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  1. Halloween Props
    Hey Halloween prop lovers. Here is a link to my newest animated halloween prop called Creepy Crate. It is based off a prop that has been around for a few years called Zombie Containment Unit. I made a few changes to the original. I have been building props for 10 years and build one prop...
  2. Halloween Props
    I found this chest in neighbor's trash this morning, and I was wondering if my creature dude could be made to slowly come out of the chest as the lid opens? Creature is made of heavy foam and latex, and I'd have to shave a couple inches off the rear for him to fully fit. Even then, his head...
  3. For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hoeabiger Origa 16" Linear Air Slide Cylinder (used) Halloween Prop Pneumatics Industrial ebay item 264275930518 for sale by : thehobbyshop Thanks for looking.
  4. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the summer I posted two proof-of-concept videos about pneumatic props that could switch back and forth between being Christmas or Halloween decorations. I wanted them for a "Christmas vs. Halloween" display during trick-or-treat. I thought I should show the end result--not great but...
  5. Halloween Props
    This was my first time attempting to sculpt a prop and I think it turned out pretty well. My plan is to finish the pneumatics of it tomorrow so he can hopefully pop up from behind his headstone.
  6. Halloween Props
    So I really want to do a carnival/circus/sideshow theme. I think I figured out how to do a circus tent in a semi-affordable way. I have a 3 axis skull/skeleton. I'm thinking just swapping out his script and dressing him up as a sideshow barker. "Step right up, step right up, come see the...
  7. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    No, it doesn't flip tombstones into the air. Rather, it is a gizmo that changes back and forth between a tombstone and a Christmas package. I'm updating a show from a couple years ago in which Halloween and Christmas fight for control of the house (because it makes me mad that Christmas...
  8. Halloween Props
    I'm going to use pneumatic cylinders to create pretty basic tombstone pop-ups. I made a very rough contraption to start learning how pneumatics work but am running into a problem. As the video shows, to get the board (future tombstone) to pop up, I have to give the board a nudge upward with my...
  9. Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have a lot of people ask the basics of pneumatics. I hope this helps!
  10. Halloween Props
    Folks, Thought I'd share this site I came across where the creator is using stepper motors for linear action. This might be a good alternative to using the wiper motor or even pneumatics. I know my compressor can barely keep up and I hate having to run air lines everywhere...
  11. Halloween Props
    I want to build a working Jack-In-The-Box, but a pneumatic system is a bit expensive for my budget. I was thinking about a simple spring-powered mechanism, but that would require someone to trigger and reset it every time. Here's something that popped into my head last night. Would it be...
  12. Halloween Props
    I tried to build the popular pneumatic groundbreaker zombie and failed to get it running. Granted I didn't give myself enough time to troubleshoot, etc. for this year but I'm hoping you guys can help me get it going for next year. Here's the scenario. I built the frame, etc per case fear...
  13. Halloween Props
    Hello all I was curious if anybody had any information on what a good air compressor, size tank ect. I know for the most part it depends on how many props its going to run, but just looking for a starting compressor. thanks for any & all help.
  14. Halloween Props
    Hi all, Below is a video of my problem, I have a picaboo and a sensor trigger. the program on the picaboo reacts fine when triggered and I can see that the solenoid gets power, but my cilinder is not reacting, what am I doing wrong? tips appreciates but in lay-mans terms please, I am new in...
  15. Halloween Props
    I have found this lot of items on Ebay and I want to know from the experts here if this is what I would need to make an animated jack in the box? I have never used pneumatics but it appears to be what I would need. So, is this a good deal? And is there anything missing that I would need to do a...
  16. Halloween Props
    Hey, In 2016 I will add a spider infestation area in the garden beside the walkway up to our front porch. My cauldron creep will relocate beside the entrance facade where the head in the basket currently is or move into the spot where the crawling zombie is and the spiders will go in the...
  17. Halloween Props
    Fifteen Pneumatics Enjoy
  18. Halloween Props
    here is my chucky box video
  19. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Take a funny/creepy picture featuring the FrightProps catalog and post it to social media using hashtag #hardcorehaunter! At the end of the month, we’ll pick our favorite entry and award the winner a $100 FrightProps Gift Card! Bonus points will be awarded for especially cool or creative...
  20. Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    You folks are gonna love this one - we're doing a special prop-makers sale! We'll be doing a new sale each week, starting with our Hand Triggers! Use code HAND20 during checkout to save 20%! We've got a good video tutorial on hand triggers here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfkKLEz7u5I...
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