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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    Hi Casper. We sell 2 versions of that kit now. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Animated-Prop-Kits_c_12.html . There is also some of the basic hardware needed to build your own. The entire plans for it are on our site as well and you are free to download them. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Halloween-Prop-Plans_ep_41-1.html
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    08-19-2014, 06:07 PM
    Thank You, always nice to hear. :)
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    08-19-2014, 04:17 PM
    He is turning out quite well. Great idea on using coveralls. Haven't tried that yet. Going to be building one for myself here shortly, might have to get to the Goodwill! Take a look at our zombie kits. I am certain you can build it. :) We've gotten a good amount of feedback on them and everyone has said building it was a piece of cake. ;) You'll be up and swaying in no time!
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    08-18-2014, 06:34 PM
    If you are using on rubber, do use use anything petroleum based. We typically use silicone grease (plumbing variety) seem to work well on PVC, and rubber. Can buy at Lowes or Home Depot.
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    08-11-2014, 08:55 AM
    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1010617040&posted=true&adActivated=true here just a few of the items... see the add for more pics of the many items!
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    08-11-2014, 04:48 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Spiderhill Prop Works in Halloween Props
    You're welcome and thank you, your kit is on its way! One thing I forgot to mention was a base. We got those round ones pictured above from Home Depot. Great for prop bases and only about $5. Very stable for a little guy and easy to hide. :) http://t.homedepot.com/p/1-in-x-17-3-4-in-Edge-Glued-Rounds-680435/202017011/
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    08-10-2014, 06:00 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Spiderhill Prop Works in Halloween Props
    Not the best picture I have, but you can see the frame on the right has ankles. :)
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    08-10-2014, 05:57 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Spiderhill Prop Works in Halloween Props
    Hi, You can add 2 extra joints to any of our kits to create "ankles" and the figure will be able to squat all the way down to a kneel if needed. Totally understand the budget battle. If you place an order before 8/31, use checkout code get10 and that will take an additional 10% off your order.;) If you have any questions about our kits, feel free to drop us a line or give me a call and I'll be glad to help you out any way I can with your project. Ryan
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    08-10-2014, 12:21 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Pneumatic: Winged Demon in Halloween Props
    I really like the horns. To me it makes him look more like a winged "creature" than just a winged skeleton. :)
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    08-08-2014, 07:46 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Pneumatic: Winged Demon in Halloween Props
    I like the plain skull. What about a set of horns? :rolleyes:
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    08-08-2014, 04:54 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: rubber cement cob webs in Halloween Props
    I used the tutorial shown earlier in this thread. I used one very small (like 1/16" hole). I am pretty sure you could easily do 2 holes. Those containers come in a 2 pack at WalMart so you'll have a spare. Mine did work great with both rubber cement and the web fluid. 2 quick tips, don't fill the containers all the way,no more than half. Keep the slinger tilted upward so you don't get any dripping fluid.
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    08-07-2014, 04:24 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: rubber cement cob webs in Halloween Props
    I cannot. I am not sure if it is even listed on there or not. I am guessing the label was thermal printed. I just pulled it out and can barely read any of it. I have used the web fluid and rubber cement and they are very similar. I am guessing it is just rubber cement with some sort of flame retardent chemicals added. I used some of these in the rain and they seemed to hold up just fine. PIA to get off of some stuff. It is an 8-inch 6 bladed condenser fan. I bought them on Ebay....
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    08-07-2014, 04:12 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: rubber cement cob webs in Halloween Props
    The solvent is just for cleanup I believe. The web fluid is already labeled that is is non-flammable. I have the web fluid and it works great In my home made slinger. I just wipe it all out when I am done. the solvent probably makes it easier to clean. I am guessing the solvent is just something common you can probably buy elsewhere.
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    08-06-2014, 02:42 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: rubber cement cob webs in Halloween Props
    You'll have to find a vendor that sells it directly, but this is what you need. :) http://www.morriscostumes.com/Products_Mainpage.Aspx?Itemid=9 Works the same as Rubber Cement
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    08-06-2014, 11:56 AM
    I am not sure about the older Boris, but here is the hack I was using for mine. http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-and-step-by-step/66140-new-talking-boris-hack-how.html?highlight=Talking+thru+Boris
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    08-05-2014, 06:20 PM
    Boris has been sold! :D
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    08-05-2014, 05:01 PM
    I've been sitting on this one for a while and I have finally decided to let it go. This is a modified Talking Thru Boris (new version). He is wired to a small control box with an input jack and a variable resistor that allows you to adjust the amount of his movement. This was done using a proven hack and it is put together properly. In the video, he is running off of a portable CD player (not included in this sale). The skeleton is just your run of the mill blow molded skellie about average...
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    08-02-2014, 05:46 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Other: I want this... SO bad... in Halloween Props
    Very cool. He has some great designs. Looks like he has an Etsy shop. Why don't you try contacting him directly to see if it might be available? ;) https://www.etsy.com/transaction/160237975
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    08-02-2014, 05:09 AM
    You might need to "tear" your way down into it then. 3/8" isn't too bad. Maybe some sort of solid rod. That's why I was thinking of a long spiral bit. If it is sharp it would at least help cut the foam and let the bit move forward. Gonna be hard to make a clean hole, but might be able to make passage through it. Other option might be to heat a metal rod and see if the foam will melt out of the way. You'd just have to do it in stages. Depends on if it will melt.
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    08-02-2014, 04:55 AM
    How thick of a dowel? You might want to try using a longer drill bit and going in very slow. If it's a smaller dowel I'd try a spiral type bit, if it is bigger than 1/2" you might want to try a spade bit. 12 inch bits are fairly inexpensive. For securing it, I'd suggest Gorilla Glue. I've head great success using that with PVC for insertions like that. It expands nicely and really holds onto the foam. :)
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    08-01-2014, 06:01 PM
    Diabolik started a thread Mechanical: Wiper Motor PVC Pipe Mount in Halloween Props
    Hi all, I just got these in today so I thought I'd share them and ask for some feedback. Basically in a nutshell these mounts are for mounting a wiper motor along a length of PVC pipe. Could be used for animating arms, legs, making a kicking hangman, maybe a grave grabber? I've got a few other ideas for them I am planning to try out myself. I am hoping some of you might have some ideas for them as well. We are not officially producing these yet and I am not sure if we will. If somebody can...
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    07-30-2014, 04:01 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Static: Caretaker help in Halloween Props
    If you are looking to add a little more flexibility to our body frames, you can add 2 additional Spider Joints at the ankles. We sold a lot of kits that way at the MHC show. The ankles were very popular. We will likely have it offered as a kit at some point. :) If you need any help with dimensions, there are basic plans on our site as well. Will at least help give you a jump start regardless of how you build your body. http://www.spiderhillpropworks.com/Halloween-Prop-Plans_ep_41-1.html ...
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    07-27-2014, 08:55 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Kicking Hangman Jammed! HELP!!! in Halloween Props
    One other thing to add, get your "bracket" as parallel to the arm on your wiper motor as it can be while it spins. You may need to bend your bracket a bit to achieve this. If they are not running parallel this will cause some binding too. ;)
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    07-27-2014, 08:36 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Kicking Hangman Jammed! HELP!!! in Halloween Props
    Hello, Got a picture of the problem joint? Make sure you have a washer in between the arm and bracket to keep it from binding and make sure you are using a locking nylon insert nut at the joint. You can tighten it until is slips a little and the lock nut will keep it from tightening down on you. :)
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    07-26-2014, 04:51 AM
    These have found a home! Thanks!
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    07-25-2014, 05:05 PM
    Hi all, I have 5 white Mainstays brand (Wal Mart) Twin flat sheets. 1 is still in the pack 4 are opened. I bought these all new. No bed bug hand me downs! :o They are approx 66"w x 96" L. All are clean. We used them a few years back for hanging walls. Have been stored in a tote since. We are in PA. Offering these up for free, Please PM me for a shipping quote. :) Thanks, D.
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    07-25-2014, 10:29 AM
    I am SO ORDERING THIS! I loved that cartoon!
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    07-25-2014, 10:27 AM
    I really like the many talents, this season!
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    07-25-2014, 10:26 AM
    Lighting is my specialty! Check my galleries for many more pics of my lighting. I use many vaious colored spot lights,
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    07-25-2014, 10:20 AM
    osenator replied to a thread Your cemetery. in General Halloween
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