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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 AM
    OMG I hadn't seen this photo before. This is.... PERFECTION. Wow.
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    Today, 04:12 AM
    Hilda commented on punkineater's photo in album Halloween 2014 Set Up/Testing
    hahaha ^^ bah dum tish
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    ooojen commented on ooojen's photo in album Outdoors
    Thanks! . .
  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    Well, it was exciting while it lasted, eh? And it's better than a dead pet. Your pumpkins will have to be your treasure for now, I guess. :)
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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    ooojen commented on geige's photo in album 2015 Halloween projects & props
    Nice start! It's developing well, and I'm anxious to see it finished.
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Oh, an Abby of the Undead could be really creepy! I love the idea! A background of Gregorian chants, the herbalist with his poisons, the tended cemetery--- If you decide to do it, I hope you'll share lots of pictures! I never got to Vatican City (one of many reasons to return?) It sounds great! The Capuchin crypt brought this crypt back to mind. It has far less creepiness factor, but the fact that it's Santa's grave gives it some impact. Sailors from Bari grabbed St. Nicholas' skeleton,...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    geige added 1 photo(s) to album 2015 Halloween projects & props
  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    It looks like you have Curlew, Black-necked Stilt, and Avocet, among others. Nice! I struggle for sharp auto-focus, too, but mine is because of dust inside the lens. I need to get it cleaned, but it never seems the right time to let go of it for a couple weeks. So the non-conservationists had their way? I know there was a zoo-escaped flamingo that lived by himself on the lake for many years. A group wanted to bring in some South American buddies and potential mates for him and...
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Hmm, that is a dilemma! If it is a pet, it might have been buried shallowly if the ground was dry and hard at the time, or if the ground was deeply frozen and only thawed a little below the surface from a bit of sunshine. I hope you find someone to give it a look! I'm curious now.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    Araniella, Me too! :D I am just starting my curiosity cabinet and this is PERFECT!!!
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    Yesterday, 07:49 AM
    My reap continues with this beauty! Thank you Reaper, I adore it!!! :D
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    05-25-2015, 08:24 PM
    I got 5 pots planted out today, during the brief break in the rain. I have lots more to do, but at least it's a start. If you start your seeds in ground and your vines take off some way you don't want, it's pretty easy to guide them around and train them in a different direction.
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    05-25-2015, 05:14 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread I did it! in Member Introduction
    Marcia. Marcia. Marcia!! ;) Welcome to the forum Limjack!
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    05-25-2015, 04:37 PM
    Oh, I've a children in peril prop planned, but it's not gory, and it's far-fetched enough to be goofy rather than disturbing. I'll try to get it wrapped up soon.
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    05-25-2015, 04:21 PM
    Now I feel really weenie for just having a Boris Karloff mask! I agree wholeheartedly about monkeys being creepy beasts. The really scary ones are the ones that don't fear people. I watched macaques literally mugging people at the Penang Botanical Gardens. Clearly anyone with food is in danger, but beyond that, anyone carrying anything interesting looking-- bag, water bottle-- better stay close to other people! They will take your stuff, and if you try to defend it, they will attack. You...
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    05-25-2015, 03:25 PM
    I'm just skipping the gore ones! lol You called it, BlueFrog-- my Orang is a Reborn. It's a factory job, so it's not got the multi-layered detail the pros achieve-- using 200 different colors, painting veins and then painting over them. In dim light, the presentation is every bit as good, plus it's like $700 cheaper!
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    05-25-2015, 03:09 PM
    Yeah, that is such a macabre spot! The light fixtures, everything-- just, whoa!
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    05-25-2015, 02:34 PM
    Yep! That was one of the props I found as well. Eek!! LOL Now THIS one I could use. Minimal gore. Plenty of scare. At FrightProps. THIS is the prop the candle shoppe needs in the cage. Not the zombies! ROFL However, this one by Distortions is too hardcore for me. This is not for the faint of heart. Don't LOOK unless you are one of the horror minded. ;) I must say. The artistry and detail is ahmazing!!
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    05-25-2015, 02:26 PM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album Miscellaneous Props and Projects
    LOL!! Yea baby. More power! ;) However, with all the witches crashing around here. I may have my school charter revoked. ;)
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    05-25-2015, 01:49 PM
    As I said... this thread is going to be a problem. Now I want one of these orangutan dolls. I never knew such things existed! Wow. Naughty BlueFrog. You temptress you.
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    05-25-2015, 12:27 PM
    Hilda added 1 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Props and Projects
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    05-25-2015, 12:10 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on ooojen's profile
    Your toad called. He wants to go with you on vacation. ;) hahaha Thank you for the chuckle!!
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    05-25-2015, 11:14 AM
    Oh I'm so glad The Haunted Candle Shop has helped launch further conversation about different labs and such. Thanks for the feedback!
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    05-25-2015, 10:30 AM
    It looks like Santa is brutalizing that poor giant ape! Your carrier is great, Hilda! I have that toad, too, but I never take mine anywhere nice.
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    05-25-2015, 08:41 AM
    To your post about a mishmash laboratory ooojen, I have to agree. The one I am planning is just going to cross a few generations and themes. Back to the monkey experiment lab. I had recently researched animated ape in a cage prop and was BLOWN AWAY. Yipes. There are some fantastic (and gory) animated props along those lines. Wow. Now switching channels, here is a small animal cage type prop we made with items from the neighbor's trash. (My neighbor being a church.) The wood,...
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    05-25-2015, 08:24 AM
    Yes! Yes I am!! :D I am thrilled that folks thought the video interesting. I know I enjoyed my visit there. I have to agree with you. To be honest, I, personally, would have gone either one direction or the other. More haunt-y and fun. OR really seriously creepy and historical. There was SO MUCH to work with from the real backstory. There actually was a great deal of personal tragedy in the doctors life too, that one could have incorporated if you are going with the 'real...
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    05-25-2015, 08:19 AM
    One more thing---Pictures and descriptions from an auction that took place quite a few years ago. They're lab props from movies, or memorabilia associated with old horror movies. The prices they went for are mostly pretty ridiculous, but they're fun to look at nonetheless. Many of the items wouldn't be that difficult to duplicate, though it would take some expertise to get the arcing and firing some of the props display. http://www.bucwheat.com/julien/julien.htm
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    05-25-2015, 08:06 AM
    I suspect that if someone made a trip to the museum with glass cutters and a backpack full of Gemmy props, and did a typical packrat act, take one, leave one, the owner might not even notice. It would indeed make a stunningly creepy display if the antique equipment was arranged in the manner of a working lab, and the non-antique stuff was...put in another room. I'd love to see some realistic monkeys or apes in cages, and maybe an instrument tray left just a little too close to one cage...and a...
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    05-24-2015, 07:51 PM
    There are no guarantees, but putting hot pepper around your plants is said to offer some protection from groundhogs (and other mammals). You have to re-apply it every time it rains. Good luck!
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    05-24-2015, 07:48 PM
    I didn't scarify any of my pumpkins, but I did the gourds. It speeds them up about 2 weeks on germination. My little pumpkins planted directly in the ground are just barely pushing some dirt upwards, but aren't up yet. I plant them fairly deep because it helps keep the seed coats damp and soft until the cotyledons can break free. Lots of good information here on this thread! I'll add one more thing. If you use peat or paper pots, it's a good idea to either tear away (or fold back) the top...
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    I love your work and I'm looking forward to seeing your new witch head corporealized! That's a beauty! (I enjoy your dry humor, too. The vulture post...yeah!)
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    Stopped by to say I love the rotted pumpkin head candy holder you're making - the icky rubber "throat" will be great - very unsettling to feel when the kids put their hands in! Also the spindly legs on your spider really ups the arachnophobia creep-out factor. Very cool.
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    Is your avatar the pumpkin that you carved for your pumpkin scarecrow? I really like you sinister pumpkin face on that prop, it is way cool!
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    And your little one in your fave pic of this year thread just makes the pic complete!!! You did so many new things, everything turned out really well.
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    I am loving your whole display. Thank you for sharing.
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    Thanks for the info! Greatly appreciated. I must have been standing right in front of it! LOL
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    Hello again. Another question. LOL Sorry!
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    I LOVE your witch! The position of her is awesome....looks just like she is conjuring.
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