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“Attach the support plate to the upper part of the stand, and connect the Terminator model to the stand using thumbscrews.”
Materials: All of the parts in this issue are metal.
- T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
- Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Contagion
- Real World Science – Invisible Threats
Affix your Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton Model to the Stand
NOTE: Before I started Issues 115-120 of my build, I customized my Display Base. Check out my Modding the Base page for more details to see how I got to this final product!
Insert three (3) PM 3×30 mm screws through these holes at the top of the Upper Part of Stand.
These screws should be inserted from the side of the Upper Part of Stand with the holes along the uprights, as shown:
Then, while holding the screws in place, flip the Upper Part of Stand over, and slide the Screw Sleeves over the exposed ends of the screws:
Fit the Support Plate over the ends of the screws, capturing the Screw Sleeves in between, and secure the plate into place with M3 nuts.
Be sure the Support Plate is fitted with the two notches facing towards the end of the Upper Part of Stand, as shown. I do apologize as I was getting excited to be so close to the end of this build and I forgot to take a picture of this step. So, here are the scanned images from the instructions:
Retrieve your base assembly from the previous issue. Slide the ends of the Upper Part of Stand down over the Lower Part of Stand with the Support Plate facing the front of the base assembly. As you lower the Upper Part of Stand onto the Lower Part of Stand, press the pegs of the Stand Inserts into the tubes to set the height of the Stand assembly as desired.
When you are happy with the height setting, be sure the pegs of the Stand Inserts pop out and lock into holes on the Upper Part of Stand:
Place the Chain on the base assembly in any way you like. If desired, super glue a few of the links to the base to hold it in place.
I did this step at the end of the issue.
Retrieve your completed T-800 model from Issue 107. Hand-tighten the two (2) 6×35 mm Thumbscrews into these matching holes in his back, as shown:
Lift your T-800 endoskeleton up and hang the ‘knobs’ of the Thumbscrews in the two notches of the Support Plate, as shown.
This is how the Stand supports the weight of our model and allows us to position him as desired:
Once my T-800 was standing up, I placed the Chain around the base to hide any remaining seams, etc.:
He stands on his own! This partwork model is now nearly finished with only the remote control left to build. I feel he turned out amazing and I will definitely be posing him a bit better once the lighting is working and he is armed with his Plasma Rifle. We can position our T-800 in many different poses. If needed, you can tighten the screws at the hips and knees to make him stand up straighter:
Issue 120 – Remote Control Case Front/Back, Battery Cover, Control Buttons, Circuit Board