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Manufacturer:Moebius Models
Medium: Styrene
Parts: 37
Status: Available
Release Date: 2008
Skill Level: Beginner
The Iron Man Mk. III suit was first seen in the movie “Iron Man” from 2008. The Mk. III suit was the final version of the suit seen in the movie, the Mk. I having been the slapped-together version Tony Stark built in the desert, and the Mk. II was the first “prototype” that he built after returning home.

Moebius’ kit has 37 parts molded in crimson styrene. An interesting fact is the instruction sheet provides a full-page parts map showing the locations of all of the parts, but the parts themselves are molded in beige, which would be a heck of a lot easier to paint. The parts themselves are crisply molded and are free of any flash. The attachment points appear to be relatively thin, so it should be easy to clean them up.

A full-color instruction sheet is provided, including four photos of the completed model. A very nice feature is shown on the back page – a color chart for recommended paints. The paint chart includes Testor’s enamels, Model Master enamels, and Testor’s acryl paints.

Now for the complaining (sorry, but I gotta be honest here). The kit of this suit of powered armor is nice, but the pose is clunky. It’s not even close to matching what’s shown on the box top. What you get is shown on the box ends instead. For this reason, Moebius later released another model of the Mk. III with the pose seen on the box top.

The pose supplied has Tony Stark, in full armor, standing on a pile of rubble, straight up, almost as if a rod is connecting the back of his feet, his butt, his shoulders and his head. His arms are angled outward and bent at the elbows so they are slightly forward. His hands are straight out at the ends of the wrists, palms facing inward, with his fingers splayed out. Finally, his head is angled upward. It’s an ungainly pose, and one that I will be modifying when I build the kit.

This is a nice kit, but ye gads! Couldn’t they have picked a better pose?

The completed kit looks to stand about 11.25 inches in overall height, including the base.

Review by: Rich “Lonewolf” Dula

Entry created: October 3, 2013
Comments: 0 | Rating (1-5): -- No rating -- | MSRP: $19.99

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