ISSUE 73

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“Assembly of the chest for the Mark III armor continues as it is united with the neck armor. In addition, assembly of the work base is completed.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The two Support Brackets and the Spring are metal while the rest of these parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The History of Iron Man – Carnage Returns: Two Against the Symbiote
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – The Avengers: Sixty Glorious Years
  • The Armor – Godbuster: Iron Man Reloaded

Build


Chest (2)

Stage 1 – Assembly of the Breastplate
Step 1

Fit the three posts of each Breastplate Element into the matching holes at these locations on the Breastplate.

These two Breastplate Elements are not the same:

When each part is correctly matched to the Breastplate, they will fit flush as shown:

Secure the Breastplate Elements into place from behind with four (4) IP screws, two for each Element:

Step 2

Fit the Breastplate to the Neck Armor, as shown:

Not only do the screw holes of the Neck Armor sit on the matching posts of the Breastplate, there are two notches in the Neck Armor that need to fit over these tabs of the Breastplate:

Secure the Breastplate to the Neck Armor from behind with two (2) IP screws:

Step 3

Retrieve your Chest Structure assembly from the previous issue. Fit this Breastplate/Neck Armor assembly to the Chest Structure, as shown:

Secure the Breastplate to the Chest Structure from behind with two (2) IP screws:

Base (3)

Stage 2 – Assembly of the Base Bracket
Step 1

Remove the backing paper from an Adhesive Strip and stick it to this inner curved surface of Support Bracket 1, as shown.

These Adhesive Strips are made of thick foam that will gently support our Iron Man Armor:

Step 2

Repeat the previous step with another Adhesive Strip and using Support Bracket 2, as shown:

Step 3

Fit the Spring inside this keyed recess of Support Bracket 2, making sure the straight end of the Spring is sitting in the slot as shown:

Place Support Bracket 1 over the Spring, aligning the other straight end of the Spring to the matching slot of this Support Bracket as shown:

Secure the two Support Brackets together with one (1) GM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal. Once this screw is tightened, you should be able to squeeze the lever of Support Bracket 2 towards Support Bracket 1 to open the ‘jaws’ against the resistance of the Spring:

Step 4

Retrieve your Support Mast assembly from the previous issue. Fit the two posts of the Support Bracket assembly into any of the two large holes in Support Mast 1 as shown.

Three things to mention here: First, you can install this Bracket into any two holes of the Support Mast. It is designed to allow you to adjust the height of the Bracket depending on how you choose to pose your completed Iron Man armor.

Second, the L-shaped end of the Support Bracket should face down towards the bottom end of the Support Mast structure (away from the cone-shaped tip on the top end).

Third, on my model, the holes in Support Mast 1 were not the same on each side. The posts of my Support Bracket definitely fit deeper into the holes on one side of the Mast compared to the other. I recommend checking your own Mast and using the holes that allow the Bracket posts to sit farther into the Mast.

Secure the Support Bracket to the Support Mast with two (2) KM screws:

Insert this Support Mast into the Base Cover (from the previous issue) and we have completed the construction of our ‘work’ base assembly:

Thoughts


I heard that this smaller Base used to be the only stand supplied with our Iron Man model and the larger, lighted Premium Base was an extra cost item. However, at some point along the way, the Premium Base is now included with the partwork subscription at no additional charge. The magazine instructions I have refer to this Base as the ‘work’ base, perhaps to use while completing the model, with the intention of using the Premium Base to display the finished product.

Next Up


Issue 74 – Chest 3

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