Help with making cables tehno/organic arm!?
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Help with making cables tehno/organic arm!?

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I've been absent a while. Sorry to those who wrote me! My mail box
Filled up. I will beback soon once we get our new comp in the mail.
For the moment, I am making a cable and I wanted to ask how people made the arm?
I tried sculpt but befor I even started realized I would lose slot of mobility.
I tried heating it up and cutting the lines in? But my exacto knife is making lines to small?
I am just really tired and wanted to know...aside from taking my dremle ands irony them

Posted by Automatauntaun
on Monday, May 9, 2011
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Automatauntaun -
Saturday, May 21, 2011
haha yeah thats a thing I was board one day and my GF is a shutter bug and she has a photo blog journel. She and me played around with sunfire beast and tony facepalming. and I just left beast and him their :] and thanks for the complements I actually shaved into the disc at different intervals since its a "clicker" so with every "Click" and it locks in place it lines up with a new set o' lines...only two positions were it doesn't and thats both the top and bottom and the shoulder and elbow. when he's closer to do I might post it.
Patraw -
Friday, May 20, 2011
The lines on the arm looks pretty good from what I can tell with it being painted. I like that you went the extra mile and put the lines on the shoulder balljoint disc too--even though they won't always line up I think that looks better than a smooth disc.
somebody1 -
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I love ironman in the background facepalming Looks good. That's basically how they do it at the factory when sculpting except since it's clay they can use a larger tool to cut them into the material.
Automatauntaun -
Monday, May 16, 2011
yeah after no one responded for so long I can to the conclusion that I would have to dermel them in. turned out ok. lots of sanding, re-dremeling and sanding and some cosmetic touch ups are needed. but it turned out ok. thanks for the help dude and love your work. ;]

Patraw -
Friday, May 13, 2011
You might be able to find some kind of striated tubing that you could glue/attach to the arm (I remember the old G.I.JOE Frag Viper had a striated hose that connected his backpack to this grenade flinging claw weapon). No idea where you'd find/buy something like that in quantity though.

I'd sculpt/cut/burn those lines in if I was doing it, that, or find a figure that already has that kind of arm that I could swap in.
Automatauntaun -
Thursday, May 12, 2011
No one has a better idea then painting?
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A dremel and carve them in...sorry iPhone auto correct :]
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