|The legs are done!|
The legs are the probably the most complex part of the kit, and it is what you start assembling first (if you follow their nicely illustrated instructions), so it can be a little bit daunting. There are a lot of parts (many that you are not to glue), pistons, joints and armour plates, but luckily they all fit flushly together and layer on top of each other easily. Because of all the parts and the points of articulation, I took my time carefully trimming and sanding the pieces before dry fitting all of them. This allowed me to get more familiar with the model and how each part was intended to function, before gluing anything down. There are a few minor errors in the instructions for the feet (which have been corrected and posted on their blog), but because the sprues are arranged by letter and have all the relevant pieces together, it is easy to find everything that you need.
All of the pistons have been added, now for the armour!
|The completed legs.|
|The tension screws get covered up by a cap at the knee joint, almost identical to the one on the left.|
|Tamiya Extra Thin Cement is extremely easy to use and come in handy at times (like with the heel of the leg here).|
Read more about the assembly process!