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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!



Materials: The Left Shoulder Plate is plastic, but the detail parts are all metal.


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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.

Next Up

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

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