ISSUE 27

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“Fitting the left-hand shoulder inserts and assembling the right shoulder socket.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Predator
  • Real World Science – Camouflage Technology and ‘Invisibility Cloaks’

Build


Assembling the Left and Right Shoulders

Steps 1-2

Retrieve the Left Shoulder from the previous issue. Test fit one of the Left Shoulder Inserts by aligning the four posts to the matching holes, then super glue it into place, as shown:

Steps 3-4

Repeat the previous step on the other side of the Left Shoulder:

Step 5

Cut the Right Shoulder Socket and Right Shoulder Socket Cap from the sprue and sand any rough edges:

Step 6

After test-fitting, apply super glue to the recesses on the back of the Right Shoulder Socket Cap.

I actually found this to be easier if we apply the super glue to these tabs inside the Right Shoulder Socket instead:

Step 7

Secure the Right Shoulder Socket Cap into the Right Shoulder Socket, as shown:

Step 8

Retrieve the Right Shoulder assembly from Issue 25. The slot in the Right Shoulder Socket assembly fits over this tab:

Steps 9-10

Apply super glue to the tab, and secure the Right Shoulder Socket assembly to the Right Shoulder, as shown:

Thoughts


This was a really short issue with more steps than it really needed. Also, the metal Left Shoulder Plate will not be needed until the next issue. All of the rest of the parts in this issue are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 88

Next Up


 Issue 28 – Right Shoulder Blade/Rod/Cap, Left Shoulder Cog/Spring

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