ISSUE 18

Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, the construction of the lower part of the left arm continues, which will be completed in the next installments.”

This issue is exactly the same as Issue 8, just with the Left Arm parts of the model.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Left Forearm is metal, the Wrist Seal is rubber, and the rest of these parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The History of Iron Man – Force Works: Times Have Changed
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – The Initiative: A Superhero Company
  • The Armor – Gauntlet Armor: Force of Nostalgia

Build


The Left Forearm (2)

Stage 1

Press the post and pin Forearm Protector into the matching holes at this location on the Left Forearm, as shown:

Secure the Forearm Protector in place from the inside with one (1) IP screw.

You are not imagining things – on the previous arm we used a BP screw here, but the IP screws should be the same size:

Fit the rounded tab of the Wrist Joint (18C) between the tabs of the Wrist Joint (18D) as shown. Then, secure these parts together with one (1) JP screw:

The JP screw should be inserted into the side of Wrist Joint (18D) with the recessed hole:

Slide the Wrist Seal over this Wrist Joint assembly.

These two parts both have a ‘thicker’ end (marked with arrows below). Match these to each other, as shown:

Insert this Wrist Joint assembly into the slots at the narrow end of the Left Forearm.

The ‘thicker’ end of this Wrist Joint assembly (that I mentioned above) should be inserted into the Left Forearm, as shown:

Be sure the tabs of the Wrist Seal are fitted down into these slots:

Stage 2

Retrieve your Left Forearm/Elbow Joint assembly from the previous issue. Join the Left Forearm to the Left Forearm, capturing the Wrist Joint in place, as shown.

You may want to take a quick moment here and make sure the screws of your Elbow Joint are tight enough to just barely allow movement. These pivots will have to support the weight of the forearm and hand in any position you choose and cannot be easily accessed later on. Then, we can fit the two parts together as per the instructions:

Secure the forearm halves together using four (4) EM screws.

Once this stage is completed, you should make sure your Left Elbow Joint still flexes correctly. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


Nothing much to say here as these issues contain steps we have done before.

Next Up


Issue 19 – Left Forearm 3 and Elbow

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