Iron Man Mk 43 - Volume XVI

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  1. aslan_gfx Chatty

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    okay then it's all right... thought that's just me. thank you guys :top:

    Today I have made in daylight pictures... there was not to much visible. I will probably present him anyway with mask up... so it is ok.

    Here is a preview of the daylight pics... more in the next days ;)

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  2. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Congrats everyone so glad you all got your IM and all are perfect as expected from cm :) and so sorry to hear that Enzo boy when it rains it really comes down sometimes . good luck on the sale buddy
     
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  3. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Nice pics Oktay congrats.

    That's tough Enz good luck with your sale.
     
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  4. thecollector Lounge Lurker

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    this one came out pretty cool..
     
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  5. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Again awesome piece congrats on owning such works of art.
     
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  6. Patriot666 Demands Audiences

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    We lost our A/C for close to a week in Houston during summertime. I don't know how people lived before the invention of the air conditioner!
     
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  7. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Number 199 is at home
    But cant unbox it
    Have to go out with familly

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  8. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Still waiting Stephen .
     
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  9. bioman Demands Audiences

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    I unpack it and have an issue with faceplate...

    Front view
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    I have to push behind to see his eyes
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    On the sideview, faceplate is straight
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    But you see the helmet angle
    I compare with other and it should be like this
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    Sharpnel first head was same
    Cant push back more...
    (Sharpnel's picture)
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    I contact CM and waiting for their reply
    I hope we can find a solution because the reason i buy this maquette is for silicone head to see RDJ "eyes" and face
     
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  10. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Is that a scratch on the helmet Zhong ?
    This is mine , yours does sit lower.


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  11. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Its not a scratch...its some glue i think...not very noticable in person
    Its the lighning and picture image.jpg

    Its in his box now
    Im a bit frustated
    Same issue with my first vader
    Mask was very very hard to put into the helmet, have to take off silicon head and push with my finger the 2 side, i was lucky light on belt have issue and CM change my vader, now helmet is much easier and light work

    Im still waiting for their reply...
    I dont want to display him because i each time i looked at him, i see the issue, i dont see his eyes
     
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  12. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Worst part of this hobby.
    It is a pain , im sure they will work it out .
     
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  13. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Gonna have to check mine now.
     
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  14. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Are you sure you are pulling out far enough then upward until it hits as far back as it does Zhong .
     
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  15. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Yes Raf, i try many times
    I check lot of pictures
    Sideview: everyone have an little angle between helmet and faceplate
    Mine is straight...
     
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  16. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    zhong have you had a response from Marcel?

    I'm struggling to think why these helmets should be any different because they all share an identical mechanism and parts. And yet it does look like some of these don't slide back enough and stay in place.
     
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  17. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Not yet email Marcel
    I just contact CM but no answer from them
    Will try to contact Marcel
     
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  18. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    So this is my review of Iron Man
    - has he been worth the wait?

    Firstly I must give a big thanks to Kev (robotonline) for his help unpacking the piece and setting up my collection room. We started at 10am and by the time we'd finished it was four hours later.

    I'm not going to go over each individual element of the piece and packaging because Dennis already did that so well. Instead I'm just going to focus on the general areas of the piece itself.

    The pose of the piece really does scream Cinemaquette. It is so dynamic that anything else just wouldn't have measured up. By comparison the museum poses look positively sedate. In pictures it can look a little awkward, but as a three dimensional piece of art it works perfectly.

    The detailing on the armour is exquisite. All the gears and switches of the under suit are there if you look for them. The paint work is meticulous - and the different shades of red, gold and silver are shined to the finish of a new car. This isn't just the best finish on an Iron Man I've ever seen, it's the best finish I've ever seen on a collectible full stop.

    The portrait of RDJ has to be the best of any CM. Right now I'm displaying mine mask down because the masked look is too bad ass not to.

    There are a couple f things I didn't like so much. As previously mentioned I think a transfer on the arc reactor just t add some detail and differentiate it from the other lights would have been nice. I would have also liked the option to disable the lights in the base because they are SO bright that any subtlety I had from the LED lights inside my case is lost.

    My biggest gripe however is the power cable for the piece. The cable length is probably at most 50cm which is completely useless for most display purposes. Luckily I had another power convertor in the home that fitted the piece otherwise I'd have had to go out and buy a new one.

    Overall it's a show stopper of a piece though. Brilliantly executed and something any Iron Man would be proud to own and display. It's taken years but finally CM get it done and we have an Iron Man to end all Iron Mans.
     
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  19. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Thanks for your thoughts and I must agree on all points .
    What did Kev think about it ?
     
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    He thought it was great but convinced me to go with the mask down look lol.
     
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