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“This stage’s parts enable you to continue trimming the inside of R2-D2’s left leg, and to prepare one of the displays that will fit into his dome. You will use the shoulder fitting and dome panel later on in the assembly.”




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Fitting the Display Cable

Steps 1-3

Retrieve the Logic Function Displays assembly we built back in Issue 22. If the test lead is still attached, remove it. Then, attach the smaller end of the Cable for Logic Function Display in this issue to the back of the display:

Fitting the Plastic Plugs

Steps 1-3

Separate all of the Plastic Plugs from the sprues.

I recommend using a sharp craft knife or sprue cutters here for nice clean cuts:

Steps 4-5

Push the ten (10) Plastic Plugs into these holes on the back of the left leg assembly:


The left leg is almost complete! The Logic Function Displays assembly will be attached in Issue 64. Keep all of these parts safe until then. The Dome Frame and Shoulder Fitting are metal, but are not used in this issue.  The Shoulder Fitting should be stored safely as it will be installed much later in Issue 85. The plugs are all plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 353

Next Up

 Issue 61 – Dome Panels, Shoulder Fitting, Plugs (Coming Soon)

3 thoughts on “ISSUE 60”

  1. Hello. Just wondering why you have stopped this build and if you are going to continue it again. You’re instructions are much better than the provided ones.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! To be honest, I got sidetracked with other builds and some personal life events. I am going to finish this build. I will work on another 10 or so issues this week as I am on vacation.

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