ISSUE 112

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“This issue, you’ll be joining another base section, along with jawbone, vertebrae, and rock details.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Connector is metal, the Third Base Section is plastic, and the base details are solid resin.

Magazine

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Continue Building the Base and Add Detailing

Step 1

Retrieve your base panel assembly from Issue 110. If your Discarded Skull is in place, remove it and set it aside. Fit the new Third Base Section to the base panel assembly to see how they will mate together:

 

Next, carefully turn the entire base assembly upside down and align these two sets of screw holes and ensure the bottom edges of the base panels are even.

Take care not to damage any of the base details we have added. You may even want to set the base panel sections on something to raise them up off your work surface. As mentioned before, it is recommended to use a ‘bulldog clip’ or similar to temporarily hold these panels together. I used a set of plastic grip clamps:

Steps 2-3

Fit the Connector over the same screw holes and secure it into place with four (4) 2×4 mm PWB screws, as shown.

At this point, it is normal for the connection between these two base panels to still be a bit flimsy. A future part will reinforce the joint:

Step 4

Turn the entire base panel assembly upright. Then, test fit the Jawbone into this angled recess in the Third Base Section:

Apply some super glue along sides of the shaped ridge of the Jawbone.

As I mentioned in previous issues, I am not gluing these details down just yet. I think I want to customize the base and need these details removable for now:

Step 5

Fit the Jawbone into the angled recess of the Third Base Section and hold it in place until the glue sets:

Step 6

Identify these holes in the Third Base Section and test fit the Vertebrae in them, then apply some super glue to the posts of the Vertebrae.

Again, I am not gluing these details down just yet. I think I want to customize the base and need these details removable for now:

Step 7

Fit the Vertebrae into the matching holes of the Third Base Section and hold it in place until the glue sets:

Step 8

Identify this recess in the Third Base Section and test fit the Rock Detail in it, then apply some super glue to the sides of the post of the Rock Detail:

Step 9

Fit the Rock Detail into the matching recess of the Third Base Section and hold it in place until the glue sets:

Step 10

Retrieve your Searchlight assembly with the LED and Cable (Red) from the previous issue. Thread the plug end of the LED and Cable (Red) through this hole of the Third Base Section:

The instructions in this issue actually do not state which Searchlight from the previous issue to use here. I chose to use the red one here so the two red searchlights will be diagonal to each other and provide more color variation when the model is lit up.

Steps 11-12

Slide the split posts of the Stand for Searchlight down into this hole, aligning them to the matching tabs of the hole, and snap the Searchlight assembly into place. With this Searchlight installed, it should be able to rotate a few degrees and tilted up and down:

Thoughts


It was a bit weird that Hachette did not mention which Searchlight to use on this Third Base Section. I used the red one here so the colored lights will be diagonal to each other. If you use the blue one (with the clear LED) here instead, the red searchlights will both be on one side of the base and the blue searchlights on the other side.

Next Up


 Issue 113 – Fourth Base Section, Rock/Mechanical Details, Springs, Connectors

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