ISSUE 46

 Return to the BUILD


“You have already assembled the outer parts for R2-D2’s left leg. In this stage, you add details to finish off the inner leg frame, which will form part of a strong box structure.”

The Motor Cable, Cable Ties, and Plugs will not be used in this issue.

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Building The Galaxy – Constructing the Hutt
  • Droid Directory – KX-Series Imperial Security Droid
  • Understanding Robotics – Different Ways of Walking
  • Build R2-D2: Model Instructions

Build


Adding the Leg Details

Steps 1-5

The Leg Details are identical to each other. Slot a Leg Detail into each of these slots in the Left Leg Frame.

I didn’t want anything possibly rattling on my R2-D2, so I used a tiny drop of super glue on each of these to secure it in place:

Thoughts


Blink and you missed this issue because it was another super short one. There is not much to say. The Leg Details are metal, but the rest is all plastic. We will use this assembly again in Issue 48, so keep it nearby. The Motor Cable, Cable Ties, and Plugs will be used in later issues, so put them somewhere safe for a while.

Running Total of screws used so far: 297

Next Up


 Issue 47 – Left Ankle Mounting Plate, Left Leg Bottom Rear Cover, Left Wheel Mounting Plate, Plugs

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