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  1. Ideas for groundbreaker quotes needed

    Halloween Props
    Hey ghosts and ghouls! I’m finally getting around to building a groundbreaker prop and I want to add a sound track to it. I’m just using a small stereo and a voice recorder to play the groundbreaker’s quotes. I just need some help from the Haunter community as I have some writer’s block on what...
  2. Boo Who's Rain Drenched Haunt

    General Halloween
    Couldn't put much out with steady rain all day and night - so I relied heavily on lighting and lots of movement. Used my Shiatsu's to "float" jack-o-lanterns in the upper windows and move my old scary lady in her antique wheelchair under cover of the porch. Had my fogger near the skellie...
  3. Pneumatic: Skelly Coffin Groundbreaker WIP

    Halloween Props
    This is my pneumatic version of a Skelly Coffin Groundbreaker. It's a work in progress, static portion is complete, still have to do the controls and audio. Top of the coffin is 42", the top of the skelly's head is at 3 feet. He's mounted to a 4-bar linkage that when triggered, he jumps out and...
  4. Spirit smoldering ground breaker

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi I am looking for the smoldering groundbreaker animatronic from spirit
  5. Groundbreaker Deluxe How-To

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi Everyone - Not an in-depth tutorial but rather a simple How-To for the new Groundbreaker Deluxe Pneumatic Prop. (Probably all that you need for those familiar with the classic casa fear tutorial). This pic below is the Groundbreaker Deluxe which clearly shows the changes and additions: And...
  6. Pneumatic: New Groundbreaker Deluxe - New Design

    Halloween Props
    Hi Everyone - Now that Halloween 2017 is behind us, I wanted to catch up and share a couple videos showing my new Groundbreaker Deluxe design. This groundbreaker adds a back and forth Torso lunging movement to add additional realism to the classic groundbreaker design. The prop worked...
  7. Prop Showcase: New Groundbreaker Deluxe Design

    Halloween Props
    Hi Everyone - Now that Halloween is behind us I wanted to catch up on some videos and share a new Groundbreaker Deluxe design. Similar to the old standard but adds a Torso back and forth lunging motion as well. Been wanting to add additional motion to the Groundbreaker for years but just...
  8. Pneumatic: My first Groundbreaker!! WIP

    Halloween Props
    I started building a groundbreaker zombie while I was waiting for parts for the clown head prop!! Here are a few pictures, a little different design than the Casa Fear groundbreaker!! I also put a cylinder in to turn the head!! I'm gonna hang a speaker in the chest area and control it with one...
  9. Pneumatic: Groundbreaker using an arduino

    Halloween Props
    I’ve wanted to learn to use an Arduino for a while and recently came across Casa Fear’s impressive groundbreaker prop how-to on youtube. This was a perfect project to use the Arduino rather than buying a controller (which would be easier but less fun!). I programmed the Arduino outputs to...
  10. More "Chicken Mache" Tricks

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Monster Mud with half the fixin's? Give it a try and let me know what you think! A follow up project to my blue groundbreaker corpsing how to, this build is a space critter from Star Wars, but obviously the same techniques apply to a host of other props.
  11. Dress Up A Groundbreaker?

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but, I have a groundbreaker I bought from Spirit a couple years ago. I used it for the first time last year and it was completely lost in the mix. You can't see it at all. Any ideas on how to dress it up or make it stand out a little more? Should I...
  12. Mechanical: My groundbreaker coffin with sound

    Halloween Props
    Here's a prop I worked on today
  13. Static: Yorick (in progress)

    Halloween Props
    I've really taken an evil turn here. I'll have to offset him with something lighter
  14. Static: My first groundbreaker "jasper"

    Halloween Props
    Meet Jasper. I learned to fix the skull on YouTube, sorry I don't remember who to give credit to. The zombie/corpse technique I tried was from Mr Chicken. He's more olive green than army green, which leads into my question: What colors do I use to finish him? Also, I'm planning on using white...
  15. Static: Zombie Groundbreaker Head

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to get some feedback on the Zombie mask I picked up on ebay (£1.99 delivered) for a groundbreaker. I will add some red LED lights for eyes and also gory him up a bit to add to the gruesomeness. What do you think about the hat? Made me think of the Smooth Criminal video. Shame I dont...
  16. Pneumatic: Pneumatic zombie groundbreaker help

    Halloween Props
    It has been awhile since I have been on the forum, but last time I was on there was someone who had created a new way to animate a zombie groundbreaker. It used a pneumatic cylinder on each side of the torso that was attached to each arm. I have been trying to track down the original thread for...
  17. Prop Showcase: Zombies and Graveyards?

    Halloween Props
    What else go's with them? Every year I do a graveyard with groundbreaker zombies, what can I ad to it to not make it look the same?
  18. Pnuematic Zombie Ground Breaker help needed

    General Halloween
    I am just finishing my pneumatic zombie ground breaker and I am looking for some help as time is running out. :o I am hoping someone has a favorite MP3 file that they would be willing to share for my active zombie. I already have the ambient sound but need about a 30 second zombie...
  19. Static: First Groundbreaker of the Year

    Halloween Props
    My first finished groundbreaker of the year. tried a few new things including plastic skin and wood stain.
  20. Static: DIY BUDGET PROP HEAD- Groundbreaker Zombie

    Halloween Props
    Very Low Budget DIY Prop Basic Head: Materials: Foam Head $10 Cotton Balls $2 PVA Glue $4 Eyeballs (i got mine from Hong Kong on Ebay, came as a package 16 set) $9 Fake Costume Teeth $2-$4 Roll of wire $4 (depends on length you get) Masking tape $2 Paint $4 per tube I also use old makeup...