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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    If a reporter expects to take an hour of someone's "Time" asking questions, I always tend to think that the reporter should then spend a minute dialing that person or better yet, send them a copy of the article... although there have been a few "writers"that were then merely extending their period of embarressment .
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Ever notice how many "New Shows" seem to lose their original writers rather soon? Many times the quality takes a noticeable drop about then, or it gets "silly-Stupid." It also seems the writers who come later always try the more "popular" story lines, avoiding any thing possibly risky or "new" at all. Any show that is more unpredictable than most will always keep my interest much longer... but then I started watching "Television" about 60 years ago! Too bad for me! "Radio" was much more...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    Yes. It sits on the road near a grassy area in front of the train station and the entrance to Diagon Alley. I couldn't see your youtube link, but it was a three level purple bus with the shrunken head hanging above the driver's seat.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Grave Digger in Halloween Props
    Ha! No, Florida and North Carolina. But D.O.T. workers are the same everywhere.......
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Not bad, not bad..........
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  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    What a fantastic idea for a thread! Fantastic props so far. Favorite prop is my pet doggie:
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  • Pumpkin Butcher's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    Doing pretty good, thanks! It has been too long, I've slacked off long enough, lol! I need to come up with something new for this year. Your haunt looked great!!! Bet the kids loved it. So you guys doing ok?
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:43 PM
    Oh my god Saki, you need to be careful and SLOW DOWN!!!!! First we would miss you waaaaay too much if something happened and second a ticket at that speed would be very, very expensive!!! Where the dump can you go that fast anyway?
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
    Thanks, Spookie! We didn't bring our best camera on the trip with the chance of rain and all. But I did the best I could with a point-and-shoot camera. Well, my wife bought the wand and specifically asked the sales guy if it took batteries and he said no. I will look at it again and check to see. There was not a key in the box. I think all of the things that the wand activates are behind storefront windows. Some of the displays it activates are over in Hogsmeade, near the older Harry Potter...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 12:43 PM
    Here's a link to my Photobucket page. It has a few more pics that I didn't post here if anyone is interested. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/DaveNTracy/library/Harry%20Potter%20Diagon%20Alley?sort=3&page=1 My wife and daughter were able to ride the new Gringotts Bank ride and thought it was pretty good. My wife did say she thought the older Harry Potter ride (over in Islands of Adventure) was a lot better. They got in line at 7:00 in the morning and finally got on at around 10:00 am. My...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
    This is the entrance to the "Leaky Cauldron" restaurant. My wife and daughter ate dinner there and liked it a lot. That dark alley to the right is the entrance to "Knockturn Alley". Unlike Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley has a roof over it, so it's very dark inside. Especially at night. I think there are three entrances to this alley and a witch stands at each entrance. They never smile. I guess they're not supposed to.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 12:01 PM
    I went to Orlando last week with the family and spent three days at Universal. I'm not really a big Harry Potter fan, but seeing Diagon Alley in person is utterly breathtaking. It's amazing the amount of work and technology that went into making it a reality. All of this and the Gringotts Bank ride took the place of the old "Jaws" boat ride and the Amity Island streets in Universal. They moved all the carnival-type games of skill over to the Simpsons ride and Krustyland. The park has to control...
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 11:22 AM
    Decorating the inside of the house today with the wife! Pictures to come soon!
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  • Halstaff's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 09:21 AM
    Nuts and Volts magazine is going to have special Halloween editions in September and October.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 09:07 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Dave's Cauldron Creep in Halloween Props
    Sure, Ghost Ninja! I'm happy to share ideas. And thanks for the compliments. I'm sure your creep will turn out fantastic! Be sure to post pics when you're done.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:59 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Animated Grave Digger in Halloween Props
    Wow, outstanding prop! I love trying to figure out how to get the mechanical movement I want in a prop. Looks like you had great success with this one, since the movement is so realistic. Great work! I can see the local Department of Transportation stealing your idea and making dozens of these to give the illusion of men actually WORKING on the roadway. :)
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Axworthy 2014 Project in Halloween Props
    Wow, that looks excellent! A lot better than my set-up. Yours looks really professional. I hope it's a rousing success.
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  • killerhaunts's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:36 AM
    killerhaunts replied to a thread Static: Bottomless Pit question in Halloween Props
    I just found one here! http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/100699-round-bottomless-pitt.html Thanks!
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  • killerhaunts's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:34 AM
    I'm posting, I'm posting!! he he he he! This year's theme: Cirque Du Mort carnival/sideshow Likes: Most things, Home made a plus. bugs have a thousand uses for me in my haunts :) I think it's just easier for me to post what I don't like :P Dislikes:
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  • Terra's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:17 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Pneumatic: Winged Demon in Halloween Props
    It's already an epic prop and it's not even done - amazing so far!
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  • killerhaunts's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:16 AM
    Can you make a round bottomless pit / well? Has anyone done it?
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 09:17 PM
    Hey hey little miss Saki Girl, thanks for popping in. How was hour weekend? Have you finished your tike house?
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 04:06 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: FCG Bearing Help ... please in Halloween Props
    A garage door pulley would work, too.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:57 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Jumping cat in Halloween Props
    Reminds me of the tabletop jumping spider I got from Improvements. If it's similar, it should be a nice prop!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:56 PM
    I like the movement, but those metallic looking eyes make it look like it's wearing sunglasses.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:53 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Harry Potter Remote Control Wand in Halloween Props
    That wand is pretty cool! I had never heard of it before.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:49 PM
    I'm glad you had such a wonderful experience and that the staff was so helpful, Hilda. Great pics! Yea, the haunted suitcase piqued my interest too!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:46 PM
    Great pics! I like the hanging witches. Thanks for posting.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:44 PM
    It's not too bad. Go for quality, not quantity.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:42 PM
    Yea, I was also gonna say if anybody in Canada wants something from the $pirit Halloween $tore I'd be glad to buy it and ship it for you. Whatever it cost me is what I'd ask in return. Yes, $pirits shipping prices are outrageous enough in the US. I can imagine how much they would balloon for going to Canada.
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