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“Assemble the second finger of the left hand, and construct the upper left arm around the elbow joint.”
Materials: Everything in this issue is metal except for the plastic fingertip (79-1), Joint Centre Parts, and Left Arm Joint (79-10).
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Parts Left Second (Middle) Finger and Arm
Lay out the Second Finger Parts 79-5, 79-4, 79-3, 79-2, and Second Finger Tip 79-1 in this arrangement:
As we have done before, fit a Plastic Sleeve over the post of a Finger Joint Connector Next, insert the sleeved connector through the first finger joint Apply a tiny bit of super glue to the peg in of a Finger Joint Connector Pin, and insert it into the open end of the Finger Joint Connector Assemble the connector/sleeve/pin of the next joint in the finger, this time inserting the connector from the other side Assemble the connector/sleeve/pin of the last joint in the finger, this time inserting the connector from the opposite side Apply a bit of super glue to the peg on the end of the finger and fasten the Second Finger Tip onto it
As I did with the right hand, I am replacing all of my finger joints with the Finger Mod from Model Modz. You can check out my dedicated page on how this mod is installed HERE. Therefore, I did not use the supplied pins to build this finger:
Retrieve your Left Upper Arm assembly from Issue 78. Slide the Shaft for Left Arm 73-4 out of the piston:
Retrieve your Elbow Joint assembly from Issue 78. Fit the Socket Liner into this hole of the Elbow Joint.
This will not stay in place by itself, so you will need to hold it there for the next step:
Slide the flanges of the Shaft for Left Arm over the hole with the Socket Liner in it, as shown. Then, secure the shaft in place by feeding one (1) PM 2×10 mm screw through the side with the larger hole; this allows the screw to be recessed when fully tightened.
This is the side of the Shaft for Left Arm with the larger hole:
Apply a little super glue to the four posts of a Joint Centre Part and secure it into the four matching holes at this location on the Elbow Joint:
Apply a little super glue to the four posts of the other Joint Centre Part and secure it into the four holes on the other side of the Elbow Joint:
While sliding the two Shafts for Left Arm into the two Left Arm Part muscle cylinders, fit the Joint Centre Parts of the Elbow Joint in between this end of the Upper Arm assembly, as shown:
Fit the post of the Left Arm Joint (79-9) through this side of the Upper Arm assembly, aligning the two flattened edges so this sits flush:
While holding the Left Arm Joint in place, flip the Upper Arm assembly over and secure the Left Arm Joint in place using one (1) PM 3×10 mm screw AND the Washer.
Don’t forget to use the Washer:
The tighter you make this screw, the harder it will be to rotate the elbow joint. Therefore, do not over-tighten it:
Apply small drops of super glue to the two pins of the Left Arm Joint (79-10), then fit them into the holes on either side of the screw, as shown:
Well, we had to make another finger. At least the left arm is really coming along!
Issue 80 – Left Forearm Shaft/Joint/Plate/Muscle Springs, Finger Joint Connector/Pin