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    02-17-2017, 07:45 PM
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    02-17-2017, 07:31 PM
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    02-17-2017, 07:11 PM
    Made or purchased, it's all good. I hope your stress eases up soon.
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    02-16-2017, 04:37 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    I aged it with wood stain dabbed on with a chip brush, then gently dabbed off the areas I wanted lighter with a cloth. I posed it by removing the locking joints in the shoulders and hips to make the arms and legs "floppy" so they could be set where I wanted. The fingers were wired, scored with a hot knife, then bent and glued into a grasping position. The skeleton I used was very cheaply made and had screws connecting the torso to the spine so I was able to just reposition the upper body by...
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    02-13-2017, 09:55 AM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Here is the pose we settled on...
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    02-13-2017, 09:20 AM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    We are still playing with it. We've had left foot on, right foot on, both feet on lol. Right now we have left foot on and right foot set beck and off the skull and a but lower on the dirt mound so the leg is straighter and it looks pretty good.
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    02-11-2017, 02:16 PM
    I got a fantastic teaser from my reaper today! The card "...and many morgue!" :D And a cute Valentine bookmark that will come in very handy, as I've got 2 books I'm at right now. Thank you so much, Reaper!
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    02-11-2017, 08:46 AM
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    02-11-2017, 08:41 AM
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    02-10-2017, 09:56 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    It was just too shakey. The video really does not do justice to how shakey it was. Put a lot of strain on the motor too as you can tell by the reduction in noise between the two videos.
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    02-10-2017, 11:33 AM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Thanks, I did a lot of small adjustment to the spine, head, and arms to try and get a more natural pose instead of the stiff upright pose the skelly was originally in.
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    02-10-2017, 10:58 AM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Here you can see the 5v 3a power supply I was asking about in my other post. Even though the motor specs called for 5v 5a minimum, the 3a motor did work with no heat build up in either the motor or power supply. Let it run for about 2 hours to be sure.
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    02-10-2017, 10:57 AM
    Nightfisher started a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Been working on this aff and on for a couple of months now and finally got around to ordering a wiper motor and finishing it last week. I've never built one of these or worked with wiper motors before so I made a couple of mistakes in construction that caused me to have to disassemble the prop completely and rebuild the internal workings before it would run smoothly. A couple of Haunters Hangout members and Halloween Forum members gave me some pointers on what to try to get it running more...
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    02-07-2017, 02:21 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread Other Craft of the month anyone?? in Halloween Crafts
    I'm still going to try some armor! Please do join in!
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    02-07-2017, 02:13 PM
    The animated fuse box. The thing was supposed to jump and light up. The vibrating, wire-whipping part never worked. If all I was going to get out of it was the lights, I could have built a much better looking one for a fraction of the cost. I learned the same lesson as Punkineater. Now I'll buy early, or I won't buy at all.
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    02-07-2017, 01:21 PM
    If she shows up, she can tell you more, but there's a little tutorial in this thread http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/115728-turning-random-christmas-blowmolds-into-whimsical-halloween-decorations-19.html It was a blowmold, so-- very large!
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    02-07-2017, 10:08 AM
    I haven't done any myself, and I have a few other in-progress projects I have to finish, but it's fun to look at what you people come up with! I like this one Hilda did in another thread a while back.
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    02-07-2017, 09:49 AM
    I'm a firm believer ... in the ideomotor effect. Facilitated communication, ouija boards-- I think the players make it happen. We see what we want to see (or perhaps what we fear to see). If friends of mine contact a spirit that speaks a language they clearly don't speak, and according to Google Translate the message makes sense, and I'm present to witness it, then it might give me pause. Otherwise, I'm going with prank, or ideomotor effect. It's still interesting to read the stories!
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    02-06-2017, 04:46 PM
    I've ran it non stop for around 2 hours straight and neither the motor or power supply are even warm. Gonna go ahead and call this a success and button this project up. On to the fun stuff - detailing!
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    02-06-2017, 02:38 PM
    Got my motor today and tried the 5v 3a supply straight to the motor an lo and behold it worked perfectly! Too well as a matter of fact. Looks like I'm gonna possibly be ordering one of dem there fancy speed control thingamabobs to slow it down a tad. Please excuse all the slop in the animation on this. I had barely assembled it at this point and done little to no adjustment to clean up the motion...
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    02-04-2017, 12:03 PM
    PM'd on the 110v's.
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    02-04-2017, 09:43 AM
    PM'd about 2 sets, if available. Thanks.
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    02-02-2017, 09:16 PM
    ooojen replied to a thread Other Craft of the month anyone?? in Halloween Crafts
    Wow, impressive display! I've been mulling the idea over myself for quite a while. Just a couple weeks ago I bought a thin $7 yoga mat that I figured on using -- thinking it might be cheaper than craft foam. Maybe we'll try a variety of materials and be able to share information.
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    02-02-2017, 02:40 PM
    I figured it would not run if amps were too low, but worried amps that were a little low might still run it, but overheat the motor trying to pull enough power to move the load. I feel more confident that it will be fine now after input here and on Facebook from those that are actually running 5v 3a on a wiper motor. As long as it won't damage the motor I'll try it and see if it works. Seems like that's the only way to be 100% sure.
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    02-02-2017, 12:50 PM
    I guess my real question is - Is 3a enough to drive the Monster Guts wiper motor? 5a is in the specs for 15rpm. I would not mind at all if the 3a were to slow it down a bit more. I just don't want to damage the motor.
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    02-02-2017, 12:45 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Cauldron creep help in Halloween Props
    Oh, another thing, yes a lighter stick will go a LONG ways in countering problems with binding or jerky movement. Mine is a section of bamboo pole.
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    02-02-2017, 12:11 PM
    Nightfisher replied to a thread Mechanical: Cauldron creep help in Halloween Props
    I can't view your video either to see whats going on, but when I made mine I made the base so that the cauldron rests on top of it and helps hold it down. I also tack a couple of stakes to the ends of the base to ensure it does not get blown over in a good wind. If your creeps movement is causing it to tip, then I'd say either the movement is too fast, or the creep is too top heavy. Both should be easy to correct. Here is a link to mine just for comparison......
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    02-02-2017, 11:31 AM
    Just ordered a wiper motor from Monster Guts for my current project (Grave digger skelly) I ordered the motor only with no power supply, mainly because I'm a cheap bastard and didn't want to spend money on something I could scrounge for free. Looking through my tote full of computer curds, power blocks and adaptors I came up with an old computer supply, which I'm sure would work, but is clunky, no where near being even remotely weatherproof, and is gonna have a lot of unused wires. I also found...
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    02-01-2017, 09:18 PM
    I respect some degree of fluency and accuracy in English usage. I generally use the Oxford comma and I definitely cling to the word "sneaked" (never "snuck") as the past tense of sneak. The "spoopy" thing isn't about accuracy or formal usage, though. In my viewpoint, it's an affectionate, mild ridicule of someone who sort of tried, but not all that hard.
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    He's out there.....watching....and he approves! Congrats~wicked awesome corpse and coffin!!!
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    Congratulations for being featured on PumpkinRot's website! Very cool achievement! Yay you!
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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?
    Thanks.
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