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“The right arm of the armor is almost finished. The final plate for the arm is supplied and the assembly to hold the plates covering the shoulder begins.”
Materials: Everything in this issue is metal, except for the plastic Arm Plate.
- The History of Iron Man – Hard Times: An Unexpected Attack
- Step by Step – Model Instructions
- In the Comics – Magic or Science? Iron Man and Thor
- The Armor – Model 10: Galactic Armor
The Right Arm (2) and Right Shoulder (1)
Stage 1 – Arm Plate
Retrieve your Right Arm assembly from the previous issue. Press the pin and square post of the Arm Plate into the matching holes at this location on the Right Arm, as shown.
This is a press-fit connection and does not require any screws:
Stage 2 – Shoulder Frame Spring
Fit the rounded tabs of the Shoulder Support between the exposed ends of the Frame, align the center holes, and start inserting the Shoulder Frame Pin through the center holes of the Frame and Shoulder Support, as shown:
Fit the Shoulder Frame Spring between the tabs of the Shoulder Support so the L-shaped end of the spring is resting in the notch of the Shoulder Support and the straight end of the spring is resting in the notch of the Frame, as shown.
As you align the ends of this Shoulder Frame Spring into the appropriate notches, slide the Shoulder Frame Pin farther in to hold it in place:
Finish inserting the Shoulder Frame Pin through the center holes of the other side of the Shoulder Support and Frame, as shown:
Check that the Shoulder Support is able to be lifted away from the arm and returns back into position via the spring:
I don’t think I have built any partwork that has as many springs inside it as this Iron Man Armor does. I actually think they are really going to help keep the armor plates in the correct positions and close to the body!
Issue 14 – Right Shoulder 2