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    Today, 07:10 PM
    He turned out awesome! I don't want to hijack this thread but I wanted to answer some of the kit questions, :) We typically use the larger pool noodles for the arms and legs. You can make a torso pretty easily out of hardware cloth. To get the lantern handle through the hand I start by pushing a small metal rod carefully through the hand to get a guide hole. Next remove the handle from the lantern, bend one of the end hooks straight, and carefully work the handle through the hand. Once...
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  • slash's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    slash replied to a thread Pneumatic: air compressor question? in Halloween Props
    what model is it really quiet? On this one you can barely tell when it kicks on its that quiet home depot and sears are they one that carry it.
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  • hopelesslyinsane's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    I'm willing to bet nothing will happen. From my understanding this isn't even the first time that people were unnecessarily scared of clowns. Things will be back to normal in a year or two. We just like to scare ourselves over nothing.
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  • slash's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    slash started a thread Pneumatic: air compressor question? in Halloween Props
    Hi I have a California air tools air compressor they are real quiet a lot more money but worth it I got a new one today on the cord that you plug it in with there was a yellow warning tag saying don't used an extension cord use a air hose instead? I wanted to know instead can I plug it into one of those 6 outlet power strips and have the power strip itself connected to an extension cord?
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  • slash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    gunslinger sold still have pirate animatronic asking 280 plus shipping any takers on this prop?
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  • hopelesslyinsane's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Ha! I love that MB24 gave you a pumpkin necklace because I sent her one! Lovely gifts!
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  • slash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 AM
    gravely sold thanks still have the gunslinger he has great detail, also the dead eye drake would do 280 plus shipping.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 06:54 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Ragged Grin, MEAN '16, Lockbox in Halloween Props
    You know I'm a fan of anything you do. No exception here!
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  • Dr. Phibes's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 07:48 AM Apparently you can stream those movies.
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  • Dr. Phibes's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 06:13 AM
    I'm not real sure what to think right now. Certainly intrigued. Since everything we saw up until last nights episode was a re-enactment, it's kind of mind boggling to think what will happen. Like Lady Gaga was just an actor playing the part of the witch/Wiccan person. So, is she done in the show now and if that is the case, if that ghost shows up again it will be someone else? Here are some screen shots of the ghosts.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 09:35 PM
    I checked out the site today. Very little left. I did snag a costume for 50% off and shipping was only $7.50. Was hoping to find a few things that I could use or wanted but truthfully most of the desirable stuff was gone. I'll miss this compamy.
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    10-19-2016, 09:09 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Other: ghillie suits??? in Halloween Props
    We have one we purchased from an Army surplus store years ago. It is without a doubt one of the best scares we have used. We don't use it every year so it doesn't get stale but we plant the actor near or tucked into some bushes and he literally disappears. No one expects it and all he has to do is move a little or make a noise. This scare gave us our first "pants wetter" several years ago. People were exting our yard through a gate and he was sitting on a small three legged camp stool next to...
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  • Dr. Phibes's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 11:09 AM
    I posted this in the Halloween TV Shows Sticky before seeing this thread.... I compiled and edited this list of movies that will be airing over the next week or two on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), carrying through until Halloween night. I tried to delete out anything that wouldn't be considered Halloween related. There are a couple good old movies in there, anyway.... 21 Friday 8:00 PM - DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941) A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn...
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    10-19-2016, 10:17 AM
    I compiled and edited this list of movies that will be airing over the next week or two on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), carrying through until Halloween night. I tried to delete out anything that wouldn't be considered Halloween related. There are a couple good old movies in there, anyway.... 21 Friday 8:00 PM - DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941) A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster. Dir: Victor Fleming Cast: Spencer Tracy , Ingrid...
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    10-19-2016, 08:40 AM
  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 08:46 PM
    I remember seeing this and loving it! Old school scare and you got great reactions and interaction from the crowd. Well done!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 08:23 PM
    We've used our 1.5 car garage as part of our display in the past and it was really fun. Like you mentioned, being able to work and set up out of the elements is great and you can really get creative with such an enclosed space. I think if you found a way to post some kind of sign in your yard a few weeks before sying "haunted garage" or something , you'll generate interest and people who have come to your place for years will certainly enjoy your new endeavor.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 07:51 PM
    Those look great! We don't carve until the day before, otherwise they tend to rot pretty quickly.
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    10-18-2016, 07:30 PM
    That doesn't sound very good at all. Again, they were a really great on line vendor who went above and beyond to accomodate customer requests. Nancy even went out of her way to order a couple things I'd seen elsewhere that they didn't carry. Additionally they carried some really unique things from quality manufacturers. Sad to see companies like this go out.
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 05:42 PM
    Pumpkin5 replied to a thread Mechanical: Haunted Mansion style casket in Halloween Props
    :)That is ridiculously good! It is so HM, I can't stand it! Nice work, and I agree with jdubbya, the hardware makes the casket. It looks like it just rolled out of the Haunted Mansion, and I love what you did with the zombie lawn hands. The movement, the audio, it is all just perfect. Such a wonderful concept, build and "Ta Da" moment....Yay for you!:D P.S. I really like your 13 hour clock as well.
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 05:23 PM
    Pumpkin5 replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Mausoleum Rear Projection Screen. in Halloween Props
    :)That is so awesome!!! I love how you made your "screen" into a mausoleum... That was a genius move, and it turned out most excellent. The sculpt on it, the skulls and just frames it perfectly. I definitely want to try something similar for next year. I have all these great projections, but they get lost on the silly scrims I have used. I am really impressed and applaud your design and execution. Your TOT's will LOVE it!:D P.S. I love the fire and ice lights used as...
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  • spinachetr's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 05:20 PM
    I've used more LED's this year than I have in the past.
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  • spinachetr's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 10:13 AM
    Bought one last year for a witches cauldron. Not cheap, but the effect was better than a fog machine. I bought from this person on ebay
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 01:45 AM
    Sounds like you guys need a serious break from all of this so by all means, take a year off and focus on getting well. It's frustrating to realize that something you're passionate about and that you've gotten so much pleasure from is beyond your reach right now but it all of us. My buddy Mark (lewlew on the forum) and I had this same discussion a couple days ago and we've opted to scale back and simplify next year. We'll still do a haunt structure but it's going to be a simple floor...
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 12:00 AM
    Cool! I'll let you know what we have right after Halloween. Thanks!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 07:52 PM
    My own experience with them this year was luke warm, as in the past few years. A lot of the same old stuff. The displays for the most part are well done but wasn't at all impressed with any of the new props with the exception of the gargoyles, which they didn't have for sale. Picked up some bats for our display. Still might go back for a msak or some small accessories I can use but it just seems rather blah to me. Glad you found some stuff. It's always fun to walk around in their stores to get...
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    10-17-2016, 07:31 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: New witch scene in progress in Halloween Props
    Sweet!! Came together perfectly!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 07:27 PM
    Definitley one of the downsides to a themed haunt is having to change everything around year to year. We had sold off many of our zombie releated props and all of our clown stuff after the last two haunt seasons. We'll likely do the same after this year as we purchased a lot of bats, skulls, nice vampire masks, and related items. We'll likely decide on next year's theme in the next couple weeks so we can keep what we can use again and pass along the rest. Anyone wanting some vampire stuff for...
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  • slash's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 02:39 PM
    gravely is 150 pick up the gunslinger is 250 still have the dead eye drake pirate 300 plus shipping works great.
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