ISSUE 120

Return to the BUILD


“With this issue, the assembly of the Battle Damaged version of the Iron Man Mark III armour is completed.”

NOTE: I will not be installing these parts on my Iron Man model, but I did want to share the parts included with these extension issues.

Contents


Parts

Materials: Both of these parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The History of Iron Man – Lose to Win: A Happy Ending
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – Retrospective: Building A Legend

Build


Battle Damaged • Final Assembly

Stage 1 – Replacing the Back Plates

By removing the original Back Plates that were installed in Issue 86, they can be replaced with the ‘Battle Damaged’ parts from this issue.

Stage 2 – Replacing the Helmet

The original Helmet assembly that we attached back in Issue 93 can be replaced with the ‘Battle Damaged’ Helmet from Issue 102. It should be as simple as lifting the mask and popping the original Helmet off and popping the new one on.

Stage 3 – Replacing the Right Hand

In the same way, the original Right Hand assembly should be able to pop off the ball joint. Then, the new one from Issue 104 can be installed.

Stage 4 – Replacing the Left Hand

Likewise, the original Left Hand assembly should also be able to pop off the ball joint. Then, the new one from Issue 111 can be installed.

Stage 5 – Replacing the Breastplate

Finally, as per the same Stage 6 installation steps of the original breastplate parts back in Issue 93, we can fit the new Upper Breastplate from Issue 108 to the chest section followed by the new Breastplate assembly completed in Issue 114.

These are secured into place with two (2) IM screws as before, and the holes are to be plugged up by the Left and Right Pectoral Details (marked ‘L’ and ‘R’, also from Issue 108).

This completes the installation of the ‘Battle Damaged’ parts and marks the final completion of our Iron Man Mark III Armor! Even though I did not use these extra parts, this is what the updated version of the model should look like:

Thoughts


Congratulations! We all have reached the end of our Iron Man Mark III Armor partwork build. I love how it turned out and it stands proudly in my display room! And, while I do appreciate the optional extension issues to receive the ‘Battle Damaged’ parts, I would recommend ending your subscription after Issue 100 if you are not interested in these parts and save yourself some money.

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