WALL-E!

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The drivetrains were completed:

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The glue must cure completely before the drivetrains are attached to the main body.

In the meantime I went to my local PC shop (the one I got my new printer from) and asked for some spare cable wire. Luckily the assistant had one available and gave it to me for free. His name was "Marcel", BTW. A proof that we Marcel(l)s stick together! :Drinks:

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Two 10 cm long pieces were cut off.

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The back side of the head has several white marks which indicate the position of the wires. The original kit provides two flat U-shaped pieces of paper for this, however, real wire looks much more authentic.

The marks were cut and widened with a rod exactly like on the fingers.

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The cables are inserted.

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Glue was not required, everything fit like a glove. :)
 
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@Cybergrinder : Trust me, they are very tight! ;)

@Rhaven Blaack : Thank you for your comment. However I facepalmed big time:

I attached the neck before the legs! :bulgeeye:

So I was unable to lay the body flat on the ground to glue the legs into place. Ah well. Problems are there to be solved. I took a cardboard box stuffed with old newspapers and put the model inside. Then I attached the legs and left everything to dry over night. :)

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Congratulations Revell-Fan, very nice and clean build. I love the solution for the movement of the arms.
I too have this little guy on my TO DO-List. I will keep your solution in mind when I'm building mine.

Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

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Congratulations Revell-Fan, very nice and clean build. I love the solution for the movement of the arms.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :)

You might save some work by using magnets and metal sheet: Put the magnet into the small shoulder tube and glue the metal sheet behind the printed rail inside the torso boxes. I would have done that if I had had the time to order the materials. Since my deadline was very tight I chose a much more difficult way but a way that I thought would definitely work. I didn't have time for experiments and used whatever materials were available. In addition, you may choose this way if you don't have a chance to get some magnets. ;)
 
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You take what seems like the simplest unworthy looking model, and make it come to life. Absolutely excellent!! :)
 
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Hold on - there is something missing:

BEAUTY PICS!!!

Hello, my name is Wall-E.

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I am a waste robot from the Buy'N'Large company and have been assigned to clean up Earth for the last 700 years.

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I love cleaning. Because only a clean environment is a good environment.

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A long time ago there were many robots that were like me.

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However, today I am the only one still active.

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Let's take a look at my job.

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Alright, here we are.

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Every day begins with some PE.

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Because moving prevents your joints from getting stuck.

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Sometimes I find strange things left by the people who once populated the planet.

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Like this funny stick.
 
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I like the colour.

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I'll put it in my archive.

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This chip belongs to one of these old cameras.

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The case has conserved it.

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I'll examine it later. Sometimes they contain funny things.

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Not all human inventions were useless.

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This one suits me, doesn't it?

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Many people wore these things. Apparently it was fun looking at your surroundings through a colour filter.

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Hasta la vista, Baby!
 
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Time to get back to work!

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Found a new toy - again!

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A very stubborn toy indeed!

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I can't bend it!

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Hold on - what's that?

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GRANNY!!!

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I missed you so much!

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Please take me in your arms, just like in old times..!

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ALLEZ---
 
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--- WHOOPSIE!!!

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That was NOT the plan..!

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Help!

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HEEEELP!

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Phew, upright again.

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Let's see what else is going on.

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Hardware Pong.

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Pretty much useless if you don't have an opponent. And a bat. Fortunately I have got a never-ending supply of bubble wrap at my disposal.

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I love the popping sound they make when you are driving over them.

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However, I need some energy now.

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Dawn is coming!

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Oh, there is a power station over there.

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Hey, do you have some power for me?

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Oh my, I feel dizzy...

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Well, that's it for now, guys. I hope you had a good time with me. Tomorrow the sun will shine again and I will be ready for duty. Maybe I'll find someone to play with then...


One day later...




WALL-E! The sun is up! Rise and shine - you have some work to do!




Oh no - not that guy again!
 
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How big is this model? It looks huge!! That was an excellent sequence of pics. I actually felt like touched, as he looked lonely. Great!! :)
 
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