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  1. LOTR - King of Men Sarcophagus - Part 2

    LOTR - King of Men Sarcophagus - Part 2

  2. LOTR Elf Warrior Statue : Part 2

    LOTR Elf Warrior Statue : Part 2

  3. Cheap, Easy and Fast Gravestone Lettering!!

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    How to easily letter tombstones!
  4. Graffiti & Tombstones

    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 new twist you can add to your graveyard: Graffiti! Adding graffiti can help make your graveyard transform from the traditional classic Victorian to a gritty, urban one that...
  5. Sleepy Hollow Scarecrow

    Halloween Props
    Scarecrow made with PVC pipe and coat hangers with the severed head of Ichabod Crane. The coat hanger arms could be removed for storage. And their was no real wood included. The head and grave are attached to the scarecrow. so are the pumpkin parts. I sold this prop, but I have learned a lot of...
  6. Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero Tombstone

    Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero Tombstone

    Made this as a gift using the tombstone making technique I learned from Terra's tutorials and a tutorial I found online to create the Nightmare Before Christmas - Zero tombstone. I modified the measurements of the Zero tutorial to fit the foam I had (and the box I had to ship in). In addition...
  7. Electronic/Software: Total Home FX has some new halloween projections

    Halloween Props
    Looks like Total Home FX has a few new projections (titles are linked to product). These are designed to work with a mesh kit for a holographic type of result. Zombies Dancing Witches Tale Frankenstein Monster Dancing These are for their tombstone kit: Witches Tale Bugs Funny Sayings...
  8. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

    Halloween Props
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  9. Spirit rocking shovel prop

    Wanted to Buy
    Looking for the Spirit Halloween animated Haunted Shovel with Tombstone. I want to say it was from 2016 I believe?
  10. Prop Showcase: Animated Living Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I'm new here and trying to find my way around. Here is a photo of my Animated Living Tombstone and it's YouTube thumbnail from my "Halloween How-To" channel. You can find complete step-by-step instructions there so that you can build it too. Thanks for watching. Paul
  11. Waterproofing a Tombstone

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I am trying a new waterproof technique for some props. So Check it out and let me know what you think or could even do better. Feel Free to subscribe to the channel too hoping to post a whole bunch of videos.
  12. Looking for someone who can make tombstones.

    Wanted to Buy
    I want to craft a custom tombstone featuring four angel statues I have. Looking for someone who can make three dimensional stones and lives in or near Virginia if possible. I like my stones realistic and am very picky. Think you are up to the challenge?
  13. Tombstone Silk Flower Question

    General Halloween
    I want to attach some silk roses to a headstone and make them look like they were cast into the stone. I usually apply 2 coats of DryLock over the foam. Do I try to attach with monster mud and then the Drylock ? I want the flowers to look natural on the stone.
  14. Keeba's Tombstone How-to

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Partsman's Note: I'm proud to post up Keeba's Tombstone Tutorial, Keeba was the first of my inspirations for making my own tombstones. I've had many great teachers since then, many on this very forum, but Keeba was the first. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have. Unfortunately I cannot...
  15. Tombstone Flipper, Spinner Follow-Up

    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...
  16. Static: My version of Brown Jenkin

    Halloween Props
    The Dreams In The Witch House is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories. Last year I made a tombstone that has the name Jenkin on it as a nod to the story and got the idea just before Halloween to make a Brown Jenkin to go with it. For those unfamiliar with the story Brown Jenkin was the familiar...
  17. GravenWood yard haunt 2018

    General Halloween
    link to photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmvRHerL
  18. Christmas vs. Halloween Reboot

    General Halloween
    This video shows the 2018 reboot of a Halloween light show first done in 2012. The lighting and music were orchestrated with Light-o-Rama controllers and software running 90-some circuits. There's a brief glimpse of the tombstone flippers and spinner featured in proof-of-concept videos posted...
  19. Static: DIY Coffin Build

    Halloween Props
    So this year I purchased a rotting corpse from Distortions Unlimited and I needed a coffin to display it. Let me just say, there are NOOOO decent coffins to purchase retail! I searched because I didn’t want to build it this year. Well, I ended up having to build one. I’m glad I did because it...
  20. Other: Melting Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    This is the back (fortunately) of the new Remus Lupin stone we made this year. We've been setting our graveyard up for years and this never happened before - we must have just put this one in the wrong spot. Sunlight reflected off a window and melted the foam away. Anyone else ever had this...
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