ISSUE 43

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“We begin to assemble the pelvis, onto which the Terminator T-800’s legs will be mounted.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: Not surprising, the Pelvic Frames are metal as they will need to support the legs. The Pelvic Frames are plastic.

Magazine

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Build


Starting Work on the Pelvis

Step 1

Cut the Pelvic Plate (Right) (marked ‘R’) from the sprue and smooth any rough edge at the cut point.

I always recommend using sprue cutters or a sharp hobby knife for this. Then, if there is any sprue left on the part, carefully sand it down:

Step 2

Fit the smaller post on the Pelvic Plate (Right) up into this hole of the Pelvic Frame (Right) (43-1) as shown:

Step 3 

Secure these together with one (1) KB 2×4 mm screw:

Step 4

Fit an M2 nut into these two hexagonal recesses.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I use a toothpick to put these nuts in place without any problems:

Also, to make the next step easier, you may want to put a little tape over the nuts to keep them in place:

Step 5

Flip the frame assembly over while keeping the nuts in place. Fit these two shorter posts of the Pelvic Frame (Right) (43-2) into these matching round recesses of the Pelvic Frame (Right) (43-1):

Step 6

Secure the pelvic frames together with two (2) PM 2×6 mm screws:

Once this is complete, you can remove any tape holding the nuts in place:

Thoughts


We did not use the Pelvic Plate (Left) in this issue, but it will be needed in Issue 45 so keep it safe for now.  This was a very short issue, but it is still progress!

Next Up


 Issue 44 – Pelvic Girdle/Details (Right)

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