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  • slash's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 PM
    slash replied to a thread Mechanical: Santa-mation in Halloween Props
    I would want a arm waving kit how much do you think you would sell them for?
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    Some people seem to be having trouble finding a decent/affordable pulley for this build. I think I may go ahead and post here how I sometimes build my own pulleys out of wood. I also posted in the student's thread that for this same prop that I built for myself three years ago, instead of a pulley, I used the empty spool from a spool of fishing line. It has to be modified a bit for use, but anything similar to that should work. It's even possible an empty tomato sauce or cat food can would...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Hi Minksocks, I hate to see you have to spend a lot of money on a plastic pulley. Maybe I should post in the instructor's thread NOW on how I make my own pulleys out of wood, on occasion. And to tell the truth, anything that is similar to a pulley will work. The first one of these I built, I used the empty spool from a spool of fishing line. It had to be modified a bit to work, but anything similar to that should work. And the motor--I'm waiting for the ebay seller to re-start selling...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    Outstanding prop! And it looks like a real rat. Great job!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    That or a switch mat of some sort on the seat. I just trigger mine with a remote control. I try to wait until people are ready to have their picture snapped, then turn it on. :)
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    Who makes this one and can you recall a ball park price? Really interested in this!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2015 in Halloween Props
    Great video walkthrough! And yes, those fire and ice lights do add quite a bit to the atmosphere. Nice work!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Somewhere I've got three joke routines that I use for my Joking Skeletons. I found them online several years ago. If you don't have something like that already, I can send them to you. The jokes are pretty corny, but humorous.
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    No....no you didn't.........sorry I shouldn't drink and leave messages...please disregard.
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    ;)Hey Doll, sent it to you via email.....sooooo....let me know.....:D
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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on Diabolik's profile
    :oI am a Panthers fan, obviously, but they aren't playing well. The half time show was pathetic....it's sad that hit me wrong.... Good luck to you guys with the downsize. Sometimes smaller is better....and good luck to you guys with Spiderhill...it is one of my "Go-to's":D
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Diabolik posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Hello. Glad to see you are here too. We have the game on but not really watching it. Caught a few good commercials though. Biggest thing right now is that we are going to be moving. Smaller house with a larger shop space for Spider Hill. Going to be nice to have everything in one place. Outside of that we are still working away on a few new things. Will have our new and improved mounting bases here any time now. Been waiting a while for those so very excited. How are things in your world?...
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    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Santa-mation in Halloween Props
    I have this setup pretty much worked out and already have most of the parts to build them. I even had jigs made so we can quickly center drill the PVC caps where the bearings are inserted. The only piece I have not laid out is the drive arm on the shoulder. The plan is to have those made. To make these consistent and easy to assemble, they need to be the same. I will try to get back to this soon and wrap it up. We are in process of selling our home and buying another so things have been a...
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on Diabolik's profile
    :oHey Ryan....why aren't you glued to the television like all the other male animals around? Ha, ha....too much Halloween binging around your gourd???;):D What's new in Spiderhill land?
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    :)Wow, Hilda, these are just fantastic! I've always liked blowmolds, but never had any of my own.But after seeing your display and reading this thread, I feel like I could use a few of them in my Halloween display. (of course with that special "Hilda repainting" for sure) Have you ever thought of posting a "How to repurpose a Blow Mold" thread? I get the stripping part, which I am sure is much more labor intensive that it sounds. But what kind of paints do you use? Is it all plastic adhesive...
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    :o You guys do know, as the packages get delivered, it will be easier to guess who your Secret Reaper is. Ah well, with the sweets, so comes the bitter......:confused: What if we all promise not to tell?!
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  • cyberhaunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    Great space! I'm interested in watching your progress too.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2015 in Halloween Props
    Super looking pics, Pax! I'm glad 2015 was another banner year for your haunt. I've gotta get up to Hickory sometime and see your creations. Well done !
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 07:11 PM
    :) I'd so love to find one of these lanterns......I don't dig the one with a moustache though, not a big fan of facial hair..:o
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 07:09 PM
    :) Gosh, I love her hands!!! Vintage is where a lot of us got our start in becoming Halloween fanatics!;)
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 06:48 PM
    :) Ahhhhh....I'm feeling Reaperish this evening.....the stalking around, the skulking through back alleys....it's all so seductive and fun....I can't really share more since it would give up my stalking subterfuge.....shhhhhh, little victim....shhhhhhhh...rock-a-bye victim....in the treetop....when the bow breaks....well......ouch.....;):D
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 06:28 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    :) Baby Boy.....of course, of course....I am trying to stalk you as much as you stalk me....come on!!! I was only teasing you, I've done the same thing.... I've been away from the forums awhile and click on new posts, and then comment, before going back and realizing that I had already commented already! Sheesh! Don't be so defensive....you are...as I said....a DORK!:):) BTW, found some really cool Haunted Mansion stuff.....watch out...some may be headed to sunny SoCal.:)
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:50 PM
    :)Do I send out a teaser? Or Don't I? So many questions.....or....maybe I've already sent one out.....I'm an enigma...wrapped in a riddle...punctuated with a semicolon...maybe a question mark..:o
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:35 PM
    It looks fantastic! I love the gate, too.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:33 PM
    UPDATE: Diabolik has offered to give the group a discount on the above mentioned motor kit. I'm not sure how much a discount, but I thought I would mention it and see how much interest there is in doing that. This is the 6 RPM motor, which is a bit slow for this prop. But, the motor could easily be swapped out for a faster one at a later date. (If the builder desires.) The kit would also definitely make the build less complicated.
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  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:25 PM
    Pumpkin5 commented on Nightfisher's photo in album My Halloween Stuff
    :) Nice webbing on that. I'm guessing webcaster gun?:D
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:24 PM
    Pumpkin5 commented on Nightfisher's photo in album My Halloween Stuff
    :)Nice Scarecrow....and don't you just love how disrespectful the crows are in this neck of the woods?:o
  • Pumpkin5's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:17 PM
    Pumpkin5 posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    :o You're a dork.....did you know you posted on Punkineater's thread twice and basically said the same thing? Bless....:)
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    OK, got the pics posted. I used the flanges on the flowers and bases, and the adjustable joints on the trees and creature armatures.
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    OMG Ryan, do you really not have any spider joints instock???? Aaaarrrggghhhh!!!!! I just tried to order 10 more. HELP!!!!!!
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    Got em. Thanks for the speedy delivery!
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    Yes thanks. I have been sort of preoccupied. My husband tore his bicept from his bone and is having surgery Tuesday to re-attach. I am sort off debating on weather or not I can do all of this years stuff on my own or if I should just cancell untill next year.
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    Nothing yet!!!!
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    Hey buddy, I just ordered 10 more mounting bases
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    BTW - I LOVE the fittings I ordered from you! You did good.
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    Hey, you're welcome The horse would have been a heck of a lot harder to make without your excellent parts. Glad to get the word out!
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    Nawwww, not yet. It wouldn't be a project with procrastination!!!!
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