BUILD

This Hachette 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 partwork build-up model can be purchased in two ways: either at your local newsagent or via a subscription service. This is my first Hachette build, and I am in the USA, so I opted for the subscription.

UPDATE: Some time in late 2020 or early 2021, Hachette stopped offering the Terminator T-800 subscription. You can still buy the individual issues directly via Hachette Partworks while they last. Another option in the USA is the same Terminator T-800 build from Agora Models.

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
October 2020
  • Issue 67 – Ankle Ball Joints, Ankle Joint (Upper/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
December 2020
  • 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

2021


February 2021
  • Issue 79 – Second Finger Tip/Parts/Joints, Left Arm Joint
  • Issue 80 – Left Forearm Shaft/Joint/Plate/Muscle Springs, Finger Joint Connector/Pin
  • Issue 81 – Left Forearm Shafts/Connectors, Finger Tip/Parts/Joint/Connector
  • Issue 82 – Left Forearm Cover/Shaft/Connector, Joint Centre Part, Finger Joint Connector/Pin
  • Issue 83 – Left Wrist Ball Joints (small), Forefinger Parts/Tip, Finger Joint Connectors/Pins
  • Issue 84 – Left Wrist Ball Joint (large), Left Thumb Parts/Tip, Finger Joint Connectors/Pins
  • Issue 85 – Left Leg Joint Section, Left Hand Muscle Connectors, Lower Arm Shaft
  • Issue 86 – Left Leg Joint Section, Left Shoulder Pin, Left Shoulder Joint Cap/Connector
  • Issue 87 – Left Thigh
  • Issue 88 – Hip Joint, Casings for Hip Joint, Domed/Outer Caps for Hip Joint
  • Issue 89 – Hip Plate, Left Leg Part/Insert
  • Issue 90 – Left Leg Plate
April 2021
  • Issue 91 – Left Thigh Muscle/Connector, Inner Left Thigh Muscle/Cap, Left Foot
  • Issue 92 – Knee Joint, Muscle Tendon, Details for Left Foot
  • Issue 93 – Left Thigh Muscle/Connector, Inner Left Thigh Muscle/Cap, Left Foot
  • Issue 94 – Knee Joint, Muscle Tendon, Heel Parts
  • Issue 95 – Knee Joint, Left Leg Tendon, Left Ankle Parts
  • Issue 96 – Knee Cap, Foot Parts, Foot Joint Pins, Toe
  • Issue 97 – Base of Knee Joint, Lower Leg Part/Sleeve, Foot Parts, Toe, Foot Joint
  • Issue 98 – Lower Leg Casing, Foot Parts, Toe, Foot Joint
July 2021
  • Issue 99 – Left Shin Piece/Trims, Lower Leg Part, Foot Parts, Toe, Foot Joint
  • Issue 100 – Lower Leg Parts/Connectors, Foot Parts, Toe, Foot Joint
  • Issue 101 – Left/Right Chest Panels, Sockets, Chest Attachments
  • Issue 102 – Chest Casting, Head Details
  • Issue 103 – Back Panel, Chest Detail, Fixing Strip, Rubber Sockets, Shafts
  • Issue 104 – Back Panels, Chest Supports, Straight Shafts, Fixing Blocks, Ribbed Shafts
  • Issue 105 – Back Panel Detail, Shoulder Connectors/Shafts
  • Issue 106 – Circuit Board, Left Chest Support

The following deliveries are expected soon…

  • Issue 107 – Back of Head, Magnets, Neck Connectors, Searchlight Housing/LED/Cable/Lens/Stand
  • Issue 108 – First Base Panel, Rock Details
  • Issue 109 – Detail for Base, Discarded Skull, Searchlight Housing/LED/Cable/Lens/Stand
  • Issue 110 – Base Section, Pipe Details, Spring Detail, Joining Plate
  • Issue 111 – 2x Searchlight Housing/LED/Cable/Lens/Stand
  • Issue 112 – Third Base Section, Rock Detail, Jawbone, Vertebrae, Connector
  • Issue 113 – Fourth Base Section, Rock/Mechanical Details, Springs, Connectors
  • Issue 114 – Main Circuit Board
  • Issue 115 – Switch with Cable, Speaker, Fixing Ring for Speaker, Details/Backing for Base Assembly
  • Issue 116 – Second Backing Panel for Base Assembly, Circuit Board Cover
  • Issue 117 – Edging for Battery Box, Battery Box and Cable, Brackets, Backing Panel
  • Issue 118 – Lower Part of Stand, Stand Inserts, Backing Panel, Adhesive Pads
  • Issue 119 – Upper Part of Stand, Support Plate, Screw Sleeves, Chain
  • Issue 120 – Remote Control Front/Back/Battery Cover/Buttons/Circuit Board

Building the 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 from Hachette Partworks