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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Hey Kaitlin! Welcome to the forums! We got all kinds here so hopefully you'll find some inspiration - sounds like you're already well on your way though. Things are just starting to pick up again for the coming season so you got here at the right time. :) Can't wait to see what you got planned (and what you've done in the past). If you have any questions about the boards, just holler.
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    06-25-2016, 07:50 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    You're thanking me? You're like a Halloween beacon! Love your posts. :)
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    06-25-2016, 11:29 AM
    Those look fantastic.
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    06-25-2016, 09:57 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Static: epitaph dilemma in Halloween Props
    If you're looking to do additional spider-related tombstones (because you gotta do the one in your first post) we did one years ago with a peeper and a spider that goes up and down. I still kinda like it. Wish I'd used Annette Weaver for the name though. Here's a super-quick video of it, if you want to see it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzMAEvEg-7o
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    06-25-2016, 09:41 AM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Static: epitaph dilemma in Halloween Props
    Eh, we tend to cater to the little guys so I might side with your missus. I'd leave it as it is in your first post, but just find an excuse to cover up or hide the last word, maybe with a spider carcass or something I think the adults will get more of a smile if they have to mentally fill in the last word any way. There's all kinds of humour out there based on walking right up to a really nasty swear word and then switching it out for something completely the opposite at the last second....
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    06-23-2016, 03:07 PM
    Thanks for letting me know this, as I looked at hers for a long time as inspiration and wanting to try it. She gets all the credit and hers has a classical beauty that my didn't achieve. Please thank her for me. PB
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    06-23-2016, 03:01 PM
    Thank you very much Hida! I wish I had better plans for materials and measurements, but was using scrap wood and really was just eyeing it, so I didn't have sizes to record. No problem sharing, I love this site and have gotten many great ideas from others over the years and hope this will help someone wanting to build a Fireplace that breaks down for storage. If you want to make one and have any questions, let me know. Happy Haunting!
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    06-23-2016, 02:10 PM
    WOW, Thanks Saruman! I hope to to get 3 Witches stirring smoking cauldrons with all their potions and magical stuff inside a Witch Hut. If you need help in building one, let me know. PB
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    06-22-2016, 05:10 PM
    Thanks amk! Yes, I bought some of the flicker lights front Garden Ridge, now Home something........ I took a 1/2" 4 way pvc connector and added small sections of pvc for arms, then a 45 degree connectors for height, then another short piece of pvc for another arm. I found that a old sprinkler spring would fit prefect over the pvc pipe. Then I fit the flicker bulbs between the gaps in the spring to hold the lights off the bottom of the plastic logs, while inside the plastic logs. Something...
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    06-21-2016, 06:26 PM
    Phantom Blue commented on Trex's photo in album RMH 2016 Projects
    Nice work! I need some.... How about make me a few? :)
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    06-20-2016, 02:26 PM
    Thanks for the likes!
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    06-11-2016, 06:42 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Grizelda would bash the crap out of that raven once a show. I think somehow that was the moment I was always waiting for.
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    06-11-2016, 06:39 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Hilarious House of Frightenstein was quite something when I was little. I think 80% of the characters were played by one guy and the whole series was filmed in a crazy short period of time. It was a rerun staple forever. Cheesy as heck and aimed at a very young crowd. OH, the opening and closing were done by Vincent Price at his Vincent Price-iest. But yeah, when the name says Hilda, you know it means "Quality"
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    06-11-2016, 04:12 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Oh my sweet whatever-witches-use-in-the-kitchen-to-sweeten-things!!!! Your kitchen looks absolutely fantastic! Crazy convincing. I think you and Stacy are destined to meet up in some kind ultimate witch's kitchen cage match (where EVERYBODY wins!) There seems to be no end to your talents. It's kinda freaky. Have you ever seen clips of Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet on Hilarious House of Frightenstein? Different style of kitchen from yours but you might find it interesting. Scared the...
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    06-04-2016, 05:34 AM
    Thanks for the nice words! PB
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    06-04-2016, 03:26 AM
    He's got character, that little fella! I love how your theme is turning out so far. Looking forward to seeing the rest come together.
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    06-03-2016, 05:42 AM
    Oh, and the paintings! Love it!
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    06-01-2016, 07:39 PM
    GobbyGruesome commented on ScaryMars's photo in album Paper Mache
    Hey! Just noticed you lurking around. You've been busy in your absence. :) These guys look great - tons of personality, but still classic Halloween. There oughtta be a collective noun for jack-o-lanterns, but i don't think there is one...yet.
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    06-01-2016, 06:22 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Hi. in Member Introduction
    Hey Britany! Welcome to the forums and a big congratulations on the house. That's gotta be so exciting! Good on you for getting here in June! I think you're definitely in the right place. There's tons of ideas here to keep you busy from now 'til the big day. Looking forward to seeing what you guys have planned (and maybe what you did to win the big prize!)
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    It'll project video and stills. Comes with some animations of Santa delivering presents and some Halloween animations too. Pretty low resolution and intensity, so it'll be a bit limited.

    Yeah, I did some Flash animation for TCB - hadn't touched Flash in a while so it was pretty rough but at least it worked for her.
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    Hey Bam! Basically forgot my own birthday this year and definitely forgot yours. Hope you had a good one.

    No Halloween-y birthday gifts but I did get one of those little WindowFX projectors for Christmas, so I'll need to play around with that and see what it's capable of.
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    Hey Bam. No, no big Christmas plans. My wife kind of hates Christmas and things have gotten kinda strained with my family so it's a bit of a rough time of year. But we have our tree and our lights up and I think I've got my shopping done. It'll be quiet, but it'll be Ok.

    No Dept. 56 Christmas village. That'd likely break us.

    How about you? Any big plans? Are you at least off for a few days?
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    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the pictures!! How cool! My hubby thinks I'm crazy when I make him pull over to look at abandoned or hidden cemeteries! I love reading all the stones and putting a story together in my head! I could wander around for hours! lol Thank you SO much for sharing these with me!! I hope you had a nice Halloween!!
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    Ah, I think I've gotten pneumonia a couple times after sweeping out the garage after long periods of time. I wonder if it was a similar catalyst?

    Yeah, we got snow the day after Halloween again...nothing horrible this year. But we've had it off and on for the last couple weeks. Should all melt away tomorrow and then be back a couple days later. How about you?
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    Hello there! Thanks for stopping by!

    I actually had to take this year off from building also, although we did have a nice Halloween otherwise. But yeah, some job transition stuff sucking up time. Hopefully I will be able to set up the scene I was picturing for next year. And definitely looking forward to seeing yours then too! There were some terrific haunts out there this year for sure - very inspiring.
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    Just ran out of time this year and didn't really have the space for it anyway. But didn't want to have something that I might have to fiddle with all night with the in-laws visiting.

    I don't know why it's so expensive to ship up here. The bad thing is...one of the services...I think it's UPS...charges a brokerage fee which can be insane. I think I ordered a big box of stuff from Spider Hill - maybe it cost me $180? And then it cost something like $80 to ship and then I was hit with a brokerage fee that was something like $100. I can't remember exactly - and it's not Spider-Hill's fault.

    My wife years ago ordered a Snow White costume from the online Disney store and it was 75% off. But by the time the shipping, customs and brokerage fees were added in, it turned out to be more than the original price. It just sucks.
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    Sorry to hear you had pneumonia. I had it last Christmas and it took me out for a loong time. As crappy as the timing is, it's probably quicker to recover before the weather gets cold.

    Glad hear you're back. We're already thinking about next year as well. Kinda bummed we didn't have much new stuff this year . So we're hoping to radically change things next year while putting in as little work as necessary. I find it tough to exclude the stuff that's working though.

    The werewolf, which I still love too, is probably 7 years old and hasn't changed at all in the last 4. He's just got a very awkwardly posed wood legs and then a PVC torso with joints from spider-hill prop works. It'd probably work best if he was 100% PVC but it's not cheap to ship the joints up here. But I DO think that having him in a pose that's a little tougher to accomplish makes a huge difference. Something I need to work on for next year.

    Hope to see you around here more this year.
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    You peaked too soo. Can't imagine having to follow up a haunt like yours.

    it hasn't been a great year for us preparation-wise. Too many distractions. So we'll have to wait and see what the kids think.
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    Hey Bam! Just saying "hi!" I know you were cutting back this year but hopefully you're still enjoying the season.

    Seems kinda quiet around here lately. I think a lot of regulars have decided to take a pass this year.
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