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“With R2-D2’s right leg completed, it’s time to start assembling the one on the other side. You first parts are the left shoulder plate and details, which are a mirror image of the ones on the right.”

I took the photos for this issue (and the next four issues) with my new Canon 90D DSLR. However, after a long micro focus adjustment session, I neglected to turn RAW format back on. So, I apologize if these images seem to be of less quality than usual!




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Adding Details to R2-D2’s Left Shoulder

Steps 1-2

The Lubrication Fittings have lugs that fit into the keyhole recesses in the Left Shoulder Plate:

Step 3

Secure the fitting in place with one (1) 2×6 mm silver screw:

Step 4

Secure the second Lubrication Fitting in the same way with one (1) 2×6 mm silver screw:

Step 5

Plug the Stabiliser into the other two holes, ensuring it is the correct way up:

Step 6

Secure the Stabiliser into place with two (2) 2×6 mm silver screws:


It feels like we have done this before! Keep this assembly safe until we need it again in Issue 38. The Left Shoulder Plate is plastic, but the detail parts are all metal.

Next Up

 Issue 37 – Lightsaber Motor Housing/Motor/Rack/Drive Gear/Limit Switches/Base Plate

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