Return to the BUILD

“Cap off the right thigh joint with a covering plate, and begin a new element of the leg.”




Materials: Everything in this issue is plastic.


  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Waterworld
  • Real World Science – The Real Waterworld


Finishing the Right Hip Joint and Assembling a Leg Part

Steps 1-2

Retrieve your T-800 endoskeleton. Fit the four posts of the Hip Plate into the matching round notches of the Outer Cap for Hip Joint:

Step 3

Secure the Hip Plate into place with one (1) 3x12mm Allen screw (the Allen Key tool was supplied with Issue 26), as shown.

This screw is what controls the tension of the hip joint, so do not over-tighten this. The Right Thigh assembly should be able to rotate forward and back (as if walking) and also out to the side a little:

Steps 4-5

Press the Right Leg Part Insert into the open end of the Right Leg Part, as shown. This is a press-fit so no glue is required:


This Right Leg Part assembly will be attached in a later issue. While this issue was short and quick, I am looking forward to the rest of the right leg!

Next Up

 Issue 58 – Right Leg Plate

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