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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.

24 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. Thank you, Aroha! πŸ™‚

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

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  6. Wonderful.. Amazing ideas.. Thanks for sharing

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  7. TY! Love seeing the creative journey.

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

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  9. 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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  10. […] mistress is currently engaged in a fascinating project of using stop-motion armature for a humanly-posable doll experiment!) I rifled through my fabric stash and found lots of scraps. I layered scraps of […]

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  11. “…some light ballet…” lol! Your work is amazing! I’m so glad to have stumbled upon your site today. Thank you for sharing your work πŸ™‚

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  12. i’m fascinated! i have so wanted to try this – but never had the patience and drive to follow thru getting all the parts figured out. You are fantastic! heading to your store to get bits to try your method out – thank you so much!!!

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