THE HARDWARE

During the build of the DeAgostini 1:2 scale Star Wars R2-D2 partwork model, you will use many different kinds of hardware. The screws vary in types and sizes, but are all Phillips-head and appear to be metric. The nuts all appear to be the same. DeAgostini chose to not label any of this hardware nor indicate their sizes in the parts lists. This is not very helpful, especially when they refer to them as 4 mm or ‘short’ in the instructions. Thankfully, one consistent thing is that the black screws are for attaching to plastic and the silver screws are for attaching to metal.

To try to help sort it out, I have put together a list of every hardware type used in the build, as well as their specifications. Using a set of precision calipers, I measured all of the hardware I have encountered so far. Any missing data in the tables will be added when I receive that hardware in later issues.

Please note that these values are based on my own observations, so they may not be perfect (use at your own risk).

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SizeColorTypeForSupplied with Issue(s)
2.3x4 mmBlackPanPlastic1, 5, 44, 67
2.3x6 mmBlackPanPlastic1, 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 28, 32, 35, 41, 44, 50, 55, 58, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 79
2x6 mmSilverPanMetal1, 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 32, 35, 39, 41, 61
2x4 mmSilverPanMetal5, 11, 24, 28, 32, 47, 50, 67, 70, 73, 79
2x4 mmSilverNutMetal5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 32, 61, 76
2.5x6 mmSilverPanMetal11, 44, 64, 76, 79
2.5x5 mmSilverNutMetal11, 44, 47
2.3x3 mmBlackCountersunkPlastic16
2.5x5 mmSilverPanMetal21
2x4 mmBlackPanPlastic24, 28, 45, 73, 76
2.5x10 mmSilverPanMetal28, 55
2x18 mmBlackPanPlastic35
2x12 mmBlackPanPlastic35
3x21 mmSilverCountersunk*Metal41
2x6 mmSilverCountersunkMetal41
2.5x4 mmSilverPanMetal61, 73
1.6x11 mmSilverPan*Metal64
2x6 mmSilverFlangedMetal64
2x4 mmSilverFlangedMetal64
2.5x6 mmSilverCountersunkMetal67
2.3x6 mmBlackFlangedPlastic67, 70, 73, 76
2.5x8 mmSilverCountersunkMetal70
2.5x8 mmSilverPanMetal73, 76, 79
2x9 mmBlackPanPlastic76
2x8 mmSilverPan*Metal76
These are listed in the order they appear during the build
* indicates partial threads

 

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