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Stop Motion Animation Armatures

Malvern Armatures design, manufacture and supply affordable stop motion animation armatures for the Animation Industry, Universities, Colleges, Students as well as the Home Animator.

Our armature range comprise the INDY, Professional, and Custom Ranges and we also provide a free design service for those Bespoke Armatures that have extra long or short limbs.

Our Human Armatures come in 5 models ranging in size from 245mm to the shoulders for the largest model down to 128mm to the shoulders for the smallest model depending on the range selected.

The INDY & Professional human armature range comprise:

  • The H1 model based around a human adult with complex shoulder design
  • The H2 model based around a teenager with complex shoulder design
  • The H3 model based around a teenage with a standard shoulder design
  • The H4 model based on a 10-12 year old child with a standard shoulder design
  • The H5 model based on a 6-8 year old child with a standard shoulder design


Both the H2 and H3 models can be used as female armature to compliment the taller H1 model.

We also manufacture a range of Custom Armatures that includes a Gorilla Family (Dad, Mum & Baby), Werewolf and a small & large quadruped that can be used as any of the following: lion; dog; cat; fox; horse; zebra; donkey; wolf; cow; sheep; bison; bear; goat; tiger etc. the choice is yours.

Bespoke Armatures

To compliment our INDY, Professional, and Custom Range of Armatures we also offer a full armature design and manufacture service to help you build your unique character.

Just e-mail us a full size "Turn Around" sketch of your new character, together with any critical dimensions, and we will endeavour to design & manufacture the armature to your specific requirements.

For more details on Bespoke Armatures check out our Bespoke Page


Our Range of Armature Designs

The INDY Range: The INDY Range of Armatures use machined nickel plated solid steel limbs and stud ends combined with anodised aluminium shoulder and hip blocks eliminating the need for thread locked link/ball assemblies.
The Professional Range: The Professional Range of Armatures use precision machined 6mm nickel plated steel balls in the link assembly with M3 stainless steel limbs that are secured during assembly using Loctite 270 high strength thread lock.
The Custom & Bespoke Range: The Custom & Bespoke Range of Armatures use a combination of INDY or Professional armature components depending on the armature being built.

Customer Feedback:

Customer Feedback can be reviewed HERE.


Our Range of Armatures

INDY Range - 5 Human Models
INDY-H1; INDY-H2; INDY-H3; INDY-H4; INDY-H5
Malvern Armatures - Professional Range of Stop Motion Animation Armatures
INDY-H1 Armature
Prices from £84 to £98
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Limbs
Aluminium Link Plates
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Tie Down Points / Magnetic Tie Down
Professional Range - 5 Human Models
PRO-H1; PRO-H2; PRO-H3; PRO-H4; PRO-H5
Malvern Armatures - Professional Range of Stop Motion Animation Armatures
PRO-H1 Armature
Prices from £82 to £95
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Steel Balls / Stainless Steel Limbs
Aluminium Link Plates
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Tie Down Points / Magnetic Tie Down
Custom Range
Quadruped; Gorilla; Werewolf, Hand etc
Malvern Armatures - Custom Range of Stop Motion Animation Armatures
Werewolf & Quadruped Armatures
Various Prices
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Steel Balls / Stainless Steel Limbs
Aluminium Link Plates
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Tie Down Points / Magnetic Tie Down

Bespoke Range
Customers' Models
Malvern Armatures - Bespoke Range of Stop Motion Animation Armatures
Bespoke Armatures
Various Prices
Fully Assembled
Aluminium Shoulders & Hips
Steel Balls / Stainless Steel Limbs
Aluminium Link Plates
Steel Feet / Rigging Point
Tie Down Points / Magnetic Tie Down
Rig Assembly
(Excludes Armature)
Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Rig Assembly
Rig Assembly
Price £40

5mm Steel Baseplate / Rubber Feet
Magnetic Stand / Fine Adjustment
M3 Rigging Adapter
M3x12mm Tie Down Screws

(Armature not Included)


Armatures in Action

"Cut from the Same Cloth" is a short film produced at the University of South Wales (USW) by 3rd Year Stop Motion Animation student, James Carlisle, using 2 Armatures designed and manufactured by Malvern Armatures. The film was voted USW Best Stop Motion Animation Film 2014 and won the Royal Television Society (Wales) Animation Category 2014.

2 short films produced by The University of South Wales (USW) 3rd Year Stop Motion Animation students whose assignment was "After Effects with Mime". The armatures used were manufactured & supplied by Malvern Armatures and the final results are stunning.


James Carlisle

Sean Gregory

Basic Aluminium Wire Hands

Malvern Armatures - Stop Motion Animation Armature - 5 Finger Hand
2 x 5 Finger Aluminium Hands with K&S Brass Tube

A simple 5 finger hand comprises: 8.7mm diameter cupped stainless steel washer; 1mm twisted aluminium wire fingers; 1.7mm twisted aluminium wire wrist; K&S Brass Tube. The fingers and wrist are approximately 20mm long and the brass tube is 28mm long. For more information click HERE.


What's in the Box/Envelope?

Malvern Armatures - Postage & Packaging

When you purchase one of our armatures it comes fully assembled, unless you buy a kit, and is ready to go straight from the box. The armature is supplied with a 2mm Allen Key for adjusting the tension of the joints, two M3x12mm tie down screws for securing the feet (if required), two Standard Tie Down Assemblies and one 75mm length of M3 studding with four lock nuts and washers that can be used for rigging your armature in the studio.

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