View Full Version : Full Motion Range artist manniquins?

06 June 2005, 07:31 PM
Does anyone know of any full motion range artist manniquins (approx. 8"-10")?

The only manniquins I have seen have only have front/back motion in the legs (where there should be full rotation).


06 June 2005, 04:20 AM
One pitfall of using posable figures is that no matter how articulate they are, you can never capture the natural distribution of shifting weight of a real person. Only a real person can pose that natural.

06 June 2005, 09:42 PM
:DI don't want to be nitpicking here. But I'm convinced that it's just math to learn to distribute weight properly. I think the problem lies in the fact of the complexity of different mucles and muscle groups interacting with eachother when in different motions and poses. It's more like what one of those sculptors said, the statue is allready there, I just need to pick away what's around it.

Just my 2 cents here, but I don't think it should be any trouble if your knowledge of anatomy is sufficient. :shrug:

06 June 2005, 09:45 PM

my friend got one , theyre great!


06 June 2005, 09:48 PM
So what is that? Your friend trained a spiderman stunt double to pose for him? Can I have one too? :cool:

06 June 2005, 10:23 PM
I got some trow work, not thath useful, but if you are interested i ask were they bought it.
a picture of them.

Agent Vesago
06 June 2005, 05:41 AM
So what is that? Your friend trained a spiderman stunt double to pose for him? Can I have one too? :cool:

He's talking about this Spider-man. ( :thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 06:27 AM
Aye, Spiderman rocks.

06 June 2005, 07:58 AM
LOL, that last picture is hilarious :thumbsup:

06 June 2005, 11:57 PM
Lunatique - you are right - there is no substitute for a live model, but unfortunately they are not always available. (I used to own a couple of full length mirrors, that I used for drawing myself - the model was scarey, but the exersise was useful).

Alex.h - Thanks - if you could post a website for the manniquins that would be great - (at least I could take a look at them)

Squibbit - I thought that an 'action figure' might work, now that I know Spidey is available, I am going to chase him down!

LoTekK - LOL - exactly my sentiments!


06 June 2005, 02:32 PM

Here's the thread Kirt started last year about the Spidey figure ( We had spotters around the world looking for best pricing and some clever souls doing inappropriate things :argh: with their new, fully articulated action figures.

06 June 2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the link ILikesoup - very good


Toy Biz no longer makes the 18" 68 point articulated spiderman :sad:

They have a 12" 'highly articulated' spiderman, and venom - there customer rep. didn't know how many points of articulation. I am going to check it out.


I found a "toys r us" that is still carrying the 18" spidey - I am going to pick it up today.


06 June 2005, 01:55 AM
Whew found it!

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