Scratch Builds: Modifying and Building Heads with Wikkid: Creating an Articulated Neck

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    The Articulated Neck:

    Not a fan of ball joints? Well, here's how you build a solid neck mechanism:

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    The part on the left is two solid styrene square tubes glued together that gives us our thickness.

    On the right is the outer shell made from two styrene hollow square tubes. The centers are hollowed out and they are glued together. You'll also need to notch out the bottom sides depending on how much articulation is needed.

    Here is the mechanism assembled and glued into place:

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    On the left is an outer casing that is designed similar to the first part only larger. This piece will fit over this entire neck mechanism to protect it from putty and to give an attachment point:

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    Mounted like this, you can now see how much movement the head has for looking down:

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    . . . . and up. A screw on the actual figure allows for rotation. This mechanism is only meant for upward and downward movement. You can also detail the neck with hydraulics or whatever:

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    Now we round out the attachment point and secure it to the trunk to form the back of the head:


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    Now it's time to outline the face to prepare for the next stage:

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