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Nikolai (Part 6) – Props: Office Chair

Continues from Part 5.

Office chair for Nikolai.

Water bottle cap
3mm drill bit

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M3x20mm screws

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M3x45mm nylon standoff connectors

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M3x16mm threaded rods and hex nuts

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10mm wooden balls

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M3 t-nut

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M3x30mm threaded rod and wing nut
plastic flexible armature 3/16″

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a piece of sturdy plastic – a plastic bin divider in my case. I wanted Nikolai’s chair to be on the small side, I think a chair a bit too small will add to comical effect. But still he needs to fit into it.

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The plastic ball and socket tilt the seat into all directions. But if I drill into socket link and insert a screw, it will limit the range of tilting and the chair will tilt only backward.

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plastic flexible armature 1/8″

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Snip the ends – I don’t need them.

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4mm DIA aluminum tubes

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tube cutter

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All unscrewed, I am preparing to threadlock all parts with J-B Weld Epoxy

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Black leather (if you are shopping for leather, look for a softer kind – the keywords are “lambskin”, “soft”, “glove leather”, or you will get a hide unusable for miniature work). Ask your family for old gloves, wallets and jackets and check the charity stores for leather garments.

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1/2″ naked foam

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Punctured with an ice pick and sewn through with a needle and thread

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The cushions are also sewn with a needle and thread. 2mm rattail cord to finish it off and hide the seams, also sewn to the leather and the ends and especially stubborn parts glued with Fabritac glue

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Painted all the non-black parts with black acrylic paint

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Next – computer desk, computer screens, etc.

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If all goes as planned, Nikolai will be starring in a stop motion film.

A group of stop motion enthusiasts are making a collaboration stop motion project. Each of us take a “job” (script, storyboard, character concept sketches, puppet fabrication, props, animation, editing, music and foley, etc.). We work together to make a short film, and, in return, get the shared rights to the films – for promotion, experience or resume. No pay, just the rights to the video use.

If you would like to join us, please join the public Facebook Group So You Want to Make a Stop Motion Film.
Nikolai The Troll Group is currently a private group and will be opened for public once the film is made.

Continues on “a href=”https://morezmore.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/nikolai-part-7-props-floor-walls-desk-etc/”>Part 7.

3 comments on “Nikolai (Part 6) – Props: Office Chair

  1. Looks very good, like the flexibility too. How’s the film going?

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    • thanks! The animator are waiting for the delivery of the puppet and all props (made by me and another person). So – it is going well, just slower than I would like it to be, but mostly people are waiting on me!

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