Once we have a working design, the next step is to work out the structure needed to support the pieces. I do this on my sketch as follows:
The support rod will be brazed onto the kelp at the sailor's elbow and run up the arm, through the shoulder,
and down the torso to the point where her hand will attach to his body. The only points of contact will be as follows: Kelp base to base, kelp to elbow, and her left hand to his body. In addition to these supports, I will add a basic wire armature in his body to support the legs and arms.
The basic measurements I use can be found at:
** Please notice I did not run the tube all the way down the spine. This was done yesterday after lunch. As I sculpted, I realized that this should be all the way down the spine for more support. Do it the right way and run your tube down the spine for more support!
**Here is the fix for my mistake of not extending the arm tube down the spine. If you look closely at the supporting arm you can see a second tube has been added which runs along the upper arm and follows the torso to the hip. this is foil taped on and then covered with masking tape.
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BTW, here is a preview of what we will do next.