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“Assemble and attach one of the thigh muscles and prepare a tendon for future attachment.”





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A Muscle for the Right Thigh

Steps 1-2

Apply a small amount of super glue to each of these three holes of the Right Leg Joint:

Step 3

Fit the three studs of the Centre Part for Joint into these three holes, as shown. It should sit flush and not rotate:

Step 4-5

Fit the wider recess of the rubber Ring for Tendon over the post end of the Tendon for Right Leg as shown, and secure in place with one (1) PWB 2×5 mm screw:

The tighter you make this screw, the thicker the ring gets and the more resistance it will have to moving inside the ‘cylinder’ it will be installed in later:

Step 6

Retrieve your thigh muscle assembly from Issue 52. This Muscle Connection should be marked with a ‘1’.

I have heard from some builders that both Muscle Connections they were supplied are marked ‘2’. If so, you may want to order a replacement:

Step 7-8

Retrieve your T-800 endoskeleton. Fit the Muscle Connection to this location at the front of the Pelvis assembly, as shown…

… and secure it into place with one (1) PM 3×16 mm screw.

This connection is meant to be loose to allow for movement. Do not over-tighten as these parts are plastic:


Another quick and easy issue that adds a muscle to the right leg and prepares a tendon for use later. Keep the Right Leg Joint and Tendon for Right Leg safe for now as they will be needed in later issues.  The only metal is the Right Leg Joint; the rest is plastic.

Next Up

 Issue 60 – Right Leg Joint/Tendon/Ring, Centre Part for Joint

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