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

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Demon Seed
  • Real World Science – Asteroid Dust Sparked Evolutionary Leap

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

Running Total of screws used so far: 135

Next Up


 Issue 44 – Pelvic Girdle/Details (Right)

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Building the 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 from Hachette Partworks