My Mother just moved to Wisconsin last year and my Wife's family lives in central Illinois. The next time we drive back that way for a family visit we'll be passing right by the Mount Carroll area as we go from one family to the other.. We'd definitely like to stop by and check out Ravens Grin it sounds like it'd be very interesting. Maybe I'll pick up some ideas to enhance our own haunted house (garage). Not sure when we'll be taking the trip but it'll probably be sometime late next spring...
Very nice. I can't wait to see the finished product. I may do something similar for the bases of some Blair Witch style scarecrows.
One minor suggestion. The eye will easily pick up the straight lines making the plywood base harder to camouflage. I'd cut the plywood so that the edges roughly follow the roots. This would also give the illusion that the roots are pushing the soil up not just sitting on it.
The chain did turn out pretty good didn't it?
I've still got about 200 links to go before I'm done with this batch. I should end up with about 80 feet of chain. It's time consuming and tedious but it's cheap. Time I've got, money, not so much.
Yeah, I know, I know, but I'm going to do it anyway.
Here's my take on a plastic chain from plumbing pipe tutorial.
As you can see this is a little more involved than just cutting some pipe and connecting the rings together.
First you need some 2" ABS plastic pipe. I use ABS because its already black so the only painting that needs to be done is to age or weather the finished chain if desired.