I haven't made much progress on this yet, but I have test fitted the parts, purchased all of the LEDs I'll need (yep, it's getting lit up in true Stark fashion lol) and even designed a (in my opinion) modest display case for it. Here's a few images to start off with, I'll update this thread as I go.
Test-fit of the entire model (no glue, paint, or lights):
Testing an SMD LED in the extended hand (white plastic piece is not installed) :
3D modeled display case :
I will be powering all of the lights (including those in the display case Stark Industries logo) using the magic of USB lol
My inspiration for even buying this model in the first place came after seeing youngwm and Muzza's completed and lit up models.