ISSUE 11

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, we complete the internal structure of Optimus Prime’s right thigh, which will allow us to continue the assembly of the leg…”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: All of these parts are metal, other than the plastic Joint Support.

Magazine

  • Archibald Witwicky: An Actor for a Hero from Another Time
  • Optimus and Ultra Magnus: Brother or Ally?
  • Starscream: My Time Will Come
  • Decepticons Series 3: The Villains are More Combinable Than Ever
  • Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions

Build


The Right Leg (2)

Step 11-1

Retrieve your Cylinder assembly from the previous issue. Fit the Cylinder Bracket to the Right Hip/Leg Joint, aligning the locating tab on the end of the Cylinder Bracket to the matching notch of the Joint, as shown:

Secure the Bracket to the Joint from the inside with one (1) PP screw:

Step 11-2

Fit the large D-shaped post of the Thigh Joint into this matching recess of the Right Hip/Leg Joint, as shown:

Secure these Joints together with one (1) FM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 11-3

Retrieve your Thigh Structure from the previous issue. Fit the pin of the Right Hip/Leg Joint into this matching recess of the Thigh, as shown:

Cover this pin with the Joint Support, aligning it to the posts underneath as shown. Then, secure it into place with two (2) BM screws:

You should just be able to rotate Hip/Leg Joint assembly around the pin in the Joint Support. There should be a high level of resistance as this is a main leg joint. Tighten the Support screws as needed:

Step 11-4

Fit the Right Lower Thigh Plate to the Thigh Structure, aligning it to the matching posts as shown:

Secure the Thigh Plate to the Structure with five (5) BM screws.

It is recommended to loosely install all five screws, then gradually tighten them one at a time:

Thoughts


We have now completed the metal core of the right thigh structure that will help support our Optimus Prime!

Next Up


 Issue 12 – Upper/Lower Inner Plates, Upper Inner Plate Detail, Lower Inner Plate Cover

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