ISSUE 14

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“This issue includes the next part of the central metal ring for the framework for R2-D2’s dome. You have also received four parts for the leg details that fit on the front and back of R2-D2’s right ankle joint.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Building The Galaxy – Birth of a Phenomenon
  • Droid Directory – R2-Series Astromech Droids
  • Understanding Robotics – Ancient Roboticists?
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


Assembling the Centre Ring

Step 1

We will need the Ring Frame from this issue as well as one of the two Right Frame Connectors from the previous issue. Additionally, we will also need two (2) of the 2×4 silver screws from Issue 11:

Step 2

Like the upper frame we already completed, these Ring Frame pieces fit together with dovetail joints. Connect them as shown:

Step 3

Fit the Ring Frame Connector underneath the joint, aligning the holes.

The instructions say underneath, but the pictures are correct, it really goes on top:

Steps 4-5

Secure the parts into place with two (2) 2×4 mm silver screws:

This is what it should look like now:

R2-D2’s Right Ankle Fittings

Step 1

Gather the four Leg Details along with two (2) 2.3×4 mm black screws supplied with Issue 5:

These pieces, from left to right, are LPR-28, LPR-29, LPR-30, and LPR-31:

Steps 2-4

Match up parts Leg Detail LPR-30 and Leg Detail LPR-31 and secure into place with one (1) 2.3×4 mm black screw:

Step 5

Repeat the previous steps with Leg Detail LPR-28 and Leg Detail LPR-29, which are mirrors of the previous parts:

And, the finished product:

Thoughts


Another quick issue, but still progress. As always, the Ring Frame and Connectors are metal, but the Leg Details are all plastic. Save the extra Ring Frame Connector for the next issue.

Running Total of screws used so far: 77

Next Up


 Issue 15 – Ring Frames

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