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!
"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."
"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
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…"
"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). "
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…"
Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.
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