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07-20-2016, 08:20 PM
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We’ve been asked a few times about assembling the recent Zetamax release for the C.O.R.E. so we figured now was the right time to give you a step-by-step through the process. We hope this helps all you budding robotics engineers.

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Step One – make sure you have all of the parts shown above. Clip the necessary pieces off their sprues*and do your quick clean up of mold lines etc.

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Step Two – Start by gluing the ends of the legs into the pelvis. If you want to add them, some small pins might help strengthen the connection.

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Step Three – Once all four legs were attached to the pelvis, we left them to dry thoroughly.

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Step Four – The next step was to glue the “skirt” on to the rear of the torso. You can seen the shapes where the two pieces will connect.

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Step Five – the shoulder plates/sockets were attached to the upper torso next, and you can see them both in place in the photo below.

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Step Six – Once the shoulder socialist were dry, we added the gun arms. In the photo below you can see them in position and drying.

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Step Seven – Once the gun arms were dry, we glued on the head/back/entropic cell section. and left it to dry. By this stage your Zetamax should look like the one in the photo below.

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Step Eight – The penultimate step was to glue the pelvis in place beneath the torso. We found a comfortable position to rest the Zetamax in while drying.

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And here’s the assembled model. Pretty cool, right?

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But that’s not all. The legs on the Zetamax can feel a little bit spindly, so we drilled holes into the custom base we created (using textured plasticard, aka sheet styrene.

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And there you have it, one assembled C.O.R.E. Zetamax, ready for paint.

We’ll get stuck into him for a future Paint Spl’Attyr article.