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  1. Other: Dungeon/fantasy stuff

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    Hi AstorReinhardt, glad to see you are looking for things dungeons, dragons, wizards - related ! Kind of been my theme for last 10 years :D I try to make as much as I can each year: mostly out of scrap / inexpensive items. I post some "how to's" each year under the threads Paxley's...
  2. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    Hi all ! . . . like I say all the time: been gone too long ! :o Started thinking about 2018, and cleaning up the garage, thought I would show a couple "behind the scenes" from last year. Biggest upgrade last year: was my first Flying Crank Ghost ! Started with a good dependable motor...
  3. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    Hey ferguc kindo . . . APPRECIATE - the shout outs ! :) I'm pretty sure: everyone can tell - with the amount of stuff I set up each year, most of it I put away in storage, and reuse / repurpose / reinvent. Here are some links to my earlier years: with lots of "how to's" Paxley's...
  4. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    Ok, . . . before we get to props, I have to post some pic's of the ToTs :confused: My Sis-inLaw had a counter at the exit: and there was another 25 after she "gave up" and headed inside. 6x boxes of candy + 500 glow necklaces The kids came in wagons ! . . . and a...
  5. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    Hi again ! DandyBrit Sharonr3106 mrincredibletou doto = thank you all for the comments ! :D HauntedWyo yep ! I like the black lights. . . . counting: I think I'm up over a dozen now. The ToT's glow = from the time they walk in until they leave out...
  6. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    short ( 5 min. ) walk-thru after the final TOT's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBgBbm2Al_o&feature=youtu.be If it sounds like: I'm having FUN ! and a little tired, "right" . . . and "right". Stopping for now, more to come. 'night all, Pax
  7. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    . . . coming up the drawbridge, into the Castle: my first: Flying Crank Ghost :D more about him later. GrandDaddy spider: made everyone walk right under him. Main Wizard's Keep: Pax
  8. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    I know a lot of you - have seen a bunch of this before, but let's start with a few good pic's on the outside: . . . on to the inside, next. Paxley
  9. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2017

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    Hi all ! I say this every year, but: "sorry been gone so long!" Seems like every hour available in October = I'm in the garage setting up. I'm happy to say: it all "came together" again this past 10/31 :D We had a clicker at the exit, and this year: 1,200 TOT's came to see me ! ! ! I...
  10. Other: First garage haunt... Any tips?

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    Hey Fearcast ! . . . one more add on, my "most essential" two things for my garage: a dependable STAPLE GUN., and weed fabric it's dark, and CHEAP ! I use it on: walls, and ceilings, and to fill in corners and gaps ! Mrs. Pax: kids me every year - that my whole garage is held...
  11. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    . . . . got to tell everyone: I've been poking around the HF the last few days, and I'm already getting ideas for 2017 ! Getting to where Halloween is a year-round thing for me :D Pax
  12. "How Old Are You?"

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    "Age = is a state of mind." says a 52 -year old Paxley :D I will keep doing more and more each Halloween - because it's FUN ! And after that: people will still talk: do you remember that crazy old Wizard who always went all nuts at Halloween ? ? ! and my spirit will live on !
  13. We made Death Studios picture of the week!

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    jdubbya: . man-o-man! . real -scary , awsome job! Paxley
  14. Other: First garage haunt... Any tips?

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    Hi Fearcast, yaayyy for you ! Moving into the garage solves a lot of problems with weather and worrying about stuff getting taken / messed with. I've been doing my garage a lot of years, and I keep finding ways: to tweak things / add more. :) Lot's of good ideas already posted: 1)...
  15. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Hey again ! another video . . . this time with a little more light ( and commentary :) ) Everything is put away for next year: cars back in the garage ! settling in to watch a hockey game, have a good night all ! Pax
  16. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Okay, starting to run out of new props from this year . . . but wanted to post a few good pic's of some of the old stuff: daytime - coming into the Castle I was missing some of my "helpers" this year ( it was a "school night " ) so I plugged my motion-activated skeleton in the...
  17. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Hey again, so, 3x days before Halloween: my Dad shows up with another surprise, my first web-spinner gun ! :D Learned some lessons those 3x days: 1) air-pressure = makes a BIG difference ! Had my compressor set up around 35 psi = for tires, that doesn't work at all. The glue...
  18. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Want to see the easiest, and least expensive prop I've ever done ? Remember the Disney animated movie: where the candles are floating in the air ? Saved up about a dozen cardboard tubes out of toilet paper rolls, applied a little hot glue "drippy" around the top, painted them in...
  19. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Another add this year: put a yarn spider-web across the ceiling in my maze hallways. Start with a circle, attach 6-10 anchor-lines to the walls, and then just go back looping to each anchor - working out from the center. Made it about a foot below the false ceiling, with the glowing...
  20. Prop Showcase: Paxley's Haunted Castle 2016

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    Hey ScreamingD ! and Ween ! We've been doing this a lot of years - but it keeps getting more fun! Thanks for the replies. Pax
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