ISSUE 96

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“Connect the first toe and foot parts, and finish the knee with a cover.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Foot Parts, Foot Joint, and Toe are all metal – the rest is plastic.

Magazine

  • T-800 Assembly – Model Instructions
  • Sci-Fi Cinema Legends – Looper
  • Real World Science – Time to Reassess

Add the Left Knee Cap and Assemble a Toe

Steps 1-2

Fit this holed tab of the Foot Joint between the smaller brackets of the shorter Foot Part (marked 1), as shown:

This Foot Part is angled and hard to see which way around it should go in the magazine, but I noticed that the stamped numbers should always face away from you:

Step 3

Using the Allen Key (supplied with Issue 26) to secure these parts together using one of the Grub Screws. Tighten the Grub Screw until it is flush on both sides.

You will know you have these fitted correctly if the threads that you run this Grub Screw into are on the other side of where you insert it:

Step 4

Fit the smaller brackets of the remaining longer Foot Part (marked 1) over this upper holed tab of the Foot Joint, as shown. Make sure the recessed hole of the Foot Part (marked 1) is facing up:

Step 5

Press a Plastic Sleeve through the holes of both parts until it is flush.

This Plastic Sleeve should end up flush with the inner ledge of the hole, as shown:

Carefully remove Foot Joint Pins from their sprue and remove any rough edges.

We will need ten (10) of these pins over this and the next few issues. I used sprue cutters here, but a sharp hobby knife would work as well:

Press this Foot Joint Pin into the center of the Plastic Sleeve until flush. This will firm up the joint:

Step 6

Slide the holed tab of the Toe in between these brackets of the Foot Joint, as shown:

Step 7

Press a Plastic Sleeve through the holes of both parts and follow it by another Foot Joint Pin, like before:

It should be like this if viewed from above:

Step 8

Apply a small amount of super glue to the two sockets of the Inner Left Knee Cap

… then fit the posts of the Outer Right Knee Cap into these sockets, completing the Knee Cap assembly.

In the picture below, I have circled the tab and posts that we will be adding glue to in the next step:

Steps 10-11

Apply a small amount of super glue to the tab and two posts on the back of the Knee Cap assembly as seen in the photo above.

Retrieve your T-800 endoskeleton. Attach the Knee Cap assembly to the matching location on the front of the Knee Joint, as shown:

Step 12

Apply a small amount of super glue to each of these four studs of one of the Joint Washer:

Fit the studs of the Joint Washer into the matching holes at the bottom of the Knee Joint, as shown. It should sit flush and not rotate:

Thoughts


We have made it down past the left knee now, and started to build up the foot ‘bones’. Keep the extra Foot Joint Pins someplace safe, we will be using them to build the rest of the toes.

Next Up


 Issue 97 – Base of Knee Joint, Lower Leg Part/Sleeve, Foot Parts, Toe, Foot Joint

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