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What Components are Available / Bespoke Armature Design

Do You Need a Bespoke Armature?
If our range of Armatures do not fit your character's build requirements you can always create your own armature. At Malvern Armatures we would like to help you build your special character so we provide a full armature design and manufacture service.

Step 1
Create a "Turn-Around" sketch of your character with a few dimensions:

Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Animation Armatures

Step 2
Layout the Link Joint Assemblies, add the 6mm balls and connect the limbs.

Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Armature Design
Main Character
Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Armature Design
Link Joint Placing
(9mmx6mm Rectangle)
Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Armature Design
Link Joint Placing
(6mm Diameter Balls)
Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Armature Design
Connect the Limbs
9mm Ball Components - If your character requires a stronger backbone we have a range of 4mm diameter steel limbs with 9mm balls and 9mm brass Link Plate Assemblies.
Malvern Armatures
Full engineering drawing for Richard Hotham

Step 3
After connecting the Link Plate Assemblies measure the distance between the ball centres and compare with the Double Ball End and Stud End components in the table below. If you cannot find the correct sized components you could modify your character to suite the components available or we can manufacture bespoke size limbs using M3 Stainless Steel Studding and 6mm Steel Balls.

Step 4
Order your components and build your own Armature. You will need to buy Loctite 270 high strength thread lock and Loctite 7063 degreaser. Alternatively you could send the drawing to us and we will build it for you.

Any question - please send us an email - contact details HERE

6mm Range of Components

Double Ball Ends - 6mm

Parts List Item 32 - 10mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
10mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 33 - 15mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
15mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 71 - 20mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
20mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 72 - 25mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
25mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 34 - 30mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
30mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 35 - 35mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
35mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 36 - 40mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
40mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 37 - 45mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
45mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 38 - 60mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
60mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 39 - 70mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Ball - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
70mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel

Single Ball End

Parts List Item 40 - 25mm Single Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
25mm between ball centre and Rod End
Nickel plated steel
 

Stud End - 6mm

Parts List Item 28 - 11.5mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
M3 Thread - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
11.5mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 29 - 15.0mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
M3 Thread - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
15.0mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 30 - 19.5mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
M3 Thread - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
19.5mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 31 - 24.5mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
M3 Thread - 3mm Limb - 6mm Ball
24.5mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel

INDY Shoulder & Hips Blocks - 6mm

Parts List Item 1 - INDY Complex Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Anodised Aluminium - 3xM3 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 2 - INDY Standard Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Anodised Aluminium - 3xM3 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 3 - INDY Hip Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Anodised Aluminium - 4xM3 Threaded Holes
 

PROFESSIONAL Shoulder & Hips Blocks - 6mm

Parts List Item 7 - PRO Complex Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Aluminium - 3xM3 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 8 - PRO Standard Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Aluminium - 4xM3 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 9 - PRO Hip Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Aluminium - 4xM3 Threaded Holes
 

Balls & Feet

Parts List Item 27 - 6mm Steel Ball
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Nickel Plated Steel Ball - M3 Female Thread
Parts List Item 10 - Steel Foot
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Nickel Plated Steel Feet
M3 Threaded Hole & M3 Tie Down Point

Link Plate Assemblies - 6mm

Parts List Item 15 - Standard Link Plate Assembly
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Link Plate Assembly
Anodised Aluminium
Parts List Item 19 - Standard Link Plate Assembly
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Link Plate Assembly
Stainless Steel

6mm Link Plate Assembly Dimensions
Malvern Armatures
When assembled the distance between the balls
is 9mm for Parts List Item 15 & 19

Parts List Item 22 - Hinge Link Plate Assembly
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
6mm Link Plate Assembly
Anodised Aluminium

6mm Hinge Link Plate Assembly Dimensions
Malvern Armatures
When assembled the distance between the balls
is 9mm for Parts List Item 22

 
9mm Range of Components

INDY Shoulder & Hips Blocks - 9mm

Parts List Item 4 - INDY Complex Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Brass - 3xM3 & 1xM4 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 5 - INDY Standard Shoulder Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Brass - 3x M3 & 1xM4 Threaded Holes
Parts List Item 6 - INDY Hip Block
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
Brass - 3xM3 & 1xM4 Threaded Holes
 

Link Plate Assemblies - 9mm

Parts List Item 26 - INDY 9mm Link Plate Assembly
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Link Plate Assembly
Brass
9mm Link Plate Assembly Dimensions
Malvern Armatures
When assembled the distance between the balls
is 14mm for Parts List Item 26

Link Plate Assemblies - 9mm

Parts List Item 44 - 20.0mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Ball - 4mm Limb - M4 Thread
20.0mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 45 - 24.0mm Stud End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Ball - 4mm Limb - M4 Thread
24.0mm between ball centre & thread end
Nickel plated steel

Double Ball Ends - 9mm

Parts List Item 41 - 35mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Ball - 4mm Limb - 9mm Ball
35mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 42 - 50mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Ball - 4mm Limb - 9mm Ball
50mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
Parts List Item 43 - 75mm Double Ball End
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation - Double Ball End
9mm Ball - 4mm Limb - 9mm Ball
75mm between ball centres
Nickel plated steel
 

For an A3 PDF Copy of the INDY Armature Component List click HERE