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  2. Gibbit and Corps

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    This is my introduction to corpsing with plastic drop cloth and a heat gun, never did it before. Took about two hours to get the type of coverage I wanted. Took two rolls of drop cloth as I doubled, tripled and quadrupled thickness in various sections, also, knotting took up a lot. You knot the...
  3. Wanted: 2006, 2008, and 2009 Spirit Halloween Props

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    Hi everyone, I am searching for some specific animated props sold at Spirit Halloween a while ago. The props I am looking for are as follows: Leatherface Animatronic (Gemmy Industries 2006) Zombie Cowboy (Tailuxe Artware 2008) Haunted Scarecrow (Sunstar Industries 2008) Undead Lab Technician...
  4. Static: Daughter Tombstone

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    So working on the following in memory of my daughter. Worked out very nice for my first major project. Happy with everything except the hair, someone should do a tutorial on Monster Mud'in Hair. :) Based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVNW7UK773s
  5. Static: Jack in the box o'lantern

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    New project created this year. Made the head last year but didnt know what to do with it. My wife said the head looks like a jack-in-the-box. So here it is. 1" PVC filled with sand and heated with a torch and bent to shape. Removed the sand and corpsed it with landscape fabric and great stuff...
  6. Static: Detailed Tombstone

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    I just finished up my latest tombstone. I've been wanting to make this for 2 years after seeing the original in a local cemetery. Below is the original with what my completed version looks like.
  7. Static: Headless Horseman prop build

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    I'm still working on some final touches but I was able to build this guy in a few hours using materials I already had. I'm going to use him in my haunt display at a ranch where I board my horses with a life-size skeleton horse I just received yesterday. I think they will fit right in.
  8. Mire Man - Village Mire

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    This is a description of the Mire Man build. The body size is based off a 6.5 to 7 foot male. I am using 3/4 inch PVC and building out the shape with Free Form Air epoxy dough. Strengthened pvc with Smooth Cast 325 Resin Shave foam head to size Used Toms shoe inserts and...
  9. Static: Gourdzilla Mutant Gourd of destruction - finished

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    My theme this year is mutant gourds, pumpkins, and scare crows. This is the first one made this year. Pink foam block carved to shape, PVC for legs and arms. Thanks for looking DZ
  10. Static: Rebar Trees

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    Over the years I've seen the trees to use as props get cheaper and cheaper. So I'm starting to weld my own strong trees. I use rebar and cable cut into short lengths. As you can see from the pictures I've tried to make them look scary.
  11. Static: Best Way To Stabilize PVC "Joints" on Static Props

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    Hi, guys! Last year, I attempted to make a tall, static "pumpkin man" for my spooky circus display. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the arms and legs to stay in position. i thought that tape would be enough, but after a short period of time, his arms began to fall, and his legs bent in a...
  12. Static: Mounting help. Witch prop needs help standing.

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    I am working on creating my first static character prop. I created her frame out of pvc. She obviously will not stand on her own yet though and I am in desperate need of a way to mount her to stand. I have seen tutorials around about how to mount them onto a board. However, I want to know if...
  13. Prop Showcase: Working on Haunted Tree, my first post

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    Hi, I'm new here. My name's Lisa and I'm currently working on building a haunted tree so I thought I'd post some progress pics. It was influenced by to "how-to's" on here: made by Mizerella and The Dark Gardener (sorry, I can't post links because this is my first post and it says I have to have...
  14. Static: New Prop for 2013 Toxic Barrel

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    This was by far the easiest prop I've made this season. I received the barrel already stained this nice brownish color. A friend made me the decals. A little brown and yellow paint smeared around by hand help age the decals. Fermilab is just a few miles from my house, Im hoping the locals will...
  15. Static: Repurposed Blowmold ~ Trick r Treat Sam

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    As I lurk around HF, I see so many wonderful ways people have recreated Sam from Trick r Treat. I decided, what the heck... I'll give it a go. So I too will throw my version of Sam into the ring. LOL Some of you know, I love to push the envelope in using blowmolds in Halloween decorating...
  16. Static: Help! - Drylock cracking over Monster Mud

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    My first statue, over 7 ft. tall, all mudded and dried, I started putting on drylock this morning, and it's cracking and pulling away I don't know if this is normal or not, the mud is very well dried for a couple of days now, in a 70 degree room, so I wouldn't think the cause is moisture. I've...
  17. Slenderman

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    We had a huge thunderstorm roll in today so i decided to put my free time to good use. This is the frame for my Slenderman prop. Currently it stands just over seven feet. The bricks are temporary weight until i can get some sandbags. Apparently there was a run on them today with the storm.
  18. Basic Ghost with Styrofoam wig head

    Ive searched fcg, and flying crank ghost... Im sure Ive missed something. Im sorry to ask this because it is truly so simple Im sure.... Im looking to build a static ghost this year with one of those wig heads that I can hang from my vaulted ceiling with a blacklight. Next year Ill get into...
  19. Static: Cemetery Fence advice, please?

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    Hi gang - I want to try my hand at building my first cemetery fence this year, using the popular PVC pipe and furring strip method. My question: how does one secure the pipe (vertical) lengths to the furring strips (horizontal)? Is there a "sweet spot" to put a screw through each join to keep...
  20. Static: Trick R Treat Sam Prop

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    So today I went to the store and picked up these pj's and decided to try and make my own little Sam for my haunt this year. Here's what he looks like so far...I'll most likely be taking those patches off lol