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    What Are You Making this Year?
    Quote Originally Posted by jdubbya View Post
    We've been working on props for our Druid Tomb theme haunt. I have 7 skull staffs in the works for some of our crew to carry, a few lanterns and soon we'll start on a crypt build which will be a focal point of one wall and a distraction for one of our main scares. My haunt partner (forum member lewlew) will be carving some foam Stonehenge-like obelisks and monoliths for the front display, as well as some interior catacombs. It should come together nicely. compared to last year, this build is more straight forward and simpler, and we'll be using a lot of components from previous haunts to flesh it out.
    Really looking forward to this one.


    I've been revisiting my old Transi Tomb build, figuring I could do it better...and wondering what I got myself into.

    Old build at similar stage:



    New build:



    It's part of what I anticipate to be a 3 year transition to a new theme, which I seem to change about every 7 years.
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    What Are You Making this Year?
    Quote Originally Posted by chubstuff View Post
    We're no experts on making large paper mache critters, but there are sure a bundle of them out on the net we respect as we prepare to make our first large scaled paper mache prop. And surprisingly, most of them don't use wire forms to hold everything in place. They start off with a framework like what you have and then add the detailing by wadding up paper and mashing it into shape with patience and tons of masking tape. http://www.jennevieve.com/large-papi...-tutorial.html shows how a dog came together, and https://wvartist.wordpress.com/2011/...-head-project/ where they make all manner of big heads without the help of wire.

    Others use wadded up aluminum foil covered in masking tape for their horns and details. Aluminum foil is super sturdy, but doesn't hold onto paper mache. I think you've really got all you need in the way of a solid framework to begin putting your dragon together without wire at all. https://youtu.be/2vlFkRngRQY is a great video on the making of an elephant and you'll notice that the body is put together not unlike your dragon. In no projects we've looked at online was wire ever used for the detailing of a project. It was always used for broad, general shapes; something you've already accomplished with your cardboard.

    With our project, the Indian Jones and the Totally Gross First Sequel stone skull, we'll be using Great Stuff to fill in gaps on the backside. The front will be all layers of paper mache and paper clay for the details.
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    That alone should keep him upright as we start the more detailed work of making him look like carved stone. But that's the fun of any project we do. Somewhere along the line, we'll probably post something here showing if our guesses worked out, or if we had to try something completely different.
    Thanks for such a thorough response! I had given up yesterday morning on trying to source the wire mesh I was looking for after - chicken wire was just too bulky and window screen mesh (the aluminum kind) is pricey. So I opted for the paper-mash and foil method. I think I went through about 2 pounds of hot glue sticks to keep everything tacked together so far, but I'm liking where "Chuck" is ending up.



    There will be more foil exposed, so I think I'll hit it with a coat of primer spray so the paper mache will stick to it easier. I also found Dan Reeder over at https://gourmetpapermache.com/ and he makes "cloth" mache, basically just torn up bedsheets dipped in the glue mixture. This gives a more detailed finished product, so I'm going to try that as well.

    I started work on the lower jaw last night, but did not snap any pics. I was going to do a tutorial (which is dumb really because I'm making most of this up as I go), but it's hard to have a tutorial when you go from cardboard shapes to an almost-finished head because pictures weren't taken to document the steps in between!

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    What Are You Making this Year?
    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Really looking forward to this one.


    I've been revisiting my old Transi Tomb build, figuring I could do it better...and wondering what I got myself into.

    Old build at similar stage:



    New build:



    It's part of what I anticipate to be a 3 year transition to a new theme, which I seem to change about every 7 years.
    I can already see the difference in your sculpting! The new face is looking more skeletal, whereas the first looked to be a bit more mummified. What are you using to sculpt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaurhead View Post
    I've lived in Southern California all my life - I don't know what it's like to have a garage big enough for a car and storage! Let alone havning LAND for a shed! My parents just moved to TN a couple of years ago and now have all these amenities, and they love it.
    It just depends where in SoCal you live. I've got multiple acres, a large garage, and a huge out-building in the back for a shop. Storage has never been a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubbya View Post
    We've been working on props for our Druid Tomb theme haunt.
    That sounds amazing. I am in awe of folks who can use the word "crew" to explain those who help pull off their haunt. I'm hoping that this thread will encourage some of our fellow haunters to post pictures of their work as it progresses. Either here or in a separate post, it doesn't matter, but there is so much amazing stuff being created out there, it seems a shame that we don't get to see it. For us, living on the end of a single lane, dead end road, we actually post here just to get the thrill of others seeing what we do. I know those who get hundreds of folks visiting don't need that extra boost of encouragement, but I still hope you all show off what you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahlia Romain View Post
    Yup time to build the horse drawn hearse.

    Found Jens haunt tutorial but if there are others please send them my way !

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    https://www.halloweenforum.com/hallo...rse-build.html , https://www.halloweenforum.com/hallo...e-2016-jd.html , and https://www.halloweenforum.com/hallo...-illusion.html are three of my favorite postings here on-site about hearse building. There are more if you just type "hearse" into Halloween Forum's search engine. If you really just want to kill a whole evening type "Halloween hearse DIY" into Google or your favorite search engine. You will find hundreds of pictures and dozens of builder guides. I love haunters because they're so eager to share what they make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaurhead View Post
    I can already see the difference in your sculpting! The new face is looking more skeletal, whereas the first looked to be a bit more mummified. What are you using to sculpt?
    Short answer is a plaster shell topped with Apoxie Sculpt.

    Long answer: https://www.halloweenforum.com/tutor...vor-2-0-a.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaurhead View Post
    Sorry, that's way more information than you asked for but I can't help but try to tell the story )
    For those of us who live vicariously through these postings, telling us in detail what you hope to do is one of the joys of visiting the site. Those who don't want to read can always look at the pretty pictures and move on, but really the idea that you have that many people helping out at your haunt amazes us, and we're thrilled to read about it. Also, the rattling bridge is something we hope to do one day, so it's nice to see it still lives on in other's haunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wackychimp View Post
    Thanks chubstuff for the great research and links!

    I have Googled but many turorials aren't quite what I'm looking for. I think I'm going to have to modify several designs.
    When I Google stuff, I never expect to see exactly what I want. Before I make a dinner, I will have looked at multiple recipes and mingle them into what I have on hand and what sounds good. Halloween props are exactly the same. We start out with an idea of what we want to do, and then we use other's postings and advice to cobble together what we're going to do. Google is just a gateway drug showing you what is out there. The real buzz comes from making it yourself using all the ingredients you like. hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnOrthodOx View Post
    Short answer is a plaster shell topped with Apoxie Sculpt.

    Long answer: https://www.halloweenforum.com/tutor...vor-2-0-a.html
    Long answer is definitely more fun. Thanks for the posts.

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