Micro-poseable armature

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  1. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Hey Gang!

    Just wanted to share a sneak-peek at a little future project I have in the works that I thought you guys might get a kick out of. This is the internal armature for a super poseable 1 1/2" tall figure that will have 26 points of articulation that will eventually be sculpted on top of using Apoxie sculpt and greenstuff. It was made based on the design of Takara's "Material Force" figures that came out several years ago but just shrunken down... a lot!

    The custom made ball & socket joints are created from greenstuff & super tiny gold hat pins. The knee & elbow joints are made from a flat piece of leftover polyvinyl sprue cut to the needed shapes & temporarily held together with cut-to-length straight pins. It has a double ball jointed neck, double jointed elbows & knees swivel joints just below the shoulders & hips that allow for 360 degress rotation and a very tiny ND magnet in each foot. The temporary head is made from Apoxie sculpt & all the rest is sheet & tube styrene of varying thicknesses and diameters cut to shape. Even the tiny hands have poseability, theres a hinge just in front of the ball jointed wrist that allows for 180 degrees of movement!

    There's about 24 hours of work on it so far & this marks my smallest poseable scratch built figure to date.

    I don't wanna say what its gonna be yet when its finished ( wanna leave that as a surprise for you guys :wink: ) but I guarantee its something that hasn't been done yet!


    UPDATES

    Okay, so I couldnt wait 'til this guy was finished ( read "no willpower" :lol ) to post more progress on 'im, I just had to share or I'd burst!!


    The whole thing, base included is still very much a w.i.p. The H-board will be magnetically "detachable" & its exhaust plumes ( which will eventually be sculpted & clear cast to match the '86 movie art ) are underlit from a custom built l.e.d. lite setup in the scratchbuilt base.

    So, now, anyone guess what this is gonna be? ( like anyone here wouldnt know by now :lol )


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    Here's the blueprints i made up to use for scaling reference for D's hoverboard ( just in case any adventurous souls wanna make a working 1/1 version :wink: )

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    & some shots of the LED base before I started slappin' mud on it ( it may not look like much but this thing was a big pain in the butt to build :lol ) :

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    Some comparison shots:

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    As always, comments and crits more than welcome & Thanks for looking ! :D 


    Cheers!

    ~BK
     

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  2. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet jeebus that's tiny. Awesome, can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    until I saw it with hound ... I was like 0.o .... b4 I was like O_O

    edit: probably drivers for classics figures or obviously human assets, I would love 1 if u find a way 2 sell these...
    If they scale good with SFC's made daniel & exosuit stuff could b articulated!!!

    What am I saying, u know I still have an extra SFC, gonna b fun 2 try out something like urs :D 
     
  4. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

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    I'm at a loss for words, it's just that amazing.
     
  5. Fiskone

    Fiskone Aerosol Artist

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    Incredible! I'll take 20 of these aramatures please damn your skills are insane I love all your scratch builds.
     
  6. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer/ Store Owner

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    that is crazy.. really great work.
     
  7. Pimp My Toy

    Pimp My Toy AKA Jimster

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    I'll take a hundred please!

    I love this, and it's so awesome. Funny how something so small can get me this excited.
     
  8. reluttr

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    miiiicuromaaaaaaaaaaaan! ;) 
     
  9. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Man, I'm loving this guy!
     
  10. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    stellar work man! that's so awesome
     
  11. roaddemon2001

    roaddemon2001 Mr. fixit

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    Fuuuuu*k!! Damn you . .. Exactly what kinda drugs do you take? I was just thinkin of tryin my hand at a target master and , you go and make spike. or daniel . Damn, that thing is smaller than my pinky finger.. what's next fingers on him? lol . you are so mean with all your skills . keep up the excellent work .
     
  12. closetrat

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    Any chance you wanna sell one or two?
     
  13. unlikelyhero

    unlikelyhero FOX HOUND RETIREE

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    these would make you rich

    I have been hoping someone would make these, the crap dr. wu came out with and the one takara made don't come close to this already. I would buy these by the handful for the right price of course.
     
  14. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    This is going to end up being a headmaster or power master isn't it?
     
  15. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    it prolly gonna b everything :D 
     
  16. jaraxel

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    You, go work for hasbro or better yet, a third party. now. so we can get great figures. like. now.
     
  17. kjyl

    kjyl I'm a shark.

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    Go god damn that is small. I was amazed by your targetmaster and this is even more tiny. I cannot wait to see what you do with this.
     
  18. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Quite impressive.

    But I don't know what green stuff is.
     
  19. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    ITS EVEN SMALLER THAN YYOUR TARGET MASTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    now that "that" is out of the way what is green stuff, cuase it looks like something i need
     
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