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INDY Single Human Hand Armature and Basic Wire Hand

The INDY full size Human Hand Armature is based around a central 6mm thick aluminium palm block. Designed with 6mm Standard Link Plate Assemblies, nickel plated steel fingers and stud ends removing the need for a 6mm tapped ball/M3 studding/Loctite used on the PRO Armatures. This makes the INDY armature more robust and eliminating ball/joint failure. The stud ends are screwed into the palm block and secured using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock. All Hand Armatures are available with Hinge, Standard Brass or Stainless Steel Link Plate Assemblies.

Hinged Joints
The hinge anodised aluminium link plate assemblies have one hinge socket joint to provide a more realistic skeletal movement.

What's in the Box
When you purchase one of our hand 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 and a 75mm length of studding with lock nuts and washers for rigging your armature using the M3 tapped hole in the palm block.

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Aramtures - INDY Full Size Human Hands
A Pair of INDY Armature Hands with Standard Brass Link Plates
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Aramtures - INDY Full Size Human Hands
A Pair of INDY Armature Hands with Hinge Link Plates
PL163 - INDY Single Hand Armature
with Brass Link Plates
£110.00
PL164 - INDY Single Hand Armature
with Stainless Steel Link Plates
£130.00
PL165 - INDY Single Hand Armature
with Aluminium Hinge Link Plates
£130.00

INDY Single Full Size Hand Armature - Key Features
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Palm Block with M3 Rigging Point
Standard Link Plate Assemblies - Brass, Aluminium Hinge or Stainless Steel
Assembled using Loctite 270 High Strength Thread Lock
1 x 75mm Rigging Stud with Nuts & Washers
1 x 2mm Al
len Key

Build Specification
Nickel Plated Steel Fingers & Stud Ends with integrated 6mm Balls
6mm Diameter Nickel Plated Steel Socket Joint Balls
Brass, Hinge or Stainless Steel Link Plate Assemblies
M3 Stainless Steel Link Plate Screws


Basic Pair of Wire Hands

Each 5 finger aluminium wire hand comprising a 8.7mm diameter cupped stainless steel washer with 5x1mm twisted aluminium wire fingers and a 3 strand 1mm twisted aluminium wire wrist. The fingers can be cut to length as required during final assembly. Each hand is supplied with 2x20mm lengths of K&S Square Brass Tube #8152 and 1x22mm length of K&S Tube Brass Square #8153. All components require final assembly using 2 Part Epoxy Glue as per the instructions below. For a PDF copy of the assembly instruction click HERE.

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - 5 Finger Wire Hands Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - 5 Finger Wire Hands
2 x 5 Finger Aluminium Wire Hands with
Square K&S Brass Tube

- DIY Assembly
2 x 5 Finger Aluminium Wire Hands with
Square K&S Brass Tube

- Fitted
PL46 - Pair of Basic Wire Hands
with square K&S Tube
£8.70
PL70 - Pair of Basic Wire Hands
with square K&S Tube - FITTED
£20.25

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Aramtures - Wire Hand Assembly Instructions
(Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Assembly Instructions)

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 BESPOKE Range: The Bespoke Range of Armatures uses a combination of INDY or Professional components depending on the armature being built.