Iron Man Mk. VII by Julius Perdana

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  1. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, folks!

    Here I give you the Iron Man Mk. VII figure by Julius Perdana from paper-replika.com. Since I am working on an articulated Crichton figure from Buck Rogers in the same scale I was wondering how Julius would make the limbs of his figure movable and thought that I could learn very much from him.

    The kit itself is divided into three parts. Each of them is available in a coloured version, a white version for printing on metallic coloured paper and a *.pdo file for an additional 3D view. I waited till all parts were available so that I could print them altogether to maintain printing quality. I chose to print the coloured version because Julius spent much effort and work in making the texture.

    I started with the first section, head and torso.

    The instructions are very clear and the single parts are easy to identify. Section 1 is very easy and the result looks very convincing. This is the head. I'll have to make a new mask because the one in the pics had become victim to a drop of glue which accidentally sticked onto the visor. Due to the flash it is difficult to spot in the pics but it is there. And it looks kind of "meh".

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    The main body. Many parts of the armour are laminated to it. Surely assembly would have been easier if everything had been printed right on the chassis, however, the laminations give the body more strength. In addition it enables you to increase the depth of some details. Before I attached the layers to the body I painted the edges with a brown felt-tip. I noticed that some parts don't have flaps. I made them myself if necessary. The overall fit is fairly good.

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    And this is stage 1 completed. CU with part 2, the arms. Stay tuned! :wave:

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    It looks like you are off to a GREAT start on this one.
    I will be following this thread.
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    Thank you! BTW; I have completed the right arm. Unfortunately I was so excited that I forgot to take any photos of it, so I'll be showing you some in-progress pics of the left one.
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    I'm putting it slowly together too. Will watch with interest :)
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    Looks great I shall watch this with much interest
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    Here are some close-ups of the left hand. Despite their small size the parts can be assembled easily. There are optional parts for a closed hand available, too. I will present it here, too.

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    And this is probably the most tricky part of section 2, the upper arm. Therefore I give you some more detailed pics which might help with your builds.

    First you have to build a little box and put a tube with two holes and a stopper inside.

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    Then cut out the outer shell of the upper arm. The little box has to be inserted into the shell, so keep in mind to leave at least one side of the shell open when you assemble it. Take a look at the pictures.

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    Then comes the upper arm joint. It consists of two tubes which are pushed inside each other as shown. It is easier to slightly roll the small tube when you push it through the holes.

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    Attaching the lower arm joint requires a rod, shashlik stick or tooth pick. The elbow box features two small holes which have to be aligned with the holes in the upper arm box tube so that a connecting tube can be pushed through them. Push the rod through the holes and pull the (upper arm) tube a bit downwards so that all holes are aligned. Then roll and push the (connecting) tube through the holes.

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    Useful assembly advices. Thanks for your efforts to record your building process.
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    You are welcom! I hope that other builders benefit from it, too. :wave:
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    A little note concerning the shoulder protector: You have to cut two little triangles out to be able to fold it as intended.

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    The lower arm is assembled according to the instructions on Julius' site. However, I made a slight modification: I made two small cuts into the hand protectors so that it can be bent upwards. So I'll be able to replace the standard (straight) hand with the raised (palm up) hand.

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    The upper body is now complete and the figure is taking shape. Any visible white edges will be painted later.

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    Hello, Tony!
    - "Pepper, do you know where my pants are?"
    - "What do you need pants for when you don't have any legs?"
    - "Oops... Jarvis, I think we'll have to build something..!"

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    This is really coming together beautifully.
    As with all of your previous threads, this is very informative.
    I will have to try my hand at this model sometime.

    Keep up the GREAT work!!!
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    Hip, hip hooray!

    Now here comes the hip and pelvis and we start with a big mistake in the plans. The two balls which hold the upper legs in place do not have any flaps where they connect to the main tube penetrating the pelvis. You have to add them yourselves BEFORE cutting the parts out. The picture shows how they should look like.

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