The time has come to connect our new pelvis to the T-800’s spine in Issue 50!
With the pelvis now built, we can add some final details to it with Issue 49!
We are now at the point where we can bring the various parts of the pelvis together in Issue 48!
The base of the pelvis is constructed in Issue 47!
We will add some more details to the left pelvis in Issue 46!
We shift over to the left side of the pelvis in Issue 45!
Work continues on the right side of the pelvis with Issue 44!
This installment of the T-800 build begins by starting work on the pelvis in Issue 43!
I live in the US. However, this 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 partwork model was only available from Hachette in the UK. In order to get my hands on the build, I had to have the issues forwarded to me from the UK every two months. This is not ideal, nor is it cheap.
Well, there is a new kid on the block: Agora Models. They are a new partwork model company based in Florida, USA with offices around the world. While their first kit is the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, they have just recently started offering our T-800 as well. This is the same exact model as from Hachette, but can now be obtained by any builder in the world!
Agora is currently taking pre-orders and they will sell the T-800 in a slightly different way than Hachette. Instead of Hachette’s 4 issues per month, Agora will release the entire build over a 12-month period (10 issues per month). Agora charges $65 for the first month, then around $130/month plus shipping for the remaining 11 shipments. Another difference is that the magazines/instructions will be in digital format and downloadable from their website. This likely means that there will not be any physical magazines sent with the parts. It also appears (from YouTube videos) that the finish on this T-800 is slightly different than Hachette.
I did reach out to Agora to see if I could start a subscription with them at Issue 51 and they said yes. However, it would not be available until at least October 2020. Therefore, I will continue to move forward with my current subscription with Hachette to keep my build going. Still, if there are builders out there who have wanted to build the T-800 model, but were not in the UK or able to sign up, you can now purchase it via Agora Models!