ISSUE 38

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“Continue building R2-D2’s left leg, which mirrors the right. You have also received a sprue holding 10 plastic plugs to cover the screw holes that are visible on the completed right leg.”

I took the photos for this issue (and the next two 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!

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Building The Galaxy – Launch Preparations
  • Droid Directory – Service Droids
  • Understanding Robotics – Field Robots
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


Assembling R2-D2’s Left Shoulder

Steps 1-2

Fit the projecting posts of the Left Shoulder Plate from Issue 36 into the Left Outer Leg Plate:

Step 3-4

Press the parts together, ensuring they are sitting flush:

Concealing Holes in the Right Leg

Steps 1-2

Twist the Plugs to remove them from the sprue.

To keep the edges smooth, I recommend using a sharp cutting tool here, such as sprue cutters:

Steps 3-4

Retrieve the right leg we completed in Issue 34 and push the ten (10) Plugs into the holes above the ankle:

There is a small issue here. The two holes where the leg narrows do not have fully circular openings:

To make the plugs fit easier, I snipped a small side off these last two Plugs:

Thoughts


Press two parts together and insert ten plugs. That went quick! Put this Right Leg assembly somewhere safe as it won’t be used again until we install it to the framework in Issue 91. The left leg parts will be used in the next issue. Everything in this issue is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 222

Next Up


 Issue 39 – Left Leg Details

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