Wrapping up this month’s shipment, we complete the right arm and get parts to start the left shoulder in Issue 26!
A lot more detail and mobility is built into the right shoulder with Issue 25!
We will complete the right hand and forearm in Issue 24!
Work continues on the right shoulder with Issue 23!
If you signed up for the subscription-based version of the Hachette 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 model build, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first three gifts were OK, but this time, we get this magnificent Replica Plasma Rifle!
I had a heck of time getting this shipped through customs to the US, but it made it safely. I had seen other builders open theirs and were very impressed at the quality. I feel the same way. I know it is plastic, but it looks fantastic! The details are good and the weathering is decent too. It arrives in a nicely ‘felted’ package in four parts:
There are no assembly instructions, but it is pretty straightforward. Insert the magazine until it clicks, screw on the barrel, and insert the forward rod into its D-shaped hole until it snaps in place. I originally thought the trigger was the only moving part, but there is a tiny magazine release on the side that works too:
It does not weigh much, but that is a good thing as the endoskeleton needs to be able to hold it. I wonder how long it will take the modding community to create mods with lights and sound that others can buy. I might just have to jump on that when it happens. Until then, I am super impressed with the plasma rifle and look forward to arming my Terminator T-800 in the future.
The last bits of the jaw and more shoulder assembly takes up Issue 22!
A little jaw/skull work and the start of the right shoulder awaits us in Issue 21!
Now it is time to mount the jaw motor with Issue 20!
We start this month’s shipment with the motor and gearbox for the jaw in Issue 19!