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  1. Static: New to the forum and building my first prop!

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    Hi all! After looking through the forum for a while I finally decided to join and ask for advice. I'm building my first prop. It's turning out to be huge and pretty cool. I would love advice on finishing it. I'm in the painting stage and trying to figure out how best to "age" it.
  2. Other: Porcelain Dolls HELP!!

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    Has anyone added extra creepiness to porcelain dolls? I'm looking to crack & paint them up, any recommendations or photos of yours done-up?? I plan on hanging a few from nooses as well ;-)
  3. Static: Pumpkin Painting

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    Here is my latest video showing the teckniques used in painting my pumpkins.
  4. Realistic Eyeballs: Tutorial

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    Eyes, eyes, eyes. Why do so many prop builders focus on making perfect eyes? Well, it's the first thing ToTs look at to determine if it's a fake monster or a live actor. You could at least fool them for a few seconds if the eyes look real. For most scares... that's all the time you need ;)...
  5. Killer Tree/Hedge: Tutorial

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    Yeah, yeah...I know. Another old tutorial. But, I have an excuse! Been working on two big projects. One was the Demon Horse that needs to wait until it can be pictured in it's native habitat (graveyard). That'll be a tutorial nearer Halloween. The other project is new ChromaDepth 3D panels and...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Latexing, Corpsing and Painting Boogedy: Tutorial

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    Here's how to take a raw Boogedy form from Fright Theatre and make him ALIVE! er...I mean DEAD! Purchase the raw version (with steel armature) of Boogedy from Fright Theatre. It comes with the built-in steel armature, foot plates, latex, webbing and chip brushes for $200 off their list...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Tombstone Stencil Technique: Tutorial

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    Herman Secret has a great tutorial showing how to use stickers to block out part of a stone when you are spray painting it for aging: Easy Tombstones Because I had a very large area I had to do a few different things. This technique shows how to use latex paint put on by a stencil to block...
  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. Walls: Seven Layers of Scare

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    This is a continuation of the series: Seven Layers of Scare. If you haven't already, I suggest you read that blog post first: http://www.halloweenforum.com/blogs/terra/528-seven-layers-scare.html Now that we've discussed Seven Layers of Scare, lets drill down deep and focus on...
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