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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    Pic of a witch scene we did a few years back.
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Jeff Death is featuring one of our haunt photos from last year as this weeks "picture of the week. The pic is an actor wearing one of his masks and hands. Needless to say, were flattered! Pic link to Death Studios home page. Scroll down a bit to see photo http://www.deathstudios.com/Masks/Index.cfm/go:site.Page/Page:1/index.html
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    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    The front yard display portion of our haunt will be a witch forest scene. There will be a coven of three witches, one stirring a cauldron, and some movement on at least one of the others. We'll have a couple of tombstones, tree stumps, skeletons, rats, bats, toads, etc... Should be a nice, creepy witchy scene for folks to look at before they make it to the walk through portion
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    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    That's really a great looking mask! Good witch masks are not easy to come by but I like that one a lot!
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    02-20-2017, 07:19 AM
    In one of the tutorial videos, I recall he said that it's about a 6 hour project. This would not include the drying time for the glue/paint. I think right now I have 3-4 hours into each one. The painting will be time consuming to get the desired detail. given the amount of time until Halloween, I'm good spending time on them. I don't think I would have started these in September though.
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    02-19-2017, 10:49 PM
    While looking for witch related things for this years haunt, I came across Gourdin Fester's tutorial videos on these really cool looking "rot jars", or witch lanterns/swamp lanterns/whatever you want to call them. I've never worked with paper mache before save for projects in school so this is a fairly new endeavor for me. These are just too cool not to try. We'll have 5 in total in the front yard display part of our haunt and here are some progress pics. Rot Jar 1 - YouTube
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    02-19-2017, 08:16 AM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    These two are being made by DSS, formerly Dark Side Studios. I wanted witches to compliment my Death Studios Swamp Witch, but Death Studios other witches didn't have the look I was after. Dark side had these two and they'll look great with Swamp Witch.
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    02-18-2017, 03:10 PM
    Check out this thread from hauntforum too. Might give you some ideas and inspiration http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=42870
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    02-18-2017, 02:55 PM
    Can you describe the space? How much area do you have to work with? one car? two car?. Is the garage attached to your home or detached? We've used our garage before and now have a free standing structure that is 12' wide by 24' long. How many visitors do you normally have on Halloween? This would determine what you need to do for traffic flow (having both an entrance and exit door vs just a space where people walk in and look around. Give some more info and it would be easier to give...
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    02-16-2017, 05:48 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Witch lanterns in Halloween Props
    I have a length of waxed twine that I used for a handle on my latest one. I think it will hold up well. You an easily coat twine with beeswax to give it a protective quality. The twine handle was so much easier than the wire too!!
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    02-16-2017, 02:31 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    My guess is one of the Megs is yours! Love the paint jobs on these, and the cataract eyes are cool!
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    02-16-2017, 05:40 AM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    Paint is complete, now just the hair.
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    02-14-2017, 07:51 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Bat Prop in General Halloween
    https://www.partyshopwarehouse.com.au/collections/licensed-batman/products/1049
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    02-14-2017, 07:26 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Bat Prop in General Halloween
    It's about 19 inches between the wing tips. I recall these being sold by Big Lots a few years ago but haven't seen them since and not sure who makes them. I paid 10 for this and remember them being about $16.00 when new? Check ebay and also some of the online Halloween retailers to see if they still carry them. Might still be available.
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    02-12-2017, 09:03 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    Stock photos of the three witch masks. I have Swamp Witch from Death Studios, pictured first. I think the other two will be a great compliment to her
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    02-08-2017, 04:52 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Grey 3 Inch Foam!! in Halloween Props
    Nice! Perfect for tombstones. Is it the same density as the pink stuff?
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    02-08-2017, 04:50 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    LOL! I'll be sure to post updates!
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    02-08-2017, 02:43 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Witch lanterns in Halloween Props
    Really glad you posted this doto! I had thought of using a twine "handle" but was concerned over how it would hold up. For as much use as they'll see I think this might be the way to go and a lot easier than the wire. I still plan to make a few more hanging ones so will def give this a shot. Thanks my friend!
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    02-08-2017, 08:45 AM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Atmosphere Effects: Witch lanterns in Halloween Props
    Thanks! We're doing a witch theme this year so will be using these in place of the pvc candles we made last year. I'm happy with them but will wrap the wire handles in something to make them more organic looking.
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    02-08-2017, 08:42 AM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    Not sure why the base coat is that color. I like these two masks as they have that old storybook witch look to them. I had Cackle a few years back and sold it to another haunter like a dummy so am getting another of her and also Meg. I have DS Swamp Witch so these will compliment that one nicely. The three have just enough differences between them so they don't all look alike. Can't wait to see them finished. My last copy of Cackle was thick as a tire! lol!
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    02-07-2017, 06:27 PM
    jdubbya started a thread Atmosphere Effects: Witch lanterns in Halloween Props
    Still have more to make but have a few done so far. Some will hang in trees and others will be placed in the front yard scene and in the haunt itself. I followed SK Austin's You tube tutorial and they really came out pretty good! Halloween How-To - Witch's Lanterns - YouTube
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    02-07-2017, 06:21 PM
    jdubbya started a thread Static: Before hair and paint in Halloween Props
    Wasn't sure where to put this so figured here was good. These are two new masks being made for our haunt this year. Paul at DSS masks is doing some custom paint on them but he sent me this pic of them before paint and hair work. They are prepped and will soon be done and on their way to their new haunt home. I'll post some finished pics as well but just thought this was cool.
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    02-07-2017, 06:11 PM
    Scored 8 rolls of jute netting and a neat wooden bowl from another haunter selling off some things. These will see good use in our witch house this year.
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    02-03-2017, 06:00 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Show us your stones in Halloween Props
    Damn SG!! That second one is stunning!! What are the dimensions? Really impressive!!
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    02-02-2017, 05:46 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Your cemetery. in General Halloween
    Thank you very much! Glad you like it!
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    01-23-2017, 03:03 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Your cemetery. in General Halloween
    A couple of ours from last year. It changes a bit year to year but always a staple of our haunt.
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    I saw in one of your posts you're a husker fan. Are you from Nebraska originally? I'm in south central NE near Kearney.
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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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