ISSUE 92

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“Construct a knee joint, build a tendon, detail a foot, and attach a muscle.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Knee Joint is metal, but the rest is plastic.

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Reign of Fire
  • Real World Science – There Be Dragons?

Knee, Muscle, and Foot: Make Progress on the Left Leg

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Steps 3-5

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:

Step 6

Carefully remove the three Details for Left Foot from the sprue and smooth any rough edges.

I used sprue cutters here, but a sharp hobby knife would work as well:

Step 6

Retrieve your Left Foot part from the previous issue and locate these three keyed holes:

Steps 8-9

Fit the three Details for Left Foot into these keyed holes, one in each:

Step 10

Secure these Details for Left Foot into place from the other side with three (3) PB 2×6 mm screws, one for each:

Step 11

Retrieve your Left Thigh Muscle assembly from the previous stage. Note this angled bend in the Muscle Connector:

Step 12

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:

Step 13

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:

Thoughts


Keep these Muscle Tendon and Left Foot assemblies nearby; we will need them soon.

Next Up


 Issue 93 – Left Thigh Muscle/Connector, Inner Left Thigh Muscle/Cap, Left Foot

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