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    Quote Originally Posted by PanchoG View Post
    I'm a little spoiled here in Australia. As Summer is ending here now, I get to have a pretend Halloween season as we head towards Winter. So I've been doing a little Halloween reading and listening to some of my favourite CDs as the days start growing shorter. Then in a few months, I get to have the actual Halloween! Also going to be moving shortly, so time to start planning a new haunt in a new neighbourhood!
    I think Australia has the right idea. Mind you, years of history sort of set the date in stone, but having a celebration where kids run around the neighborhood collecting candy would be so much better at a time of year when it wasn't pouring rain. In the forty years that I've lived in Oregon, there are fewer than a handful of nights where kids didn't have to bundle up to get their candy. The days when we are making Halloween props come summertime are also the days I wish we could show them off. All it would take is flipping the axle of the earth. That doesn't seem to much to ask.

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    What's everyone up to in this off season
    Quote Originally Posted by chubstuff View Post
    I know that I will probably never convince people to do this, but I would so love it if people posted pictures along with any work they do because we have store bought gargoyles that one day I just know we're going to have to fix up, and I haven't got a clue how to resurface anything, let alone a gargoyle. A few pictures tossed our way would certainly be helpful. (That said, I usually remember to take pictures of what we're working on two days after it's been finished, so I am really understanding that I don't often get my wish.)

    I almost did post pix, actually.

    Here he is. Going to be lots of work but I am also changing him to be a little more unique as well. Just a thin bit of apoxie sculpt smushed on, smoothed with very wet fingers then textured with a shop towel.

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    Gargoyles that are in better shape are just getting a coat of grey then some texture paint.

    I desperately need to do some of my grave stones too. I have some that have pieces broken off I need to resculpt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilibat View Post
    I almost did post pix, actually.
    Well, I'm glad you did. The pictures make everything so much clearer. I've never used apoxie sculpt, but it really looks amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by lilibat View Post
    Here he is. Going to be lots of work but I am also changing him to be a little more unique as well. Just a thin bit of apoxie sculpt smushed on, smoothed with very wet fingers then textured with a shop towel.

    Gargoyles that are in better shape are just getting a coat of grey then some texture paint.

    I desperately need to do some of my grave stones too. I have some that have pieces broken off I need to resculpt.
    So are your gargoyles plaster, foam, resin, or something entirely different? I ask because almost everything we make is out of foam, but our store bought gargoyles are some sort of acrylic shell over a foam core. So when it comes time to fix it up, I'm grateful that people post what works for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubstuff View Post
    Well, I'm glad you did. The pictures make everything so much clearer. I've never used apoxie sculpt, but it really looks amazing.



    So are your gargoyles plaster, foam, resin, or something entirely different? I ask because almost everything we make is out of foam, but our store bought gargoyles are some sort of acrylic shell over a foam core. So when it comes time to fix it up, I'm grateful that people post what works for them.
    They are all different. It turns out this one is paper mache covered in resin which explains why he is so messed up, I mean WETF!?!?. I am going to fill him with expanding foam to keep him from being too fragile. Most of them are resin. One day I want a casting setup so I can recast all of them and all my gravestones in cement.

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