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Iron Man Mark III - Moebius 1:8

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Iron Man Mark III

Moebius 1:8


Iron Man what can you say, if you have not heard of him where have you been for the last few years? Iron Man is the latest in a line of Superheroes to get the Hollywood treatment. Starting in 2008 with Robert Downey Junior playing the lead role of Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man there has now been three blockbuster films which have grossed over $2.4 Billion.

Iron man was originally conceived by Stan Lee at Marvel Comics and made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 in march 1963. The basic story is that after billionaire playboy / industrialist / engineer Tony Stark suffers a severe injury during a kidnapping he creates a powered suit of armour to escape. He then uses this as the superhero Iron man to protect the world.

The Iron Man Mark III armour was as the name suggest the third suit created and also the main suit used in the movie. The mark III was the first suit to feature gold as a colour, with the colour scheme being based on a hot rod car owned by Tony Stark. This suit featured an anti-icing system stopped the icing at altitude problems the mark II suit suffered from. The suit also had shoulder mounted mini guns, wrist mounted rockets and flares.

The Kit
The kit arrives in a standard opening lid box resplendent with the figure in the pose the final model will take. There are four sprues of red plastic in two bags which form the main figure, and a separate bag containing the base. The parts appear to be well moulded with no problems or flash evident.


Construction starts with attaching the head to the front body. The connector is placed in, and both sides of the head are attached. The face plate is then added. Following this both of the arms are constructed. The arms are made up of lower and upper parts. Both lower parts are constructed first and these are then added to the upper parts. he hands are then added.


Following the arms it is the turn of the legs. The feet are constructed first and these are added to the lower legs. The lower legs are added to the inside parts of the upper legs, but it is important the outside of the upper legs are not added at this point.


The arm and leg sub assemblies can now be added to the front part of the body. The attachment points for the legs are then added. It is important these are positioned correctly, as show in the instructions. Once the leg attachments and arms are in place the rear of the body is added. The leg sub assemblies are then added. Once these are in place the out parts of the upper legs are added, following the knees. The figure can then be added to the supplied base of one the modeller might have made themselves.

Its a good touch that this kit provides a base on which to place your completed figure. The base is pretty generic in that it is a pair of large cogs. However with some correct painting it should look the part. The base contains some large locating pins to slot the figure onto so there should be no problems of it falling off.


This is a great looking kit, given the size and some nice paint it should make into a great looking model. Recommended for those Iron Man fans, and super hero modellers.

Review sample courtesy of logo.jpg UK distributors for logo.gif

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