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“Construct a knee joint, build a tendon, detail a foot, and attach a muscle.”
Materials: The Knee Joint is metal, but the rest is plastic.
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Knee, Muscle, and Foot: Make Progress on the Left Leg
Apply a small amount of super glue to each of these three holes of the Knee Joint:
Fit the three studs of the Centre Part for Joint into these three holes, as shown. It should sit flush and not rotate:
Fit the wider recess of the rubber Ring Washer for Tendon over the post end of the Muscle Tendon as shown, and secure in place with one (1) PWM 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:
Carefully remove the three Details for Left Foot from the sprue and smooth any rough edges.
Retrieve your Left Foot part from the previous issue and locate these three keyed holes:
Fit the three Details for Left Foot into these keyed holes, one in each:
Secure these Details for Left Foot into place from the other side with three (3) PB 2×6 mm screws, one for each:
Retrieve your Left Thigh Muscle assembly from the previous stage. Note this angled bend in the Muscle Connector:
Retrieve your T-800 endoskeleton. Fit the Muscle Connector into the location at the base of the pelvis, with the angled bend facing this way:
Secure the Muscle Connector into place with one (1) 3x16mm screw, as shown.
This screw will tighten up before it goes all the way in. This is expected to allow for movement of the leg:
Keep these Muscle Tendon and Left Foot assemblies nearby; we will need them soon.
Issue 93 – Left Thigh Muscle/Connector, Inner Left Thigh Muscle/Cap, Left Foot