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INDY-6 Range of Solid Limbed Armatures

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5 x Human Armatures with Solid Limbs and Standard Link Assemblies

Designed with Brass Hip and Shoulder Blocks, 6mm Standard Brass Link Plate Assemblies, solid (nickel plated) Steel Limbs and Stud Ends. This makes the INDY armature more robust and eliminating ball/joint failure. During assembly the feet, backbone, shoulder and hip stud ends are secured using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock. Armatures are available with Brass Link Plate Assemblies.

What's in the Box
When 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, two M3x12mm tie down screws, two 50mm Standard Tie Down Assemblies and a 75mm length of studding with lock nuts and washers for rigging your armature.

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Range of Solid Limb Armatures
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All armatures are available with Brass Link Plate Assemblies
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Range of Solid Limb Armatures
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY H1 and H2 Complex Shoulder Design
Complex shoulder assembly on the INDY H1 & H2 Armatures
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY H5 Solid Limb Armature
Shoulder & Hip Assembly on the INDY H5 Armature
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Hip Assembly
Hip Assembly on the INDY H2 Armature

Model INDY-H1: Standing 240mm tall to the shoulders this adult human has solid, nickel plated, steel limbs, a double jointed back with complex shoulder design allowing for more realistic human movement. The brass hip block is supplied with a single M3 rigging point and each foot has an M3 tie down point plus the provision of magnetic hold down on the studio table if required. The armature is supplied with a 75mm long M3 rigging stud, two standard 50mm tie down assemblies, two M3x12mm tie down screws and a 2mm allen key for adjusting the tension of the link plate joints.

Model INDY-H2: Standing 220mm tall to the shoulders this teenager has solid, nickel plated, steel limbs, a single jointed back with complex shoulder design allowing for more realistic human movement. The brass hip block is supplied with a single M3 rigging point and each foot has an M3 tie down point plus the provision of magnetic hold down on the studio table if required. The armature is supplied with a 75mm long M3 rigging stud, two standard 50mm tie down assemblies, two M3x12mm tie down screws and a 2mm allen key for adjusting the tension of the link plate joints.

Model INDY-H3: Standing 218mm tall to the shoulders this teenager has solid, nickel plated, steel limbs, a single jointed back with standard shoulder design. The brass hip block is supplied with a single M3 rigging point and each foot has an M3 tie down point plus the provision of magnetic hold down on the studio table if required. The armature is supplied with a 75mm long M3 rigging stud, two standard 50mm tie down assemblies, two M3x12mm tie down screws and a 2mm allen key for adjusting the tension of the link plate joints.

Model INDY-H4: Standing 156mm tall to the shoulders this 10-12 year old has solid, nickel plated, steel limbs, a single jointed back with standard shoulder design. The brass hip block is supplied with a single M3 rigging point and each foot has an M3 tie down point plus the provision of magnetic hold down on the studio table if required. The armature is supplied with a 75mm long M3 rigging stud, two standard 50mm tie down assemblies, two M3x12mm tie down screws and a 2mm allen key for adjusting the tension of the link plate joints.

Model INDY-H5: Standing 130mm tall to the shoulders this 6-8 year old has solid, nickel plated, steel limbs, a single jointed back with standard shoulder design. The brass hip block is supplied with a single M3 rigging point and each foot has an M3 tie down point plus the provision of magnetic hold down on the studio table if required. The armature is supplied with a 75mm long M3 rigging stud, two standard 50mm tie down assemblies, two M3x12mm tie down screws and a 2mm allen key for adjusting the tension of the link plate joints.


Typical Solid Limbed Components

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Steel Double Ball End

The nickel plated steel limbs on the INDY Range of Armatures comprise a 6mm diameter precision machined steel ball with a 3mm diameter connecting rod. The limbs come in a range of sizes including: 70mm; 60mm; 45mm; 40mm; 35mm; 30mm; 15mm & 10mm depending on the model of armature being built.

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Steel Stud Ends

The nickel plated steel stud ends on the INDY Range of Armatures comprise a 6mm diameter precision machined steel ball, a 3mm diameter connecting rod and an M3 threaded stud. The studs screw into the feet, shoulder and hip blocks and are secured using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock.

The stud ends come in a range of sizes including: 11.5mm; 15.0mm; 19.5mm & 24.5mm depending on the model of armature being built.

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - INDY Hip and Shoulder Blocks

The brass shoulder & hip blocks on the INDY Range of Armatures have M3 tapped holes that are used to connect the stud ends using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock. The hip block also has an M3 rigging point that can be used with our Rigging System.

Shown in the photograph are the complex shoulder block (left) used on the INDY H1 & H2 Armatures, the hip block (centre) used on the complete range of INDY Armatures and the standard shoulder block (right) used on the INDY H3, H4 and H5 Armatures.


Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - H1 Animation
INDY H1 Armature Components

What are the differences between our Armature Ranges?

The INDY 9 Range: The INDY 9 Range of Armatures has a combination of brass Standard & Hinged link plates with 9mm/6mm steel ball joints. The joints on the Lower Knees, Hips and Arms are hinged to provide a more realistic skeletal movement. The backbone comprises a 9mm joint for extra strength. The rest of the armature is assembled using 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 INDY Hinge Range: The INDY Hinge Range of Armatures has a combination of brass Standard & Hinged link plates with 6mm steel ball joints. The joints on the Lower Knees, Hips and Arms are brass 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 brass shoulder and hip blocks eliminating the need for thread locked link/ball assemblies.
The INDY 6 Range: The INDY 6 Range of Armatures have brass Standard link plates with 6mm steel ball joints and are assembled using 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 BESPOKE Range: The Bespoke Range of Armatures uses a combination of components depending on the armature being built.

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