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    Default Giant Spider pvc legs

    This isn't really a how-to but someone asked how I attached the legs to my giant spider. I finally found some old photos . I started with a board and drilled holes for U-bolts. The legs use 45 degree and 90 degree elbows. Once I positioned them I cranked the bolts tight. Here's how they used to look.





    What it looks like now. I added a fiberglass body, great stuff foam over the board and monster mud and burlap to make different thickness for the legs.


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    All your photos ROCK! It's like seeing something out of a magazine or something!
    If at first you don't suceed.... drink another beer!


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    I was just thinking the same thing. Awesome photos. I would love to see a nice tutorial on taking pics of my haunt. They never truly capture the creepyness.
    No one can make you do anything you don't want to do, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Rider View Post
    This pic kicks donkey butt , I really dig the lighting hell of a job Spider Rider!

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    great spider , very similar to the way i built mine ( your legs look way better ! )heres some pics that might help anyone trying to build on of these





    i used different angles at the body , and i also shot a screw on each side of the muffler clamps to keep each set of legs from turning



    hope this helps
    He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man

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    Wow! Excactly how I did it. Yours is more of a leggy super model spider. Mine is the pregnant version. Very cool.

    As for photos, I light everything with cfl color bulbs in a "clamp-on" reflector painted black. You can see some attached to the spider. (This keeps all lights roughly in the same brightness range) The camera is on a tripod (a must under low light) and shoot after sunset but just before night. This gives a little color to the sky and brings out more detail that will normally go black in a night shot.

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    OK, its settled, you guys should mate your spiders and sell the brood to all of us for 1 dollar each! KGO!

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    Spider Rider, many thanks it was me who asked, now I have to see if I can build one myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryGarry View Post
    great spider , very similar to the way i built mine ( your legs look way better ! )heres some pics that might help anyone trying to build on of these





    i used different angles at the body , and i also shot a screw on each side of the muffler clamps to keep each set of legs from turning



    hope this helps
    SG it does many thanks.


    "You tell 'em I'm postin'! And Hell's postin' with me!."

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    np glad to help
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