Machinery Building Instructions Page 3
In order to build the machinery pieces shown here, you will need 15 castings each of molds 326 and 327.

Missile
Rack.

Missile Testing
Station.

Missile
Launcher.

Missile
Loader.

Brain
Pump.
You can find an easily printable parts chart which includes pictures of each piece labeled on our printed plans page.
Look for the item labeled "Machinery Parts List".

Missile Rack
1.
Parts List
PartQty
A32
A78
B32
E41
E51
G44
PartQty
M14
M24
M34
M44
M54
R64
Here are the parts for the rack.

Glue together the 4 missiles shown.

2. Glue the rack base together using the parts shown.

The central rack brace will be made by gluing two A3 parts together. Then glue the R6 bits on the exact corners shown. If you don't put these in the right place, the missiles will not fit on the rack properly.

3. Glue the R6 nibs on the other side of the blocks as well. Test fit the missiles to be sure they fit under the R6 nibs easily. It's best to do this before the glue dries completely.

Most likely you will have to move the nibs up in order to get the missiles to fit. Be absolutely sure that the missiles can slide under these nibs easily. Paint on the holder, nibs and missiles will make the fit tighter once the pieces are painted.

4. Here is the finished missile rack. Click on the photo for a larger image of it.

I glued these missiles in place so they would not be falling out all the time. I used red on the tips and also on the slots going around the nose.

When painting the slots, try not to let red fill the entire slot. Instead, try to just put a strip of red in the center of the dark slot. This way you don't have to try and ink wash around the red to get the slots to stand out.



Missile Testing Station
1.
Parts List
PartQty
A12
A62
B31
B42
B62
D11
D22
PartQty
D32
E51
F51
F71
F81
G32
G42
PartQty
M11
M21
M31
M41
M51
P62
P82
2. Glue the console together. I've placed the F5 piece with the angled edge away from me but it doesn't really matter which way you put it.

Assemble a missile.

Now put together the pieces on the right side of the photo.

3. Add the sides to the back of the console.

Do not glue the missile. Just set it on to see if it fits.

Add the decorations on both sides as shown.

4. Here are the two separate pieces that need painting.

Click on the right photo for a larger view.



Missile Launcher
1.
Parts List
PartQty
B13
B22
B32
B52
D22
PartQty
F32
F55
F68
N32
P22
PartQty
P32
P62
P82
R13
R86
2. The bed of the missile launcher is made using the pieces shown.

The F5 pieces are positioned so the tops are flush with the top of the bed and the angled part is below.

The F3 pieces on each end are placed wide end down so the piece kind of flares out on the bottom of each end.

3. Glue the F5 and F6 pieces on top but slide them forward so that the back of the whole piece is flat.

The F5 pieces on each end do not go all the way to the outside edge. Place an R1 piece temporarily in the groove on each side and slide the outside F5 pieces inward until they gently touch the R1 piece for a nice fit.

4. Assemble the 3 tubes using the R1 pieces and the R8 pieces. Two R8 pieces are glued on top of each R1 piece.
5. Add the final pieces shown.

Click on the photo on the right for a larger view.



Missile Loader
1.
Parts List
PartQty
A21
A74
B52
D22
D74
PartQty
G42
M11
M21
M31
M41
PartQty
M51
P21
R31
2. By now you should know how to assemble a missile. Go ahead and glue another one together.
3. The body of the missile loader is made using these pieces. The four A7 blocks will form kind of a "V" shape that the missile will fit into.

Rotate the body of the missile loader until it's resting on its back. Then take a missile and place it in the "V".

The two D2 pieces in the far right photo will have to slide down a little so the missile will rest properly in the "V".

4. To finish the piece, place two G4 blocks under the missile loader to lift it off the ground slightly. Do not glue these blocks.

Then glue two D7 disks on each side of the loader for wheels. Click on the photo on the right for a larger view.



Brain Pump
1.
2.
Parts List
PartQty
A64
A73
B15
C15
C23
C42
C52
PartQty
C73
D42
D52
E13
E31
E41
F34
PartQty
F51
F71
F82
F91
M54
N12
N22
PartQty
N34
P21
P91
R12
R74
All C1 crate pieces are placed upside down.

All except one of the B1 pieces are placed "fan side up".

The final B1 piece will lie down on its back, fans pointing towards the outside.

3. These parts are a little more tricky. Start by gluing a C2 crate lid on top of the center crate.

Next, center a P2 piece so its bottom right edge (in this photo) is flush with the edge of the crate lid. Then add an N3 piece on each side of it. These N3 pieces will overhang on each side a little.

Then glue the two F8 pieces up against the P2 piece on the crate lid.

4. Next we will temporarily set four F3 pieces on each side as shown.

Do not glue them yet! You will need to move these around when we set the bed slabs on top.

The F3 pieces are wedge shaped. Place the thick part of the wedge facing you (as shown in the photo).

5. Now sand the scraped side of the two C2 pieces. We want them to be nice and smooth because they will be placed smooth side up. Glue them down so they overlap the bottom edge by 1/4".

Glue the bed pieces together but do not glue them down yet. The reclined part of the beds will need to angle up steeply to fit the head pieces over them. You will need to correctly position the F3 pieces under them to make this happen.

Don't glue down any of the F3 wedge pieces yet either. You'll see why in a minute.

6. Glue together the brain tubes shown.

Slide the brain tubes over the headrests and then glue down the bed backs and the F3 wedge pieces when the position seems correct. Do not glue the R1 brain tubes down! It will be easier to paint them if they are not glued down.

7. Glue the additional pieces onto each side of the unit.

Be careful with the D4 pieces. You should glue them down to the C7 pieces below but do not glue them to the tube pieces.

The tube pieces will need to be removed for painting later. Just temporarily place the tube pieces down so you know where everything else will be glued.

8. Now glue down the additional decorative pieces all around the beds.

In the center you'll see a computer on a stand shown in blue. Glue the computer to the stand but do not glue it down to the base.

You will not be able to paint around the computer very easily if you do.

9. This photo shows the completed brain pump before painting. Notice I have not attached the top tube sections or the computer on its stand until after painting.

Click on the right photo for a larger version.

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