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Morezmore – Monsieur Poirot – Humanly Posable Doll – Part 2

Good morning, friends!
Last Update: January 29, 2017.
Continues from Part 1.

Monsieur Poirot is an experimental doll.
I will, of course, write a step-by-step process description after I complete this one.
I will include the links to the Humanly Posable Armature parts at Morezmore.
I will be glad to see people joining me on this project (using stop motion armature for OOAK doll).

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Well, guess what… I made it.
Here it is – Humanly Posable Armature, Attempt #4.
And it is an “A”. It holds the pose just like I want it.
Yes, there are ways to make it “A+” and “A++” and I already have a few ideas, but for now it will make a very good armature for Monsieur Poirot.

Full Frontal and Strength Test

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A couple of exercises.

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Some light ballet and, of course, sitting down – the favorite exercise of Monsieur Poirot and the rest of us.

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A photo to give you an idea of the size.

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Motion range limiters from Magic sculpt epoxy putty

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Hands, feet soles and head #1. Usually, I make 2-3 heads for my dolls, because I never like the first one. This one is almost acceptable, almost.
But I might make another one, I think I can do better.

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My inner pedant won the battle over my inner go-getter. I made another head.
The first head was a bit too large. I was debating whether to detour and make another head or push through with the main objective of the doll – to test the new armature.

Well, here you go, another head. Smaller size, older Poirot, whom I like more, and, I believe, better likeness, including the egg-shaped head. Glad I made it. It is my first Humanly Posable doll, and in the future I want to look back at him and think that I did the best job I could.

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Definitely better fit – now his head is in proportion. It is just a few millimeters smaller than the previous one, but in this scale it matters.

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The battleground. Heads, especially “portrait” heads are very hard for me. It took me 3 days and about 8 folded heads, but I made him!

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Next hands, neck, ankles – out of clay.
And then padding.

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Neck, hands, feet and other parts that need some structure – check!
The rest will be foam.

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I could not resist some play time.
Monsieur Poirot is resting after the hip surgery. The tension in the hip joint was too tight, needed adjustment.

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Padding is done. It is made with 1/4″ sewing foam and pieces of cotton balls.

The tubular gauze over the foam pulls it all together nicely, I think, and makes it look like he is wearing long johns.

Enjoy the photos – that will be the last time you see Monsieur Poirot doing stretches in his underwear.

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Thank you for watching, see you later.
Continues on Part 3.

18 comments on “Morezmore – Monsieur Poirot – Humanly Posable Doll – Part 2

  1. I hate to keep saying the same thing, but it is amazing that you can work out things as you do.. I am so looking forward to seeing the progress as you apply clay.. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  2. I’ll definitely join you whenever the parts are available! The armature is amazing!

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  3. There’s only one word for this : WOW!

    I’m an ex-scientist and I love seeing where your enquiring mind takes you; a “what if I tried this?” it seems.

    Thank you.

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  4. I’ll be watching you’re amazing journey….as always you are facinating…..

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  5. Wonderful.. Amazing ideas.. Thanks for sharing

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  6. TY! Love seeing the creative journey.

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  7. I am truly impressed with your tenacity and ability. Amazing stuff and look forward to seeing your progress.

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  8. Natasha, you are amazing, I can’t wait to try this…pls keep us informed regarding materials needed…thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art.

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