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    May 30, 2016, 7:57 AM - Metal earth iron man build #1

    So, I picked up an iron man metal earth kit whilst at London mcmcomicon and thought it may be cool to post the build process, it's an advanced kit so not for the inexperienced, the details on this are fairly impressive, here's what I have built so far
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    May 30, 2016, 11:04 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #2

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    May 31, 2016, 8:31 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #3

    Definitely a way to test your PE skills. Are you using a "bug" for the bends it just pe pliers?
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    May 31, 2016, 12:57 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #4

    Amish Trooper said: View Post
    Definitely a way to test your PE skills. Are you using a "bug" for the bends it just pe pliers?
    Just a small pair of tweezers bud.
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    Jun 22, 2016, 2:56 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #5

    I lost a lot of progress pics but I've finally finished.
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    Jun 22, 2016, 5:10 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #6

    Awesome sight,every time
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    Jun 23, 2016, 10:11 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #7

    Way to Cool.........
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    Jun 23, 2016, 4:39 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #8

    Thanks guys, it's an advanced model so is not an easy build, and to be honest the fact that it is coloured makes it harder to build but was so worth the strained eyes and headaches.
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    Dec 30, 2016, 9:24 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #9

    Well I've become slightly addicted to these metal models, especially since they added transformers and batman to their ever expanding list of models so here are a few pics of what I have so far
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    I'll update with more as I increase the collection.
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    Dec 30, 2016, 9:43 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #10

    I find these things like a love/hate thing. There such a pain to make, but at the same time, love it. I got the Batwing for Christmas, just haven't made it yet.
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    Dec 31, 2016, 6:35 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #11

    JediMichael said: View Post
    I find these things like a love/hate thing. There such a pain to make, but at the same time, love it. I got the Batwing for Christmas, just haven't made it yet.
    I found the instructions for the Batwing to be a little unclear in a couple of places I would definitely recommend using the online 360 degree model as reference when you build it to see how much some parts need bending.
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    Jan 10, 2017, 12:39 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #12

    Picked these up today, I think I have a slight addiction
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    Jan 10, 2017, 5:43 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #13

    I flat out trashed my R2 one I got...

    I mean that after I wrecked it while trying to put it together, I threw it in the trash.

    Screw that! I don't have eyes that can handle putting these together!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 1:16 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #14

    NeoRutty said: View Post
    I flat out trashed my R2 one I got...

    I mean that after I wrecked it while trying to put it together, I threw it in the trash.

    Screw that! I don't have eyes that can handle putting these together!
    I know what you mean, it can be a strain on the eyes to focus on the parts you are working on, everything is so shiny it's hard to focus but I use a very bright modelling light with built in magnifying glass and take alot of breaks.
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    Jan 12, 2017, 6:57 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #15

    Another one built
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    Jan 12, 2017, 11:10 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #16

    I built the millennium falcon mid 2016 that was bad enough for a builder with fat fingers and bad eyes ( it's a young mans game ) and I ain't young ish anymore but I do love them
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    Feb 23, 2017, 5:23 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #17

    Captain Americas shield
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  18. Wes R is offline Wes R
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    Feb 23, 2017, 10:09 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #18

    I was actually looking into the G1 Optimus one but I don't have the temperament or thin fingers for this kind of thing lol
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    Feb 24, 2017, 5:18 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #19

    Wes R said: View Post
    I was actually looking into the G1 Optimus one but I don't have the temperament or thin fingers for this kind of thing lol
    I have fingers missing, optimus wasn't too hard to do, iron man is the hardest one so far.
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    Feb 24, 2017, 11:18 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #20

    I'm heading to the craft shop tomorrow and they usually carry these so I'll see if they have a prime i can sneak into the cart lol
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    Feb 25, 2017, 11:23 AM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #21

    Wes R said: View Post
    I'm heading to the craft shop tomorrow and they usually carry these so I'll see if they have a prime i can sneak into the cart lol
    Got for it, they are fairly cheap to buy. You don't need special tools either, I use the pliers from a multi tool a pair of tweezers and a few small rods of different thicknesses such as nails, tooth picks etc for forming cylinders
  22. Wes R is offline Wes R
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    Feb 26, 2017, 2:44 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #22

    Turns out I have one of their models, it was included in the special edition of Halo 5. Not sure if i want to use it or not so i'll have to keep an eye out for Optimus.
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    Feb 28, 2017, 3:52 PM - Re: Metal earth iron man build #23

    Wes R said: View Post
    Turns out I have one of their models, it was included in the special edition of Halo 5. Not sure if i want to use it or not so i'll have to keep an eye out for Optimus.
    Have a go at it, if was a freebie then you have nothing to lose if it doesn't quite work out.

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