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  1. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    Thank you!
  2. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    I finished these pillars last year and meant to complete this thread but got busy and forgot. Here is a short video walk-thru of the completed project. I added a little color and some moss this year. Thanks for watching!
  3. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    I originally started cutting the foam with a cheapo electric hot foam cutter from Hobby Lobby. It broke after just a few cuts. Then I started cutting it with a long snap-blade razor blade knife. I liked the hot foam cutter because it sealed the foam while making the cut. With the razor blade...
  4. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    As far as investment goes, I'm not sure. Maybe around $400. $75 of that is the brick particle board. I used 3 sheets at $25 each. There are so many people I see on here that build great stuff for very little money. I'm not one of those guys. I always just run out and buy what I need which...
  5. 2016-Zombie Apocalypse

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    Awesome work! You really put a ton of work into it. Great job!
  6. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    Added trim today Added trim today. I had this great plan to add crown moulding to the top and bottom but I'm running out of time (and motivation quite honestly). This is 1/4" plywood cut into 3" or 5.5" strips (bottom). Also added picture frame trim accents to the front. Next I'll be...
  7. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    Made a little progress today Got the foam on the second pillar today I added some small cauldron flames to the top of each one. I bought these several years ago on clearance after Halloween but have never had a place to use them. I removed the base cover on the bottom of each flame...
  8. Glidden Gripper

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    I used Glidden Gripper last year for the first time to make the trim on this project. It worked extremely well. No complaints about performance. It took about 24 hours to fully dry though. You can see I was not adhering large surface areas, however. Was building in September in hot, humid...
  9. Static: Witch scene

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    Awesome! Creepy! Would love to see it lit up at night. Great job!
  10. Static: Cemetery Entrance Pillars

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    With my Cauldron Creep finished so soon before Halloween I decided I had time for yet another project. I've been wanting to build some pillars and a gate as an entrance to the yard haunt. I started building cemetery pillars this week. Similar build to what many others have done. Nothing...
  11. Static: Cemetery Archway

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    Nice job! Great work on the lettering! Impressive!
  12. Mechanical: Finished my hangman

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    Nice job! What are you using for the movement? Wiper motor?
  13. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    Mechanical The wing and head movement is provided by 2 separate linear actuators. Head movement test: Wing movement test: The side to side movement of the head is provided by a 5rpm deer motor. Most of these props I see use one of these motors for up and down head movement. I just...
  14. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    Wings The wings are made from PVC and pleather. The wing design I did not create. I tend to get overly involved in some aspects of builds and I knew if I designed the wings, I'd end up making several different versions until I was happy and I just didn't want this build to get bogged down...
  15. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    The frame of the body consists of 2 different parts. The lower portion is wood frame made out of 2x4's. The upper portion, which starts just below the shoulders, is PVC. The upper portion is the standard PVC build for a cauldron creep that many have posted online. I went with a wood frame...
  16. Pneumatic: 2015 Pandora's Box Prop

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    This is my 2015 Pandora's Box prop build. I was thinking of a large jewelry box or arc of the covenant box as inspiration. The sides are gold spandex that's been aged with clothing ink. The trim is pink insulation foam that's been shaped and covered in EasyFlo 120 liquid plastic. There are...
  17. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    The tube idea over the cables is a great one. Thanks for your input!
  18. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    I am using a 12v power supply. It's also powering the led light strip inside the cauldron, which requires 12v. I do have a spare 5v regulated power supply. Had planned to buy a DC motor speed controller from Monsterguts but perhaps I'll try the reduced power supply first. Thanks for the advice.
  19. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    Thanks! I concur about slowing some things down, particularly the stir. It's on my to do list.
  20. Mechanical: Grim Reaper Cauldron Creep Prop

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    I'm new to the forum. I've been building Halloween props for the past 3 years. This is my 2016 prop build. It is essentially a Cauldron Creep. I've liked these props since I saw my first one. Though it's not a particularly original build, I really wanted to make my own. My 10 year old son...
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