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Magnetic Wrist Joints Kit Instructions (for Humanly Posable Armature)

This post is a step by step description for making magnetic wrist joints (M00220), used as an option with the HPA-1 (Humanly Posable Armature) Kit.

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Hands with Magnetic Wrist Joints.

Cut 10 fingers out of cotton-covered finger wire, 32 Ga.
Put them into the piece of round brass tube 5/32″ (opposable thumb wire from the opposing end).

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Flatten the tube with long nose pliers and, for good measure, carefully pinch it a few times with wire cutter.
Carefully, don’t cut them off. Set the hand on a shorted ball screw. Pinch with pliers to tighten the tube around the screw.

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Here are the parts that make the magnetic wrist joint, from top to bottom:
round brass tube 5/32″ (hand module)
brass connector M2x10 mm
8 mm countersunk magnet
The hand.
Cold Weld epoxy is used to secure hand module, brass connector and ring magnet.

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Sculpting hands.

Paint wire with Translucent Liquid Sculpey on cat tongue brush.
Make little sausages.

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The sausage fingers should be the same width as on the reference photo.

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Make indentations where the fingers bend with the X-acto knife.
Make nails on the other side with fingernail tools.

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Bake.
Make small cuts where finger knuckles are.

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Bend fingers (break clay).
Paint fingers with Translucent Liquid Sculpey

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Put clay on the palm and sculpt the hands with a hook micro tool, cat tongue brush, fine point tip rubber tool.
Finger ring palette is helpful to keep the clay and liquid clay close to the sculpting area.

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Finish, bake and paint with Genesis paints, at the same time you paint the face. For reference use your own hands.

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ALL HPA Kits – click on the LINKS to order:

M00083 HPA-1 Basic Hardware Kit – includes consumable parts only (metal, wire, tube).
M00689 HPA-1 Tool Kit – includes non-consumable and long-use tools only, things you buy once.
M00220 HPA-1 Magnetic Wrists Kit – includes parts for the flexible wrist joints only.

M00023 HPA-1 Basic Hardware + Magnetic Wrists – includes Basic Hardware Kit and Magnetic Wrists Kit, no tools.
M00137 HPA-1 Starter Kit – includes Basic Hardware Kit, Magnetic Wrists Kit and Tool Kit.


M00083 HPA-1 Basic Hardware Kit:

 

Continues on King and Jester

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