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  • Its the Great Pumpkin's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 01:56 PM
    I have been ordering from Smooth on for over 2 years now. Love them! Can't beat their customer service or their products. As other members have mentioned here U would not go head first into silicone. Just because it's Expensive!!!! And you really should know how to make proper molds before you use any. Latex is a great way to start( that's what I did). Plus it's a heck of a lot cheaper than silicone. There are several DVDs out there that help with the molding process involving latex. Standard...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 10:21 AM
    Yep.... Ditto.....completely agree!!!!!!! But you know how much I love your stuff! :)
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 07:39 AM
    Wow Ryan I just LOVE it!!! I can envision a lot f different possibilities for this kit. I have used my zombie kit for different creatures for the last two years and it has performed flawlessly. I can't wait for this kits release. Nice work! :D
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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 07:33 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Watchman Prototype in Halloween Props
    Thanks Bob! Ok, so I couldn't wait until tomorrow to try my fix. I bolted him back together with the bracing installed and problem solved. There is now zero side loading on my bearings so this thing should run a long, long time with no worries. I basically created a brace to support the spine from leaning forward. It attaches to the spine using a Slip-T fitting. I was able to assemble this with all off the shelf parts I have here and there are only 2 additional holes that need machined into...
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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 05:21 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Watchman Prototype in Halloween Props
    Thanks for the comments guys. I am a little concerned with the side loading on my bearings the weight of the upper body is creating. I think I have come up with an easy solution and should have a chance to test it out in the next day or so. I might be obsessing over this, but I want to make sure the mechanism will last for the long haul. ;)
    14 replies | 529 view(s)
  • TheEighthPlague's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:00 PM
    Secret Reaper, Thanks so much! Great gifts. It's finals week, so pictures . . . LATER. Wish me luck. --TheEighthPlague
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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 10:45 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Watchman Prototype in Halloween Props
    One thing I forgot to add was that the head and hands for this prop came from Ghost Ride Productions, www.ghostride.com They are by far my favorite vendor of body parts for these types of props. We have them made with the PVC embedded so attaching them to our props is very easy. :D
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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 08:27 AM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Watchman Prototype in Halloween Props
    Trial and error. I did take some actual measurements off of a person. This one was a bit easier since I started with the CAD file from our swaying zombie. This particular plate is 15 inches wide by 9 inches deep if that helps. Works well with pants that have a 36-38 inch waist. Basically you want the pants to be cinched a bit just above the plate. This essentially allows the plate to hold them up. ;)
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 04:22 PM
    All's good here. (Well as good as can be under the circumstances.) I just have so much crap to do it just seems like I never have any free time. Oh well at least I'm breathing! Lol how goes it with you?
  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 03:09 PM
    Diabolik started a thread Mechanical: Animated Watchman Prototype in Halloween Props
    This is something I have been messing around with for the last month or so. I finally had a proper waist plate machined so I could build a completed unit. It is powered by a wiper motor and a 12 volt 5 amp power supply running through a PWM to slow things down. I am still doing a bit of testing and experimenting with it. I am hoping we will be able to release it as a kit in the near future. :)
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  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 06:35 AM
    I saw these on Tiger Direct this morning. It looks like they may operate almost the same way. There are some videos on YouTube from this company, but I am not sure if it is the exact ones? For the price of 3, it might be worth looking into. Even comes with a remote. :eek: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=9186494&sku=VAG-102590879&SRCCODE=WEM4379BY&utm_source=EML&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=WEM4379&cm_lm=astreamk1@zoominternet.net
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-10-2014, 12:58 PM
    Ok... Wait.... I just saw your reap to Red Hallows. Holy balls man, you guys are just amazing!!! The talent of you and your wife was exceeded only by your generosity!!! Great job on that. :D :D :D Is your wife a member? I would love to leave a way to message for her too.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-10-2014, 12:24 PM
    I totally understand the tech thing. The only way I was initially able to navigate pics and albums was with the help of my kids. Now that they are no longer here I have to wait for them to come home whenever I have new challenges or questions. ;)
  • Its the Great Pumpkin's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 06:32 AM
    Awesome work everyone! Love all these pieces of art! I'm more of a sculptor but I think I had mentioned before that I tried my first oil painting. A tribute to one Of my Favorite Halloween Cartoons from the Great Walt Disney. I did a few more things with it and am not calling this finished yet. But love where this is going.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 11:02 AM
    Do you have pics of some of her work?
  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 05:16 PM
    Diabolik replied to a thread Mechanical: Start of my Cauldron Reaper in Halloween Props
    Great job on the motor mount. Everything looks nice and solid. ;) No worries about that coming apart. Are you going to use a PWM to slow it down? I am testing a couple right now. Have been able to get it to crawl and it still has plenty of power.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 10:07 AM
    So.... What's the word???????
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-05-2014, 08:56 PM
    I just saw pics of your ceramic crow cameo and ceramic tadpole. Wow, those are really good. You are quite the artist!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-05-2014, 08:54 PM
    Dave I love your wolf and trick or treaters so sooooo much! Is your rocking granny new? She is absolutely terrifying!!! I think the grave yard looks great and your night pics turned out pretty darn good. ;) In fact everything looks pretty darn good. What is the lighted skull and hands? I can't seem to locate it in your pics. By the way your house is beautiful! :D
    20 replies | 587 view(s)
  • jdubbya's Avatar
    12-05-2014, 08:11 AM
    Really striking! Incredible attention to detail and realism. Love this! If I lived closer I'd commission you to do a large scale stone for our haunt.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:38 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    This stone is wonderful!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:36 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Holy moly..... This is flippin amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:34 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Your lighting is beautiful.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:33 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Yep... I am in complete agreement!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:31 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Very nice!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:28 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Your grave yard looks great.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:27 PM
    The Halloween Lady commented on doto's photo in album Halloween 2014
    OMG, what a cute patoot!
  • Diabolik's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 12:47 PM
    Acetone will remove it chemically. ;) Dave's method will work as well and if you have some sandpaper or a scotch brite pad in your shop you won't have to buy anything.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    12-03-2014, 08:05 PM
    Omg, I just the the amazing witch head that your wife sculpted for Bethene's reaper gift. The witch is just lovely and your wife is very talented. :)
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