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“We begin to assemble the pelvis, onto which the Terminator T-800’s legs will be mounted.”
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Starting Work on the Pelvis
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:
Fit the smaller post on the Pelvic Plate (Right) up into this hole of the Pelvic Frame (Right) (43-1) as shown:
Secure these together with one (1) KB 2×4 mm screw:
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:
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):
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:
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.
Issue 44 – Pelvic Girdle/Details (Right)