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23 February 2014 @ 11:54 am
Happy Birthday Scully  
For Scully's 50th badforthefish and I decided to do something a little different.

It ummm... didn't go according to plan and our first attempt took over 4 hours

Our second foray into the world of animation met with a little more success however.

So without further ado I bring you Scully's 50th Birthday present from Mulder. With thanks to badforthefish for her endless patience, string
pulling, button pushing, movement making and advice.

Happy Birthday Scully

Also our first attempt, which in hindsight was a little too adventurous.

estella_cestella_c on February 23rd, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I love these SO MUCH!
chinapatternschinapatterns on February 23rd, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, glad you liked them :) There will be more on the way - call this a trial run.
Lara / larmay --- (llarmay @ my personal journal): TV Show_04larmay on February 23rd, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
OMG! These are stunning!!!
chinapatternschinapatterns on February 23rd, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks larmay :)
peace like the ham in a sandwich: FBIidella on February 23rd, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
These are both SO. AWESOME.
chinapatternschinapatterns on February 23rd, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
Fish: X-F - Stamp - Sparklerbadforthefish on February 23rd, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Endless patience as in: "So, now you want flower pots filled with earth and bamboo sticks to make a pulley system to lower the cow down? Seriously?"

It was a lot of fun though, even if I felt a lot like Ben from Parks and Recs and his claymation attempts at times.

It's the kind of hobby that requires quite learning curve. Mulder had the cow landing on him at first and we wanted Scully to lift it off him. But no amount of blue tack and invisible strings could pull that off.

Fun fact: chinapatterns had brought proper studio lighting, which made my living room looks like something out of Duane Barry from the outside.
chinapatternschinapatterns on February 23rd, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Lol, well I left my old and stone weighted tissue stuffed holders with bamboo at home!

Yes the original plan didn't work out - must develop a rig of sine sort, animating characters who fall over and who's legs don't move ain't easy.

We will have to do a making of addition next time. The setup did look good :)
asymptote: [xf] first time aroundtree on February 23rd, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
A+ use of action figures!
chinapatternschinapatterns on February 23rd, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
More to come, there are a lot of unused items/ figures... Just need a few days hopefully next time we can add a few effects but we wanted to so something for Scully's 50th :) Thanks for the feedback x
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on February 24th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
These are both awesome. Those desks and the poster!