This page is part of my Central Lighting modification where I used Light My Bricks (LMB) lighting components to light and power the entire model from a single power source.
DISCLAIMER: If you choose to attempt these modifications, you assume all risks thereof. I just wanted to share my experiences here. Neither Fanhome/DeAgostini, nor myself, are responsible for any damages that may occur.
NOTE: This section depicts my Left Hand and Left Arm, but the process is the same for both hands and arms. Just repeat/mirror it for the other side.
Remove the magnetic Back Plate from the Hand:
Remove the three (3) AM screws from the back of the Hand and separate the two halves (removing it from the Wrist Joint). Inside the white repulsor Screen, secure a Bit Light facing down as shown.
I didn’t want to glue this light so close to the Screen, so I filled the Screen with Solarez UV Resin and ‘floated’ the light on top before hardening the resin:
Using a sharp hobby knife, cut a small groove into this area of the Palm assembly:
Run the cable of the Bit Light out through this groove and test fit the Hand sections back together.
I took a moment here to test the operation of this Bit Light as well:
Set the Hand aside for a moment and remove the Forearm Cover from this arm.
Removing this cover requires patience and care to prevent damaging it. I used a small thin screwdriver to gently pry it up and away from the arm:
Remove the four (4) EM screws holding the forearm together and separate the two halves.
The Wrist Joint assembly will become free at this point. That is expected and required:
Disassemble the Wrist Joint assembly by removing the one (1) JP screw:
Carefully drill a 2mm hole through the center of the Wrist Joint part with the two brackets:
Take your Hand assembly and feed the Bit Light cable through the rubber Wrist Joint Cover and through the hole we just drilled, as shown:
Fit the ‘ball’ end of the Wrist Joint back into the Hand as shown, and secure the two halves of the Hand together again:
Slide the Wrist Joint Cover and Wrist Joint (bracket) up the Bit Light wires and align them back into place. Reattach the Wrist Joint parts with the removed JP screw:
Pop the gold Arm Plate off the upper arm, thus exposing the two screws:
Remove these two (2) EM screws and separate the two halves of the upper arm. Using a metal file or similar tool, carve out a small groove into this location of the Inner Arm Cover.
Make sure to round off the edges of this cut to prevent damaging the Bit Light wiring:
Fit the Hand/Wrist assembly back into the forearm, then run the plug of the Bit Light up through the elbow as shown:
Align this wire in the groove you cut into the Inner Arm Cover and reassemble the upper arm.
The wire should come out the rear and inside of the shoulder joint:
Reattach any trim pieces and the plate of the Hand. This section is now complete: