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    Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of mannequin face for the motor arm to ride on. There won't be any springs on it, the rod end will allow movement in all directions. Some of this is theory at this point, not 100% sure it's gonna work yet! Here's what I have so far.
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    JMan your going to be done in no time !

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    Thanks for posting the pics. Not sure if I completely understand how the movement is going to work but please share more pics/videos when it is ready to test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW Halloween View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics. Not sure if I completely understand how the movement is going to work but please share more pics/videos when it is ready to test.
    Yeah, it's kinda hard to see from the pics. The rod end is bolted to a short piece of 3/4" aluminum angle. The angle is secured to the 1/4" ply on the back of the mannequin. A 1/4" bolt goes thru the rod end and is secured to the flat bar that goes across the back of the mannequin and gets fastened to the back of the tombstone (where the marks are in the first pic). This allows the mannequin to move freely in all directions. The wheel on the motor arm will ride on the donut shaped plywood that's glued to the styrofoam spacers on the back of the mannequin. I also cut a piece of luan to fit inside the oval frame (which is also 1/4" thick). The spandex is sandwiched and glued between that piece of luan and the styrofoam so no staples were needed. Hopefully this all works as planned! More to come.

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    Looking good so far there J-Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stick View Post
    Looking good so far there J-Man.
    Hey thanks! Not sure I'll be able to do as good on the face sculpting/painting as Paul though!

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    Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz
    2 coats of gray primer and the lettering. Was gonna put something catchy on it but decided to leave it simple for the effect. On to weathering the finish.

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    Fascinating! I subscribed to your post & very excited to see your progress. Thank you!

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    Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz
    Quote Originally Posted by Kdestra View Post
    Fascinating! I subscribed to your post & very excited to see your progress. Thank you!
    Thanks! Here's 50 years of weathering in 30 minutes.
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    Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Man View Post
    Thanks! Here's 50 years of weathering in 30 minutes.
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    Very clean & very professional! I love it.

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