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    05-19-2019, 09:07 AM
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    05-16-2019, 08:28 AM
    I use black braided fishing line. It's extremely thin, extremely strong, yet pretty much completely dispersal in front of a black background. My lights don't even reflect off of it.
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    05-16-2019, 08:25 AM
    Just wanted to let you know I posted a reply to your youtube video with a little tip to help.
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    05-13-2019, 11:28 AM
    I'm unable to access my photos in my photo albums after they're uploaded. I've contacted the adminstrator several times and have recieved zero replies. Anyone got an idea what the problem is?
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    05-11-2019, 11:52 AM
    VIDEO: This a project I actually completed for Halloween 2017, but have been lax in finding the time to take some decent pics and shoot a video of it in action. I always loved the Grave-Digging Skeleton, but always wondered if I could re-engineer it in a new way and with a different motor. I figured that since the arms of the skeleton are already attached to the handle of the shovel, why not figure out some way to actually make the arms move the shovel back...
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    05-11-2019, 11:07 AM
    If you are wanting to float the candelabra like an FCG, it will work, just I would recommend using a very slow motor (3 or 4 RPM) for a subtle floating movement. And the crank for your motor will be very short, since the candelabra is not that wide. I would just experiment by mounting your motor and pulleys on the bottom of a flat board. Then try a short crank length and use that as a reference to judge what changes you need from there. In my mind, your idea would look pretty cool. Kind of...
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    04-26-2019, 05:04 PM
    I've built many versions of an Animated Ouija board over the last ten years or so and they are not really that hard to build. Here's a link to a tutorial I made many years ago on how to build one. I used to sell these boards on E-bay, so I'm guessing between all those I sold and the ones I made for friends I have probably built 50 to 60 of them. Still have a few...
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    04-26-2019, 04:41 PM
    He's talking about these: I used one for a prop once, but I manually triggered it off and on with a remote control. Not the easiest way to do it, I'm sure.
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    04-22-2019, 03:43 PM
    Hehehe You know me so well my dear!
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    Happy new year ryan !
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    Merry Christmas !
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    I think I originally got my finials from king and since it was not that long ago, they may still have them. I can send the 50 as soon as you send your address.
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    Hi Ryan,
    Yes, I know the tutorial for the crawling skeleton is still here on the Forum.
    I'll find it and send the link in a PM.
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    Hi Ryan, thanks so much for the pic comment As for the skull I didnt make it I just modified it, When I finished the crypt I knew I wanted something in that area but wasnt sure what. When we started setting up the graveyard I realized I had a white tombstone in the shape of a skull, I just sprayed it with that grey stone spray and placed it up there. It seemed to fit nicely there so I left it The crypt is very very heavy and is made out of wood but completey comes apart for storage.

    I love your tombstone by the way very nice! Thanks for stopping by and stop by anytime
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    I just looked at your tombstone...INCREDIBLE CRAFTSMANSHIP! What I love the best is your idea of using the pattern of the floor mat. Brilliant and I'm writing that one down. Oh, plus the kid's costume mask. The apprentice is now the teacher. Great job Ryan
  8. Okay, great. I wasn't aware the mm wasn't weather resistant, so good to know I'll still have to seal it with the Drylock. Thanks Terra,
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    I have learned that it doesn't matter what color the mm is if it's going outside. Because you need to cover as much as you possibly can with the Drylok so you don't get water intrusion. The Drylok I can get at Lowe's is already tinted a medium gray so that helps a lot. Many people's Lowe's' or Home Depots only carries the white. You could either tint it at the store or you can paint a base coat of gray over the Drylok (exterior latex).

    If you are using mm inside, for some projects it doesn't need that Drylok step (see my tutorial on making things look like metal). So the color of mm is important. My first batch of mm I used the gallon of black paint and it came out to be a very, very dark gray (most light it looks black). If you look at my Beloved tutorial, she's covered in that black tinted mm.

    Hope that helps and good luck on your projects. I'm currently working on painting ChromaDepth panels. That a whole new can of worms. heh.
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    Aww, sorry I kept you up. heh Thank you very much I enjoyed making them. Welcome to the forum.
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When I was growing up, my dad use to really get into Halloween. He would build all kinds of things and rig up wires through I hooks fastened to the trees. He would then animate things such as a man sitting up in a coffin, a ghost that flew down from the tress, and various other things. Those two I remember best though. One year he even went as far as building a fake fašade out of plywood onto the front of our house and painting it to look like an old dilapidated haunted house. I remember several years our home would end up on the front page of the local newspaper, and we lived in a pretty large town at the time. Thinking back, it's funny how primitive, yet imaginative his props were. There were no electric motors, just an enthusiastic man-child enjoying his Halloween and entertaining the families in the neighborhood through his giant marionette show. It was a blast. As we got older, my parents moved to the cornfields where they got no trick-or-treaters, so this of dad's favored past times faded into memory. It wasn't until about 6 years ago I got the idea to celebrate Halloween as he once did. I started looking online for a few simple supplies and found something I did not know existed. I found this wonderful world/subculture of home haunters that I never knew existed. Not only did I discover that there are people out there with the passion for Halloween as we had, but also that the props had gotten pretty sophisticated. Needless to say I was once again hooked. Now all year long plans of what I'm going to build and fantasies of what my yard will some day look like fill my head. It's a sick obsession, but the only help I'm ever going to seek is the advice of my fellow Halloween addicts on how to perfect my next project.
Queen Creek, Arizona
Halloween, cooking, movies, Halloween, and Halloween, in that order.
Assistant Lending Manager of a National Bank


My neighbor's little boy told me, "my mom said you make your house too scary for kids."
That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me in a long time.


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