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    Today, 10:31 AM
    Terra added 2 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Pictures VI
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    Today, 10:21 AM
    Glad you like the Lazy Susan idea. On the head one I had installed a long, thick screw in the center of it and her head is on it like a spike. Later on I needed a base for a horse's head that had PVC for a skeleton and so that's why you also see the two PVC bases. Those easily screw on or off. For the full sized one there is a metal pipe threaded base and the dummy has a metal pipe as a spine. So, she just threads on or off. Hopefully you see that in this picture of the two bases in storage:
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    Today, 05:24 AM
    Oh my - that's just terrible. Have you notified Groupon?
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    Today, 05:20 AM
    Well, I dunno if Fright Props would not admit they had a problem. I find they are really helpful in trouble-shooting. Couple of years ago I had a faulty regulator - they sent me another one and that one was faulty. After we talked they realized they had gotten a whole batch of faulty regulators and got me a working one from a different batch quickly. They were great through that whole situation.
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    Today, 04:41 AM
    Great idea for a thread - that umbrella frame stand is brilliant and the PVC painting one as well. Here's my two: There is a Lazy Susan on that head stand which allows me to turn the head as needed. You can also make them bigger to hold an entire prop dummy:
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    Yesterday, 06:24 AM
    The kids are gonna love him!
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    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    Hello and welcome :) I was thinking that if you place your collection under a cabinet than you could get an under-cabinet fluorescent light fixture and replace the bulb with a fluorescent one. In addition - or alternately you could repaint some key parts of the collection with fluorescent paint. I love WildFire and they sell little kits of it: RSHD4www.blacklight.com/items/WF170005KT
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    10-19-2014, 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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    10-19-2014, 11:24 AM
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment for the Raven tombstone :)
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    10-19-2014, 08:30 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Static: Bad dog in Halloween Props
    Hee! That's funny :)
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    10-19-2014, 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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    10-19-2014, 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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    Hey thanks. Yeah, I lived in Oregon and he lived in Kansas. It was difficult but in a way it was good. We literally talked two hours every night. So, we really got to know each other

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