Return to the BUILD

“With this issue, you receive parts for the left shin guard of the armor. The shin guard includes a hinged piece that protects the instep – the top of the foot between the toes and the ankle.”




Materials: The Left Shin Guard is metal, but the other two parts are plastic.


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The Left Leg (1)

Stage 1 – Positioning the Instep Protector
Steps 1-2

Fit the T-post of the Instep Protector into this matching groove inside the Left Shin Guard, as shown:

Stage 1 – Fixing the Hinge Bracket
Steps 1-2

Fit the Hinge Bracket over the T-post as shown, and secure the Hinge Bracket into place with one (1) AM screw.

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

Once installed, this Instep Protector should be able to rotate away from the Left Shin Guard:


After a long multi-month delay waiting for Issues 39-42, I am happy to be back building my Iron Man. Thankfully, I have the next four months of parts here ready to go, so expect many updates soon!

Next Up

Issue 40 – Left Leg 2

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