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Start of a new armature

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Polacchi Mar 21. 67 Replies

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HarryHausen Award

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greyguy Sep 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Something I found today! Yours truly at the 5 min mark :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGw6b30BXvMContinue

 

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Greyguy commented on StopmoNick's photo
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Passageway

"Nice looking sets"
Wednesday
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"just an idea I had about small ball sizes was to solder to the side of the ball but it would limit twisting action"
Mar 31
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I have been thinking for a 3/32 ball joint the rod can be soldered to the side of the ball instead of drilling a hole in the ball. Got pictures of what your trying to do? "
Mar 31
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I would say no to epoxy but I am sure others have tried it and I worked but I would not trust it if it had to twist."
Mar 31
Greyguy replied to John Polacchi's discussion Silver Brazing "small" balls to rods
"I use stay brite solder for the 1/8 ball joints as the melting point is low I hold the 1/16 rod in a vise and put the ball on top with the flux and solder in the hole then I put some metal stock on the ball and heat it up with a propane torch and…"
Mar 30
Greyguy commented on rick gibson's photo
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gorilla

"look forward to seeing him come alive!"
Mar 22
John Polacchi replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"My "original" idea was to make feathers "individually" on bristol paper(a heavy gage/weight) and color them with pastels or ink(whatever yields best results-do a few tests).The paper can be folded and formed as well as hold…"
Mar 21
Greyguy replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"John what I would look into is having artwork printed on the vinyl , that would be my first test. I was always thinking of having feathers made like how they make faux flowers! some of that stuff is very real looking !"
Mar 21
John Polacchi replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"I wonder how this might work for something of a much smaller scale and the feathers need painting/detailing?"
Mar 20
Mike replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"This is incredible work! The wings look great, and the steel armature looks very precise. How in the world did you machine something so intricate? Truly impressive. I can't wait to see the whole thing together. "
Mar 8
Greyguy replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"Thanks Here is a shot of making the feathers "
Mar 8
Rick Catizone replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"Wonderful work!"
Mar 7
Greyguy commented on Tetsu Kawamura's photo
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tiny armature, ted figure, horse armature

"what materials do you use for your armatures?"
Feb 26
Greyguy commented on Mike's photo
Feb 26
Greyguy replied to Greyguy's discussion Start of a new armature
"front and back view"
Feb 25
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Winder rig

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I was wondering if anyone has built or knows how to build a winder rig or knows of a cheap alternative. I'm talking about the kind seen at 5:14 in this video: …Continue

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Walking - measurement?

Started by Beans in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Beans 7 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi guys,I'm attempting walking of a dog (why did I choose a dog for my first walk sequence I'll never know!). I was wondering if you mark on your set (or computer screen) how far you character should move for each walk cycle? Or do you have any…Continue

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I made a discussion about camera equipment previously, and I still remember all the lessons I learned about cameras, lenses etc.I am just a bit confused with my lenses.  My grandpa gave me two lenses. (it's in the pictures) It came from a Nikon SLR.…Continue

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I'm a Japanese armature maker and I could take this pic at LAIKA's event in…Continue

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Making Heads and bodies

Started by Mastermind Films in SCULPTING. Last reply by Mastermind Films 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

I now have an armature ready to be sculpted with. I just need to get ideas on how must I start with. I could still recall that I used to cover armatures with clay at once. But the problem is that, it makes the model heavy and harder to work with.I…Continue

Creature of Mischief

Started by Danny Samuels in GENERAL PUPPET MAKING. Last reply by StopmoNick 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hey guys here is a picture of the puppet I just finished for my friends short.  It's called a Creature of Mischief.  It was a fairly simple build.  I'd love to hear what you guys think.…Continue

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