ISSUE 7

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, you’ll continue to work on the upper arm from [Issue 4], and begin assembling the head motor joint.”

Get ready to do some super gluing!

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – The Matrix
  • Real World Science – The Simulation Hypothesis and the Holographic Universe

Free Gift #2 – Collector’s Binder

Image by Hachette Partworks Ltd.

This is the first of many Collector’s Binders that will safely store all of the issues. This one is free, the rest will be charged automatically.

Build


Components for the Upper Arm and Head Motor

Right Shoulder Joint
Step 1

Take the Upper Arm Ring and make sure it fits into the matching holes of the Upper Arm A:

Steps 2-3

Remove the Upper Arm Ring and apply a small amount of super glue to the edges of all four pegs. Do not get glue in the holes! Then, secure the two pieces together aligning the pegs into the holes.

I chose to add a little more glue to the backside of the pegs once installed:

Step 4

Take this assembly along with the arm pieces completed back in Issue 4:

Test fit them together to see how the pins and ring align:

Step 5

If the fit is satisfactory, separate the pieces. Then, apply super glue to the four pins on the Upper Arm A (circled in red below) as well as along the raised lip of the inner circumference ring (broken blue circle):

Step 6

Attach the Upper Arm A to the shoulder joint and hold in place for a few seconds to let the glue set:

Elbow Joint
Steps 7

Next, take the Upper Arm B and Upper Arm C along with two (2) PB 2×6 mm screws:

Steps 8-10

Test fit the pieces, then secure both parts together with the two screws. Once tightened, the screws should be sunk down in the holes:

Jaw Motor Bracket
Steps 11-13

Finally, attach the Head Motor Joint A and Head Motor Joint B together with two (2) PB 2×6 mm screws:

Pay attention to the direction of the pieces to ensure they are connected correctly:

Thoughts


This right arm just keeps getting bigger! I don’t think it is a coincidence that we are starting this build with two of the most iconic parts of the Terminator endoskeleton: the skull and right arm. Both were featured pretty heavily in the films. Sadly, this is the first issue where all of the parts are made of plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 23

Next Up


 Issue 8 – Right Thumb, Right Palm

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