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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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    Hello Attain,
    I saw the Southeastern PA home haunters group you are a member of and it says it's for haunters in the TriState area. I'm in Northern NJ and was wondering if I'm too far from your geographical area? Thanks.
  2. Does anyone know of some good plastic skull lots? Cheap life-size stuff?
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    Thanks! You have some nice stones yourself!
  4. Hey y'all. We now have a FaceBook page. Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...s/364060434586
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    Thanks for creating it Glad to be here or there or any where.... Let me know if I can help or do anything.
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    Well with us being close you know it rained I was bummed but still put everything up and only had 60-70 tot... last year I almost 300! Yes we are planning on going and the behind the scenes tour and she said she would love to go to the costume ball also. how about you?
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  9. That does sound like a lot. How do you plan to do the chair? I always wanted to have one of those. I will talk to the wifey about the craft show. I'm sure she would be interested in helping out.
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    I think I am going a little mish mosh this year. I am moving the graveyard to the backyard I hope!
    my plan is to have the kids come in out front past a toxic spill then past 3 witches and the cauldron. Then proceed to the backyard past the 9' scarecrow to the rocking rocking chair with no one in it then finally the graveyard then dumped into the neighbors yard! I hope I can pull it off.
    If the wife wants we are having a craft fair at a fire house on Oct.24 and I am still in need of people to sell things.
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