September Winners!

We’d like to extend our congratulations to last month’s contest winners and especially Crista Megee for winning 1st place!! Soon all four winners will be getting coupon codes to our storefront ($250 1st place and $50 runner ups).
We post these contests MONTHLY on
For those wondering how finalists are selected it works like this: Members of our team pick the three-four best entries and then let you (the A9 community) vote on your favorite of these. The one with the most votes wins first prize. You can actually hear a candid-microphone recording of the jurying process on our patreon page (
If you are one of the winners listed and don’t hear from us within 24 hours with your prize, please let us know. Codes will be sent in response to your art submission email or facebook message.
I invite you to visit each of these artists works and see what else they’re up to:
Diego – no website provided

Cool Custom Armature

Just finished building this cool custom armature for a customer.  I always love seeing the cool stuff people come up with when using our “build it” page.

If you don’t know where this is, simply click here and select whether you want to build armatures at the 1/6 or 1/12 scale.  The one featured here is 1/12 and uses all ivory plastic pieces.


New Staff + New Instagram Page!

Hello Armature Nine fans and followers!

Much has been changing here at A9 & Digital Double (hence the slim blog postings as of late… but that will soon change!).  One of these changes is a new member joining the team and taking over all things having to do with customer service, marketing and outreach.


So it’s my pleasure, finally, to introduce you to a new member to the team: Rebecca Kanarah.  She is now our Producer in Marketing & Outreach and will be your new social media guru.   Her first order of business was to start an instagram page for Armature Nine ( ), so please head on over there, follow the page and see some of her first posts. She will also be gradually taking over our twitter, facebook and other social media pages as well and responding to customer inquiries that come to us through email or phone.

I hope you’ll all give her a warm welcome and treat her as nicely as you’ve treated me over the years.  It’s really been a pleasure for me to have interacted with thousands of customers over the last five years. And I don’t anticipate that coming to an end just yet. But it’s time for me to gradually focus most of my efforts on armature design and manufacturing.  Rebecca comes with extensive experience in outreach, customer service and social media and she is an impeccable and expert communicator.   So I’m confident she will help push our brand to a new level and do a far better job than I ever could in these areas.

So head on over to and keep your eyes on our page. Another decision was to reinstate the page as a news source. Rebecca has worked some sense into me about a few things and really awoken me to the value of having a mind such as hers taking over these aspects of the business.

Thank you all for reading and for your interactions over the years.

I’m not gone yet though! So you’ll still be hearing more from me in the weeks ahead



I’m BACK!!

Phew! Goodness, just got back from a long drive around the northwest with my wife and kids.  It was my first vacation in YEARS!    I brought some Riders and Rangers with me which is why they were the only products available on our storefront the past two weeks. But I’m happy to report the dragon and quadruped are now back as well.

I’m sorry for any delays my absence may have caused and appreciate everyone’s patience. It was a nice trip and opportunity to devote my time to family and take a moment to decompress and introspect. Below are some pictures I took during the trip which will be added to the company’s stock photo library.    But my immediate plans are to wrap up the August Art Manikin Challenge and post details for September. Clearly I’m a few days behind on this but I hope to have the finalists posted in the next 48 hours.

In other news, the props will soon be integrated in the armature builder pages themselves because Rider (the smaller 6″ bipeds) will get the same props but properly scaled to it’s scale.  Rider will also soon be split into the XX and XY variants. And then after that get the quadruped and dragon to work at that scale as well.

At the top of my list of priorities, however, is to wrap up the A10-Ballerina project. The brown resin has FINALLY arrived and so I can officially begin making many of the other pieces that are produced with the molds our backers helped fund.  I will also soon be hiring an assistant that will be helping with much of the production as well as marketing and outreach and I look forward to introducing you all to her.


Complete Solar Eclipse

Yellowstone National Park


Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park