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    I Need a good pvc armature (for costume)how to including how to get it to stand.I need to make a 6ft one.
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    I think I posted this in wrong section.SOOOOOOOO sorry move if need be.

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    I simply pound two pieces of rebar into the ground and set the prop on that. My guy wears boots and the rebar goes right thru the soles.




    You can make TEEs at the bottom and so it has a base to stand on, but you will still need to tether it to keep it from blowing over. (most likely)

    There is a website that allows you to input a desired height and it gives you the measurements to cut the PVC (arms, legs, hips, etc) Can't recall it, but will look it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scareisburg View Post
    yep that is a Great website House is a very smart man. Now I wonder how I can make this work as to make the arm move like waving I'm not to good it figuring stuff like that out But I have everything I need to do it but the bushings? What are Bushing? lol

    i know how to build the frame part,lol

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    halloween71 - definitely check out Spookineer's website. He'll have plenty of tips and is very helpful.

    Here's another link that my boss used to make an armature. It is time consuming - but very posable and sturdy. Let us know how it goes.

    http://www.hauntershangout.com/home/Myarmature.asp

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    halloween 71 here's a how to for making the arm move, you could use a small gear motor and a crank setup instead of the servo and gears. The arm would move up and down all the time though.

    http://www.wildrice.com/Halloween/Co...icSkeleton.pdf

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    Thanks so much guys.As a beginner I am learning soooooo much from you wonderful people.

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    Most Of Us use this standard Pvc frame made out of 1/2" pvc pipe and some of the following:1-10' long pvc pipe cut to the length you want. at the arms and legs
    1- pvc + joint,2-45% elbow joints,2-95% elbow joint. 1- T joint for the trunk, 2- 45% for the hips



    Hope this helps then we pound re-bar in the ground and slide the prop Body down over and it will stand on its own.

    I have a lot of tutorials on my website check them out.. just click my banner
    this is made with a Bar-B-Q Motor and some 1" flat alum stock and some bushings and bolts and well you get the idea.
    Last edited by RBC; 03-16-2008 at 08:55 PM. Reason: added pic s

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandora View Post
    halloween71 - definitely check out Spookineer's website. He'll have plenty of tips and is very helpful.

    Here's another link that my boss used to make an armature. It is time consuming - but very posable and sturdy. Let us know how it goes.

    http://www.hauntershangout.com/home/Myarmature.asp
    Thats the one I made last year, it works great! fully atriculated, posable, stands on its own.. You arrrrre right, it is time consuming to make, but it is worth it!
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