This time you add another section to the jig for the top of the model then attach three frame section to the upper frame of your Millennium Falcon. When you are adding the frame sections you might again decide to work with the frame off the jig. If you do, be careful to support it when you handle it, especially when screwing the sections together using the connectors.
Assembly jig section supplied with Issue 60
Hull frame section TF-24 supplied with Issue 56
Hull frame section TF-29 supplied with Issue 60
Hull frame section TF-30 supplied with Issue 60
Four 2-hole connectors
Gather together 9 short black button head screws
Tools and other items needed
If you do everything that is described in the Stage 60 Assembly section of the magazine you will need the following:
Screwdriver supplied with Issue 2 or similar
Assembling the top frames
If you label the new jig section with the parts pack number it was supplied with (60), you’ll be able to identify it more easily if you have to take the jig apart for some reason and reassemble it later. If the new jig section seems a bit reluctant to join to the existing jig assembly, just jiggle it a bit and squeeze plastic prongs if necessary until they slide into their slots. The frame assembly should be straightforward, if you follow the instructions in the Stage 60 Assembly section of the magazine. Section TF-24 is joined by two connectors to TF-23 and TF-29 is joined by two connectors to TF-24, but the last section you add this time – TF-30 – is for now held to TF-29 by just single connector so be careful not to put any stress or strain on it.
Tidy up and store
If you took the assembly off the jig while adding the three new sections, return it now until you work on it again in the next stage. Store the hull plate section – TP-16 – supplied with this stage but not used this time back in its parts pack ready for use in a forthcoming stage.
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