BUILD

The 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 model by Hachette Partworks Ltd. can be purchased in two ways: either at your local newsagent or via a subscription service at www.buildtheterminator.com. This is my first Hachette build, so I opted for the subscription.

Over the span of more than two years, Hachette delivers 120 ‘issues’ that contain a few parts of the model along with a magazine explaining the build instructions, images, and information about the movies. These are weekly issues, but after the introductory shipment of the first two, they are delivered in groups of four issues about every four weeks. The initial release is only deliverable to the UK and Ireland, so I have a friend across the pond shipping them to me here in the US every two months.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issues ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, I decided a while ago that I will be building this model to appear with only minimal weathering, so I will only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2019


May 2019
July 2019
  • Issue 3 – Right Biceps Piston, Battery Box, Right Index Finger
  • Issue 4 – Right Triceps Piston, Right Shoulder
  • Issue 5 – Skull Joint, Lower Skull
  • Issue 6 – Lower Jaw/Teeth, Nose Bridge
  • Free Gift #2 – Collector’s Binder
  • Issue 7 – Right Shoulder Joint, Elbow Joint, Jaw Motor Bracket
  • Issue 8 – Right Thumb, Right Palm
  • Issue 9 – Right Skull Plate/Details
  • Issue 10 – Right Middle Finger, Eye Sockets
August 2019
  • Issue 11 – Neck Joint, Left Neck
  • Issue 12 – Right Forearm Muscles, Right Forearm
  • Issue 13 – Right Neck, Neck Plates, Right Ring Finger
  • Issue 14 – Right Forearm Cylinders, Right Ring Finger
  • Free Gift #3 – T-800 Skull Keyring
  • Issue 15 – Left Skull Plate/Details, Right Little Finger
  • Issue 16 – Right Elbow, Right Forearm Pistons
  • Issue 17 – Upper Skull, Right Wrist Joints
  • Issue 18 – Eye Motor/Mount
October 2019
  • Issue 19 – Jaw Motor/Gearbox
  • Issue 20 – Jaw Motor Mount
  • Issue 21 – Right Shoulder, Jaw Caps, Skull Magnets
  • Issue 22 – Right Shoulder Cap, Jaw Connectors
  • Free Gift #4 – Replica Plasma Rifle
  • Issue 23 – Right Shoulder Joint
  • Issue 24 – Right Shoulder Plate, Right Hand Ball Joints, Right Hand Muscle Connector
  • Issue 25 – Right Shoulder Details/Spring
  • Issue 26 – Right Elbow Connectors, Left Shoulder Joint
December 2019
  • Issue 27 – Right Shoulder Details, Left Shoulder Cap/Inserts
  • Issue 28 – Right Shoulder Blade/Rod/Cap, Left Shoulder Cog/Spring
  • Issue 29 – Left Shoulder Plate/Details
  • Issue 30 – Left Shoulder Joint/Detail
  • Issue 31 – Left Shoulder Blade/Rod/Cap/Detail, Right Shoulder Joint/Insert
  • Issue 32 – Right Shoulder End Piece/Insert, Right Shoulder Joint Shaft/Cap
  • Issue 33 – Left Shoulder End Piece/Insert/Details, Thoracic Vertebra End Piece
  • Issue 34 – Thoracic Vertebra Frame/Socket Half

2020


February 2020
  • Issue 35 – Thoracic Vertebra Part/Frame, Caps
  • Issue 36 – Thoracic Vertebra Parts, Caps
  • Issue 37 – Thoracic Vertebra Part, Thoracic Cage Joint
  • Issue 38 – Thoracic Vertebra Shaft, Thoracic Cage Joint
  • Issue 39 – Thoracic Cage Shoulder Connector/Joint Insert/Brace
  • Issue 40 – Thoracic Cage Strut/Base, Socket Liner
  • Issue 41 – Vertebra Spindle/Casing/Connector, Vertebra (x2)
  • Issue 42 – Vertebra (x3), Spinal Cord
April 2020
  • Issue 43 – Pelvic Frames (Right), Pelvic Plates
  • Issue 44 – Pelvic Girdle/Details (Right)
  • Issue 45 – Pelvic Frames (Left), Pelvic Girdle Details
  • Issue 46 – Pelvic Girdle/Details (Left)
  • Issue 47 – Pelvic Frames, Lower Pelvis Panel
  • Issue 48 – Pelvic Frame, Pelvic Shield (Right)
  • Issue 49 – Pelvic Shield (Left), Pelvic Plate/Sockets
  • Issue 50 – Pelvic Plate, Connection Plate
June 2020
  • Issue 51 – Pelvic Plate, Hip Socket, Muscle Connector
  • Issue 52 – Pelvic Plate, Outer/Inner Muscle, Muscle Cap
  • Issue 53 – Leg Joint Section, Hip Socket, Inner Side Muscle, Muscle Connection
  • Issue 54 – Leg Joint Section, Outer/Inner Muscle, Muscle Cap, Inner Side Muscle
  • Issue 55 – Right Thigh
  • Issue 56 – Hip Joint, Inner/Outer Casing, Domed/Outer Caps
  • Issue 57 – Hip Plate, Right Leg Part/Insert
  • Issue 58 – Right Leg Plate
September 2020
  • Issue 59 – Right Leg Joint/Tendon/Ring, Centre Part for Joint
  • Issue 60 – Right Leg Joint/Tendon/Ring, Centre Part for Joint
  • Issue 61 – Knee Joint, Right Leg Tendon, Joint Centre Parts
  • Issue 62 – Knee Joint, Outer/Inner Right Knee Cap, Joint Centre Parts
  • Issue 63 – Lower Leg Joint/Part, Sleeve
  • Issue 64 – Shin Piece, Lower Leg Part
  • Issue 65 – Lower Leg Casing/Part
  • Issue 66 – Lower Leg Part/Caps, Details for Leg Casing

The following deliveries are expected soon…

  • Issue 67 – Ankle Ball Joints, Ankle Joint, Ankle Joint Lower
  • Issue 68 – Lower Leg Connectors, Ankle Joint Ball/Socket
  • Issue 69 – Heel Details, Foot Parts, Toe Joint, Toe
  • Issue 70 – Foot Parts, Toes, Toe Joints
  • Issue 71 – Foot Parts, Toes, Toe Joints
  • Issue 72 – Left Arm Part, Cap/Shaft for Arm Part
  • Issue 73 – Shoulder Part/Joint, Shafts for Left Arm
  • Issue 74 – Left Arm Part, Cap/Shaft for Arm Part
  • Issue 75 – Left Upper Arm Part, Socket Liner
  • Issue 76 – Outer Side of Left Upper Arm, Socket Liner
  • Issue 77 – Left Arm Joint, Left Hand First Finger Components
  • Issue 78 – Left Arm Joint Cover, Left Wrist
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Building the 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 from Hachette Partworks