This is our professional stop motion armature kit for you to assemble and customise to your own character design. This is a new iteration of our popular Akira Kit Pro with improvements such as stronger column and Pelvis/Ankles.

With this armature kit we offer the option of us assembling it for you if you wish, just select from the drop down menu whether you’d like the “not assembled” option or you’d prefer us to assemble it for you in one of the standard sizes.

Akira kit Pro 2.0 has been designed to be as big as a humanoid size of 12in (30cm) (scale male 1:6) but there are many other combinations that you can achieve with the parts from male / female humanoid to other animal creatures in your imagination.

This armature kit is packed with great features. Engineered in different grades of stainless steel to avoid galling yet with magnetic properties, it provides a strong and resistant structure as an armature for your character. With 6 rigging points, ball and socket knees and elbows, easy replacement hands and 2 tie-down points, you know this armature will give you the performance and quality you need. Akira Kit Pro 2.0 is ideal whether you’re an amateur or you’re on the professional side.

The fully assembled armatures are soldered.

Please note that this stop motion armature kit has been designed to be assembled by a capable adult. This stop motion armature is NOT intended as a toy.

Key features

  • Fully scalable shoulders, feet, ankles, legs, hips, spine, arms and neck.
  • Unique joint at the base of the neck for more tilting side to side.
  • 17 joints + 2 wrists including shoulders and toes.
  • 2 tie down points
  • All plates are made of a special stainless steel alloy that:
    • Gives magnetic properties to feet and hands
    • Reduces galling against balls
  • 6 Rigging points of two different types:
    • 4 x 1/8in square tube, easily secured with a grub/set screw.
    • 2 x M3 threaded holes.
  • One of the M3 rigging points on the pelvic area can also be used to fit a tail! (Tail not included).
  • Easy replacement hands secured with a grub/set screw.
  • Double joints capable to withstand the armature’s own offset weight. They can be transformed to a single joint.
  • 3 thicker double joints for more strength in key areas.
  • Small joints for fewer restraints on puppet design.
  • All components are antirust as they’re made of special stainless steel, maintaining its magnetic characteristics
  • Fully compatible with our Akira 101 Blank Head and Akira 09 Hand Set
  • Simplified design for an easier assembly
  • The fully assembled option is put together with silver solder.

 The kit includes

  • All parts needed to build a humanoid armature, including joints, threaded rod, stainless steel threaded balls, brass and fasteners.
  • 2 Tie downs.
  • 2 Hex keys.
  • Threadlocker high strength glue.
  • Wire (for hands).
  • Manual for humanoid assembly.

Tips: How to glue the parts



Weight 300 g
Dimensions 181 × 76 × 22 mm
Build options

Not assembled, Assembled as 9" human (soldered), Assembled as 12" human (soldered)

1 review for Akira Kit Pro 2.0 – Stop motion armature kit

  1. Will (verified owner)

    Really well made at a great price.
    The armature works perfectly for my needs and the company were very helpful and professional.

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