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  • VonDagger's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 PM
    Hi Guys, I thought I would share with you all my grand plans for some cemetery entry gates that I plan on building for this years display, along with some other things. I have had the guys in the metal shop at work(It pays to have a good boss) who have made me up some metal frames for the pillars measuring 2m/6.5' high and 50cm/1.6' square that I am going to cover with foam and painted up etc and hopefully ad some lighting. They will be spaced about 3.5m/11.4' apart with an arched...
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  • Ladyfrog's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 PM
    I'm doing Pet Sematary. My yard and walkway will be perfect plus I already have quite a few animal skeletons. I even have a cat who looks like Church in the original movie but I doubt he will want to hang out in the yard all night 😄
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  • bluesjumper's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    Here's my final version of the build, before I move on to decorating the cauldron. I'll eventually delete and re-post new video that brings everything together. You think the creep would be better with a cape and hood (and some creepy cloth), or just 'bare bones'? Here's video with cape on... Having just been to New Orleans for jazz fest, I did a swamp tour and brought back an alligator skull and have great swamp sound effects....
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    I sit here everyday reading about the delicate dance that folks out there are performing to get their pumpkins to grow. My seedlings are now in four inch pots, so I'm not feeling all that bad, but still... none of mine live in air conditioned shade tents or hot houses covered in snow. The Northwest, for all it's reputation for nothing but rain, is surprisingly temperate. But still, I crave that one moment when I am just a step ahead of everyone. This weekend I believe I have stumbled on...
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  • Blitz56's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    These 2 were purchased from Grandin Roads Halloween Haven a few years ago and still work great! Unfortunately Grandin Roads no longer even sells these. I have seen similar, but in my opinion these look and work the best! When they detect motion/sound in the room, they come to life and carry on a conversation with each other complete with moving heads, mouths and errie white light up eyes! The durable plastic creates the life like appearance of marble. The 16.5 foot connecting wire allows you to...
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 PM
    Hi, madmax. I have a question for you that no one has brought up in tutorials using the fuse method for flickering. You're using an incandescent bulb for your project and they're getting increasingly difficult to find since their production was halted. Since the idea is to stop or slow the current going to the bulb a fluorescent bulb would burn out being treated that way, so they're a no go. Would this even work with LED's that require so little to run? Just curious if you've ever experimented...
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 PM
    Kind of? I know how to keep plants warm, but I can only keep them so cool. But me personally, I am good with the warmer weather.
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  • RCIAG's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    Sorry wickedwillingwench, I know what you're going through. My husband got what they kept calling a "good" cancer. Which used to just make me wanna slap 'em all because there's really no such thing. He had **bigwordsrecitedfrommemory** nodular sclerosing Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 2B about 12 years ago. He's fine now but going through chemo was awful. He didn't have to do radiation for reasons too long to go into here but it was a very long year going to Georgetown for chemo & then up to...
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  • ozaz's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 PM
    ozaz replied to a thread Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software in Halloween Props
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  • madmax's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    madmax replied to a thread Lighting: How to create flickering lights? in Halloween Props
    There's a how too on making the below. Very simple to make and cheap....under $7. I use to make and sell these a few years ago and after making 25 or so It only took me 5 minutes from start to finish . You dont have to use the box a electrical drop cord and the fuse and tape will work just as well....under 3 minutes of work. and less than $5. Works best with a 40 or below watt bulb and in a haunted house setting, is all you need. If that.
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  • propstar7's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Bump, sold original props I had posted here but repurposed the thread for the ones I'm selling now :)
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    A while back I took a short video of our flame lights. They're similar to the ones J W Halloween suggested. Two things to pay attention to when buying them. Make sure you buy the type that are gravity sensitive if you're going to put it into a light facing downward. It really does have a strange look to it if the lights don't shift their orientation when you change which way the bulb is put in. The bulb you're looking at in the video was a nine watt. It's about the equivalent of a 40 watt...
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  • J-Man's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    J-Man replied to a thread Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software in Halloween Props
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    I really like the fluid motion of your creep. Ours tends to be a bit jerky, so this year, we're going to try a few of the suggestions made here to see if we can smooth him out a bit. Your videos that show you retooling your props as the years go by are rather comforting. We're not quite as concerned now about how fragile they might be to the idea of being tweaked into something different. Thanks. :)
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  • Incolor's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    Incolor started a thread Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software in Halloween Props
    Hi, I was wondering if there are more modern :D and maybe even open source software that is doing automation like "Visual Show Automation (VSA)" Regards, /Johan
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  • UnOrthodOx's Avatar
    Today, 11:42 AM
    Wanna trade for lows in the low 40s and thunder/hailstorms all week?
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  • Col. Fryght's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    Seriously, how does it get sooooo hot, sooooooo darn fast!!!!!!!!! Pumpkins basically shut down at 90 degrees, and look at my forecast. Heck, 90 degree high is the coolest for the next week.
    326 replies | 7621 view(s)
  • Oak Lane Cemetery's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    Just wanted to give a different perspective on the head movement for this build. Here is how mine looks using a second deer motor mounted sideways on the creep's back. The motor connects to a L shaped linkage that runs up into the neck. The bend of the L pivots in a small eye bolt on the top of the skeleton's spine. I opened up the holes that the jaw connects to the skull with so that it flops open very easily, giving some mouth opening and closing action. Mine only goes up and down, but it's...
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  • stick's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    As said before WOW that is going to look great when all done.
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  • ghostlland820's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM! Ingenious.
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    Today, 01:45 AM
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    Today, 12:42 AM
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    brian sheth philanthropy The Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin are debuting a flagship Home Club on the Sheth Family Campus, named for Adria and Brian Sheth, who gave the organization a multimillion-dollar donation.
  • slash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    If anyones interested in making an offer hit me up I could ship using uship
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    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    Our thanks to everyone who responded so far. We had our cauldron creep out last year and we loved him. But dang, was he a tough thing to put together. He has more drill holes in him than a drain pipe trying to figure out where to put the motor and linkages. Now, with the worst behind us, we're hoping to tweak him even further so that he looks up from his cauldron even more. You all have been a wealth of information on how to make those changes and even add a bit more. I think if we can get...
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    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
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  • slcjeeper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    slcjeeper replied to a thread Mechanical: Broken head in Halloween Props
    I can't tell from the picture if the white plastic needs to be able to move in the black plastic. If it doesn't, how about fusing the two together? There is pipe repair tape that you can get at almost any hardware store that is water activated. Simply wet it, wrap the part and then let it dry. It will be as hard as a rock. Here's a link to it
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