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Narrow Joints

Started this discussion. Last reply by philthethrillkill Nov 18, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any…Continue

Tags: armatures, knee, joint, armature, small

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jul 6, 2014. 3 Replies

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different…Continue

Tags: rods, steel, bearings, barbells, socket

Silicone Casting Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Hartman Apr 10, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm trying to find something I can use to block off parts of the mold, so I can cast the head of a puppet with two solid chunks of color.  I am using Ecoflex 00-30, and when I tried painting it into…Continue

Tags: ecoflex, curing, smooth-on, mould, mold

Epoxy and Platinum-cure Silicone

Started Feb 22, 2013 0 Replies

Hey fellas!  And ladies too!I'm just wondering if there would be any chemical disagreements between a two-part epoxy (such as Epoxy-Stik) and a platinum-cure silicone.  I (accidentally) snapped off…Continue

Tags: mold, mould, epoxy-stik, platinum, silicone

 

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Jonathan Hartman commented on Regina Resende's photo
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Armature Stop Motion

"I used Google Translate, so my understanding of your process might not be perfect, but did you just file the balls by hand? Essentially by eye? Does that not create inconsistency in the motion of the joints?"
Sep 19, 2015
Mike replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"Not sure about buying wholesale, but the barbells you'd be looking for are typically for tongue piercing (also belly, nose, ears, ec). The stainless steel ones are ideal, but they also sell plastic ones if you're looking to experiment with…"
Jul 6, 2014
Austin Taylor replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"I would love to hear what kinds of things you ended up buying! I'm in the market for an armature myself, but I don't have welding supplies and my budget is slender at best. If you could just give me some keywords and particularly useful…"
Jul 3, 2014
philthethrillkill replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"hot  needles into mardi gra beads with bigger ones hollowed out mealted  and streached"
Nov 18, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"This is the camera with skinny emu legs, nothing but wire in there.  I don't think I could have done joints that thin, even with thin chain plates, because the Allen key heads on the screws stick out on one side, and the nut sticks out the…"
Nov 17, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Thanks, all! I think I'll just end up using wire.  It might make animating slightly more difficult, but I've got to get moving with this project. I think the ones on the stop motion shop would still be too wide, anyway.  In the…"
Nov 16, 2013
susanna replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"you could also check out the joints that are used in glasses, they can often be tightened and are tiny.  or tim spring, who makes really small joints: http://www.stop-motion-armature-components.com/ ; "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Perhaps the best thing is the threaded rods with integral balls - no threadlock or brazing necessary! Reasonable value too."
Nov 15, 2013
Paul replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Don't think I had ever visited the Stopmotionshop before! Some pretty nice stuff there!! "
Nov 15, 2013
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"Have you looked at the 5mm ball and socket joints from Julian Clark? http://www.stopmotionshop.com/5mm-ball--socket-joint---double-222-p.asp They are 13mm x 8mm x 6mm. Or is that still too big?  "
Nov 11, 2013
StopmoNick replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Narrow Joints
"I use chain plates, from drive chains from motorcycles or machinery, when I need really thin thin ball joints.  They are made from a hardened steel so can be thin but still strong.  Not sure about bicycle chains, if they are strong enough…"
Nov 11, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Narrow Joints

Does anyone use/know of a method to make very small joints for a ball and socket armature?  I'm talking about knee joints in particular, so they can actually be hinge joints if that makes it any easier.  Most of what I see (aside from feature film armatures) are tremendously bulky.  I'm fairly inexperienced with ball and socket, so if it seems unlikely that I'm going to be able to pull it off, please let me know.I would need these joints to be significantly narrower than 1cm.Now that I'm…See More
Nov 10, 2013
Jonathan Hartman replied to Jonathan Hartman's discussion Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures
"Nevermind, guys!  After several hours one eBay, I was able to find some assortments for a decent price.  If anyone else is interested, I can link to some of the sellers."
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Richard Svensson's photo
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Arsinoitherium

"So you make a shallow mold from the pelt sculpt out of plaster, then pour latex into it?"
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman posted a discussion

Wholesale Jewelry Supply for Armatures

I've been trying to find a good way to get parts for a ball and socket armature I'm constructing.  Over at stopmotionstore.com (animateclay), I saw that they were selling all of these different lengths and diameters of pre-threaded rods and balls.  Unfortunately, mostly everything is sold out.  I eventually found a video explaining that they had purchased a lot of barbells usually used for jewelry.Does anyone have any good leads on similar supplies online?  I'm having trouble finding suppliers…See More
Oct 29, 2013
Jonathan Hartman commented on Will Horne's photo
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Priory Tree (s)

"Awesome!  What did you use for the leaves?"
Oct 9, 2013

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