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LAIKA HINGES JOINT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Nov 11. 7 Replies

Hello,I was wondering if someone has tips on how to make knees/elbows hinges with rotation on the hips?( same system as Merrick Cheney )What kind of steel do I have to use? to keep a smooth…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alix LAINE Jul 3, 2018. 7 Replies

Hi,I updated my tumblr page with some of my recent work I did last year.Feel free to have a look: …Continue

About flocking silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Feb 28, 2017. 6 Replies

Hi,I was wondering if someone have any advices on how to flock silicone (using a flocking machine)?I know it is easier on foam latex, but I would like to try on silicone because of the durability.My…Continue

My portfolio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alix LAINE Jul 8, 2015. 10 Replies

Hello,I am a freelance model maker. I’ve been working for 7 years in stop motion animation for companies like Aardman in Bristol and various studios in Paris, on props, sets, and characters.Here is a…Continue

 

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Greyguy replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"I make a hinge using laminating parts "
Nov 11
LIOs Nephew replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"Complex to fabricate the 'Merrick Cheney' (as you call it) ... actually some of these hinge joints style go as far back as Mighty Joe Young armatures.  Then later, Jim Danforth, Tom St Amand, & others used it with more…"
Nov 10
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"EDIT: I found a couple of the blog posts I was thinking of:http://www.scarletstarstudios.com/blog/archives/2010/03/armatures_making_a_hinge_joints_tongue_1.html Another interesting post of Sven's is his post about the Coraline puppets and he…"
Nov 4
Ethan Bartholomae replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"My two sense regarding O1 tool steel is that it's not ideal if you're not properly set up for heat treating and tempering it. You pay a premium with O1 tool steel, but if it's not able to reach its full potential then that premium is…"
Nov 4
StopmoNick replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"Hardening process is well above my level of expertise.  I mostly make wire armatures, and have got so used to animating with them I don't do any better with jointed armatures.  (Have made hundreds of wire armatures, compared to 3 or 4…"
Nov 3
Alix LAINE replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"Thx for the answer. I checked on the forum and I found "01 tool steel" which is use for knife making. If I machine this steel I think I ll need to heat it and dip into oil then bake in the oven to make it harder. Is it correct? To answer…"
Nov 3
StopmoNick replied to Alix LAINE's discussion LAIKA HINGES JOINT
"For the very few ball and socket armatures I have made, I usually use a ball joint at the knee and elbow.  This allows a lot of forward and back rotation, and twisting is also possible.  In theory it should be a hinge joint, but I have…"
Nov 2
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LAIKA HINGES JOINT

Hello,I was wondering if someone has tips on how to make knees/elbows hinges with rotation on the hips?( same system as Merrick Cheney )What kind of steel do I have to use? to keep a smooth friction.thx for all your answersSee More
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