selection of nuts and washers securely anchoring it in
place. I have used this method when I’ve had a character
that would be violently moving around. This let me run
the threaded rod down through the spine and
connect the end after it exited the pelvis. This
makes for an extremely strong connection and
greatly increases the strength of the spine.
Let me add a word of caution about
installing the board in the skull. The temptation
may be to just set it inside and close things up.
I would recommend that you protect the board
in some way to prevent damage should it
move around and come in contact with the
We do not want any undesirable shorts to
occur! Letting out the blue smoke is not a
good thing here. Something as simple as
adding double-sided tape to cover the contacts
on the bottom of the board and secure it
down is usually sufficient.
Hey Good Looking!
Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of
a plain looking out-of-the-box skull? Let me suggest that
you do some additional modifications.
The first method I learned was from William Ramsey
48 September 2017
■ FIGURE 26. The extra effort paid off!