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    12-05-2016, 06:39 PM
    Pool noodles, foam pipe insulation, and foam backer rod are pretty hard to beat for building up appendages. They come in a wide variety of sizes, are cheap, and easy to slip over and secure to a wire or pvc frame to create hands. Just keep an eye out for the really fat noodles for legs and upper arms. You can just split them down the side to slip them over a pipe and use duct tape to compress and shape them for a more natural look. (The tight duct tape should help prevent slippage during the...
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    12-03-2016, 10:23 AM
    Thank you! For bodies, I felted wool over a foam core. I put in wires for legs/feet. Most prop bats are huge-- at least when compared with actual (just over 3") vampire bats. I get that a 3 or 4" prop would all but disappear outside, but I want a realistic set indoors, and my choices were very cheap-looking "rubber" bats, or making my own.
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    12-03-2016, 10:01 AM
    Thanks for all the nice comments! I thought the second one would go faster, but I wound up tucking it away -- too many other things going on. I'll have to get it out after Christmas and finish it.
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    11-24-2016, 09:36 PM
    They look great! (Happy Thanksgiving to all!) It froze here, so I brought a few in to save and decorate for Thanksgiving. Now I'm afraid their time is up. I'll toss out a few seeds and let some volunteers grow, and I'll feed the pumpkins themselves to the chickens.
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    11-15-2016, 06:32 PM
    DB, I'm impressed with how well that detailed epitaph turned out on the white foam! I think you'll find the pink foam and a dremel much easier for those kind of tiny details. A few years ago I used white foam on my first round of tombstones and did what Godcrusher said - spray painted first to eat away the foam for a stone look. I think they look better as they aged and some white spots show through kind of like lichens. But you won't be able to keep the kind of detail you achieved with the...
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    11-15-2016, 06:20 PM
    WickedWino replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Midnight Gardener- Functional Test Video in Halloween Props
    Great idea! He fits in really well with the rest of your display. So glad I found this, because I couldn't tell what the midnight gardener was from your Halloween wrap up post. Thanks!
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    11-15-2016, 05:57 PM
    That is so fun!! What a unique doorway for your TOTs. They are sure to remember that entrance!
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    11-15-2016, 05:36 PM
    WickedWino replied to a thread Prop Showcase: UFO lawn invasion in Halloween Props
    So fun!! Those spaceships turned out great! And I love the green monster alien too. Love it!
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    11-15-2016, 05:31 PM
    WickedWino replied to a thread Static: My Grimm Reaper in Halloween Props
    Wow! That horse is jaw dropping! Great corpsing job. The Reaper and the rearing horse are amazing additions to the HD horse.
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    11-15-2016, 05:06 PM
    Wow, that was really cool! Following you now!
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    11-15-2016, 04:59 PM
    Wow, what an amazing set up! I love it all! I think sticking with 70% and adding detail really paid off. It looks beautiful! And how nice to already have a hearse to add the HD horse to?! Great photo op idea too.
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    11-15-2016, 04:45 PM
    WickedWino posted a visitor message on goneferal's profile
    Love your name and your creations!
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    11-15-2016, 04:44 PM
    Beautiful! Love the white ghosts and the splashes of light on them. It all fits together seamlessly. Really well done!
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    11-15-2016, 04:38 PM
    This is so great! The drone perspective is really cool too. Love seeing the hearse in the whole set up! Did you get lots of amazed looks and compliments from that? Really nicely done all around.
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    11-15-2016, 04:28 PM
    WickedWino replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Black Gate Cemetery 2016 in Halloween Props
    Wow, that was a really big job! Lots of great detail and use of lighting. I especially like the flicker lanterns you had along the beginning cemetery. You got some nice pictures too. Great work!
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    11-15-2016, 04:16 PM
    So hauntingly beautiful! As always, you've mastered the lighting! Hope you had good turn out with the perfect weather!
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    11-15-2016, 04:12 PM
    Thank you for sharing FW! I was hoping to see what you did this year. Logged in today and was thrilled to see this. Love, love that skinny witch. And that creepy guy with the round head and razor sharp grin. Atmosphere, creativity, creepiness - well done! But I do think you were a little mean to those baby dolls ;)
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    11-15-2016, 04:03 PM
    Our yard haunt was scheduled to run from 6-9pm Halloween night. At 5 pm it started raining, by 6pm it was pouring and didn't let up until just before 9pm. Best compliment was we had over 60 TOTs plus parents still visit. Even had a line for the 3D cave at one point. Now that was half as many visitors as the prior year, but not bad considering the inclement weather. I had a grin on my face all night watching those intrepid TOTs enjoy the set up.
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    11-15-2016, 03:39 PM
    Just beautiful, Pumpkin5! Really nice work! The tree is a great addition to the mostly ghostly house. Can I ask what you used to light the individual tree pumpkins?
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    11-13-2016, 12:27 PM
    Nice work P5! It all really looks great and I love the tree with the Pumpkins! I also love the "Good old Fred" tombstone in this last picture... Love it all!
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    11-12-2016, 06:41 AM
    Yep, I always have some, along with a few gourds that don't mature enough to dry nicely. I got them in late this year, and several of my big old swan gourds didn't get hard enough to dry. I should still have some, though. Nice harvest, JaCk!
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    11-12-2016, 03:49 AM
    i got inspired in the catacombs in paris/// try to give em all a different caracter
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    11-10-2016, 12:27 PM
    need more like a 100 more
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    11-10-2016, 12:25 PM
    itwas fun te kids injoyed it ..up to next years bigger and better..they al got a magic wand as a gift fro the weird man in the street(me)
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    11-09-2016, 04:35 AM
    Yea, it's really hard to get anything to stick to plastic to hold a pose unless you get screws involved. I had a heck of a time getting just a skull pile to stay glued together. Hot glue worked for a while, but started popping off in short order, construction adhesive did a little better, but started coming off after a few months, E6000 (Goop) worked about as well as the construction adhesive. What finally did work (so far) was Gorrilla glue to set the positions of the skulls, then some Great...
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    11-08-2016, 04:39 PM
    We had ours mostly down on the 1st and finished up & packed away on the 2nd.
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    He's out there.....watching....and he approves! Congrats~wicked awesome corpse and coffin!!!
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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!
    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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