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Stop Motion Animation Armatures

Any orders placed on or after the 4th August 2017 will not be processed until 14th August 2017
Malvern Armatures - What's New
  • NOW IN STOCK - BRASS Hip, Standard and Complex Shoulder Blocks and BRASS Link Plates (Parts - More info)
    See Parts List Items: 1/B, 2/B & 3/B + 12/B, 13/B & 15/B

Brass

  • Build your own Armature (More info)
  • New Jack Rabbit Armature (More info)
  • New Wolf Armature (More info)
  • M3x75mm Basic Rig Solution (More Info)
  • 20mm & 25mm Double Ball End Steel Limbs now in stock
  • INDY H1 to H5 Armatures with Hinge Link Plate Assemblies - (More info)
  • INDY H1/9 & H3/9 Armatures with a 4mm Backbone and 9mm Link Plate Assembly (More info)
  • Rigging Solutions (More info)
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Hinge Range of Armatures
INDY Hinge
5 Models: H1-H2-H3-H4-H5
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6mm Ball Joints
Standard & Hinge Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Range of Armatures
INDY 6 Range
5 Models: H1-H2-H3-H4-H5
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6mm Ball Joints
Standard Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY H1/9 & H3/9 Hinge Range of Armatures
INDY 9 Range
2 Models: H1/9 & H3/9
Fully Assembled
Brass Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6mm & 9mm Ball Joints
Standard & Hinge Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - Professional Range of Armatures
PRO Range
5 Models: H1-H2-H3-H4-H5
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Stainless Steel Limbs
6mm Ball Joints
Standard Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - Animal Range of Armatures
Animals
Tiger - Elephant - Werewolf
Quadruped (Large & Small)
Gorilla (Male - Female - Baby)
Wolf - Jack Rabbit

Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6&9mm Ball Joints
Standard & Hinge Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - Rigging Solutions
Rigging
6 Solutions
Small Rig Assembly - 6mm
Large Rig Assembly - 6mm
Large Rig Assembly - 9mm
Small Rig Baseplate
Large Rig Baseplate
Magnetic Rig Assembly

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Hand Range of Armatures
Hand Range
Full Size & Basic Wire Hands
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Blocks
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6mm Ball Joints
Standard & Hinge Link Assemblies
M3 Rigging Point
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - Bespoke Range of Armatures
Bespoke Range
Various Models
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
6 & 9mm Ball Joints
Standard & Hinge Link Assemblies
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Magnetic & Screw Tie Downs
Customer Feedback
Testimonials from our Customers
WARNING - CHOCKING HAZARD
Armatures contain small parts and should not be used by children without adult supervision
Malvern Armatures - Jack Rabbit
Jack Rabbit Armature

Bespoke Armatures
To compliment our range of Armatures we also offer a full armature design and manufacture service to help you build your unique character. Just e-mail us a full size "Turn Around" sketch of your new character, together with any critical dimensions, and we will endeavour to design & manufacture the armature to your specific requirements. For more details on Bespoke Armatures check out our Bespoke Page

What are the differences between our Armature Ranges?

The INDY Hinge Range: The INDY Hinge Range of Armatures have a combination of Standard & Hinged Link Plate Assemblies. The joints on the Lower Knees, Hips and Arms are HINGED to provide a more realistic skeletal movement. The armature is assembled using machined nickel plated solid steel limbs and stud ends with 6mm ball joints combined with anodised aluminium shoulder and hip blocks eliminating the need for thread locked link/ball assemblies.
The INDY 6 Range: The INDY 6 Range of Armatures uses Standard Link Plate Assemblies and is assembled using machined nickel plated solid steel limbs and stud ends with 6mm ball joints combined with anodised aluminium shoulder and hip blocks eliminating the need for thread locked link/ball assemblies.
The INDY 9 Range: The INDY 9 Range of Armatures have a combination of Standard & Hinged Link Plate Assemblies. The joints on the Lower Knees, Hips and Arms are HINGED to provide a more realistic skeletal movement. The backbone comprises a 9mm brass & steel joint and 4mm diameter upper and lower back components for extra strength. The rest of the armature is assembled using 3mm machined nickel plated solid steel limbs and stud ends with 6mm ball joints combined with brass shoulder and hip blocks eliminating the need for thread locked link/ball assemblies.
The PROFESSIONAL Range: The Professional Range of Armatures use Standard Link Plate Assemblies and is assembled using precision machined 6mm nickel plated steel balls in the link assembly with M3 stainless steel limbs that are secured during assembly using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock.
The BESPOKE Range: The Bespoke Range of Armatures uses a combination of INDY or Professional components depending on the armature being built.

Armatures in Action

"Cut from the Same Cloth" is a short film produced at the University of South Wales (USW) by 3rd Year Stop Motion Animation student, James Carlisle, using 2 Armatures designed and manufactured by Malvern Armatures. The film was voted USW Best Stop Motion Animation Film 2014 and won the Royal Television Society (Wales) Animation Category 2014.

2 short films produced by The University of South Wales (USW) 3rd Year Stop Motion Animation students whose assignment was "After Effects with Mime". The armatures used were manufactured & supplied by Malvern Armatures and the final results are stunning.


James Carlisle

Sean Gregory

What's in the Box?

Malvern Armatures - Postage + PackagingWhen you purchase one of our armatures it comes fully assembled and is ready to go straight from the box. The armature is supplied with an Allen Key for adjusting the tension of the joints, M3x12mm tie down screws, 50mm Standard Tie Down Assemblies and a Basic 75mm Rigging Stud that can be used in the studio.

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