This Hachette 1:2 scale Terminator T-800 partworks build-up is one of the most detailed models of its kind. It is based on the first film. For a model that costs upwards of $1500 USD you would think it would be perfect, but you would be wrong. There are definitely some shortcomings you will find as you build it and they may or may not drive you crazy.

Luckily, there are communities of fans who, like myself, are passionate about the movie and the genre.  Some of them will surely produce some amazing custom modifications (mods) you can add to your T-800 model to give it more accuracy and detail.

Some mods will be very affordable and others will be quite expensive. It is totally up to you which ones to install. Every build is going to be slightly different no matter what, so do what you want!

On that note, here is a list of the mods I have chosen for my build. Details on and where to get each mod can be found on their individual pages.

My Custom Mods

ModificationIn Issue(s)
Painting the eye sockets1
Weathering the teeth2, 6
Adding detail to the jaw gum linesThe Gum Lines
Weathering the skull inset details9, 15
Stabilizing the Thoracic muscles54
Customizing the Display BaseDedicated Page

From Model Modz (Chloe):

Product Name & LinkUsed In Issue(s)
Replacement TeethDedicated Article
Replacement EyesDedicated Article
The Finger ModDedicated Article
Replacement Wrist JointsI will write this up if I end up needing them
Power ModAfter my T-800 was completed

Dedicated Article

From Partwork Upgrades (Ian):

Product Name & LinkUsed In Issue(s)
Lower Leg Tendon Fix68, 100
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