Return to the BUILD
“In this issue, some of the earlier assemblies are attached to the left inner thigh frame to begin completing this area of the Mark III armor.”
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are plastic.
- The History of Iron Man – Iron Man: The New Statesman
- Step by Step – Model Instructions
- In the Comics – The Armor: The March of Technology
- The Armor – Subterranean Argonaut: Battle Beneath the Earth
The Left Thigh (4)
Stage 1 – Affixing the Left Inner Thigh Plate
Align the two small posts of the Left Inner Thigh Plate to these matching holes of the Left Inner Thigh Frame and secure the parts together with two (2) AP screws:
Press the pin of one of the Knee Details into the hole at this location on the outside of the Left Inner Thigh Plate, as shown. This Knee Detail will only fit flush if it is aligned correctly.
These two Knee Details are not the same. They are marked ‘L1’ and ‘L2’:
On the back of the Left Inner Thigh Plate, it is similarly marked ‘L1’:
Make sure to use the matching ‘L1’ Knee Detail here:
Stage 2 – Exterior Knee Detail
Retrieve your Left Thigh assembly from the previous issue. Press the pin of the remaining Knee Detail (marked ‘L2’) into the hole at this location on the outside of the Outer Knee Pad, as shown. Like before, this Knee Detail will only fit flush if aligned correctly:
Stage 3 – Fixing the Knee Joint to the Left Inner Thigh Frame
Retrieve your Left Knee Joint assembly from Issue 32 and lay it next to the Left Thigh assembly we just worked on:
Fit the hole in the angled tab of the Upper Left Knee Joint over this post of the Left Thigh assembly.
Make sure this locating pin of the Left Thigh slides into the matching alignment hole of the Upper Left Knee Joint, as shown:
Secure the Upper Left Knee Joint into place with one (1) NP screw:
We have spent this entire month’s four issues to build a few plates and mount one of them to the knee. Boy, they are sure dragging this build out! Still, I am having a great time and the build has been very easy to assemble. I am looking forward to the next shipment!
Issue 39 – Left Leg 1