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Morezmore HPA (Humanly Posable Armature) Parts Description – Part 2

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Continued from Part 1, which has the detailed description of the parts and tools.
If you just arrived and landed here, please start with Part 1.

I started with a simpler one, 9 joints (neck, 2 shoulders, 2 elbows, 2 hips, 2 knees).
This one (Example 1):
Assembling joints is described in Part 1, here are just some additional details.

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Abbreviations above each row of the photos:
LP – Left Photo
RP – Right Photo
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LP: The wooden chest and hip connector pieces are made from 1″ square wood tiles.

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manual drill handle and 2 mm drill bits

Drill 4 holes

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M2 x 10 mm screws and M2 hex nuts

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For proportions I was using the same proportions chart as in Monsieur Poirot.
Sometime in the middle of the process my armature switched gender. Oh well.
Ball joints and chest piece together.

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magic sculpt epoxy putty

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brass connectors M2 x 10 mm (actually, those connectors are not really necessary, as I found later)

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The hands:
finger armature wire 32 ga
round brass tube 5/32″
tube cutter
brass connectors M2 x 10 mm

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In order to get the right size of the hands (and feet) in 1:6 scale, I set the image size 3 cm (for hands) and 4 cm (for feet). Photoshop and maybe other image editing software allows that.

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The feet:
brass strip 6 mm wide, punctured with an ice pick, the hole filed flat with the surface with a needle file.

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The head, hands and feet are removable – just to make it simpler when making the doll.

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Sealing the connectors on the rods:

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The shape of magic sculpt layer was wrong, I had to trim the magic sculpt after it cured, with a x-acto knife and a file.
RP: before and after trimming

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Incidentally, a finger cut off the old leather glove saves a lot of cuts on the thumb, if you cut like I do.

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Joints are sealed:

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Some burlesque dancing to celebrate:

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Continued on Part 3

To be continued
Thank you for watching 🙂

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