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  1. Painting Faux Metal

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. Here's a way to paint anything to make it look like metal. Even better… how to make it look like grimy old metal. If you need to disguise the original texture, you'll also be using...
  2. Hex Bolts Animation

    Hex Bolts Animation

    Animation showing how to draw out hex bolt pattern
  3. I-Beams in Haunt

    I-Beams in Haunt

    I-Beams in the wild
  4. Pneumatic: weathering galvanized steel trash can - muriatic acid?

    Halloween Props
    I'm building a trash can trauma prop and want to weather the 31 gallon galvanized steel trash can, add some rust. I read somewhere that there is a youtube video on how to do this using muriatic acid. I can't seem to find that exact video. Anybody have tips on precisely what I need to do? (Do I...
  5. What is "safe" to store in an outdoor storage locker?

    General Halloween
    Hi, could use people's suggestions based on your own experience about what kinds of things you feel can safely be stored in an outdoor storage locker situation without having the contents being damaged from cold, heat or mold (due to cold temperatures). BTW this is in a commercial complex of...
  6. Static: Marquee Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Marquee Tombstone
  7. Prop Factory - Giant Grim Reaper Costume For Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Save BIG BEFORE TransWorld! Haunt Closing Liquidation Prop Factory - Giant Grim Reaper Costume $1850 Purchased 2017 - Retail $2300. Used 1 season. Super clean. Approximately 9' tall. Adjustable height to better fit any actor. Aluminum and steel frame armature with cable controls and...
  8. Prop Factory - Giant Evil Clown Costume For Sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Save BIG BEFORE TransWorld! Haunt Closing Liquidation Prop Factory - Giant Evil Clown Costume $1850 Purchased 2017 - Retail $2300. Used 1 season. Super clean. Approximately 9' tall. Adjustable height to better fit any actor. Aluminum and steel frame armature with cable controls and...
  9. Raven's Grin Inn � Mt Carroll, IL

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    New Article="GOOD!" She is a young woman , writing for a local tourist magazine, but guess what? She got everything RIGHT! I am Very Happy with the work that she did. (Now if the photographer could have only taken a picture of the back of my head, instead of my old, scary face! ) Plain to...
  10. "Fun" Versus "Not fun"

    General Halloween
    I have a huge amount of "FUN" here, but today I Had to do some of the "Not Fun" stuff. It was cleaning off three outdoor work benches. As I dug down through the pile of wood and steel scraps, random pieces of things, tiny and large pieces of what were going to be things, I truly felt like an...
  11. Other cutting zinc plated metal bars

    Halloween Crafts
    ok, so this is really only tangentally-related to halloween, but help me, Obi Wan, you're my Only Hope! so i'm trying to cut some of these :: https://t.co/1YGtCzNQOC to size so that i can finish the wig stands that have been in progress for longer than i want to admit. i was really hoping for...
  12. Mechanical: Santa-mation

    Halloween Props
    So, I decided at the last minute this year that I was going to take a crack at an animated Santa Claus. I started out with a slightly modified version of our Watchman prop and then I added the waving arm which is powered by one of our 6 RPM gear motor kits. I used a simple version of the arm...
  13. Lighting: Rope lights or no for a "fence"?

    Halloween Props
    Hi folks, So we've been putting up cold steel rods with pumpkin lights hot glued to the top of each rod for a make shift fence but the lights keep suffering from blackouts making it hard to keep up with the bad lights. So I've been thinking about going rope lights but dont know which ones are...
  14. Static: fake 55 gallon barrels?

    Halloween Props
    anyone have an idea for or use fake 55 gallon drums? Im wanting some but to store 6 metal drums every year would be crazy, so wanting to do fake ones that can stack inside each other or something like that!
  15. What A "DAY" (so far!)

    General Halloween
    Just before 7am 130 young girls arrived at our haunted house! (Second year now for this) They entered, passed through two rooms and then another room and eventually arrived back on the front parking lot as they were "retched-out" on the roadway from the huge skull's mouth! They are all in "The...
  16. Other: A wrecked car body,a worn out wheelbarrow

    Halloween Props
    Some used steel cable,a piece of used steel conduit, a radio tower,a Candy Store sign...all came together over these last two days. To liven-up my backyard maze (made from 43 used steel doors from a low-income housing Apts.) The old radio tower mast is triangular welded steel tubing (1960s?)...
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