Scratch Builds: 16. Fold Away Hands

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  1. Wikkid

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    Basics of Styrene: Part Two


    Fold Away Hands

    Here's the layout of the parts:

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    I first install the fist base plate by drilling a hole through the main styrene rod. I then drill a larger hole in one end of the rod to allow the bolt head to fit within the rod itself and attach the fist baseplate to the bolt then lock it down snug with the nut. (Use thread lock on the nut so it never comes off.)(Oh, and don't over tighten the thing or it'll never move):

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    You'll need to drill through the sides of the forearms to the exact outer diameter of the rod size to be sure of a tight fit. Install the fist baseplate assembly and insert the pins:

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    Hand installed:

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    Check to be sure everything fits:

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    Now I need a fist cover so it doesn't look like this jet has a huge hand in the cargo bay. For this particular build, I designed a weapon carrier that will house two bombs per arm. One end gets a hinge installed:

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    Glue said hinge to the backside of the forearm . . . . :

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    . . . . and be sure everything works and the fist clears the opening. Now is the time to smooth everything out by eliminating the excess pins and fill them in or cover them with something neat:

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