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“In this issue, the armor plates covering the left shoulder are assembled. The plates can move, so that the position of the left arm can be changed.”

Since this issue is nearly the same as Issue 14, just with the Left Arm parts of the model, I will summarize the steps here.



Materials: The two Shoulder Pivots are metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic.


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The Left Shoulder (2)

Stage 1 – Assembly of Articulated Plates
Step 1

Position the smaller Inner Shoulder inside the larger Outer Shoulder, aligning the holes in both parts.

To ensure the correct positioning here, make sure these indentations on both parts are at the far ends, as shown:

Step 2

Next, fit the keyed post of a Shoulder Pivot through one side of the holes from the inside, as shown:

Then, secure the Shoulder Pivot into place from the outside with one (1) GM screw.

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

Steps 3-4

Repeat this process on the other side with the remaining Shoulder Pivot and one (1) more GM screw. Then, press the two pins of the Shoulder Caps over the screws to hide them on each side.

These Shoulder Caps are exactly the same, but they do have a small line on them that should point towards the Outer Shoulder, as shown:

Once these screws are installed, verify that you can easily rotate the Inner Shoulder inside the Outer Shoulder.

The assembled Shoulder should now look like this:

Stage 2 – Joining the Plates to the Arm
Steps 1-3

Retrieve your Left Arm assembly from the previous issue. Lift the spring-loaded Shoulder Support away from the shoulder, align it to these two posts of the Inner Shoulder as shown, and secure the Inner Shoulder to the Shoulder Support with two (2) IP screws.

This Shoulder assembly can easily be installed backwards, so pay attention to this picture:


This issue completes the construction of our Left Arm. Be sure to check all of the joints can be moved/rotated as expected.

Next Up

Issue 25 – Left Hand 1

4 thoughts on “ISSUE 24”

  1. I think your inner shoulder might be flipped around the wrong way. It looks correct in your first picture, but then appears to be rotated 180 degrees in the other pictures.

      1. No problem. I had put the whole thing on backwards. Haha. I love your sites. You do some great mods and document everything very well. They’ve helped a lot.

        1. Thank you! I do apologize for causing you any inconvenience. Lately, a friend of mine has been joining me in building my partwork models and he is very new to it. We have been having a great time together and probably got distracted, but I will make an effort to be more focused from now on. Again, I do apologize!

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