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Leader Megatron Claw Articulation Tutorial

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Old 07-31-2009, 02:25 AM   #1
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Leader Megatron Claw Articulation Tutorial

First remove the whole claw from the arm by removing this screw:




Now remove the upper claw assembly by removing these four (4) screws:




Now, cut the sculpted hinge free using a razorsaw for the straight cuts (red lines) and an X-ACTO knife for the more complex cuts (green lines):





When you cut the middle part of the hinge loose, follow the outside lines of the sculpted spacers. This will evenly bisect the support struts sculpted underneath:




Using a pin vice, drill a hole the diameter of a large paperclip through the rear sculpted hinge barrel and through both bisected sculpted support struts. Push a length of large paperclip through and cut to length:




I filled the sculpted hinge "reservoirs" with superglue just to make it more secure:




Now, try to rotate the claw fingers down. Note where they are binding, and carefully carve away the plastic in these areas until the claw finger rotates freely.

Reassemble the arm.

(Special thanks to mampy for lending some technical assistance in helping Thlaylie properly post this tutorial! ~Superquad7)
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