Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Creating The Armature (Or 'The Skeleton')
I would use the metal as his bones and I would use the wood as his joint sockets.
So, the wood was cut to the correct size and I rounded the edges off so it could slot into the metal easier. I drilled a hole through the wood and used aluminium armature wire (which I rounded slightly in a vice and with a file) to stick in the hole...
...which ended up creating a rather great joint! So now I had tested it, I had to measure the correct sizes out so that the metal could be cut and I could start creating his actual skeleton. I had to remember to account for the space the aluminium wire would give when I was measuring out the sizes otherwise he would've had a good few inches added on to him by accident.
His spine, by the way, is in seven bits. The wood for this will just have to be wedges I think, there would be no other way of being able to get it on properly without the wood splitting.