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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    we cut 75% of our haunt this year... but still looking great... We never been so far behind, but at least we have stuff out...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    Thank you all, here is a few more. Lot more props will be put tomorrow, hopefully, the weather is be nice...
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    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/osenator-albums-mockingbird-drive-haunt-2014-a.html
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    osenator added 12 photo(s) to album Mockingbird Drive Haunt 2014
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    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Lighting, Extention cord tripping hazards ??? in Halloween Props
    I totally agree, we fence off both sides of our walkway to keep the kids out of the yard but there is always one or two tots that ends up in our yard. The worst is when they cut across the yards in the dark rather than using the street. I wish we could fence our whole yard but it is just too big. I already put up about 100 feet of fencing now...:confused:
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    Yesterday, 06:21 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Lighting, Extention cord tripping hazards ??? in Halloween Props
    I've had pretty good luck using landscaping staples. They do a pretty good job of keeping the cords nice and flat. They are easy to install and remove and can be reused from year to year. They are like $4 per 25 at Lowes.
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    Yesterday, 02:37 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    Are you talking about the zombie's hands? They are from Ghost Ride Productions. I believe they are called Ghoul Hands. I love their stuff. The joints used to attach the arms are ours. You can click the link in my signature to see them.
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    10-23-2014, 07:16 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    SM, I am certain you could craft some waists for those little guys out of the hardware cloth. If you bend it down all around the edges it will make the plate a bit more rigid. I am glad the frames worked out for you. I can see that you were able to get the arms posed a bit more naturally. Building the little TOT sized kits are one of my favorites. Thank you Danski, if it wasn't for the support of the folks here, Spider Hill would not be. There are a lot of great folks here I have had the...
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    10-23-2014, 06:05 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    This is one idea for the waist section and how I actually built my first swaying zombie before we had the kit. I'd use plywood and cut it out with a jigsaw. This will allow you to easily drill through or staple to it as needed when finishing your prop. The sizes are approx. Make the center hole large enough to slide down over your spine. Use the small holes in the middle to run some screws into your hips to keep it in place. You can space it above the hips with blocks of wood if needed. This...
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    10-23-2014, 05:23 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    Here is the basic shape of the torso cut from a single piece of material. I would advise making it a little larger and the trimming it down as you install it. I made mine a little shorter because this is an animated prop. With a static Figure you can just make it a little longer.
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    10-22-2014, 08:35 PM
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    10-22-2014, 07:44 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    You're welcome. Here is a link to the hardware cloth at Home Depot if anyone is unfamiliar with it. http://t.homedepot.com/p/HDX-1-4-in-x-2-ft-x-5-ft-Hardware-Cloth-308231HD/204331884/
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    10-22-2014, 06:10 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    Thanks. I actually bought them for another prop and they just weren't a good match. I happened to have this head that I robbed from a grave grabber I built several years ago and they turned out to work well together. The hands are from Ghost Ride Productions.
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    10-22-2014, 05:55 PM
    Diabolik started a thread Mechanical: Filling out a PVC Body in Halloween Props
    I've seen several people recently asking about how to "flesh" out their bodies. I decided to build another swaying zombie for our yard since I had a head and hands laying in the shop and I thought I'd show off some quick and easy ways I like to use for filling them out. It's pretty easy and inexpensive. Being our zombie has straight legs, the pool noodles are fine if the pants lay against them since you just want them to have a little shape. These pool noodles are made by www.swimways.com....
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    10-22-2014, 10:15 AM
    I used to, but my cubicle was deemed too scary for when they did a halloween contest where I work. The biggest slap in the face was whom had won. A woman, that taped a sign "Pig Farm" to her cabinet, because SARS was the rage of the media of the time... I kid you not... after that year, I stopped decorating... Almost did this year, but I just don't give a **** anymore in my workplace...
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    10-22-2014, 04:51 AM
    I can't deny it... I simply love them...
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    10-22-2014, 03:52 AM
    My wife counted 8 racoons last night, playing in our haunt last night, all at once. They broke many of the Corn Stakls (they had dried corn in them) that we didn't had time to secure to the fences. I don't really mind, as a huge animal lover, can't blame them. But the funny part, every plastic pumkins in the haunt, were all moved around and upsidde down (L). I guess they had lots of fun. Nothing that can't be fixed in 5 seconds, but still funny.
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    About the little witch, I love her, I put her sometimes sitting on my excersice bike in the basement in the dark, scared the hell out of my wife a few times. Horrible, I know, but funny at the same time (L).
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