Return to the BUILD
“In this issue you will construct a neck joint and assemble the lower jaw joint.”
We will not be using the provided Neck piece until Issue 13, so put it safely aside for now.
Materials: While the Brass Bushes are metal, the rest of these parts are plastic.
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Assembling Neck and Jaw Joints
The inside of the Neck Joint parts have three raised screw posts that align the pieces:
Press the Neck Joint parts together as shown, then…
…secure them together with three (3) PB 2×6 mm screws:
The Lower Jaw assembly has matching holes for the Head Motor Joint. Fit this motor joint in between the Lower Jaw joints, aligning the holes as shown:
Retrieve the base of the skull we built in Issue 5. These screw hole lugs (one is circled below) are where the jaw will soon attach:
On either side of the Head Motor Joint assembly are grooves (one is circled below) where the lugs on the base of the skull slide into:
Slide these grooves over the lugs on the base of the skull, as shown:
Grab the two Brass Bushes and note the jaw joint hole (circled below), then…
…insert one of the Brass Bushes (bushings) into each of the Lower Jaw joints:
Secure the jaw into place using two (2) PM 2x10mm screws through each of the bushings and into the base of the skull.
Be careful not to over-tighten these screws as the jaw needs to be able to rotate freely:
With this issue complete, we have started on the neck. But, more importantly, we have attached a few of the loose parts together to start building up the skull. Keep all of these parts safe as we will need them again in Issue 13.
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