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  • Scatterbrains's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    If you live close to the store, I would hold out for sales and better coupons. If it is a chore to get there, then yeah use the 20%. A lot of there stuff will get marked to 30% well before Halloween
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    Today, 05:23 AM
    No age is too old and no costume is required... Since the older ones usually show up late, if they compliment my props, I give them extra candy. I can't see how you can keep the spirit of Halloween alive if you are turning people away.
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    Deadview replied to a thread Mechanical: Spiderhill Prop Works in Halloween Props
    It's funny, when you look at the parts and motor to something like this, it looks easy to build. Then if you think you want to try and build one, and you get all the pieces and start to put one together, it just doesn't quite work out the way you want it. To be blunt, NOTHING WORKS RIGHT, then you buy one from the maker which assembles in no time flat. I hate that. :p
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  • Scatterbrains's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Sorry...didn't mean to upset you and hurt your feelings.
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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    Relax...thread asked what creeps me out, I replied.
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    I haven't had to deal with the issues mentioned above. I've had the pack of teenagers show up while I was tearing down and I stop and chat with them and give them candy...no, they aren't necessarily in costume, but I don't see that as a bad thing. I haven't worn a costume myself in over ten years. I figure if you have that conversation with them it becomes more personal and they're not going to screw with your stuff...plus its just a nice thing to do. If I felt I needed a security presence...
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    I agree with the dad on this one. (not that he grabbed you, but that he was pissed. They weren't at your haunt and kids running in costumes is just asking for someone to get hurt. Halloween doesn't give you a license to terrorize people.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    The Tea Party and gas station restrooms
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    Sounds good, I've used electrical tape on the inside of the wheel rim and want to add more to get a better grip..
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 04:17 PM
    I'm not using fishing line for the ghost to hook to. I will take a picture to show you what I use. It is black braided twine which stretches enough to handle the distance I have from one end of the yard to the other, about 90 to 100 feet with a 4x4 post in the center as support.
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 03:21 PM
    OK you just peaked my interest. Tell me about Plasti Dip ? I've never heard of it.
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  • Scatterbrains's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 01:39 PM
    don't have time to search the whole forum myself...I stick to the General, Props and Tutorials.
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    07-29-2014, 01:36 PM
    Gigolo.... although you can knock off two birds with one stone if you work at a Halloween store
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    07-29-2014, 01:28 PM
    I agree, the OSB aint that pretty up close. But Halloween ain't about pretty. I built mine six years ago and after a couple of years in the garage, it's spent the last three outside year round in wind snow and rain and it still gets the job done at Halloween. That said, some day I will build another one, but that's because I want one that rolls and is much lighter.
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 07:40 AM
    I have may hours already on the motor, it's the belt that kept popping. I also have an variable speed knob hooked up to it which has worked well.
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 04:12 AM
    I'm sorry no video yet. I won't have it set up until Oct. when it cools off down here and I can run it for several hours.I will video and post as soon as I can.
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-28-2014, 05:02 AM
    Deadview replied to a thread Other: atmosfear fx bone chillers in Halloween Props
    One question kids. What kind of projector works best but not at a crazy price ? Also I saw that there is a material used that will go in front of the glass. What are they talking about and where can I pick this up ? All help is needed I've seen some complaints out there and don't want to get ripped off. Thanks.
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    07-27-2014, 09:24 PM
    I miss the good ole days when Big Lots would have a ton of leftover lights at 75% off and I could fill my shopping cart with them. Now they cost twice as much and never make it to 75% off...and they had Bluckies for $7.00 .:(
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    07-27-2014, 04:31 PM
    That's just a typical zombie baby...for some reason I thought the other prop is called Hex yep, check this out I googled Hex Halloween Prop https://www.google.com/search?q=hex+halloween+prop&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb Looks like $50 is a good deal if the Hex works as advertised
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  • Scatterbrains's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 02:26 PM
    I haven't seen anything there yet... Lately the only decent thing they've had is their lights. I wish they would bring that big gargoyle back
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    07-27-2014, 02:22 PM
    There is nothing wrong with plywood tombstones. I've sandwiched scrap 2x4s between sheets of plywood and it works great...more durable than foam too. As for anchoring, the pvc/rebar is a fan favorite around here. You can do it with plywood and even store-bought foam tombstones by gluing the PVC on the back. Use two pieces of rebar and pvc to keep them from spinning around. Unless you have your tombstones out for a couple of weeks, details are overrated. They make cool picture to show...
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  • Deadview's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 07:27 AM
    I have four outlets on the outside of my house. Two in front at 10 amps each and two in back at 15 amps each. I use them all for all the lights and props I run.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 08:17 PM
    Corpsesnight replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Breast cancer story in Halloween Props
    So I gave her the prop tonight and she LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! She was amazed with the thought of it and the creativity! Her friends also have asked to make a couple different types for family and friends! Sorry if this prop a fended anyone just thought I'd share the story
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    07-26-2014, 04:52 PM
    Corpsesnight replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Breast cancer story in Halloween Props
    Thank u for being so blunt. I asked him that I forgot to mention they r into zombies and day of the dead kind of stuff. So I'm thinking she will love the prop. I spoke with him a few moments ago and he said she will be so excited to have something like that.
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  • Corpsesnight's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 03:06 PM
    Corpsesnight started a thread Prop Showcase: Breast cancer story in Halloween Props
    Well a good friend of mine at work had informed me that his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He had been upset for a few days and I decided to ask him what she was into (hobbies ect..) not knowing him and his wife were Halloween lovers as I am. So I decided to build a prop for her. The wife and I worked on it for a few days and finally finished. He has no idea I am makeing the prop for her. I would like to know what you guys think of it. Be up front with me about it. Thanks guys
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  • Scatterbrains's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 06:47 AM
    no foam skulls yet???
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    07-25-2014, 10:41 AM
    Do what makes you happy...I have no clue myself
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    07-25-2014, 10:33 AM
    A few years ago I had my service upgraded from 100 Amps to 200 Amps although I really think it's only going to get 150 Amps. Plus I had a bigger breaker panel added. I then wired up outlets in the eavees and shed. So I run at least 25 outlets (7 or 8 circuit breakers) when the holidays roll around. I need to add more
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  • osenator's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 10:29 AM
    I am SO ORDERING THIS! I loved that cartoon!
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    Your haunt looks great! You must have a team of people to help you set up. Nice work.
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    Looks like either my Kindle or HF automatically cuts out curse words.
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    Love your bad *** photo. It is pure art!
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    I like your 2012 photo album do you make any youtube videos of your haunt? For the cauldron creep that blue fog cauldron is cool what kinda spot light did you use I cant find a blue spotlight anywhere I tried home depot I got one that was labeled blue it looked pretty green instead.
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    Thanks for the link. Is halloweenpropmaster.com your website? I think I've visited before.
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    Hi...Glad you liked my little wall. There's no tutorial but there are some pictures in my props and mask album. Basically I adhered the blucky parts and additional items with some foam/plastic adhesive to some styrofoam (plywood would work too. I then filled gaps the with great stuff and spray painted when the foam was dry. The back and sides are painted with latex because I didn't have enough parts to finish. Since it's at the entrance to my underworld I've toyed with the idea of painting an image of a demon hand coming out from below.

    I've read about your pneumatics..but I wasn't able to find any images or video whern I checked your 2012 album. I am really considering doing the Casafear groundbreaker this year. I have a picoboo and compressor, so I've only got a few items left to go. Did you use 2" or 3" stroke cylinders? What bore size?

    http://www.halloweenforum.com/member...ops-masks.html
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    "Outstanding craftsmanship"

    Thanks I am glad you liked it. I still need to finish up on the hands, but then I think it should be complete.
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    About that political thread, for what it's worth, I don't think you had anything to apologize for. Didn't do anything wrong. But what do I know?
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    No, I didn't think I could do a better job then Tara. It's basicly the same thing as her hell hound just a diffrent shape.

    Again, sorry for the delay.
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    He is about 3' tall standing. I got him at wal-mart back in 2001. I had to break him in several places and glue him back together in order to get him to bend over.

    Sorry for the delay. I am having a heck of a time with personal notifications. I think I sent a reply to myself instead of you.
    If you have any questions please ask.
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