making "well" articulated figure cheaply
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making "well" articulated figure cheaply

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hi im new here and this is my first custom. just want to share some tips that I hope will help those in need.




this you will need:

wire cutters
guitar string #6 (this is a small figure so im using a thin wire)
blade cutter (not shown)
paper clip (not shown)

first, you have to cut the part that goes into the pelvis part of your figure


trim out the edges for a smoother movement.

now, using the guitar string,


remove the copper wire that wraps around it and pierce it through the leg


alignment is everything. now cut the wire with the wire cutter making sure no wire is sticking out.


now,that part is movable



for the knee,

you'll need a thicker wire,im using a paper clip this time. cut it and make a small hole like in the picture



(tip: if you want a tight movement,make a hole that will fit the shaft the you'll be using.im using the guitar string as shaft)

cut a "pocket" for the hook to fit in,




now secure the "hook" using the guitar strings,do the same step above

cut the wire neatly

and put the straight part of the "hook" to the upper leg.making sure its dead-center





(sorry,got some mis-alignment Xp






for the toes


put a small slit, small enough for the aluminun plate to fit in


and do the same on the leg couterpart


(im using this plate just to show variety of materials that you can use)
put two (2) hole on the plate (this is where the shaft will go through)


then lock it up with the guitar string



same process can be done on the arms.its all up to you how many joints you want to put to your figure

(my bad for using thick wire. lesson : smaller the figure,the thiiner the wire)










hope this will help any one of you..thanks

Posted by eamrj
on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
User Comments
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Awesome work.
eamrj -
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
tnx..I hope it will
Darththomas -
Monday, June 23, 2014
very nice method dude, I can see this being useful in the future
eamrj -
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
haven't tried heating up the plastic but you could do it too on plastic but you just have to do it really careful and slow.heating up the wire can leave "burn marks" on your figure.and also,u may want to cut the wire diagonally to have a sharp point.this will help you do it better.
pock63 -
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
That's really convenient I wonder if you could do the same thing with a normal figure if you heated the plastic till it was really soft.
eamrj -
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I didn't drill it. the figure im using is kinda rubbery..so I just have to pierce it through.careful enough not to push it too hard or it might get to your fingers.
pock63 -
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Very inventive Do you drill a whole for the wire to go through and if not how do you make all the fine wholes for the wire to fit in?
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