This is my first pass on some fully-articulated hands for a new armature. If I'm being entirely honest, I'll probably end up using wire, but this is just something that I've been wanting to do for a while, so here we are. Aside from my (fairly) trusty drill press, I have to do most things by hand. I use mostly off the shelf metal and hardware, but if I had a blank check for fabrication experiments, I would likely special order some expensive low-profile screws. These work pretty well, but I'm still planning a second draft (even though I might not use them anyway). To improve the fingers, I'll nest the segments in each other rather than using the sandwich plates. It certainly works fine th

Iron Maiden

I made an Iron Maiden for my new short film. I'm actually done with the whole thing. I sent it to my friend who does sound design. It might be a while before I get it back, but I'll try to post some pics of odds and ends in the meantime. Here's this Iron Maiden: I went through a handful of design revisions. I roughed it out in Castilene (never used it before/it was fine), then made some two-part quick rubber push molds (never used that stuff before/it was scary). Then I cast the two halves in weird, slow-setting epoxy that gave me some pretty okay, fairly hollow plastic positives. I painted it. Added some chains. Made some hinges. I think the contrast between the shiny interior and t

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