the span of more than two years, Fanhome delivers 100 ‘issues’ that contain a few parts of the model along with a magazine explaining the build instructions, images, and information about the Marvel universe. These are weekly issues, but after the introductory shipment of the first two, they are delivered in groups of four issues about every four weeks. The initial release was only deliverable to the UK and Ireland via Fanhome UK, but in June 2021 Fanhome US was opened, so I am getting my build from them.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issues ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, I decided a while ago that I will be building this model as supplied, but I may paint a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2021


June 2021
July 2021
September 2021
November 2021
December 2021

2022


January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
May 2022

The long delay between build sessions here was due to waiting on Issues 39-42. They kept sending the later issues, so I was able to get caught up quick.

October 2022
November 2022

The following issues are next to be built…

  • Issue 63 – Right Leg 6
  • Issue 64 – Right Leg 7
  • Issue 65 – Central Leg Support 1
  • Issue 66 – Central Leg Support 2
  • Premium Base #6
  • Free Gift #6 – Backpack
  • Issue 67 – Central Leg Support 3
  • Issue 68 – Right Hip 2
  • Issue 69 – Left Hip 2
  • Issue 70 – Central Leg Support 4, Base Front
  • Premium Base #7
  • Issue 71 – Central Leg Support 4, Base Rear
  • Issue 72 – Chest 1, Base Masts
  • Issue 73 – Chest 2, Base Support Brackets
  • Issue 74 – Chest 3
  • Premium Base #8
  • Issue 75 – Chest 4
  • Issue 76 – Chest 5
  • Issue 77 – Chest 6
  • Issue 78 – Chest 7
  • Premium Base #9
  • Issue 79 – Chest 8
  • Issue 80 – Chest 9
  • Issue 81 – Chest 10
  • Issue 82 – Chest 11
  • Premium Base #10
  • Issue 83 – Chest 12
  • Issue 84 – Chest 13
  • Issue 85 – Chest 14
  • Issue 86 – Chest 15
  • Premium Base #11
  • Issue 87 – Chest 16
  • Issue 88 – Neck 1
  • Issue 89 – Neck 2
  • Issue 90 – Abdomen 1
  • Premium Base #12
  • Issue 91 – Abdomen 2
  • Issue 92 – Abdomen 3
  • Issue 93 – Abdomen 4, Upper Body and Head
  • Issue 94 – *Abdomen – Position B (1)
  • Premium Base #13
  • Issue 95 – *Abdomen – Position B (2)
  • Issue 96 – *Abdomen – Position B (3) and Lower Limbs
  • Issue 97 – *Leg Joint
  • Issue 98 – *Chest Armor
  • Premium Base #14
  • Issue 99 – *Torso Joint
  • Issue 100 – *Torso Armor

* – Exact contents may vary