Jump to content
James H

James H's Terminator T-800

Recommended Posts

I'll stick my flag in the ground here and create the first member build diary for the 1:2 Terminator T-800!

Whilst I've never really been a Sci-Fi fan, some stuff does grab me.....such as Blake's 7, Space 1999, Terminator, Star Wars etc., so pretty much a lot of the classic Sci-Fi. Agora's new T-800 hits the sweet spot for me, and in a massive half-scale too! This has been previously released by Hachette in other sales territories, and this release incorporates the fix to the original floppy fingers problem that plagued the original release. The first pack is a sizeable box too, so time to dive in and start some building! This will be entirely out-of-box, with no mods etc, although there are some out there if you do a little searching.

PACK 1

Stage 1: Components for head and eyes
Just to tempt us straight away, it's common for these models to supply something very recognisable. In this case, it's the upper face in all it's metal, metallic glory. 

DSC_2812.thumb.jpg.e2d7bca1973a8feee10a549b70a12ee5.jpg

 

The first step is to push the eye pupils/lenses into the chromed eye orbits. These are a nice, snug fit.

DSC_2813.thumb.jpg.5003b654715eff9ee9c167cbb5616258.jpg

 

Next, taking extreme care with the wires, the LEDs are now pushed fully into the orbits.

DSC_2814.thumb.jpg.fc454900795f78d87b6cd13223bcb49a.jpg

DSC_2816.thumb.jpg.5b6047bd7331343a53be1e98f2e4e08e.jpg

 

These completed eyes can now be installed to the inner face plate. Orientation of these is very important as they will later be connected to a motor so the eyes will move from side to side. The outer pegs on these must go upwards when fitted. Once in position, the eyes are then held captive by a brace which is screwed into position.

DSC_2818.thumb.jpg.170750635ee9a09e8c5b96d029162f54.jpg

DSC_2819.thumb.jpg.b84b03b8d1d9d0b17a6b6b6f9219cb9d.jpg

 

Creepy!

DSC_2822.thumb.jpg.f6743d7b77be88d2626e37b6d32283fd.jpg

 

Stage 2: Components for the head and right arm
Hot on the heels of the upper face, I now build the upper jaw.

DSC_2824.thumb.jpg.286c389d84ebae1b4273b4db693b4be2.jpg

 

The face panel I just built is secured to the upper jaw as shown here. The two parts only fit together in one way. 

DSC_2825.thumb.jpg.bd9a37075b2e0ed8e6aedcbca7debd78.jpg

DSC_2827.thumb.jpg.ced7ee1a3854b8b85dbbe9a0fbf6623c.jpg

DSC_2828.thumb.jpg.a61c8c631c8a7eb8f27242e0db4bfeac.jpg

 

Injection moulded plastic parts are supplied for the upper teeth, and these are installed as 5 separate parts, secured in place by a spot of CA gel as this gives more time to work with the parts and get them in absolutely the right position. 

DSC_2830.thumb.jpg.8f24e8de5f5d3b4e449fe825a11171d8.jpg

 

Some heavy metal work now as the upper arm begins construction. These parts form the swivel attachment at the shoulder, and align when these indents are together. Two screws hold everything securely.

DSC_2831.thumb.jpg.54be3efb956a2fda728a2c60b2d23123.jpg

DSC_2832.thumb.jpg.898983af55c4e617741aa975494795c7.jpg

 

Stage 3: Components for the right arm and right arm
The arm components in here form a piston which operates as the tricep. This is the main body of the piston, but as yet without the plunger. A screw holds all three components securely.

DSC_2833.thumb.jpg.4e9ee7c955aa738be26de7aa17d56cc5.jpg

DSC_2834.thumb.jpg.f62cc6b473d68a5741c05d6ccc93cc9f.jpg

DSC_2835.thumb.jpg.270698a921c37b837294c119cf3d390f.jpg

 

You now need to fit 3x AAA batteries to the box. Once you've done that, plug it into the small LED testing board, and then plug each eye into that board, in turn. Each should light very brightly. 

DSC_2836.thumb.jpg.2c3f3576f2c918aca14137ebabe93b67.jpg

 

Spreading the workload around a little, the first finger is now built, using the updated parts which stop the fingers from being floppy. In a change to the instructions, I find it easier to insert the sleeve between the joints, and then the pin. This was, the sleeve doesn't bunch up underneath the joint, and good the full depth. The small cap is then plugged into the pin, to finish it off.

DSC_2838.thumb.jpg.74dc53e732483136504c87063501f473.jpg

DSC_2839.thumb.jpg.f330c578a347a59d51d76645de92667e.jpg

DSC_2840.thumb.jpg.2bc6cfa96cf7a63028fb5310e447f499.jpg

DSC_2841.thumb.jpg.29ce907861d10733cc38b294b30e4664.jpg

 

 

Stage 4: New components for the upper right arm
We get a good stab at the upper arm with this stage, and start to see some things come together. 

DSC_2843.thumb.jpg.1076c8af22bc27cbde2e682cb3e8466d.jpg

 

First, the bicep piston is built, and the plunger, complete with rubber seal, is inserted.

DSC_2845.thumb.jpg.8427d765924a004239f23051b32d53a3.jpg

DSC_2846.thumb.jpg.f549b092feecddebefb2edaf4dfb9a05.jpg

DSC_2847.thumb.jpg.3816924929b9bbb259f90f54c942f908.jpg

DSC_2848.thumb.jpg.088f5a2c3dc7f86fcbadb34559643588.jpg

 

The plunger is also built and inserted for the tricep piston we built earlier.

DSC_2849.thumb.jpg.99acb21946d2725fd83641e21cb77a43.jpg

 

The articulated should joint is now built. First, the previous part is now fitted with plastic grips.

DSC_2851.thumb.jpg.50721371d12f6ee105d00bb1d26b7583.jpg

 

Both tricep and bicep pistons are now fitted to the main bone of the arm, and the shoulder socket pushed into place. When everything is in situ, the large metal arm part from Stage 2, is then used to lock everything together via the piston screws.

DSC_2852.thumb.jpg.8e474a55c5b8ee9e0af8095994110270.jpg

DSC_2854.thumb.jpg.fb6c20026f2d96a5de13d04e8bc5f94f.jpg

DSC_2857.thumb.jpg.5f50f34784aa0e6901ae64136aa49275.jpg

 

Stage 5: Components for the lower jaw and neck
Back to the head now, with this lower head plate and neck socket. 

DSC_2858.thumb.jpg.529eb8b4733598f46ada7b59d862d65e.jpg

 

The neck socket is first screwed together and sat into the hole in the lower head, once the black plastic ring is first seated.

DSC_2859.thumb.jpg.3b79b328d9dad9b726cc8ef9785cd1dd.jpg

DSC_2860.thumb.jpg.7c887c916a7dcacad6751695b6d7697a.jpg

 

A small cap now protects the top of the socket and a bracket screws into position to lock everything.

DSC_2861.thumb.jpg.86042e86d3813535fca1a691c6aa41de.jpg

DSC_2862.thumb.jpg.f1bc1165bfb5ad7126b50187f5049c38.jpg

 

Stage 6: Teeth of lower jaw, and the bridge of nose
As with the upper jaw, the lower jaw now receives some detail treatment. All parts plug snugly into the jaw and are fixes with a spot of CA gel.

DSC_2864.thumb.jpg.348b6bc1ecb4857cef8acb220b1deabc.jpg

DSC_2890.thumb.jpg.2776e4a2812b3de1da294a5cba36e32b.jpg

 

The nose bridge is also fitted after a little CA gel is put into the two locating holes in the face.

DSC_2866.thumb.jpg.0f33372029b1c8e221d185e58104c112.jpg

DSC_2868.thumb.jpg.1214b005fbbe605976986547e3b8de30.jpg

 

 

Stage 7: Components for upper arm and head motor

DSC_2869.thumb.jpg.df07f3acf1fca180b494d7be2c395226.jpg

 

A little more attention is now paid to the should area of the T-800, with this ratchet joint. The ratchet place is first glued into the shoulder part, and the unit GLUED into the previous assembly, using more CA gel. 

DSC_2871.thumb.jpg.f27b53b5fcb16f0ebc9532ab32c31e45.jpg

DSC_2872.thumb.jpg.4e5fde7379377d7e344890b07c3b7d94.jpg

DSC_2873.thumb.jpg.ca2832b5937e0fa726519b122f5ba3c3.jpg

 

More upper arm parts screwed together . Once done, this is put to one side until we get another pack.

DSC_2874.thumb.jpg.eb7240555f7b2f8a0ca3466dd80d0c88.jpg

DSC_2875.thumb.jpg.5083e0bda725a49d0873c50816fdab3c.jpg

 

One last thing we need to do on this stage is to put the two plastic parts together that relate to the head motor.

DSC_2876.thumb.jpg.af67633a9578adef92a6539a39754b4c.jpg

 

Stage 8: Components for right thumb and right palm
Time to get handy again as we look at the right palm and some finger parts. The next finger fits together exactly as the previous, plus both are now finally fitted to the palm.

DSC_2877.thumb.jpg.3dae45cbd2f1d31b9b32b0221ac82969.jpg

DSC_2878.thumb.jpg.bb60c545cb82d8b8aa552b2be8960500.jpg

 

Stage 9: Components for right-hand side of head
This pack contains just two parts and a pack os screws. The right hand side of the head has its mechanical plate fitted and secured with two screws. That's it for this!

DSC_2879.thumb.jpg.a589cdd7c8e4312fe376bc194c4fffea.jpg

DSC_2880.thumb.jpg.e10059f987b3735bd9b9e5f75579f8ef.jpg

DSC_2881.thumb.jpg.1b46652e88816c7465eb98f93fbc07d8.jpg

 

Stage 10: Inner eye sockets and right middle finger
Back to the head again. The eye sockets are now fitted within the upper metal face panel. I didn't find these needed any glue, and the instructions only say use it if needed anyway. 

DSC_2882.thumb.jpg.3700c6005ff1d64583a0dd77a7939371.jpg

DSC_2883.thumb.jpg.1c235907d7bdcb610029a92f34d68fd2.jpg

DSC_2884.thumb.jpg.6d629000ca5c7271815fbfe1743ba91a.jpg

 

Oh, and another finger is built and fitted!

DSC_2885.thumb.jpg.1bb52b0e52ffeecd770ef5520405605f.jpg

 

 

That's it until I receive Pack 2 🤪

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're off to a great start James. Great pics and thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pack 2 hit the doorstep on Friday.....before the postman scurried off in case he caught the Black Death from me, so I thought I'd make an immediate start on and supplement the skeletal parts I'd built from the previous pack.

PACK 2

Another sizeable box too with plenty of parts to play with. Let's crack on!

Stage 11: Assembling neck and jaw joints

Well, we've started the head, so we may as well get some neck done. This pack contains half of the neck, the neck joint and some bushes/screws.

DSC_2997.thumb.jpg.35a745159c5604ca8ea75b9688868878.jpg

 

The first thing to do is to connect the two halves of the neck knuckle joint. Three screws does this job nicely. I used a thin screwdriver because of diameter of holes.

DSC_2998.thumb.jpg.6bfc6d574a02a210a5fc294b894f4155.jpg

 

The black plastic head motor joint that was made in Stage 7 can now be fitted to the lower jaw. This is just squeezed in a little and aligned with the pin holes in the lower jaw. Once fitted, the jaw is then connected to the lower head section and the two bushes inserted into the connecting holes, followed by two fixing screws. The jaw will move and shouldn't be too tight.

DSC_2999.thumb.jpg.aa421c495f52f6e775698033a62b4d82.jpg

DSC_3000.thumb.jpg.54bf2a577bdcb6bc10d30cacda635488.jpg

 

 

Stage 12: Assembling the right forearm

This simple pack builds up into the lower arm...

DSC_3002.thumb.jpg.7a8a2bd22d185a98011a3260f24e8dcc.jpg

 

First thing I needed to do was to use superglue to connect the muscle springs to one of the main forearm parts. I used CA gel for this as it gives a few seconds to get it exactly right.

DSC_3003.thumb.jpg.39311c39936b75a25c099a207c1e7c2c.jpg

DSC_3005.thumb.jpg.8e49b4267563e70d11c9e9ce46ab6463.jpg

 

The springs and the connector are then screwed to the main forearm 'bone', and the cap attached.

DSC_3006.thumb.jpg.459eb263313f55a0786f3f55741a65ac.jpg

DSC_3008.thumb.jpg.0f1e8295d74748dc3eebd453f187693e.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 13: Assembling the neck and right finger component

DSC_3010.thumb.jpg.9dcad1cef05d84aee0aab785cafa140f.jpg

 

Pretty obvious that this pack's main focus is the neck, and now we can complete it. The knuckle I previously made is screwed to the neck half that was supplied with that pack, and the lower head/jaw assembly sat into position. The opposite neck half is now laid over this and the final screws attached for the knuckle and head. To hide those screws, small plates are pushed into position over them, making the joint invisible.

DSC_3012.thumb.jpg.6d0eaaa3b530ea5f72ece26079dfb396.jpg

DSC_3013.thumb.jpg.f913d497992ab29100f6775e25e8250e.jpg

I also assembled the half a finger supplies, exactly as I did in Pack 1. This will be shown next.

 

 

Stage 14: Adding to the right lower arm, and assembling fourth right finger

DSC_3014.thumb.jpg.d62e7f9e8d6696b61bb8e262d7241dbd.jpg

 

Three piston tubes are supplied here. these are slowed into the end of the cap and the piston tubes attached (shorter one in middle). A screw then holds everything together, whilst allowing the piston tubes to move freely.

DSC_3016.thumb.jpg.8765af240961d78e3f63041490b09793.jpg

 

The previous finger is now completed and fitted to the hand, as shown. In my case, all finger joints seem to be nice and tight, and again, I fit the plastic sleeve BEFORE adding the pin, as it stops the sleeve bunching up and not inserting fully.

DSC_3018.thumb.jpg.4ec87abe08cd697173fed2538173a713.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 15: Assembling part of the left head and the fifth finger of right hand

DSC_3019.thumb.jpg.c27a12477174ff3a619f919a00dd3a78.jpg

 

A whole new finger is supplied here and this is first built and fitted to the hand. All fingers are now present and correct! I resisted the temptation to form it into a well-known gesture! 🤣

DSC_3020.thumb.jpg.0d873dfd4eed581e9fde0b9f4b547b4b.jpg

 

The head side panel is also built as per the previous one.

DSC_3022.thumb.jpg.c59d131a61d1e306f365f2ed89b8b93e.jpg

 

 

Stage 16: Begin the assembly of the first lower arm

DSC_3023.thumb.jpg.02fe25cc3426aa0a54de385c233e973e.jpg

 

The lower arm now really starts to take form. The black plastic rotator ring that controls articulation, is push fitted to the arm joint built in Stage 7. This is then aligned with the large cuff in this pack, and the lower arm unit with piston tubs, slotted into position and screwed together.

DSC_3024.thumb.jpg.ef623d0ab460097ddc846cb9c1c60cc9.jpg

DSC_3026.thumb.jpg.8f8bda0d8fb363faf019995400a7bdda.jpg

 

The piston plungers now have their rubber sealing cups added, and these are inserted into the lower arm piston tubes.

DSC_3028.thumb.jpg.abe135c7de14bbaacca6c0ba50108d34.jpg

DSC_3029.thumb.jpg.5977d37b96f1def5d65ca72aca805e0a.jpg

 

 

Stage 17: Fitting sides of the head to the top of the head

DSC_3030.thumb.jpg.cac9c1d90ad940ae7ecbdd4c53cd15df.jpg

 

Both completed head side panels are now screwed to the top skull piece from inside, and the unit put to one side until later.

DSC_3031.thumb.jpg.7e457fe08f4f1f56015d73a91765c259.jpg

DSC_3033.thumb.jpg.0e9b6ee0d70050b15d1b657ca3818ca5.jpg

 

The three ball joints are now screwed to the underside of the palm.

DSC_3034.thumb.jpg.1bd4b98d18d3a458823be414b8dccb58.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 18: Assembling the eye motor support

DSC_3036.thumb.jpg.b9917a630fb5163556607fdd07d5cb6f.jpg

 

Back to the head again now as the plastic bar from Stage 1 is now sat onto the pins on both eyes, locking them into position. To secure this bar in place, a plastic block is screwed into position above it. The eyes will now move freely, and together.

DSC_3037.thumb.jpg.8f0003b75ecdaa3d631c3f1c648e8e8e.jpg

 

The eye motor is now secured in position. Everything was assembled as supplied as it all seemed to be aligned.

DSC_3038.thumb.jpg.e333b84e2c4b2f218870ba9adbb9c1c7.jpg

 

The upper face/eye unit is now screwed to the lower head. These screws are neatly hidden in the underside palette. Starting to look a little eery now. 😎

DSC_3039.thumb.jpg.fc2515717286de68df72a3bef61400af.jpg

 

 

Stage 19: Assembling the head motor

DSC_3041.thumb.jpg.03ca1df50245121fe244f9999d88894e.jpg

 

Of course, the head needs another motor to operate the jaw, and first the two-part gearbox is assembled, and the motor secured to the motor housing. 

DSC_3042.thumb.jpg.9161570910bdd3b5eb77d628a211c170.jpg

DSC_3043.thumb.jpg.64ae4b1eadbd4ab2a3ff15662ee32a26.jpg

 

The gearbox is now fitted to the motor housing.

DSC_3044.thumb.jpg.30872b3c4aa25b5d63d1832f26adcefc.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 20: Assembling and mounting the head motor support

DSC_3045.thumb.jpg.db37d3e5319726400099c4b003005301.jpg

 

After the motor support is securely fixed in place, the motor is fitted to it and the 'U'-shaped casing added. This holds the motor to the mounting. Make sure that you don't nip/damage any cables at this juncture, as there's a few wires waving about. (and no....I didn't damage any myself! 🤣)

DSC_3049.thumb.jpg.d3f6543e31ec465606054d7f3a802617.jpg

 

The head is temporarily made to look a little angular as the two brackets are then screwed into position. 

DSC_3051.thumb.jpg.3b041539bf0ccd87861358b41fcfeac7.jpg

 

That's it until the next pack. What a great build!

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stage 21: Assemble right shoulder and connect up skull

DSC_3571.thumb.jpg.43ec833fec11a2c14b523c492f20cccd.jpg

 

Nice and simple. The ratchet discs are glued into the shoulder joint. CA is used for quite a few bits in this latest pack.

DSC_3572.thumb.jpg.7cc1f56bf82de18208990410b844dcc8.jpg

DSC_3573.thumb.jpg.cd2095969f1562cd2fc61d123aa4c715.jpg

 

Some little covers are now glued into place to hide the jaw screws. I used white glue for these in case I need to pop them off afterwards and adjust the tension of the screws.

DSC_3574.thumb.jpg.2f77eacee0fe6ccdb21c76f282d8489b.jpg

DSC_3575.thumb.jpg.9f25048c3ae90e81dca437f0b72d02ad.jpg

 

These little pillars are superglued into the top of the head. I can only think they are to stick to magnets on the later panel. These fit perfectly. The top of the head is then screwed into place, being careful not to trap the wires.

DSC_3577.thumb.jpg.7ebcb9aee4e719d766645b340dbf9165.jpg

DSC_3578.thumb.jpg.7eb3dba5a29c57166aa1f6f5fc8903b7.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 22: Connect the jaw, assemble the head

DSC_3579.thumb.jpg.6fb9fee8ea71804f207315b40998f543.jpg

 

These are a little fiddly to make as there are tiny pins that are needed for the pivot. Once made, they are glued into position on the jaw, but left unglued at the skull so they can move when the jaw opens/closes.

DSC_3580.thumb.jpg.c68e9fffecd6c27537497306b8c9456d.jpg

DSC_3581.thumb.jpg.800152083a2b9c4c847c6d05224e60a9.jpg

 

And now for the face! This just pushes into position.

DSC_3583.thumb.jpg.3e8505123924b2d00a5cbe41755aace3.jpg

DSC_3585.thumb.jpg.55cfbdfb841ff795ed96045e8e7c842d.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 23: Assemble the right shoulder joint

DSC_3586.thumb.jpg.0e724a68b1c3905c451a119a7976839d.jpg

 

Simply put....the shoulder joint. The instructions warn about orientation of parts, but they can be turned afterwards anyway. This is most important when it comes to fitting the later sections.

DSC_3587.thumb.jpg.71b2853e4d761130daa3f916740b84b4.jpg

DSC_3588.thumb.jpg.46c0517758ff408ad05c5d8e1b1d6ff3.jpg

DSC_3589.thumb.jpg.ce37bd9f448adb0dbf0f7151f724a059.jpg

DSC_3590.thumb.jpg.7bd395059ba6dc0928da5581a63df14f.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 24: Connect right hand to right arm

DSC_3591.thumb.jpg.aa379d756a4605fe2d77d2336c2c6fff.jpg

 

I've looked forward to this....fitting the arm together!The knuckle is built, then screwed to the hand this then plugs into the larger lower arm piston, and then the other pistons are plugged into the hand. The springs are threaded through the holes in the hand and then connected to the lower finger area with a cap/plug that's glued in place with CA.

DSC_3592.thumb.jpg.ac9e71bc01a2b1b340637010fac15ce7.jpg

DSC_3593.thumb.jpg.b6c93adfd33bb9e3bcaf2b7e3c7e23e8.jpg

DSC_3594.thumb.jpg.f9d222c400d7c1bd359cc5ef0b167222.jpg

DSC_3595.thumb.jpg.0f70630c8b42e485d3d737564f146257.jpg

DSC_3596.thumb.jpg.17df93cc70ed7345d19d8b570c13e436.jpg

DSC_3597.thumb.jpg.beecba8a2a6f26d79e27853651b778c0.jpg

DSC_3598.thumb.jpg.928be1ed1d294683e548f1e1b423066a.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 25: Assemble right shoulder

DSC_3599.thumb.jpg.c13a1fcdc85d7a27cf7cd00b795531fe.jpg

 

The shoulder can now come together. The orientation of the various orbital components is vital. Just follow the instructions to get it right! The joint is then closed up with the large captive spring.

DSC_3600.thumb.jpg.ce42d2ab984adad6696d08c6659a78d4.jpg

DSC_3602.thumb.jpg.63d5c806b68571288300053916e28369.jpg

DSC_3603.thumb.jpg.f70e13f49a9dff186cd860a99b62f975.jpg

DSC_3604.thumb.jpg.0b26c1823f32ed7356dca39a4f3ca8c9.jpgDSC_3605.thumb.jpg.7ba05fba634665df0fdfa2a09dcfd9cc.jpg

 

Some detail is then glued onto the joint. I removed the chrome plating from any plastic that needs to be glued to the metal.

DSC_3606.thumb.jpg.21d131364c2eeb23d781fd0b64fa80e3.jpg

DSC_3607.thumb.jpg.5bc683e10f457a4696a5b44da19b3dae.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 26: Connect right arm to elbow joint

DSC_3608.thumb.jpg.91ccec15d37962ceb3b3be47372865ca.jpg

 

This part now needs to be unscrewed from the lower arm so that the upper arm can be fitted. Ratchet discs are then glued into position.

DSC_3610.thumb.jpg.f60e4670fa5153a03dd0062a497a0239.jpg

DSC_3611.thumb.jpg.443cf233a131dd758a4bd568fbe619b1.jpg

 

The upper arm is connected to the lower arm with the forward piston first. This has a washer fitted to either side and is held captive by refitting the plate we just removed.

DSC_3612.thumb.jpg.52eae257107fae1c316ebe205ff8f09c.jpg

 

Now the rear piston can be connected once the small metal sleeve is slotted into place. A screw holds it secure.

DSC_3613.thumb.jpg.cdb9317d001e1c43f2b29aaa7ad8ca8f.jpg

 

The elbow pin is then inserted and tightened from the other side with a he'd-heqd screw. This can be locked and unlocked to position the arm.

DSC_3614.thumb.jpg.1368213dae7c02c1db4da8c883f2f893.jpg

DSC_3615.thumb.jpg.0444af13e91303cbc6c85a119989c2c4.jpg

DSC_3616.thumb.jpg.d2f71ca62086df7bc90713be094713d1.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 27: Assembling left and right shoulders

DSC_3617.thumb.jpg.8aff0e55fb498290de10c48faba65c2e.jpg

DSC_3618.thumb.jpg.336c19d78602ea10322329eb6687bc64.jpg

 

The right shoulder socket is assembled and glued onto the joint. More superglue at work here!

DSC_3619.thumb.jpg.556419a463b43f9841f3e762ffaebb53.jpg

DSC_3620.thumb.jpg.df4f8de84f1f9c68ad5b59f338f65e62.jpg

DSC_3621.thumb.jpg.f253b178a4b1cc24d265b204164625a9.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 28: Continuing assembly of left and right shoulders

DSC_3622.thumb.jpg.0bb015181fcfdd3a78efd9dbb0fb47c6.jpg

 

Now for something meaty. The joint now has a neoprene sleeve fitted, followed by the shoulder plate and pin/cap assembly. This needs to be done carefully as the pin is plastic and is fragile until inserted. No.....I didn't damage mine!

DSC_3624.thumb.jpg.1736d07162b94fbcbb6cc93bb7514823.jpg

DSC_3625.thumb.jpg.ea444e1862ba9861d07b61ca67f8f4ac.jpg

DSC_3626.thumb.jpg.2bcc6d1b8695ef1b787d27b46258b2ef.jpg

 

More of the same for this, as per the other shoulder. There is some repetition in these stages as we are working on areas on both arms simultaneously.

DSC_3628.thumb.jpg.ca2547cdede4f0f9b727ceb18be3faf9.jpg

DSC_3629.thumb.jpg.66ad10f96ba7e72ba7a9669055ffd906.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 29: Left shoulder build continues

DSC_3630.thumb.jpg.0b767aa7adff4a080a34586af9531e26.jpg

DSC_3631.thumb.jpg.5681e64e9f8ffdfee34005a9533ba64d.jpg

DSC_3632.thumb.jpg.41ea5b1f3cc4e4b0b7cdabfa5dfedd99.jpg

DSC_3633.thumb.jpg.20aedb6e877e95b09e6d1d094f169b60.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 30: extend the left shoulder

DSC_3635.thumb.jpg.a0b92329def7f45d84811e219bac377b.jpg

DSC_3636.thumb.jpg.35b1b60cb82134bd7265dd50f3a427fe.jpg

DSC_3637.thumb.jpg.6f0f1d0c521949e7cec27f7efc0ca311.jpg

 

 

I'm presuming we start the other arm and continue with the shoulder in the next pack. I can't wait to start bolting sections together!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely love the pictures James! Thank you for your efforts.

wyatt

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

File the sharp edges on the ends that spring down and add a little grease otherwise the shoulder will get stuck rotating in one direction, if it doesnt happen now, it will later you have been warned lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pack 4

Stage 31: Fit left shoulder accessories and add right shoulder joint

DSC_3848.thumb.jpg.27276f5c68f4705e9b9b6302c1bfbaeb.jpg

 

We have a little repetition here with the previous pack as we now add the left shoulder blade to the previous shoulder joint construction. Again, I took real care with this as the pin which pass though the parts and the neoprene sleeve, is plastic. 

DSC_3849.thumb.jpg.8ac4d8b1cc803a21793af50e264c626d.jpg

DSC_3850.thumb.jpg.3fd2625409c2cff54c07c603cbac1ad5.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 32: Complete a hinge joint on the right shoulder

DSC_3851.thumb.jpg.aa760a35336305e1481d54753b5a2d40.jpg

 

The hinge joint is now built and added to the RIGHT shoulder joint.....not the one you just fitted the shoulder blade too. It's important you get that right. I didn't first time, but realised my mistake and corrected it. The arm can now be fitted to this joint. The Allen/hex key is used to lock the position and can later be slackened off for final positioning. 

DSC_3852.thumb.jpg.e0af73470c8b389ddf960487f82b53e9.jpg

DSC_3853.thumb.jpg.08cce306ac111b2549bd90d79f89bc32.jpg

DSC_3854.thumb.jpg.c184cba4dbebb51da92b3d27cdaf222d.jpg

DSC_3855.thumb.jpg.48b2a8ed07b17b1b6286f51872d6b14e.jpg

DSC_3856.thumb.jpg.50ac8b617f97e61de2805519f7cf8f9e.jpg

DSC_3857.thumb.jpg.5fb8987d6861c157e392e85ef572b069.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 33: Left shoulder details

DSC_3859.thumb.jpg.4f65a87e73d906abeb51d14df618574e.jpg

 

The thoracic vertebra is put to one side for a future stage, and the left shoulder hinge joint built up and fitted. A slot within the parts makes sure this will only secure in one position.

DSC_3860.thumb.jpg.bd7c99083972b6316ca20da9f8b68a5b.jpg

DSC_3861.thumb.jpg.9afecfab1fca33ef8d3186f6737ead32.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 34: The first vertebrae

DSC_3862.thumb.jpg.b1896113fb778e5cb357fde4d1b3a143.jpg

Now, the thoracic vertebrae from previous stage can be fitted to the vertebrae frame using the supplied nuts and bolts. The socket can also be fitted too, using more nuts and bolts.

DSC_3863.thumb.jpg.e535291d01194b7b6ee08bcb52ded84b.jpg

DSC_3864.thumb.jpg.eac95da3f6b4250aa5e3f3bd07fcc700.jpg

DSC_3865.thumb.jpg.3f0dd7f779744b6d56d0ca76bb8f903d.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 35: Working on the thoracic vertebrae

DSC_3866.thumb.jpg.6323b9711cd71dc5e99aaafe66918329.jpg

This stage supplies the other socket for the previous frame we just worked on. After fitting this, the rubber caps are inserted within the sockets. These are identified as L and R for identification. These really do need to be properly placed. The caps will stop the later parts from scuffing inside the sockets.

DSC_3867.thumb.jpg.a94efde90f5a2ecfc4cb1bb993a1412f.jpg

DSC_3868.thumb.jpg.ca7f28c28c6079d3d5b4f61778c8ab34.jpg

DSC_3869.thumb.jpg.f8d41dfda8c1e69edbd3886cbf241173.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 36: Building the next thoracic vertebrae

DSC_3870.thumb.jpg.9a1bb56f48ef17f778acabfae64380ce.jpg

 

I now built up pretty much the same as we've just seen, by fitting these parts to the next thoracic frame. The caps for these sockets aren't specific to which socket they fit into. 

DSC_3871.thumb.jpg.d410469efe4e6588cb9a504501907ae9.jpg

 

 

 

 

Stage 37: Components for the thoracic cage joint and vertebrae

DSC_3872.thumb.jpg.a1913d9ac00d7ab5f47fc53c0d55ab5d.jpg

Whoops, I lost my parts shot, but never mind! The thoracic cage joint is built by pushing two dome head parts into position and securing with a single screw. The finish is a little slack when fully tightened, but I'm pretty sure that's how it's meant to be. The remaining socket is added t the thoracic frame and the cap pushed into place.

DSC_3873.thumb.jpg.974fa6f28f69186e1920c90113b1d852.jpg

DSC_3874.thumb.jpg.615089be50c585de277dd64589b994f9.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 38: Components for the thoracic cage joint and vertebrae

DSC_3875.thumb.jpg.144665221e393702017c1790874f446b.jpg

 

Ok, we know the drill with this assembly. Once this is built, the vertebrae shaft is screwed into place on the frame as shown.

DSC_3876.thumb.jpg.2aa51b141b1d503bd9e675082810a335.jpg

DSC_3877.thumb.jpg.46759cbc058e7805b3809bc2fecf115b.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 39: Connecting the right and left shoulders

DSC_3878.thumb.jpg.2cb1e57157b004427450e6ee24485e3a.jpg

We really start to see some heavy metal coming together with this simple stage. Once the ratchets are glued into the cage shoulder connector, the right arm/shoulder combo can now be fitted to it, followed by the left shoulder.

DSC_3879.thumb.jpg.2a6319c830ddcc1b6904ca740ea63f9b.jpg

DSC_3880.thumb.jpg.f84c77a469422cec216e12ab894879f7.jpg

IMG_0614.thumb.jpg.62115a7706a7cc736f15d0f29327da0e.jpg

 

 

 

Stage 40: Creating the thoracic cage

DSC_3881.thumb.jpg.b1067dd55e2113300aa69e4417d2a2a0.jpg

Another seemingly unassuming pack, but will really start to bring the T-800 together! The two shafts are screwed into the same frame as before, followed by the thoracic cage base.

DSC_3882.thumb.jpg.6ccadde3345994b9f0b0457d07b5550e.jpg

DSC_3883.thumb.jpg.669ddb0b6ca9c0e454b25c17dc9e83c5.jpg

The arm unit is then slotted into place over the central cage shaft, and the thoracic connectors just sat int place within the sockets.

IMG_0615.thumb.jpg.af9ebeae4e7d3123055690743b94f2d1.jpg

IMG_0616.thumb.jpg.c6cdd7d38df218806cfe94f2a0a9994e.jpg

The head is now installed into the assembly.

IMG_0617.thumb.jpg.81ae8ed89fac96c59cb9c44990585966.jpg

...and the front part of the thoracic cage is fitted. It's very important that this is screwed up real tight so that everything is help secure, including that ugly mush head!!

IMG_0618.thumb.jpg.05c8a20100692d8a788d71975d9968e2.jpg

IMG_0619.thumb.jpg.3f261d761ca52775512ee691a9e98c42.jpg

 

Sorry for the bench top images in some photos. My workshop is a mess at the moment with a 1:64 HMS Victory prototype, and having just got back from my holidays, I wanted to plough straight into this build.

 

More next month!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm going to leave this image here as a placeholder. It shows the latest pack 5 completed, concentrating on lower spine and pelvis.

My camera memory card has gone AWOL for this build (Shelby not yet done, so not affected), but if it turns up, I'll add the images and text here.

I can tell you that this built up beautifully too and Terminator is getting very heavy at this point! 🤪

Can't wait to start building the legs.

1.thumb.jpg.cc1ddefe3fdceb1473ef7c9b23026335.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...