Sunday, 5 April 2009

Robot Legs

I'm working on making the legs separately so that I can construct them in a way that enables them to move. Although the robot is in a wheelchair and given the design of the character his legs are not able to support his body weight, I would still like to give the hip and knee joints some moveability for the purpose of animating.

I laser cut the shape of the top half of the leg and using milliput and wire I sculpted a design on top. For the knee ball I sculpted this from milliput and for the lower leg I used wooden dowel and sculpted on the end to make feet. I then made silicone moulds of all these separate componants and cast them in metal powders.

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