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Terrible Peril
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Articulated body form
Here I go again with a "how to follow along" which means I'll add to the thread as I progress with the form

This project was seeded by Systematic Chaos at this thread http://hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=14614



These are arms...upper arm, lower arm, and hand
After some quick calculations, I sized these arms to fit in the suit jacket



The hinge is 2 fence gate lock parts from Home Depot



A few washers, a nut and bolt, and some treated 2"x2" pine



So far I have 2 hours in the project, and I am really surprised at how smooth the joints move and how well the stay where I pose them
 

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Terrible Peril
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My plan is to build an articulated human frame with off the shelf parts
In this case I went with the spring tension method to hold the joints stiff after posing the figure



I found this 3 piece suit, shirt, tie, and shoes at Goodwell ...$8.
 

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Here is the spring tension set up....3 lock washers with flat washers on both sides
 

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Thanks Sickie.......here are some more



Got the legs made tonight.... and screwed on the shoes



Here is the shoulder set up.....the hanger came with the suit, and it holds the coat in a natural shoulder pose...I will bolt on the shoulder joints to it tomorrow.
 

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This is going to be one snazzy looking dude when he's done.
 

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Hey keep this coming!! Your doing a great job. Do you have a parts list and possibly a cost estimate for those parts?? Also how did you screw the shoes on? I can't wait to see this when its done.
 

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OK folk here is todays work...



Here is the finished torso...you can see the shoulder and hip joints...



I was shocked....he stood up the very first time I tried!



Posing is easy....If any joint is too tight or loose just need 2 wrenches to tweak them
 

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He is about 6' tall....weighs about 25 lbs



If I could only get him to mow the yard while he sits on my tractor
 

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Very impressive. How much was the cost for the wood and hardware?
 

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Man That thing is a great frame. Looks like I got an idea to steal.
 
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