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  1. Static: Tombstone showing foam through paint

    Halloween Props
    Hi All, I made a tombstone for a friend of mine. I used 2 coats of Drylok and 2 coats of paint as a base before aging it. After one Halloween season, the pink foam started to show through the paint. Has this happened to anyone before? I can't find any other instances of this happening...
  2. Mechanical: Coffin Puller Animatronic

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    Celebrating my name change from Nightfisher to Oak Lane Cemetery with the unveiling of a new prop and tutorial! I had intended to sit on this one for a while, but once I got it to a functional stage and saw how well it works and looks I had to share. It's still unfinished, I have to do more...
  3. Static: Garage Crypt - UPDATE - Now with Paint

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    I finally got around to painting the crypt that I designed, and think it turned out well. My question though, do you all think I should age it. If so, do you all have any tips or tutorials? This is the first time I will have messed with aging, and since this is such a big project, I am a...
  4. Static: Aging a 5 ft poseable skeleton

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    Hey all. Looking for some ideas for aging poseable skeletons. The ones from Home Depot leave a little to be desired from that standpoint. The last time I aged a skeleton the "in thing" was using gel wood stain. Is that still the best way? Are there better ways? I don't want it to be too dark as...
  5. Static: First attempt at aging.

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    Decided to make some columns this year for my driveway. Was going to do pirates but made the last minute call to go haunted graveyard/mansion style. This is my first attempt at aging a prop using the staining method. Not to bad. Still have a bit of work to go and attach to the framing.
  6. How To Video: My CGI Picture Frame. 8x High Speed.

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    This is a, "How To Video" of how I made my Atmosfearfx Unliving Portraits Halloween Prop. In the video, you will see materials used, my aging technique as well as how I mounted it. Enjoy.
  7. Static: Aging the chains

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    I need some help for some chains I'm making from that black pipe insulation. I've got it all cut up into these great chain links and now I want to give it a nice 100 year old look. Would love for the finish to look like the chain had been sitting undisturbed for ages...dusty and rusted threw...
  8. Electrical Transformer: Tutorial

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    Electrical transformers are accents you could use in a laboratory scene or electrical room at your haunt. You can make these using some funny things around your workshop. Hey, just like a mad doctor would :p For a quick rundown of how to put this together, please check this video out...
  9. Steel I-beams: Tutorial

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    Steel I-beams are critical set pieces for an industrial/factory room in your haunt. Luckily, they are fairly simple to make using foam. Plus, they are just fun to have around the house. heheh. Here's a video of them scattered around the basement: Items Needed: (to make 6) One sheet...
  10. Czech Hedgehog Barrier: Tutorial

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    Czech Hedgehogs are a military defensive barrier that are easy to replicate using 2x4's and one wood screw. Yeah! :D Use them plopped outside the haunt to add a fast military look or for the base of an elaborate display. Below, they are in a minefield/queue line: Here's a quick video...
  11. Broken Factory Window: Tutorial

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    Here's a fake old factory glass window (55" tall x 53" wide) that will add an industrial look to your haunt. You can easily change up the size to fit your needs. I used the basic idea from TDK421 and adapted it for a wall that has no window. Here's TDK421's awesome idea...
  12. Grime up Props: Tutorial

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    Here's a way to take the brand new prop you made with new materials and dirty it up so it looks like it's covered with years of grime. This also works great for everyday items you use in your haunt to help them blend in. Pictures that compliment the video: The amp on the left looked...
  13. Haunt Entrance Gate: Tutorial

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    So glad there was the time to make this just before Halloween. Was thinking if there was an impressive entrance to the haunt, it would help set the mood. Also, needed something to be obvious that this was the entrance to the garage haunt. This is a very large gate (8' x 6') so it is...
  14. Beloved Tombstone: Tutorial

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    I tried my hand at making the Beloved Tombstone by somewhat using the instructions at Haunted Webby - Alice Tombstone. I got additional ideas from Kevin at Brewster's Yard haunt at Brewster Yard Haunt: New Props. From what I can gather, the Beloved Tombstone was created by...
  15. Building and Painting Tombstones: Tutorial

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    This is a two-part video series on how to make Halloween Tombstones: Following is an outline and pictures of the construction of this stone: Okay, let's start: Cut Foam: First off...ALWAYS WEAR A MASK WHEN CUTTING FOAM! The foam dust floats through the air and...
  16. Accents: Seven Layers of Scare

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    Part of series: Seven Layers of Scare: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Detailed look at layer four of Seven Layers of Scare.... Accents Ok, we've decided on our Theme and Art Direction (Layer One). Decorated the Walls, Ceilings and Floors to fit...
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