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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Don't be intimidated. Start with something simple like singing pumpkins or Mr. Chickens animated tombstone. Your guests will be amazed and it takes your haunt to another level! I run both of these projections and I stand on the sidewalk at Halloween. It's fun to hear the comments. One year I heard someone say, "I heard this guy works at Disney." That was the greatest compliment I could have ever gotten!
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Mechanical: Skeleton bobbing for apples in Halloween Props
    You have some awesome movement on that skeleton. Would love to see more on how you did this!
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Sweet video. My kids love GMM!
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    Viruses can make the leaves variegate, and sometimes yellow, and die. They can actually look quite pretty before they get knocked back enough to wilt and curl (as with mosaic viruses). With powdery mildew, the leaves just look kind of gross and...mildewy. Mildew is tough to get rid of once it appears. (Viruses are virtually impossible.) For mildew, remove affected leaves and bag the up or burn them. Re-apply any short term or home-remedy type fungicide you choose to use once a week or so...
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I'm sorry you got a dud. :(
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Very cool. Thank you for the info.
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread Static: Spider tombstone in Halloween Props
    Another great stone Heidi! I love the whimsy of this one. Spectacular!!
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on Paint It Black's profile
    We missed you. ;)
  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    I figured it out... I cut the tab.
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  • SavageEye's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    SavageEye replied to a thread Lighting: Help on LED Spots in Halloween Props
    @Setarcos. Question: The RGB LED has a positive and a negative side (obviously) the positive side the there tabs are connected, while the neg side has three independent tabs. Do I need to cut the tab that is connecting the three tabs on the positive side? or just solder it on the board as is? Thanks!
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    Looks fantastic!!
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  • Nightfisher's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Corpsing Benson in Halloween Props
    Use the corpsing plastic to go over top of the joints to help lock him in the pose you want. I did that to secure the head and jaw on mine and it worked great. I left the arms and legs poseable though. Or pose him with screws, wire, whatever, then corpse over that to hide it. I wouldn't recommend hot glue for securing plastic bones. I'm learning that as I glue the bones on my cemetery sign back together with construction adhesive after it fell apart.
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    It shouldn't do that. Mine keeps moving more than a few seconds, and the sound and motion always go together. I hate to say it, but it does sound like yours is defective.
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    07-31-2015, 07:15 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    Gaudy setups are an integral part of Halloween sales displays. I have yet to see a tastefully restrained Halloween setup. When it comes to acting and camera-work, well, I have to concede, it was too rushed. The bar was set low from last year, though. I found this year's much, much better in all respects. If I hadn't already looked, it would have made me want to get a better look at the props.
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    07-31-2015, 05:52 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread 2015 Big Lots in General Halloween
    WOW. I mean... WOW!!! That is fantastic!!!!!! I have a Hagatha too in my kitchen! (Different witch. Classic name.) :D
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    07-31-2015, 04:25 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread 2015 Big Lots in General Halloween
    Thank you so much Ghost of Spookie for taking the time to provide us with the photographs. I have a Hit List ready to go! :D
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 04:21 PM
    Ohhhhhh glass? Did you happen to notice... Are they paper labels or that baked on paint thing that is impossible to remove?
  • Hilda's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 04:19 PM
    Utoh. I had no plans for this, but she is calling to me!
  • JaCk's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 03:20 PM
    JaCk replied to a thread Static: Spider tombstone in Halloween Props
    I got a lot of my tombstone inspiration and knowledge from Terra on this forum (https://m.youtube.com/user/Scaryladyvideos) She has some great how-to videos, like this one: http://youtu.be/XyfmBL5JuH0 Good luck and have fun! --JaCk
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    07-31-2015, 01:44 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    You're right. I should make the effort to send it back. I cleaned up some of the stray glue, but I haven't done any "surgery" yet. I did see that yours were better glued-- these are awful. I could certainly spend the $60 somewhere else and get something more impressive for my money. lol at the idea of them punishing me! Overall I've been in their camp from the beginning. They themselves are the only ones driving me out!
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    07-31-2015, 12:40 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I hope they turn out to be just fine, and they probably will. More of what I ordered from GR this year was good than was bad. It's just sort of sad that I used to be able to trust their quality without question, and now I can't. I was one of those initially saying that if an item looks good to you, you probably should move quickly on purchasing. I've revised my stance. I'll report in when I get my conversing pumpkins. If they look and function as in the video, I think they'll be a big hit...
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    07-31-2015, 12:13 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on punkineater's profile
    "If the Lighthearted Witch is done with you...." I am ROLLING laughing! Thank you. That made my day. ;) I appreciate your taking the time to offer some advice. And the hug. Thanks. :D
  • JaCk's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 12:04 PM
    JaCk replied to a thread Static: Spider tombstone in Halloween Props
    VERY nice work. I love it! :) --JaCk
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    07-31-2015, 11:05 AM
    Very nice job, Lukewa! The PVC has a great look to it once it's set up and painted. I'm working on fence this year, too -- but I'm going with the standard 1/2" PVC / 1x2" wood combo. Do you find your fence is relative stable using the garden stakes that way without any columns or posts? I'm trying to decide the best way to anchor my fence down. --JaCk
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 10:04 AM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I am enjoying the staging ideas in the video. Love the style. Oh dang ooojen. That is too sloppy for that price. It just is. "I'm not breaking up with GR; we've always had an open relationship." LMAO hahahaha This seems to be a theme this summer. Yipes. It's hit or miss! Whatever the glitch is this year. I hope they figure it out before they break more hearts. I hope we get some squealing happy reviews soon from folks still this year. Looking forward to it.
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    07-31-2015, 10:02 AM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    The latex is attached loosely, and in some areas crookedly. The end book is wider at the bottom and where it narrows near the top it also leans to the right. That's not very realistic-looking. You can see the cover is pushed in, making an indentation near the "PO" of Potions. There's another such spot at the base of the Potions book spine, and more stray glue. Bubbly, twisted, horribly-glued latex, and smears of glue around the not-very-sensitive sensor -- also another view of how...
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    07-31-2015, 09:44 AM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    My GR so far-- Happy with the mummification head and hands. It's what I expected. I intend to add some depth to the paint job, but it's good; I'm happy. The 3 function spotlight-- Good. As long as it continues to function, it's a winner. Eyeballs -- Mixed. Great concept, good design, sloppy execution on some. Thumbs down on smeared glue, and on the stickers. Their lighter color makes them show up all the more. Attic light--- Good. The mold seam shows up on the plastic bulb in the light of...
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    07-31-2015, 09:09 AM
    ooojen replied to a thread zulily.com in General Halloween
    True! I haven't done it, but I got the notification that I could. I ordered 4 smallish items and the shipping was around $7, so it appears they don't over-charge on the first order. Thanks, Caroluna. I've ordered from Zulily once or twice before, but wouldn't have thought to seek them out for Halloween stuff if you hadn't mentioned them.
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 08:27 AM
    ooojen replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I'm looking forward to that! I'm very interested in that prop. I was a little afraid of it having a cheap plastic frame, or the lights not being diffused enough. (They are in "spots" on the video.) I would love for it to be as good as it should be for the price! If you give it a strong thumbs up, I'll move on it! Love the new video! It's a big improvement over last year's! They do move by things quickly, but it does pique one's interest :)
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 07:53 AM
    Your bottles and jars look great! I have no personal experience selling, so I don't know what the market is, but I think your work is as good or better than most of what I've seen for sale.
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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.
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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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