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Ray Harryhausen Armature Kit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Westley Wood Feb 8, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi everyone, By the advice of Steve Boot I'm posting our new Ray Harryahusen Armature Kit on here. It's currently available but we have limited stock. Check here for full details:…Continue

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"I love your Armacreature kits. I started with one to try, now have three and saving up for more. The versatility is very impressive. Keep up the good work."
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Ray Harryhausen Armature Kit

The official Ray Harryhausen Armacreature stop motion armature kit in stock and shipping now. Make more than just a humanoid - enough parts to make dinosaur, quadrupeds and more! Supplied in a cool 16mm film can!
Aug 23, 2013
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COMPOST CORNER - CONKER DASH

"Remarkably fast-moving episodes, considering the subject matter!  Those were a heap of fun, nice work.  And, I guess,  thanks to the pirate who put them on the toob, I am not in the UK so I would never have seen them otherwise."
Feb 17, 2013
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Monster puppet in progress

"P.S it's also worth mentioning that if you build to 1/6 scale you can utilise ActionMan and GI Jo clothes - if you type 1/6 scale clothes into ebay you will see a huge selection come up - a lot of which are aftermarket.  Just a thought W"
Feb 11, 2013
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Monster puppet in progress

"Hi Dana, It's a funny thing (scale) and what size to make a puppet. We usually work to approx 1/6th scale (the size of an ActionMan/Gi Jo). We always allow for the head to be a bit larger than life otherwise it looks like a…"
Feb 11, 2013
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"Looking good Dana, you get a really good sense of scale in this pic as you are stood next to it. Interestingly, the Frankenweine Puppets are the same size. I think it's a really good size to work to (approx 30cm). "
Feb 11, 2013
Westley Wood replied to Daniel Sasson's discussion professional lighting kit
"Hi Daniel, I suppose it all comes down to budget and size of set. We shoot a short series for CITV called Compost Corner on a 6ft x 4ft set. Here's our lighting rig: 1 x 300W Arri Key Light (the Sun) 1 x 300W Arri Fill Light (used with a large…"
Feb 11, 2013
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"Hi Will, great bit of animation. Here's a quick Vimeo on reducing lens flicker as used by us: http://vimeo.com/30974031 Good luck Dana with your armature, hope you get some really good results! Wes "
Feb 11, 2013
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"Awesome! Cheers Will, good to see some movement! "
Feb 11, 2013
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Ray Harryhausen Armature

Ray Harryhausen as a stop motion puppet? Go on then...Animation to follow.....
Feb 8, 2013
Westley Wood replied to John Polacchi's discussion The right S.S ball bearings
"We use 304 and have never had any complaints - biggest problem is drilling them.  Good luck! Wes"
Feb 8, 2013
Westley Wood replied to Westley Wood's discussion Ray Harryhausen Armature Kit
"Hi Will,  The armature looks great along with all of your other pics - those wings are really good too! It will be great to see some animation! "
Feb 8, 2013

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Ray Harryhausen Armature Kit

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 10:04am 4 Comments

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I've been on here so many apologies. 

I've spent the last 12 months developing an Armature kit…

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At 7:37am on December 10, 2012, will mundell said…

Armatures look great, just ordered two ball joints to check size against a few of my sculpts, looking forward to getting them. Great work!

At 10:53am on December 10, 2012, Westley Wood said…

No problem, 

They have been posted. Joints can be filed/ground down to make thinner etc. We are currently working on a range of sizes so watch out for them. 

Cheers,

Wes

At 11:33am on August 26, 2013, Timmus said…

I love your Armacreature kits. I started with one to try, now have three and saving up for more. The versatility is very impressive. Keep up the good work.

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Adobe Premiere/Effects animating a matte for rig removal

Started by Annie Wong in STOP MOTION & COMPUTERS. Last reply by Scottie D. yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if anyone could tell me or point me in the direction of a tutorial for animating a matte for rig removal in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Here's a quickie little test I did of my puppet just to dip my feet into how his rig…Continue

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Making silicone puppet

Started by Hani in CASTING. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh yesterday. 17 Replies

Hi everyoneI'm working on a puppet of a girl, and I want to use silicone for the skin. I tried to make it of Dragon Skin 10 but the result goes too smooth and looks very doll like - as in the picture here:…Continue

Lighting question for all you's guys

Started by Don Carlson in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Don Carlson on Friday. 2 Replies

Hiya, folks.I'm curious what kind of lighting you use- halogen,  tungsten, LED, or compact fluorescent (spiral) bulbs. The main purpose of asking is that I am not sure how hard to design my clay for the animator who is going to use it. So far, there…Continue

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LIGHTING!

Started by Becky Weston in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Jack Liddon on Tuesday. 13 Replies

Hello fellow stop motion-ers!I have managed to teach myself enough to make a few stop motions, but I still don't quite understand what type of lighting/bulbs to use to prevent the subtle flickering throughout an animation? I want to be able to…Continue

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DIY moco rig

Started by Simon Tytherleigh in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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14 year old wants a stop motion camera

Started by Amanda in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by gustavo arteaga on Monday. 14 Replies

My son is almost 14 years old.  He has done some stop motion on his 3Ds with his lego figures, although there is no sound.  He is asking for a real stop motion camera for Christmas. I don't even know where to begin.  He doesn't have his own personal…Continue

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