actually get this thing built before Halloween. I
finally contributed something to the project (after my
initial Sep 2 involvement) by reforming the coat
hanger marionette and not melting our 2nd styrofoam
used a plastic hanger for the torso, to
which we attached the arms and head. This gave the arms a wide range of motion without
binding at the shoulders.
added a "neck" to prevent "Sarah" from looking like an interested dog with her head
cocked sideways each time an arm lifted.
Independence of the head from the shoulders is a good
thing as long as it's not taken to the extreme.
The French understand this.
your FCG suffers from involuntary muscle spasms,
then consider adding a counter-weight to calm
counter-weight is usually employed to assist the
motor in lifting the marionette. Our beefy
rotisserie had no trouble lifting.
Lowering was another matter.
weight of the marionette pulled the crank,
causing the ghost to convulse once or twice each
revolution.. Fascinating as it was to
watch, "detoxifying heroine addict"
wasn't the effect we were striving for.
12oz beer bottle filled with approx 6oz of water
proved to be just enough weight to counter the
pull of the marionette. 11 other beers
bravely gave their lives to help us prove this