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“In this issue, the right arm is completed. Two armor plates cover the shoulder, adding protection but allowing the shoulder to move freely.”




Materials: The two Shoulder Pivots are metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic.


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The Right Shoulder (2)

Stage 1 – Assembly of the Articulated Plates
Step 1

Position the smaller Inner Shoulder inside the larger Outer Shoulder, aligning the holes in both parts.

To ensure the correct positioning here, make sure these indentations on both parts are at the far ends, as shown:

Step 2

Next, fit the keyed post of a Shoulder Pivot through one side of the holes from the inside, as shown:

Step 3

Then, secure the Shoulder Pivot into place from the outside with one (1) GM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Repeat this process on the other side with the remaining Shoulder Pivot and one (1) more GM screw:

Once these screws are installed, verify that you can easily rotate the Inner Shoulder inside the Outer Shoulder:

Finally, press the two pins of the Shoulder Caps over the screws to hide them on each side.

These Shoulder Caps are exactly the same, but they do have a small line on them that should point towards the Outer Shoulder, as shown:

The assembled Shoulder should now look like this:

Stage 2 – Joining the Plates to the Arm
Steps 1-2

Retrieve your Right Arm assembly from the previous issue. Lift the spring-loaded Shoulder Support away from the shoulder, align it to these two posts of the Inner Shoulder as shown, and secure the Inner Shoulder to the Shoulder Support with two (2) IP screws.

This Shoulder assembly can easily be installed backwards, so look at the installed photo farther below to make sure you have it right:

Stage 3 – Complete the Right Arm
Step 1

Retrieve your Right Hand assembly from Issue 3 and firmly push the Right Hand onto the exposed ball joint of the Right Forearm, as shown:

If your Back Plate fell off of the Right Hand, simply snap it back onto the magnet:


Congratulations, we have completed the entire Right Arm of our Iron Man Armor build! We will soon repeat everything we just did as we construct the left arm to match this one.

Next Up

Issue 15 – Left Elbow Joint 1

3 thoughts on “ISSUE 14”

  1. My hand doesn’t pop on. It almost seems like the ball hits the bottom of the bowl with no grip occurring. Anyone else seen this?

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