We are preparing this kit for an up-grade and are taking pre-orders on this product for September 2020. All 6mm single and double joint will now by fully CNC manufactured as standard. All kits will be shipped on a first come first served basis. Pre-order now to avoid the 2020 price increase across this range.
NOW WITH CNC machined joints: This is a masivly anticipated and welcomed up-grade to the already super popular Aardman Creature kit. CNC joints are stronger and perform better for longer. They are smoother in opperation and braze/solder with ease.
The Aardman Armatures Creature kit is designed to deliver multiple options and maximum effect required by model makers and animators. The kit contains over 100 stainless steel parts which offers limitless possibilities for character and creature construction. With an easy to follow assembly guide, you can create anything from a simple human skeleton (an armature) to four legged friends, dinosaurs and mythical beasts. Use these armatures to flesh out in clay or other material (not included) to create your fully realised characters. Through incremental movements, your characters can then be animated in sequences to create your very own film. The joints are compact, strong and robust perfect for amateur or professional filmmakers. The armature also features rigging points, which can be fully integrated with the Aardman Armatures Rig kit to support and execute technical and dynamic animation moves. The Aardman Armatures Creature kit, although technical in it’s specification, is incredibly easy to assemble. All balls and bars are M3 threaded and can be secured into the balls using a strong thread-lock (not included) for a permanent fix. This kit will also require basic hand tools to put together (not supplied).
Please note that you will need Loctite thread-lock glue to make a permanent fixing off balls to threaded rod (not included) available to purchase here.
20 engineered stainless steel joints
Hardened stainless steel balls and socket head screws
Jointed feet and toe with tie down
Magnetic feet for magnetic tie-down option (magnets not supplied)
Integrated rigging system
10 x 6mm stainless steel double joints and balls
10 x 6mm stainless steel single joints and balls
1 x 9mm double joint and balls
2 x aluminium T Bone hip and shoulder boss
5 x stainless steel hand/toe/head paddles
1 x aluminium chest plate
1 x aluminium hip ring
1 x 1mm x 3m spool of aluminium wire (for fingers etc)
2 x M3 thread/washer/wing nut tie down
10 x 10mm M3 threaded bar
8 x 25mm M3 threaded bar
6 x 50mm M3 threaded bar
4 x 75mm M3 threaded bar
2 x 100mm M3 threaded bar
Hardware and tools pack
1 x Instructions to make 1 humanoid or 1 quadruped