I watched the first episode last week and it was interesting, but we'll have to see how it goes.
I wonder if the producers intentionally select contestants who have antagonistic and conceited personalities or if the interpersonal drama is scripted. Skin Wars, also on GSN is the same way. Anyway I could do with a lot less drama and more relevant content.
I'm currently using a brick power adapter from an old defunct laptop.
I just got a new graphics card for my desktop and had to upgrade the power supply to run it, so I'll be looking into using the old one to power Halloween LED lighting and low voltage props.
The main problem I've found with using wall warts is they are usually unregulated. What that means is a 12V wall wart can put out higher voltage than the stated 12V and your LEDs will tend to burn out quickly.
For powering LEDs you need a regulated power supply. Some people use computer power supplies which supply regulated voltage and with an ATX supply you get your choice of 12V, 5V and 3.3V.
I've been at the Abbey store a lot over the past couple of weeks and I remember seeing some of the lavender project panels but they looked like they were less than an inch thick and looked pretty banged up. You might find a few that are in decent shape but I thought they were over priced.
Yeah, the smoke was pretty thick up here. It was like living inside a smoke house, but it's cleared up for now.
I don't know about using hot sand but if you fill the pipe with sand before you heat it with the heat gun it will prevent the pipe from collapsing when you bend it. Get a couple of pvc caps, cap one end, fill the pipe with sand, cap the other end, then just heat and bend.
I feel your pain. I live in the foothills north of Fresno and when I wanted to make some tombstones I ran into the same problem. My solution isn't very practical. We took our truck camper on a road trip to Illinois to visit relatives. While there we bought 2 4x8 sheets and lived with them on the trip back. It was...complicated.
This will be my first year doing a projection effect. I'm in the process of building a 10'x12' storage building that will serve a double purpose as much needed storage and as a crypt/mausoleum for my graveyard. I'll be doing rear projection into the doorway onto a white shower curtain with some thin black fabric over the front. The shower curtain and black fabric will be stretched on a frame to ensure a flat surface. The black fabric really increases the contrast and produces better black...
Just ordered one of the gargoyles. It says it should be here the first week of Sept.. Can't wait to see if it's really worth 90 bucks. I just couldn't pass it up. I mean, come on, a three foot tall gargoyle!:D
I'm working on a 10'x12' crypt/storage building but there's no way it'll be done in August. All I've got so far is a flat spot where it will be built. These 100 degree plus days are putting a severe dent in the amount of time I can work on it.:p