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  • JaCk's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    JaCk replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Show us your stones in Halloween Props
    Amazing work, everyone! Here's the first one I finished this season, after distressing and under Haunt Lighting: More to come soon! --JaCk
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I haven't done it yet, but my plan is to cut ovals out of quarter-inch plywood. I intend to put them inside the base end of the "arms" with just a little gap between the plastic and the wood on the curved edge. Then I intend to fill the concave side of each branch with Great Stuff, using enough to puff up and round out the back, and also making sure some works in between the plywood and the plastic at the bottom. (The face I'll try just filling as is.) That will securely glue the wood to the...
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    Thanks J-man.
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Hilda commented on vwgirl's photo in album Halloween 2013
    WOW. This is a gorgeous photograph! You can just FEEL Halloween.
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on RCIAG's profile
    I was just LOOKING for your repainted dead guy. LOL I remembered you had done that. Thank you for posting the photo. I always enjoy your photos. I think we have a similar eye on the indoor decor.
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 AM
    A misadventure (being stuck in traffic on 80 West, thus a missed doctor's appointment for my son) led me to FINALLY being in an area with a Home Goods. I echo an earlier poster about how DIFFERENT the merchandise is in each store! I wound up in Williamsport, PA. They had the merchandise all over the store. I mean ALL OVER the store. I understand that from a marketing standpoint (I think), but I feel I probably missed things. Which is kind of a bummer since I only had this one shot at...
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    @J-Man. I sent a private message to you however, not sure that it went to you. It appears it went to JMan2(?). I don't know if that's you or not. It appears this person had not logged in since 2004. So, I hope that you stumble back onto this thread and can offer some advice. Here was my message: Thanks for your comments on my LED thread. I went ahead with your recommendation to use the 1W star LED's for my spot lights. I used a resistor with each LED rather than the LED driver. The...
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    SavageEye commented on Kelloween's photo in album Halloween 2015
    Nice work! Love the variety of shapes!
  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    It's really difficult to say, because not setting fruit (or aborting set fruit) is the way the plant reacts to almost any source of stress. If some condition or conditions aren't right, it will drop the fruit and try again later. So that can mean it's too dry, or too wet, too hot or too cold. Could mean the soil is too alkaline, or too compacted, fertility is too low, or there's too much Nitrogen. Insect pest can cause fruit not to set, and so can a lack of pollinator insects. I realize...
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Static: My Hatbox Ghost in Halloween Props
    Here is the REAL story behind the name...
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    At least if that happens, the wound will be cauterized! I tried the Dremel last year. It worked tolerably well, but not as smoothly as I'd have liked. This year I'll go with my hot knife. It looks like the way to do it.
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    ooojen commented on punkineater's photo in album 2015 Projects & Purchases
    Entirely horrifying-- and very well done!
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    ooojen commented on punkineater's photo in album 2015 Projects & Purchases
    Nice crop! You did well!
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 AM
    This is just my opinion. I bought amber spotlights and was very excited to use them. However, I found it... disappointing. I don't know why. I am brand new to using any kind of spot lighting. I had just purchased regular outdoor spotlights and those spotlight bases with the ground stakes. It was just... very boring. I did purchase a couple of the blue and green LED spotlights at Spirit for in a little cemetery and LOVED them!!
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Show us your stones in Halloween Props
    I love the chipped edges on your Crypt. How did you do that?
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    I just couldn't get into it. It's the same old same old just with new people and in a city. I did find the concept of seeing 'it happen' ( normal life as we know it ending) interesting. I guess sometimes too much of a good thing is just too much. I will watch. I just neither loved nor hated the first episode.
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 AM
    If you are referring to the two that I posted; I made them out of 1" blue foam. Don't want to hijack this thread so I will try to do a tutorial in the coming weeks.
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    08-26-2015, 11:10 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Static: First attempt at aging. in Halloween Props
    Good start, but go crazy with it. Mist the entire column with plain water, then use a soft 2" brush and fling your staining tea at all the edges and under the overhangs. Let it splatter where it may, then mist again to get it to run more if it is not already. Dab at places you want heavier streaks like below cracks and holes. Start out with black tea stain, then add a little brown, and maybe some green. Once it dries do it again. I find I get a better effect with multiple layers.
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 08:17 PM
    I'm afraid it's pretty hit or miss finding a good sized cage. You might find it easier to make one, as Bethany suggested. Another possibility, though also hit-or-miss, would be to contact a bird rescue group if there's one in your area. They might put you in touch with someone with an extra cage, or they might rent an unused cage to you for a couple weeks if you offer to make a donation to the rescue. All it should take to find out is a couple searches and emails. Good luck!
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    08-26-2015, 08:52 AM
    Ecula commented on Jules17's photo in album 2015 Purchases
    Hi! Nice stuff you have there. I somehow more and more love all silhouette... things.
  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:56 AM
    In a way... I cannot bear that she is getting made over. She's so gorgeous. The tail is fantastic! I'm sad. :( Until, of course... you share what you did with her next!! LOL
  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:54 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on JasonB5449's profile
    Hey Jason!! Do you still do a large Christmas display as well? Because you are rocking on the Halloween!! I can't possibly imagine you can still do both. I had to choose. I chose the dark side. ;)
  • ooojen's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:53 AM
    Thanks! I'm in the process of giving her a Halloween makeover. She has a 50's wig and makeup, working on a June Cleaver sort of dress.
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    08-26-2015, 07:51 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on punkineater's profile
    Dang. I was feeling weepy waiting for a response and I came back on and see it is below!! haha Silly me. Thank you!! Yes. I feel exactly as you do. I had so many things planned and now I am SCRAMBLING. I admire people who can focus. Thanks for the info about the snakes. I got about nine stuffed in there and can't fit anymore. So I think I'm good to go. Only had two colors of the snakes at the DT, so I hope it looks good. Now I am trying to think of some kind of voodoo 'spa...
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    08-26-2015, 07:46 AM
    Thanks so much! It's a little hard to tell with the camera's perspective, but it did flare at the muzzle. In the interest of keeping the work simple, I used a plastic flowerpot for that-- much easier than stacking sheets of foam and turning them on a lathe! The pot's bottom diameter was the same as the PVC pipe I used for the bore. The whole thing was actually a lot less difficult than I'd anticipated. Part of that came from the fact that I spent a couple weeks kicking ideas around before I...
  • ooojen's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:36 AM
    Thanks! :)
  • ooojen's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 07:32 AM
    It was pretty fun! His wife told me that when he was getting used to firing it not long after he made it, he put too much powder in and tried to fire some candy. It caught on fire! Having little melting sugar fireballs falling out of the sky must have been exciting! (No one got hurt, and no fires were started.)
  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 04:54 AM
    I chatted with Steve yesterday to tell him someone was looking for him. He got a kick out of the 'The Search for Blumke' title. :D He said he was looking forward to hearing from you on FB. I am the proud owner of a few of his The Rotting Vine pumpkins. Great work. Good luck with your projects!!
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    Checked out the Oak Lane Web page. Great Job...loved the Rob Zombie soundtrack!!!! I don't recognize the spider in the video..did you make this? Love it's uniqueness.
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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.
    Happy Halloween!!
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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!
    I was in Michaels today, and I couldn't find anyone to help me... I couldn't locate the Mold Builder Liquid Latex.. Could you so kindly point me towards what area/aisle I should be looking in?
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    I LOVE your witch! The position of her is awesome....looks just like she is conjuring.
  10. Thanks for the link! I hadn't found that one yet.
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