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[MOC] Día de Muertos - Animated skeleton ready for the parade

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Día de Muertos celebrations are taking place in Mexico at this time of the year. I have always liked their atmosphere and aesthetics, and the way they honor the memory of lost relatives and friends in a colorful an joyful way.
(yes, I do have a sweet spot for The Book of Life and Grim Fandango too)

This is my best attempt at creating a float that could take part into the parade.
I wanted motion, as much of it as possible. So it has :

  • forward / backward
  • moving legs / arms / head
  • spinning platform
  • (subtly) dancing mariachi

All movements are linked together, speed is adjusted with the remote control.
It also includes lights, because the parade does not stop at night !

Powered by : 1 M-motor - 3 PF lights - 1 IR receiver - 1 PF speed remote control - 1 PF AAA battery box (88000) + black light to enhance the night shots

Please enjoy !

 

Link to the video (could not embed it, sorry) :
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El Dia de Muertos by autoreverse, on Flickr

and a few stills :

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Thank you for passing by !
[First contribution by the way, after years of delightful lurking. Yay !]

 

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Looks amazing, well done. If you want to theme it for 'el dia de los muertes' i suggest to make it look like a katrina (look it up). Its the national symbol for that mexican holiday.

Muy padre ;)

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On 02/11/2016 at 0:47 AM, frikandeloorlog said:

Looks amazing, well done. If you want to theme it for 'el dia de los muertes' i suggest to make it look like a katrina (look it up). Its the national symbol for that mexican holiday.

Muy padre ;)

Gracias !

I did consider adding a hat (well, to me it is a man, so it would have been more of a top hat, like the one at the back) but I failed at designing one both big and light enough. Hence the bareness, and the float gets all the colors !

 

On 02/11/2016 at 1:56 AM, Mr Greeble said:

The movement is fantastic, and really tops of the sweet build! :thumbup:

Very nice of you, thanks !

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