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“In this issue, the elements needed to complete the right shoulder joint on the armor are added to the arm base.”




Materials: All of the parts in this issue are plastic.


  • The History of Iron Man – Fear Itself: A Legendary Battle
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – X-Men: Against the Children of the Atom
  • The Armor – Hologram: Virtual Armor


Chest (7)

Stage 1 – Assembly of the Right Shoulder Joint
Step 1

Retrieve your Arm Base assembly from the previous issue and place it on your work surface with the long posts to your right, as shown. Take note of this small notch:

Fit the Right Shoulder Joint Casing to the circular detail on top of the Arm Base, aligning the tab of the Joint Casing (arrow below) to the notch mentioned above:

Secure the Right Shoulder Joint Casing to the Arm Base assembly with one (1) QP screw:

Step 2

Fit the round Friction Block down into the Right Shoulder Joint Casing with the concave side facing up, as shown:

Step 3

Slide the tab of the Right Shoulder Joint Ball through the Right Shoulder Joint Socket.

The ball of the Joint Ball should face the round recess of the Joint Socket, as shown:

Step 4

While holding the two parts together, fit the Right Shoulder Joint Socket to the Right Shoulder Joint Casing. There is an alignment pin on the Joint Socket that matches a hole in the Joint Casing:

Then, align the three screw holes as shown:

Secure the Joint Socket to the Joint Casing with three (3) LP screws.

It is recommended to first install each screw a small amount, then go around to tighten them the rest of the way. There should be a small, even gap between these parts once the screws are tightened – do not overtighten them as you risk bending or breaking the parts:

Check the movement of the Right Shoulder Joint Ball:

This Ball Joint should be quite stiff, but not impossible, to move into different positions as this joint will have to support the entire weight of the arm assembly. If needed, evenly adjust the tightness of the three LP screws until the desired resistance is achieved:


I have a feeling we will need to adjust the resistance of this ball joint once the arm is attached. In the meantime, store this assembly (and the unused Support for Right Shoulder Armor) somewhere safe until the next issue arrives.

Next Up

Issue 79 – Chest 8

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