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“The rear leg protection is the part that protects the mechanisms of the interior of the limb, while working as an aerodynamic brake for Iron Man.”
Materials: The Rear Leg Armor is metal and the other parts are plastic.
- The History of Iron Man – The Illuminati: A Clandestine Council
- Step by Step – Model Instructions
- In the Comics – Multiversal! The Thousand Worlds of Tony Stark
- The Armor – Hydro Armor: Claws Underwater
The Left Leg (4)
Stage 1 – Assembly of the Heel Protection
Fit the T-post of the Heel Pad into this matching groove inside the Rear Leg Armor, as shown:
Fit the Heel Support Plate over the T-post, then secure the Heel Support Plate into place with two (2) EM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
On my model, the Heel Pad did not want to sit flush when closed:
Using some Sandpaper Sticks, I carefully sanded the upper edges of this Heel Pad until it fit correctly:
When installed correctly, this Heel Pad should be able to open and close smoothly:
Stage 2 – Mounting the Rear Protection on the Leg
Retrieve your Left Leg assembly from the previous issue. Slide the two rounded tabs of the Rear Leg Armor assembly over the matching screw holes on either side of the Inner Leg Support Frame as shown.
This is a tight fit, so take your time to gently squeeze the tabs into place.
NOTE: You may notice extra wiring in the pictures below. These are part of my custom Central Lighting mod.
Slide a Friction Disc over the ends of two (2) EM screws:
Secure each side of the Rear Leg Armor to the Support Frame with those two (2) EM screws/discs, one on each side.
The tighter these screws are, the harder it will be to open/close the Rear Leg Armor:
You should now be able to operate the Rear Leg Armor and move the Heel Pad:
On my model, I noticed that this Rear Leg Armor was rubbing on the Shin Guard. Therefore, I gently sanded down the inside edges of the Shin Guard to make this part move easier:
I suppose I did not need to sand the Heel Pad, but I wanted my Iron Man to have nice sleek lines. I do like that you can just barely see the internal details through the holes of this armor plate. It gives the model additional depth.
Issue 43 – Left Leg 5