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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    A phenomenal project and stunned you were able to complete in such a short time window. What a centerpiece!
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment for the Raven tombstone :)
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    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Static: Bad dog in Halloween Props
    Hee! That's funny :)
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    Yesterday, 06:43 AM
    Nothing cooler than having your costume glow - great idea. Hope you don't mind - I edited your post to embed your video. You use the Filmstrip icon in the dialog box for that.
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    Yesterday, 06:34 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Audacity help in Halloween Music
    Here's a tutorial video on how to use it if that is what you are looking for. I also have an extended written one I can link to you from my blog here at HF.
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    10-18-2014, 04:11 PM
    Terra posted a visitor message on bluize's profile
    Thank you so much for your comment on the Raven stone. I was quite proud of that one :)
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    10-18-2014, 08:49 AM
    Terra posted a visitor message on DawnP's profile
    Hello there and thanks for stopping by my page. Hope your Halloween preparation is going well :)
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    10-18-2014, 08:45 AM
    Dug through my pictures to hopefully show a close-up of the stone-like effect you get using Drylok. Tea-staining and drybrushing really come alive using it:
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    10-18-2014, 08:44 AM
    Terra added 1 photo(s) to album Tutorial: Raven Tombstone
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    10-18-2014, 04:19 AM
    Thanks Undertaker. I agree with you that the strength of Drylok is amazing. In a way it seems to harden the foam almost as if it got a light coat of foam hardener. Been using these Steel Beams for many haunt seasons and because they are 8' long they are constantly being banged into a wall, ceiling, etc. during transport and the damage I get is isn't on the beams but to the to the wall, ceiling etc. it hit... heh.
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    10-17-2014, 06:38 PM
    You all are a hoot, lol. Basically, Ryan nailed it. First heard about Drylok when reading a tutorial about using it instead of Monster Mud. Thought Beloved would look better thickened up more with Monster Mud and then painted with Drylok. The gallon at the store was already tinted gray and was happy to discover that it was the perfect base color for a cemetery stone. Then... I drybrushed it. MAGIC! Instantly, Beloved looked like true stone with the white drybrushing highlighting all the...
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    10-17-2014, 05:44 PM
    I learned it is a lot less stressful if you give a heads-up to your Reapee that their gift is en route. They can prepare, if necessary to receive it. This way the package can be left on their doorstep for only a short while (worst case) instead of being thrown back onto the UPS truck due to lack of signature and the possible mashing that can happen back at the UPS delivery hub again, then back into another truck... etc. etc. It's still a surprise because they don't know what they are getting...
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    10-13-2014, 05:02 AM
    Your idea sounds like a lot of fun and should work fine. I did a slightly different take. The room I was in was so small that I placed a decoy dummy dressed exactly as I was but right in the center of the room. They of course saw that. Then I pounced :)
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    10-11-2014, 10:22 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Other Voodoo Swamp items in Halloween Crafts
    It has been a sheer joy to see the stone become a main part of your haunt this year. Always worry when they are being designed that it's what the Reapee had in mind. Looks like I got pretty close. The new details just make your whole scene that much more spooky and scary for a ToT to wonder into the Voodoo temple. What a hoot!
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    10-10-2014, 05:10 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Static: Tombstone Pattern Transfer in Halloween Props
    I like the carbon paper idea a lot. Have to try that one. I do the pen tracing trick but perhaps I didn't specify in my tutorials that it is done letter by letter. Trace out one letter - flip the paper in a corner off and while the impression is still fresh - redraw the line directly onto the stone. You don't have to press as hard this way. If you watch me live you would see me constantly flipping the paper on and off. FYI: When you are pressing the impression onto the stone - it quickly...
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    10-09-2014, 06:16 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Ferrite bead question in Halloween Props
    Well, in cooking world there's a saying, Cooking is an Art, Baking is a Science... no, it's Magic. That's how I view electronics - freakin' magic. It just doesn't seem to make any sense at all.
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    10-09-2014, 05:55 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Ferrite bead question in Halloween Props
    While we wait. Can I just mention that... I LOVE you electronic nerds! You are all such a vital asset to us newer and non-electronic knowing prop builders.
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    10-09-2014, 05:37 AM
    So far it's SWEET!
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    10-09-2014, 05:35 AM
    I love the cross and skull - it gives the illusion that the bars of the cross are curving into the skull. That's a sweet idea... Also, the sculpted cross with the gargoyle just RAWKS!
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    10-08-2014, 06:51 PM
    Terra replied to a thread Pneumatic: Air Whip Help ... in Halloween Props
    Ok, that's sounds great. I couldn't remember if there was a gotcha there or not. The only one I remember is that you can't do that with full-on AC. That procedure only works with DC.
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    10-08-2014, 06:46 PM
    Wish I can help you with the difference between the spots and floods on Minion's Web but when I ordered them didn't look for that particular description. Just was looking for blue LEDS. Don't remember if he had a choice back then. It was years ago...
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    10-08-2014, 09:09 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Pneumatic: Air Whip Help ... in Halloween Props
    Oh, very cool. So are you just going to splice that into the power cord?
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    10-08-2014, 09:05 AM
    It makes me happy. In so many ways too. Building, thinking, seeing and experiencing it all. Basically it's my happy place and working at it in some way all year keeps those ever encroaching navel-gazing demons away plus gives you sanctuary from life's real problems.
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    10-08-2014, 05:36 AM
    I got double LED foam stones made by Minion's Web. I have one in each corner so the entire front of the cemetery is lit and the front stones cast cool shadows on the stones in back: http://www.minionsweb.com/osStore/lighting-light-rocks-c-4_74.html?osCsid=f618fbbe8062ee8cfdb57dd14560de9f
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    10-08-2014, 05:31 AM
    Terra added 1 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Pictures VI
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    10-08-2014, 05:22 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Pneumatic: What was your 1st Pneumatic prop? in Halloween Props
    I was about to tell you not to do what I did for my first pneumatic which was to dive head first into some seriously expensive and difficult stuff. But, on second thought... it did teach me quick about not only pneumatics but triggering, DMX lighting and haunt control. heheh. Seriously though - I'd suggest what others said about the Trash Can Trauma. Anyways - here's my dive into the deep part of the pool: Here's what it took to get that all accomplished:
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    10-08-2014, 04:57 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Pneumatic: Air Whip Help ... in Halloween Props
    By the way - how were you going to trigger this?
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