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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Static: Fake metal box in Halloween Props
    I've used Monster Mud to help change up the texture of plywood: A link to that tutorial: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/892-painting-faux-metal-tutorial.html Also have made some sturdy metal-like items using cardboard:
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    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    Terra added 2 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Pictures VI
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Glad you like the Lazy Susan idea. On the head one I had installed a long, thick screw in the center of it and her head is on it like a spike. Later on I needed a base for a horse's head that had PVC for a skeleton and so that's why you also see the two PVC bases. Those easily screw on or off. For the full sized one there is a metal pipe threaded base and the dummy has a metal pipe as a spine. So, she just threads on or off. Hopefully you see that in this picture of the two bases in storage:
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    Yesterday, 05:24 AM
    Oh my - that's just terrible. Have you notified Groupon?
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    Yesterday, 05:20 AM
    Well, I dunno if Fright Props would not admit they had a problem. I find they are really helpful in trouble-shooting. Couple of years ago I had a faulty regulator - they sent me another one and that one was faulty. After we talked they realized they had gotten a whole batch of faulty regulators and got me a working one from a different batch quickly. They were great through that whole situation.
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    Yesterday, 04:41 AM
    Great idea for a thread - that umbrella frame stand is brilliant and the PVC painting one as well. Here's my two: There is a Lazy Susan on that head stand which allows me to turn the head as needed. You can also make them bigger to hold an entire prop dummy:
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    10-20-2014, 06:24 AM
    The kids are gonna love him!
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    10-20-2014, 06:22 AM
    Hello and welcome :) I was thinking that if you place your collection under a cabinet than you could get an under-cabinet fluorescent light fixture and replace the bulb with a fluorescent one. In addition - or alternately you could repaint some key parts of the collection with fluorescent paint. I love WildFire and they sell little kits of it: RSHD4www.blacklight.com/items/WF170005KT
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    10-19-2014, 07:18 PM
    A phenomenal project and stunned you were able to complete in such a short time window. What a centerpiece!
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    10-19-2014, 07:11 PM
    I live out of town and my first 2 years i set up i had 3 kids each year, last year was 45, and this year i already know more are coming if i get 75 to 100 where i live i would be very happy
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    10-19-2014, 05:16 PM
    Sorry for the sideways post. Not sure why it shows up on its side when its doesn't before I attach it.
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    10-19-2014, 05:14 PM
    Feels like Halloween is coming up fast. Completed putting together a werewolf busting out of his cage. I'll have to put him down at the start of my driveway for the ToT's to walk past. On to the next!
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  • Terra's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 11:24 AM
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment for the Raven tombstone :)
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    10-19-2014, 08:30 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Static: Bad dog in Halloween Props
    Hee! That's funny :)
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    10-19-2014, 06:43 AM
    Nothing cooler than having your costume glow - great idea. Hope you don't mind - I edited your post to embed your video. You use the Filmstrip icon in the dialog box for that.
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    10-19-2014, 06:34 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Audacity help in Halloween Music
    Here's a tutorial video on how to use it if that is what you are looking for. I also have an extended written one I can link to you from my blog here at HF.
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    10-18-2014, 04:11 PM
    Terra posted a visitor message on bluize's profile
    Thank you so much for your comment on the Raven stone. I was quite proud of that one :)
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    10-18-2014, 08:49 AM
    Terra posted a visitor message on DawnP's profile
    Hello there and thanks for stopping by my page. Hope your Halloween preparation is going well :)
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    10-18-2014, 08:45 AM
    Dug through my pictures to hopefully show a close-up of the stone-like effect you get using Drylok. Tea-staining and drybrushing really come alive using it:
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    10-18-2014, 08:44 AM
    Terra added 1 photo(s) to album Tutorial: Raven Tombstone
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    10-18-2014, 04:19 AM
    Thanks Undertaker. I agree with you that the strength of Drylok is amazing. In a way it seems to harden the foam almost as if it got a light coat of foam hardener. Been using these Steel Beams for many haunt seasons and because they are 8' long they are constantly being banged into a wall, ceiling, etc. during transport and the damage I get is isn't on the beams but to the to the wall, ceiling etc. it hit... heh.
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    10-17-2014, 06:38 PM
    You all are a hoot, lol. Basically, Ryan nailed it. First heard about Drylok when reading a tutorial about using it instead of Monster Mud. Thought Beloved would look better thickened up more with Monster Mud and then painted with Drylok. The gallon at the store was already tinted gray and was happy to discover that it was the perfect base color for a cemetery stone. Then... I drybrushed it. MAGIC! Instantly, Beloved looked like true stone with the white drybrushing highlighting all the...
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    10-17-2014, 05:44 PM
    I learned it is a lot less stressful if you give a heads-up to your Reapee that their gift is en route. They can prepare, if necessary to receive it. This way the package can be left on their doorstep for only a short while (worst case) instead of being thrown back onto the UPS truck due to lack of signature and the possible mashing that can happen back at the UPS delivery hub again, then back into another truck... etc. etc. It's still a surprise because they don't know what they are getting...
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    10-13-2014, 08:06 PM
    blee626 replied to a thread Other: Best Decoration award in Halloween Props
    way to go on your award,, we had winds and rain Saturday night and I built a horse that stands on his back legs and weighs about 130 and he fell over didn't break but was a pain to stand back up by myself in the rain
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  • blee626's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 07:49 PM
    I put everything up and running the last weekend of September but am still building things as I go lol
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    Hey, sorry it took so long to reply. Yeah, I actually have a short video of my 1st test of the fog chiller. At the time I only had about 15 lbs. of ice in the cooler. I also had to duct tape the opening to keep all the fog from leaking out. It worked out really well on the big night with 20 lbs. of ice and lasted the whole night. I will be using it every Halloween.

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    Hi Attain, Thanks for the friends request. I accepted. Looking forward to working out some prop ideas with ya. From a below post it looks like you are located at the opposite end of the city than I am but still nice to talk to someone on the forum that is "local".
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    My software can be motion activated with an Insteon Motion Sensor. In the "Triggered" mode, LSM only runs the show when it is activated by another Insteon device, such as a motion sensor. If you just want to add specific audio to a prop, I've heard that the ELK-124 module (actually made for a security system) is a good way to do it. It is relay-activated, so you could hook up a motion sensor to it and it will play the recorded audio. I haven't used them yet, though.
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    I have a couple of videos showing my light show on You Tube. Just search YouTube for "Haunted Drury Lane 2008"and you will find them.
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    Thanks. I just free hand painted the figures on white sheets. Your ideas sound great.
  8. Do you know of Horsham?
  9. Hi I'm in East Yorkshire, near Hull.
  10. It does a little, yes. I suppose it depends on where you are really as some places get into the spirit of things. Just not where I live! miserable buggers
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