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“The armor plates on the pelvis are mobile to facilitate the positioning of the legs. To this end, they are mounted on a structure that allows them to pivot.”
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are plastic.
- The History of Iron Man – Legacy: Real-World Politics
- Step by Step – Model Instructions
- In the Comics – Bethany Cabe: The Lady and The Iron Man
- The Armor – Nanobot Armor: Mini Iron Man
Central Leg Support (3)
Stage 1 – Assembly of the Right Pelvis
The left and right parts in this issue are marked ‘L’ and ‘R’ to tell them apart:
Fit the curved end (with the tighter radius) of the Right Pelvis Support between these tabs of the Right Pelvis Armor, as shown:
Secure the Right Pelvis Support into place with one (1) OP screw, as shown:
Retrieve your two Rotational Bases from the previous issue. They are marked left and right with an ‘L’ and ‘R’:
Fit the Rotational Base 2 (marked ‘R’) to the other end of the Right Pelvis Support as shown, and secure these parts with one (1) OP screw:
Retrieve your Shell assembly from the previous issue. Fit the Rotational Base 2 to this location on the inside of the Shell.
Secure the Rotational Base 2 to the Shell with two (2) PP screws.
When fitting this, make sure the Right Pelvis Armor plate itself is sitting ‘outside’ the Shell (arrow below). Do not over-tighten these screws as the small plastic eyelets on the Rotational Base are delicate and can be damaged:
Once installed, this Right Pelvis Armor should be able to be positioned flush with the Shell, as shown:
Stage 2 – Assembly of the Left Pelvis
In the same way as before, fit the curved end (with the tighter radius) of the Left Pelvis Support between these tabs of the Left Pelvis Armor, and secure it into place with one (1) OP screw as shown:
And like earlier, fit the Rotational Base 1 (marked ‘L’) to the other end of the Left Pelvis Support as shown, and secure these parts with one (1) OP screw:
Fit the Rotational Base 1 to this opposite location on the inside of the Shell and secure it into place with two (2) PP screws:
Again, make sure this Left Pelvis Armor plate is sitting ‘outside’ the Shell:
That stage completes this issue. We should now be able to pivot both Pelvis Armor plates into the open and closed positions:
It is interesting how they designed these various armor plates to be able to move depending on how our Iron Man is posed. I am sure it was no small feat to engineer!
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