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Some of you know I built a kicking Hangman last year. It was OK, but the motion was too subtle. This year, I screwed all the PVC joints together and padded him out better. I also gave him "kneecaps" to keep his legs from bending forward, and I cranked the voltage across the wiper motor from 5 volts to 12 volts. The result is a very angry hangman.

Please see the vid and let me know what you think.:D
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Looks great! Noone is going to miss the movement this year.
 

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Me like.....Is this the traditional wipermoter in the bucket prop?
 

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I couldn't get mine to work like that. Next year for me I guess. Congrats on the movement. Looks really good.

I tried to talk my neighbor into letting me hang him. I told him it was just for one night, but he was a no go. I even offered to put a ladder under his feet every ten minutes or so. He just was NOT interested. Party pooper.
 

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Me like.....Is this the traditional wipermoter in the bucket prop?
uhhh..no. I did try that once, but it just looked BAD. Here is a pic of the PVC frame and mech. It cranks a hinged hip made of a single PVC pipe through two PVC Tees on the bottom of the torso. It makes the upper legs pull up, like if you were to sit down, and throws the lower legs forward by momentum.


 

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That's some amazing movement, Dr., any hopes of you posting more detail on the building of it? Maybe some photo's of the leg portion.

I'm pretty much a nube at building props, I've done a few bodies before, but would just stick a Bobble Ball in their chest for some random twitching, with a somewhat rigid skeleton for realistic movement (elbows, knees, etc) unfortunately, those aren't on the market anymore.
 

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That's some amazing movement, Dr., any hopes of you posting more detail on the building of it? Maybe some photo's of the leg portion.

I'm pretty much a nube at building props, I've done a few bodies before, but would just stick a Bobble Ball in their chest for some random twitching, with a somewhat rigid skeleton for realistic movement (elbows, knees, etc) unfortunately, those aren't on the market anymore.
I could take a pic of the legs, but they are all covered in padding now. There really isn't much to it, as I borrowed Deathlords Hangman body frame and hip joint design. The only difference between his and mine, really, is his is pneumatic, and mine uses a wiper motor.

Here is a link to his page, which should give you a better idea how the body is constructed.
http://www.deathlord.net/Lynching/lynch.htm
 

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I see I'm not the only one with to much crap in their garage!!
Prop looks fantastic though. Wish i had one, maybe next year.
 

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Garage? That's my livingroom! jk..LOL! Yes, my garage is crap central. It was real clean 2 weeks ago..untill I hauled out the props and started tweaking them. To do that I needed my tweaking stuff, of course..Power supplies,PVC pipe, wire, extension cords, rope, old clothes, solder, screws and fasteners, glue, paint..well, you get the idea. Oh yea, and power tools...I have it all just where I can get at it. Right at my feet!
 
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