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    Smile Glowing coals effect

    Glowing coals effect
    Cheap, easy, but mine you cannot replace the bulbs.

    But the price is so cheap who cares.

    Built on the same foam idea as others but without the whiffle balls, ping-pong balls etc.

    Pictorial begins now.

    Soda bottle tops & bottoms.


    Place bottle caps & bottoms on orange lights


    Add spray foam.

    On with just foam.


    Add black spray paint.

    Turned on

    At night

    Under BBQ

    BBQ with flash on

    I need to install my FCG motor to the bycyle sprokets to rotate the Skeleton.
    Pro haunting at home since 1993.

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    Great thought!

    Yeah, wiffle balls around here are hard to come by. I used a mix of Ping Pong balls cut in half (yeah, PiTA btw) and eventually got tired of cutting balls in half... and layed white plastic grocery bags over the lights lol.

    Like the work. Paint is nice! Only thing I'd change, is insteadof "stringing" the foam, I'd have punged bubbles. Squirt bubble... go to another spot... bubble up... and so on. Yours looks FAR from intestines, but I still see strings that would bug me. NO ONE WOULD PROBABLY EVER NOTICE however! So no worries :P

    Like the spit too. Are there plans to put "Meat" on the guy? Or does your monsters eat bones and boiled Marrow haha.

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    Great job!

    I am all about cheap......Now to figure out how I can incorporate this into an existing prop!

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    a duhhhh moment... plastic bottle tops... who's of thought... apparently not me.. love it

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    I love the coals! Nice addition to the spit Good work

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    Thanks to all...
    Pro haunting at home since 1993.

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    umm ihave done this but just kinda sprayed the foam directly on the lights works fine am i missing something or am i risking a fire?

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    Looks great! How did you get just the big gear off of the bike?
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    What happens when a bulb goes out? Is it time to build a new one? I use wax paper and crumpled up news paper. the foam does not stick well to wax paper and used the newspaper to form the unevenness. Let it dry then pull away the paper. stapled lights to a board and covered it with the dried foam. Now When bulbs go out I just take the coals off and change it. I found this solution because I could find wiffle balls. But I like your Idea with the pop bottle tops.

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    I'm going to be making mine out of LED bulbs so it's unlikely they need to be replaced. However, I'm going to test out making one by draping clear vinyl sheeting from Walmart or Jo-Ann's over whatever I'm going to use to make it uneven. Hopefully the stuff won't eat through it. That way once it hardens I can just trim the vinyl to the edges and lift it up when I need to get to the lights.

    I'm limited on storage space so I may not even keep it after Halloween.

 

 
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