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“Now that the chest structure and back elements have been assembled, we begin to add the final details to the front part of the armor.”




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


  • The History of Iron Man – New Phase: Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – Henry Hellrung: A Televised Stark
  • The Armor – War Machine: Sentinel


Chest (16)

Stage 1 – Assembly of the Right and Left Side Details
Step 1

Press the two pins of each Right Side Detail into the matching holes at these right-side locations of the Breastplate.

All of these Side Details are marked. For the right side first, we will use the ‘R1’, ‘R2’, and ‘R3’ parts:

If needed, use a tiny amount of super glue to hold these Side Details into place:

Step 2

In the same way, press the pins of the Left Side Details (marked ‘L1’, ‘L2’, and ‘L3’) into the matching holes on the opposite side of the Breastplate. L1 is installed at the top, then L2 in the middle, and L3 at the bottom, as shown:

Stage 2 – Assembly of the Arc Reactor Cover
Step 1

Fit the ARC Reactor Cover through the hole inside the Breastplate, aligning the screw holes over the matching posts, and secure it into place with two (2) IP screws.

This Reactor Cover can accidentally be installed upside-down. Note how it has this thicker section:

Install the Cover into the Breastplate so the thicker part is at the bottom (arrow below). You may want to start both screws, adjust the Cover as needed, then tighten both screws. Do not overtighten them as they can crack the plastic:


Now this is an iconic piece of our Iron Man armor! I thought it would have been metal, but it is indeed plastic. Store this assembly somewhere safe as we will not need it for a while.

Next Up

Issue 88 – Neck 1

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