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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    :DI never lie! (Embellish quite a bit, but outright lie??? Never!!!):o
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    :)I'm a masochist...I soak everything in RIT....as for the durability of beef netting, I can't say...I love the stuff though...it is a BIG way to show spiderwebbing that is not so realistic. I think of it as the anime way to do spiderwebbing, and lots more durable. This year is the first year I have tried to reuse my beef netting spiderwebs...others have said they re-use it every year. I will let you know...I have stretched the stuff pretty hard in 2014, but other members say you can definitely...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Today, 10:03 AM
    Hey reaper queen, it's sounds like a better name right now be the snow queen! Lol The eagle landed here safely and should take flight again on Monday! �� Teeheehee So what is new aside from being frozen? Things here have calmed down (for the most part) today I plan on going to Michaels, I need some ceramic paint for a little repair project. I found a super cute cute Halloween cookie jar but it was slightly damaged. I am planning on sending it to the person I asked you for the addy.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 AM
    Actually it was her knee. I remember when both she and my mom had knee replacement many many years ago and it was much easier. Sufises to say everything gets harder as you age!!! It sounds like your family celebration was really nice. You really received some great gifts. (What a nice family.) I really enjoyed all the pics on Facebook. I especially liked the pic with everybody. It is just sad that your grandson was missing otherwise it would have been perfect! I am so sad that hating job! ��...
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    :)My gosh! Those bones look fantastic! I love the texture you added, makes the bones look like they've been rotting away for a long, long time. :D
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  • slash's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 AM
    I still have Donna the dead 200 obo plus shipping, the candelabra is 30 plus shipping, Dead Eye Drake Pirate animatronic he is for local pick up though 300.
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  • slash's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    still available, 100 obo plus shipping
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    He neglects to mention that he started the new build with me...Ha, Ha...he is a slave driver, I am the same....it is a "kill/kill" dynamic. Bobzilla is super talented and if you EVER get involved with a build with him...do whatever he says...he is GENIUS!!!:D:D And all my BEST ideas come from bouncing ideas back and forth with him....This man should work for Disney...just saying....:)
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    :)Sorry...I'm late to the party...what is Payitforward? Is it like Secret Reaper, or is it where you just send your no longer used stuff to someone else? It sounds intriguing.....but I'd like clarifcation. Can anyone clue me in?:D
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    :)Teasers are so great....uhm...my teaser should have arrived already.... Oh fudge....never mind....maybe my victim already posted.....I get so confrused......:D;)
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    :)This is a good thread, I like to hear how other people refinish props. You can learn a lot. Sometimes I go with a black or very dark base and then layer lighter colors in succession over the black. Seems you get a lot of depth with each added coat. It's time consuming though, so it's not for everyone. (Bobzilla is a master at this technique) Like I said, I like to hear how other people paint and then see the finished product. And each time I paint a prop, I try different techniques from...
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    :) Just discovered this product, which I think will come in handy on lots of projects. You can find it at ACE Hardware and Home Depot, but I don't have either store near me, so I ordered it online. I am crafting with gourds next weekend and I found this while doing some research. It makes the gourds really tough, but it's main use is for wood repair. I think I may have found my new favorite thing, which will be added to my current list of favs including, Apoxie Sculpt, E6000 and Dremels. :D
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    Yesterday, 07:17 AM
    :) Those baby bats are too cute! Makes me want one as a pet :o..but I bet they wouldn't be the best pets to have. I always feel sorry for wild animals that are taken out of the wild. I know sometimes it is a necessity, like a life or death thing. But I hate to cage something wild...it seems like a sin. I did have a bat house that I had hung on the back side of my chimney....but the bats chose to house in my neighbor's chimney instead. We would sit in the back yard and watch a small colony of...
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    01-30-2015, 07:21 PM
    :DLove this group, they have a great sound...I can listen to them all night long...
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  • Fright Theatre's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 07:02 PM
    Fright Theatre replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Building a Shooting Gallery in Halloween Props
    Very Cool!....Love it!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 06:26 PM
    It was helpful. Didn't mean to sound sarcastic, so hopefully it wasn't taken that way. I do want to try some black on one of them. I think the darker hues look better than the usual white. The issue of detail is one a lot of us struggle with. I'm a detail freak, but then when I see everyone going through a haunt full tilt and realizing very few folks even bother to pay attention to it, I sometimes wonder how much I really need to fuss over details. Last year's haunt was insanely detailed and we...
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  • Terra's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 06:05 PM
    Thanks all - you are so sweet :) :) :) Generally you figure out what voltage and current (amps) the batteries were supplying to the device and then wire up a AC wall wart to match it. I have boxes of saved wall warts and it's not a big deal. But, if you don't - a trip to Radio Shack will supply you with one but be warned - they aren't the cheapest things. Once you have the right wall wart then you solder the wires up to the terminals (positive and negative) that are in the battery pack....
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 05:02 PM
    I almost used a watered down black wash on one of them but changed my mind. I plan to order a couple/few more to try some different finishes. Again, the detail is for ME, as every other person who comes to the haunt just sees a skull. I might dry brush a bit of black on one to see how it looks.
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    01-30-2015, 12:47 PM
    killerhaunts replied to a thread big foam??? in General Halloween
    Me, too. Following (though Lowe's told me they could special order it but I heard from someone here that you had to order a lot before they do that)
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 12:44 PM
    :)Great stuff everyone!:D Super neat things and so thoughtful!;)
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    01-30-2015, 12:42 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    :oGrafting a purl, slip stitching, I did a little stranding....I'm learning loads.... It's knit-a-riffic. BTW...what's it like being a smart a$$ all the time?:D;):o
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 11:22 AM
    :o My victim wasn't super specific in his or her thread....My victim didn't mention if pets were a "Yay" or a "Boo"..... Wonder how my victim would feel about me sneaking this little guy in a box and sending it... or one of these....
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    01-30-2015, 11:19 AM
    :)Yay! Sounds like you have a really good reaper!;);)
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    01-30-2015, 08:01 AM
    :) Victim, oh Victim.....you are in for a reap of epic proportions....I think you're going to sort of, kind of LOVE it....Yep...I do.... But I am an optimist...even though I am really playing it by ear and not really going by your list because I am a rebel. I think you will squeal like a little girl when you open your box. :eek: I am like that...edgy and sort of a game changer and listening to the beat of my own drum...(rup a pum, pum.....be bop, be bop, squiddily doo, da, doo....sorry some...
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    01-29-2015, 05:13 PM
    Terra posted a visitor message on Yubney's profile
    Great news and congrats!
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    01-29-2015, 11:29 AM
    :)I'm raising my hand........ You just can't see me.:o:D:D
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    01-29-2015, 10:14 AM
    Whoa Saki your really on roll. I know this will be awesome!!!!!!! I am really excited to see this one develop. 🎃
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    01-29-2015, 07:09 AM
    So here is the one I stained using Minwax red oak (it's what I had on hand). I dry brushed a bit of the dark base color used on the other skulls, just to dirty it up a bit and knock down some of the sheen. It came out OK. I'm not going to fuss with it much more. It will look good in haunt lighting and like many things we sweat over, the detail is lost on the average visitor. The two side by side
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    01-28-2015, 09:27 PM
    Thanks Jasper. I actually did a light tan base on one and then put some dark over it. It didn't look as good (IMO) as the dark base with lighter dry brushing. You nailed it with your description of old dry excavated look. Thanks Angel. So many ways I could have gone with these. The one I stained is finally dry (after 3 days) so I want to try and highlight it a bit and see what it looks like.
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    hmm I was thinking maybe I should oil up the gears the lift up the arm? or loosen something??
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    I hope you had a good Halloween man I have another prop problem its not with Donna this time but the life size gemmy Michael Myers prop the Rob Zombie version. This thread explains the exact same problem I have:

    Every time Myers raises his knife it makes the clicking/tapping sound buckles the person who first made that thread posted a video on post number #7 its the same as mines do you have any clue what the problem can be based on that video or if you have the prop can you please help me out? I am really bummed about my gemmy props they look great but damn the electronics arent really good.
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    Started my cut list today... prob should have thought to mark my pieces before I got half way through I didnt think it would be too bad but six kits leave me with a pile of pieces. Oh well>>>
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    hope your having a good labor day weekend
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    thanks buddy.
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    Just wanted to say thanks for letting me "borrow" your design.
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    hi Diabolik. hey was going thru the boris hacks and saw your post for the spider boris scare. Do you still have the video. Would love to see it. looks awesome. thank you
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