Fully Loaded Cinematic Armature
Model: Generic Quadruped PLUS
140mm height 130 length
Material: Polished stainless steel
PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH ARMATURE IS HAND BUILT. THERE IS A LEAD TIME OF 5 WORKING DAYS ON THIS ARMATURE.
With 25 points of articulation, multi rigging points and acute anthropomorphic design, this is the Porsche of the canine armature world. Taking the movie, Isle of Dogs as inspiration, we've designed a quadruped with all the 'tell tails' of an armature from a production of this kind. Key features include independent forward scapula, 12mm double vertebrae with 6mm lumber. A dual rotator hip keeps things together at the back while a removable aluminium tail on a 6mm pivot finishes things at the rear. Technically speaking, we've taken care of the science, all you need do is take this dog for a run!
The Anbild Chimera offers four major functions: support, movement, dexterity and reliability. Offering a range of professionally engineered stainless steel joints, the Anibild Chimera studio armatures are pre made and packed full of features. Based on technology designed specifically for motion picture and series production work, our armatures are reliable, robust and precision manufactured.
Each armature is designed and hand built in our Animation Toolkit studios by one of our esteemed engineers. We’ve made and supplied over 10000 armatures to film makers across the globe.
Pre-made and ready to go
25 points of articulation
90% Stainless steel parts
Engineered ball joints
9mm, 6mm ball joint range
Replaceable wire tail
Anti galling/excessive wear joints
Grease nipple feature on joints
Designed with our years of experience working with, on and in our own studios, Anibild Chimera delivers. Performance and function is provided in a professionally crafted and engineered package. Not only is the Anibild Chimera range fully interchangeable, it’s also backed up with our vast range on Anibild parts that offer you endless opportunities and arrangements for your characters needs. Your productions are our priority and whenever you ever need help, advice and recommendations, we are here to help you make the right decisions.
Our experience in stop motion animation armature fabrication and production covers: Night of the Trampires, Scream Street, Corpse Bride, Postman Pat, Fifi Forget Me Not and the Flower Tots, Little Robots, Engie Benjie, and many more. We’ve recently supplied parts and materials for the likes of Charlie Kaufmans Anomilsa, The Clangers, Disney’s Club Penguin Haloween and Christmas Specials, Laika and Aardman to name a few.
Stainless steel has been the armature makers choice for decades because of it’s natural strength and hardness. The majority of our armatures are manufactured from a mixture of stainless steel grades. This includes balls, joints and bar. To avoid excessive wear and galling – a process of cold welding, components in our joints are manufactured from 2 grades of stainless steel: SS416 and SS304. The chromium content within the balls help lubricate the friction of movement between the SS416 ball plates.
Ball joint SS416
Corrosion resistant, hardened stainless steel. Applications ideal for gears, machined components and moving parts
Balls and bars SS304
Hardened with additional chromium content, withstands corrosion against water and acids, ideal for bearings and friction fittings.
All stainless steel parts with the exception of
- Steel, self colour socket head screws
- 60% Silver brazing materia
- Aluminium wire tail (replaceable)