Just A Little Something

September 16, 2016

When I wrote my last post, I had spent some time working on a from-scratch ball-and-socket armature.  Surprisingly (for me), I had actually been snapping a few pictures as I iterated on the design, but I hit some cloud-related issues and lost many of my progress shots.  By the time I realized it, I had already covered the armature with the puppet for my forthcoming project, so I'm not even able to share some juicy close ups of the final armature.  I figured I'd make a new one soon enough, so I could just share that one, but as I've moved on to some set-related things, it'll be a little longer.

 

I came across this low-light picture that I had sent to someone, however, so it was linked to the messaging account that I used.  Here it is:

 

 

My goal here was to build a ball-and-socket armature while seated at a desk in my parents house without any of the tools one might normally use for such a task.  So, all of the plates are hand-shaped, all of the holes are hand-drilled, and all of the taps are hand-tapped.

 

I don't know if you've ever tried to do such a thing, but it is very unpleasant.  However, the end result is good enough for government work (perhaps even slightly better).  If you have any questions about what I did, feel free to send me an email!

 

Luckily for me, I've since acquired a drill press and a whole new work space in a whole new home.  I'm very excited to experiment faster and more comfortably.

 

In the spirit of sharing, here's a blurry photo of puppet as I sculpted him over the armature.  See if you can guess the plot from one blurry in-progress photo.

 

 

Until next time, everybody!

 

 

UPDATE:  I stripped this sucker down to tinker with the armature a bit, so I have a new hot pic!

 

 

 

 

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