ISSUE 100

Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, we complete the assembly of the abdomen/hips for poses C and D, which will allow you to position the Mark III armor with one knee on the ground.”

The steps in this issue will be very similar to those in Issue 70.

Contents


Parts

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

Magazine

  • At the Cinema – Fight Against Crime
  • At the Cinema – In the Words of Iron Man
  • Step by Step – Model Instructions
  • In the Comics – Civil War II: Captain Marvel Versus Iron Man

Build


Abdomen/Hips for Positions C and D (3) and Final Assembly

Stage 1 – Abdomen/Hips Position C
Step 1

Retrieve your Rear Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position C from Stage 1 of Issue 98. Fit one of the Buttons through the matching opening in the back of this Rear Armor, as shown.

As far as I could tell, the two Buttons are identical so either can be used here:

Place the two Springs down over the pegs of the Button, as shown:

Step 2

Retrieve your left Side Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position C (marked ‘L’) from Stage 1 of the previous issue. Fit the pin of the Support 1 into this holes of the Rear Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position C, orienting it as shown.

The pins of these Supports are different sizes on the left and right sides, so this should help ensure these are installed correctly:

Step 3

Retrieve your Front Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position C from Stage 2 of the previous issue. Fit this assembly to the Rear Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position C, capturing the free pin of the Support 1, and the two Springs, in place as shown:

Secure these sections together with one (1) QP screw:

Step 4

Fit the Abdomen/Chest Connection Base Pose C (100A) onto the top of this Armor assembly, aligning the screw holes as shown.

To help tell the difference between these two parts, I marked them with a pen:

Secure this Connection Base into place with six (6) KP screws:

This completes the assembly of the Abdomen/Hips section for Pose C:

Stage 2 – Abdomen/Hips Position D

This Abdomen/Hips position is assembled in much the same way as the first.

Step 1

Retrieve your Rear Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position D from Stage 2 of Issue 98. Fit the second Button through the matching opening in the back of this Rear Armor, and slide the two remaining Springs down over the pegs as shown:

Step 2

Retrieve your right Side Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position D (marked ‘R’) and your Front Armor for Abdomen/Hips Position D from Stages 3 and 4 of the previous issue. While aligning the pins of Support 1 into the matching holes of each part, fit the two assemblies together in the same way as before:

Step 3

Secure these sections together with one (1) QP screw:

Step 4

Fit the Abdomen/Chest Connection Base Pose D (100C) onto the top of this Armor assembly, aligning the screw holes as shown:

Secure this Connection Base into place with six (6) KP screws:

This completes the assembly of the Abdomen/Hips section for Pose D and the last step of construction for our Iron Man Armor!

Stage 3 – Final Assembly of Position C
Step 1

I am leaving my Iron Man in the standing ‘Pose A’, but I thought I would share the instructions for changing your own Armor to Pose C:

You can click on the image below for a larger version:

Stage 4 – Final Assembly of Position D
Step 1

These are the instructions for changing your Iron Man Armor to Pose D:

You can click on the image below for a larger version:

Thoughts


We made it! A hundred issues and just over two years later, our Fanhome 1:3 scale Iron Man Mark III Armor is finished! I will write up a final thoughts article with finished pictures soon, but in the mean time there are 20 more ‘bonus’ extension issues containing battle damaged parts we can use to give our Iron Man a much more worn and weathered look. I am not sure if I will use these parts, but I will showcase them here for those who will!

Next Up


Issue 101 – Battle Damaged Helmet (1)

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