Return to the BUILD
“In this issue, you will attach the sides of the head assembled in Issues 9 and 15 to the top of the head, supplied with this issue. We also add ball joints to the base of the hand.”
Materials: The Top of Head is metal, but the ball joints are plastic.
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Fitting the Sides of the Head to the Top of the Head
Retrieve the Right Skull Plate assembly from Issue 9 and the Top of Head from this issue:
Fit the Right Skull Plate to the underside of the Top of Head as shown, and secure with two (2) PM 2×4 mm screws:
Retrieve the Left Skull Plate assembly from Issue 15. Secure it to the other side of the Top of Head with two (2) PM 2×4 mm screws:
Right Wrist Joints
Retrieve the Right Hand assembly from Issue 15 along with the Ball Joints for Right Wrist. Note their odd-shaped mounting holes below:
Fit one of these ball joints into the palm of the hand, aligning the unique post shape with each hole until they are fully flush:
Fix the ball joint into place using one of three (3) KB 2×6 mm screws:
You may have to grip the ball joints with pliers to keep them from turning.
To safe the ball joints from damage, I used my small craft vise:
Repeat these steps to install the other two Ball Joints for Right Wrist:
The skull is starting to really get some size and weight to it!
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