ISSUE 81

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“Construct the third finger of the left hand and attach two shafts to the left forearm assembly.”

 

Contents


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Magazine

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  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Dune
  • Real World Science – The Spice of Life

Components for the Forearm and Third Finger of the Left Hand

Step 1

Lay out the Left Hand Finger Parts and Left Hand Finger Tip, as shown:

Steps 2-5
  • Fit a Plastic Sleeve over a Finger Joint Connector
  • Then, fit the connector through the holes of the first knuckle junction, joining the Finger Parts
  • Dab a little super glue on a Finger Joint Pin and and fit it into the end of the Finger Joint Connector, securing the joint
  • Repeat this process from the other side on the next knuckle
  • Repeat this process one more time from the other side on the last knuckle
  • Super glue the Left Finger Tip on the end of the Left Hand Finger Parts

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 complete the original steps. Here is my modded finger assembled:

Step 6

Retrieve your Left Forearm assembly from the previous issue. Slide the narrow end of a Left Forearm Shaft Connector through this hole of the Left Forearm Joint, as shown.

I swapped this and the next step from the instructions to make it easier to understand:

Step 7

Hold the hole in the rounded end of a Left Forearm Shaft over the end of the Left Forearm Shaft Connector:

Step 8

Secure the Left Forearm Shaft into place with one (1) KM 2×16 mm screw through the Left Forearm Shaft Connector, as shown.

This will be floppy, that is expected:

Step 9

Repeat the previous steps to secure the other Left Forearm Shaft into place, using the other Left Forearm Shaft Connector and one (1) more KM 2×16 mm screw:

Thoughts


It feels like we just finished building the right arm and here we are already building the left! The Finger Parts are metal in this issue, but the rest of the parts are plastic.

Next Up


 Issue 82 – Left Forearm Cover/Shaft/Connector, Joint Centre Part, Finger Joint Connector/Pin

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