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Joe Blow (Part 1 – Maquette for Stop Motion Puppet)

Hi, friends,
After a long break, I am returning to my studio and starting a fresh project.
Joe, also known as Joe Blow, Joe Bloggs, Juan Pérez, Вася Пупкин, and so on.

Joe will be 9″ tall, cartoon style male character, on a steel ball-socket Humanly Posable armature (new kit, named “Joe” coming soon).

So – making a maquette first.

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Animatable Stop Motion Puppet Eyes

Tools and materials:
delrin ball bearings
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Nikolai (Part 7) – Props: Floor, Walls, Desk, etc

Continues from Part 6.

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Floor
Plywood panel 1/2″ x 24 x 12 (I will use 3 panels) for a total floor of 24″ x 36″.
wood coffee stir sticks, this is a bag of 200, I want to see how much area they will cover.
Titebond Original wood glue
disposable brushes

The plan is to cover the panel with the sticks cut in half, creating the effect of a simple plank floor. Then stain it with some wood stain, then age it.

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Nikolai (Part 6) – Props: Office Chair

Continues from Part 5.

Office chair for Nikolai.

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Nikolai (Part 5) – Padding / Jeans / Jacket

Continues from Part 4.
Next step – padding and clothes. Nikolai is done!

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Nikolai (Part 4) – Silicone Feet / Shoes with Tie-Downs

Continues from Part 3.
Next step: feet
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M3 SUPERFLEX Humanly Posable Armature Instructions

Links to purchase:
M00020 MOREZMORE HPA-M3 SUPERFLEX Humanly Posable Armature STARTER Puppet Kit – includes hardware, enough for ONE puppet and all the necessary tools.
M00862 MOREZMORE HPA-M3 SUPERFLEX Humanly Posable Armature HARDWARE Puppet Kit – includes hardware, enough for ONE puppet, no tools are included.

Additional Parts Catalog

This post contains step-by-step instructions for HPA-M3 Superflex Kit which can be used to make a ball and socket armature, such as this:

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This way of assembly is not set in stone, treat these parts as an a human “Meccano” set and experiment.

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