face it. A really good skeleton costs a lot of
money. Even a "budget Bucky" will run
you around $100 by the time you pay for shipping.
There are some latex knockoffs, but we're still looking
probably seen this
Made-in-China-plastic-skeleton-in-a-bag for about
$10.00. In all fairness, it really doesn't look
that bad. However, it's a little short, and
chances are you'll never fool anyone into believing it's
a real skeleton. It's just not very
convincing. But what if you could dress it up a
pix to zoom in
we use this skeleton as a FCG marionette. It
wouldn't even have to move, for that matter.
Just hang there looking scary.
plastic joints on this thing are pretty
crummy. They have little range of motion,
and they're not very strong. Let's fix them
It already looks spookier!
pop the arms and legs off the torso.
Drill a hole through the pin and socket of
each joint. Use a piece of wire to
thread nylon string through the holes, then
tie the ends together.
might not look like much up close and in the
light, but now your skeleton is much more
limber, and darkness hides string. If
you need a really agile skeleton, do the
same to his elbows and knees.
hang our remodeled skeleton up to see how he
happen to have a spare FCG
contraption to use as a stand.
okay. So he appears to be practicing some kind of
interpretive dance. That's pretty
unusual, not scary.
grief, this isn't working out. He
certainly is flamboyant, but the whole leg
thing isn't working for him.
"Calamity Jack" looks
like he's trying to
The florescent paint is
a little overboard, but
we can fix that.