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  • The Joker's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 02:18 PM
    Thanks punkineater! I appreciate that. Yeah, that wall paneling really makes it an easier job. You just need to cut with precision to make sure it all fits together which it did. Problem was that it just isn't rated for outdoor use and just warped really badly in the rain. Now granted, these pictures were taken after I made repairs, but as that board is exposed to more and more rain, it's going to eventually disintegrate and fall right off the plywood I've put on as a base. Thanks for your...
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    12-04-2016, 03:57 PM
    Great job Bob. I really like the background and the setting. I imagine this took quite awhile to put together. Again great job!!
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    11-30-2016, 02:34 PM
    Great thought, lilibat. I just quickly checked out Menards that sells 9 Sq Ft sheets for $45 each. I figure I'd need 16 sheets. Ouch! Quick math... $720 assuming I don't make any cutting mistakes and need to buy extra. I don't know I can justify that expenditure for raw materials alone. Great idea though. I'll keep searching for similar weather resistant material. I'm definitely still considering the pink foam.
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    11-30-2016, 12:37 PM
    Hey all. I need the experts' help!! :o I was going to set up my graveyard this year with fencing all the way around my yard, but in early October I decided to take on a last minute build project to add columns and a gate. I just felt that it added a little more wow factor. Because of the truncated time frame, I decided to go with the gaslight wall paneling to simulate brick. I knew it was a strictly indoor product because it warps when it gets wet, but it gave me the look I wanted with the...
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    11-30-2016, 12:10 PM
    The Joker added 11 photo(s) to album 2016
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    11-30-2016, 10:59 AM
    Wolfman - If you look anything like your avatar, I'd be saying the same thing. :) LOL. Otherwise that's a great compliment!
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    11-30-2016, 10:44 AM
    The Joker replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate Halloween! in Halloween Props
    Holy cow! How do you store that thing! Do you dock it out back or something? :cool: :D Totally jealous! :eek:
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    11-21-2016, 01:43 PM
    Some awesome decorations in this thread! Cloe, the lengths you went to in detail like the Scene Setters in the bathroom and working around the sink... holy cow that's a lot of work! Great job! I've posted some pics in another thread, but will paste a couple int this thread too...
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    11-20-2016, 06:39 PM
    Thanks everybody! Oaklawn Crematory, actually most of my stuff is from years of collecting. Jason is an older one. Hannibal and the witch are my girl's. She collects too, but I proudly display like it's mine. LOL! :cool: Those are older too. I actually made Michael, but I own a full size Gemmy one too. I have a couple dozen life-size characters, and my girl has probably just as many. :cool:
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    11-20-2016, 07:36 AM
    Here is a great Turkey Recipe for those of you who just can’t tell when a turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try. Turkey Recipe 8 – 15 lb. turkey 1 cup melted butter 1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good) 1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S LOW FAT IS BEST) Salt/pepper to taste
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    11-19-2016, 02:48 PM
    Thanks! Here's a pic of Michael from outside through the window above the front door. It is pretty creepy. :D LOL!
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  • The Joker's Avatar
    11-18-2016, 06:50 PM
    Thanks so much! Punkineater is spot on. The squatting witch is an old Spirit Halloween prop that's pretty tough to find these days. Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it. :cool: Some of the little ones were literally scared stiff, and wouldn't come to the door, so I had to walk out to them. Even some of the older ones were really intimidated. I wasn't wearing a costume, so maybe they were actually scared of me rather than the props. LOL!
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    11-18-2016, 06:40 PM
    Thanks all for all the very nice comments! Makes me feel good that it's appreciated! :D The lighting is really tricky with the yellowish street light out front. It wreaks havoc, but I did the best I could. I've got two 50W LED lights at the front of the yard that each put out about 3500 lumens of blue light. I have four skeletons that are lit up with 10W red LEDs. On the house I have 10W LEDs pointing straight up. On the far corners I have green LEDs, and on either side of the front door I...
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    11-18-2016, 02:48 PM
    Hey all! I finally had a minute to download and upload some pictures for this years decorations. In this house for just over two years now. Last year we decorated just the windows and had AtmosFear FX in the upstairs two windows. Despite the limited decorations, kids and adults alike raved about the AFX in the upstairs windows. It's obviously pretty new to most people, even though we fanatics have known about it for a few years now. In 2015 we had somewhere around 70 or 80 by my best...
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    11-18-2016, 11:07 AM
    Thanks! I think I will make some more animal skulls. People really seem to respond to them. Plus, I can only get better with practice.
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    11-17-2016, 02:20 PM
    Nothing spooky for me. I created Dr. Dinklage for work. A small man elevated by his studies.
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    11-17-2016, 10:52 AM
    Some more pics of the post apocalypse corn patch
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    11-17-2016, 10:50 AM
    Well, The corn "maze" was a total failure. Multiple replanting still never got me anything close to a maze. More like post-apocalypse corn and weeds. So, it was more of a display than any kind of interactive experience.
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    11-17-2016, 07:24 AM
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    11-15-2016, 09:33 AM
    Great thread! I love hearing about the encouragement everyone else is getting. I heard a lot of the ones mentioned above. The best compliment I heard this year was someone telling me that I really needed to call a local news channel to come out and film my display. I also love when kids don't want to approach the door though because they're too scared. LOL! And of course watching people video my house and posing for pictures.
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