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Looking for ways to make a posable skeleton stiff enough to hold his form.
Toy Bone Skeleton Skull Art

I plan on moving this guy up a rail 16' in 4 seconds. I want him to stay in a pose similar to this one and be able to withstand the starting and stopping inertia without breaking or losing it's pose. So need some insight on what to use in those moveable joints. Epoxy, wire frame, ??
 

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So just looked into the thermo plastic beads, I think I may use a combination of fiberglass resin and the colored plastic beads. Soak some strips in the resin and wrap the joints, the cover with the beads .There is probably going to be some type of metal frame(aluminum/copper) tubing attached to the chest cavity securing it to the carriage.
Thank for the ALWAYS great advise.
Soon all my motor controller componets arrive. Will post some updates of that part of the project.
 

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Thx, I really appreciate your insite and experience in this. Have followed alot of your posts and am a big fan of your craft. You are correct, they are not built to handle inertia stresses. So I have to basically create either an internal(concealed) skeletal structure this store bought exoskeleton will will be attached to, or build up the exoskeleton at those joints to handle the ride.
So far I am in the design of the rail portion.
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Waiting for my motor controller to come in to start testing. Everything so far is theory.
 
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